27 mar. 2012
Over half a million visitors visited the Greater Lyon Tourism Office in 2011: a great success for Lyon.

These great results from the Tourism Office, prove once again that Lyon has become a veritable weekend destination and even a summer holiday destination of choice, and the number of tourists is increasing across the year.


Tourism trips

Today, Lyon’s attracts tourists from well outside of Europe. In 2011 41% of all foreign visitors to the Tourism Office were not European.

With over 4500 things to do and see across the region, Lyon offers a wide range of activities: guided tours, museums and cultural events! And it’s all made easy with the Lyon city Card – the first offer of its kind in France making it possible to combine entries to the city’s museums, exhibitions and public transport.


Business tourism

The Lyon area is classed second for business tourism. This benefits various sectors in the region including the accommodation, catering and entertainment sectors.
Moreover, business tourism represents a great lever to develop pleasure tourism: over half of all business tourists come back to the region for a pleasure trip.

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