The Paris Convention and Visitors Bureau and Atout France are proud participants of upcoming episode of ABC’s hit romance reality series The Bachelor

Press Release | Publié le 23 March 2018

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The Paris Convention & Visitors Bureau and Atout France are proud participants in an upcoming episode of ABC’s The Bachelor. The episode will feature the beautiful city of Paris as the next location on the high-end romantic journey of the newest Bachelor, Arie Luyendyk Jr. as he continues his search for the love of his life. This episode of The Bachelor, currently celebrating its 22nd season, is scheduled to air Monday, February 5th, 2018, at 8/7c, on ABC.

Six years ago, Arie Luyendyk Jr. was in love and a day away from proposing to the woman of his dreams. And then, she broke his heart. After a tearful exit on Emily Maynard’s (now Emily Maynard Johnson) season of ABC’s The Bachelorette, Arie stepped away from the spotlight of Bachelor Nation, retired from his career as an accomplished Formula 1 racer, and shifted gears to become a successful real estate broker in Scottsdale, Arizona. Even though he has been away from Bachelor Nation, America hasn’t forgotten Arie’s rugged good looks and charm. Now Arie, 36, is back and ready to race into America’s heart yet again when he returns for a second shot at love, starring in the 22nd season of ABC’s hit romance reality series The Bachelor, returning to ABC, Mondays (8:00pm, ET/PT).

 For the first time ever, both institutions have decided to partner with an influent US TV programme to showcase Paris. The broadcast of the Paris’s episode in February is a perfect timing to highlight Paris as the capital of romance, few days before Valentine’s day.

Numerous Parisian cultural sites & professionals will be revealing their best assets in this episode; no doubt they will be new reasons for visitors to come to follow the footsteps of the Bachelor in 2018.

About Paris Convention and Visitors Bureau

Established in 1971, at the initiative of the City of Paris and the Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry, as a non profit association, the Paris Convention and Visitors Bureau has three main missions: Welcoming and informing visitors, and promoting the attractions of the capital in France and abroad, on the leisure and MICE segments.

Its PARISINFO.com website, available in 4 languages is the reference for tourist information about Paris.

PCVB is also present on social medias through its brand Paris Je t’aime (Facebook : 350k fans — Twitter : 300k followers — Instagram : 370k followers).

It brings together professionals to carry out initiatives and operations in order to enhance the attractiveness of Paris; it promotes the destination to the press and operators.

About Atout France

With nearly 83 million international arrivals in 2016, France is the world’s leading tourism destination. It has occupied this position for over 25 years and this represents an opportunity for the French economy.

Today however, within the context of a global tourism industry that is on the rise, the destination must further enhance its allure in order to attract travellers.

Atout France is committed to achieving the objective set by the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs: to receive 100 million visitors to France in 2020.

With 33 offices across the globe and a close working relationship with French embassies in nearly 70 countries, the Agency boasts expert knowledge of the different tourism markets and conducts highly effective marketing and promotional activity. In this way, Atout France supports nearly 1,300 professionals (private companies and public bodies) in their international development throughout 2,800 promotional operations that are organised each year.

The promotional activity targets the general public thanks, most notably, to a strong digital strategy and carry out specific actions aimed at international travel trade professionals (training, trade fairs, workshops, sales calls, etc.), as well as journalists and influencers (press trips, events, etc.).

To learn more about France go to www.france.fr

To learn more about Paris go to www.parisinfo.com

 About the Bachelor

On ABC’s hit primetime reality series The Bachelor, one lucky man is offered the chance to find true love. A single and eligible Bachelor embarks on a romantic journey, getting to know a number of beautiful women, gradually narrowing the field as he continues his search for his soul mate. At the end of this romantic voyage, if he has found the one, will there be a proposal — and will she say yes? Hosted by Chris Harrison, The Bachelor is produced by Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Unscripted & Alternative Television.

For more information on The Bachelor, visit http://abc.go.com/shows/the-bachelor.

Press contacts:

Paris Convention & Visitors Bureau - Véronique Potelet Anty – vpotelet@parisinfo.com

Atout France – Stéphanie Cadet – stephanie.cadet@atout-france.fr