Somme Battlefields’ Partner: a Stamp of Excellence
Officially launched on 11 December 2007 by the Historial of the Great War, the Somme Tourist Board, the Amiens-Picardie Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and the Somme 1916 Museum, the Somme Battlefields’ Partner network was born of a strong desire to unite professionals of the tourism industry upon the topic of the Great War.
The aim is to develop tourist services and facilities by helping those who work in the industry to improve their professional skills. To do this we propose a number of history, English, internet, hospitality and marketing programmes, as well as educative tours to the various sites of the First World War, helping members to become veritable ambassadors of their region.
The Somme Battlefields’ Partner is a network of professionals of the tourism industry that aims to enhance the potential of this unique historical site in France. Today, the network counts 140 members from diverse backgrounds including museums, sites of remembrance, recreational sites, tourism offices, accommodation providers, taxis and retailers. All are located in the Somme or in surrounding departments, and wish to improve their visitor services, authenticity and knowledge of local history.
Your Somme Battlefields’ Partner is the ambassador of our region. They will be delighted to advise you on what to see and where to visit, recommending both the unmissable sites and those off the beaten track. There is nothing they don’t know!