Fostering Information Intelligence @ IFTM Top Resa & MAP Pro…

France’s premium travel and tourism event – IFTM Top Resa – takes place from 20-23 September 2016.

In April this year Frédéric Lorin took over as the new Director of IFTM Top Resa and MAP Pro. From 2008 to 2015, Lorin was instrumental in launching Belambra resorts across European markets as Director of International Sales & Director of Communications.

IFTM Top Resa is a 4-day international tourism industry trade event held in Paris, attracting professionals involved in outbound tourism (foreign local partners, hospitality providers, foreign destinations, transport operators, tour operators, technology developers, etc.).

The 2015 edition saw many new developments, including the two shows in the same hall, the new Cruise Village, the Parks Village and the Travel Hub by Amadeus. Also new this year is the Wine Tourism pavilion at MAP Pro. 31,763 professionals (up 6% on 2014) attended in 2015. Of the show’s visitors, 51% attended for leisure tourism, 30% for business travel and 19% for business tourism.

The jointly held 2-day MAP Pro French tourism industry show attracts those involved in inbound tourism (hospitality providers, caterers, historic monuments, tourist offices, regional tourism committees, French local partners, etc.). These complementary shows provide unique access to the entire French and international tourism BtoB product range. The show continues to grow rapidly when it comes to informing and educating the trade. 4,895 professionals took part in seminars during the 2015 show (up 70% on 2014).

Yet again this year, organisers expect an exceptional show, thanks to the level of professionals attending, the programme of events, conferences, the international business travel day, the Travel Agents’ Cup, Start Up Contest and truly festive evenings. Also not to be missed are the Business Travel Awards (Lauriers du Voyage d’Affaires), and the International “Event Travel” day.