Relying on a national market more limited than those of Northern European countries, can French tour-operators resist the trend towards European concentration? Nothing is ineluctable. While Nouvelles Frontières has entered the circle of the German group TUI, the group Fram resists successfully, and the arrival of the Accor in Club Med might illustrate a third possibility: the constitution of an international heavyweight.
"France needs two or three organisers on a European scale to face up to the German and English monsters," warned Gilbert Trigano back in 1987, when he was the head of Club Méditerranée. The years went by, but the sector continues to be very framented. The attempt to merge Club Méditerranée Nouvell...
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