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Today, on the third day of the show, we will see the highly awaited final of the Travel Agents Cup, which will take place from 3pm at the Arena Allianz Travel room. The audience for this event grows every year, which reinforces the importance of the competition.
For Air France-KLM, IFTM Top Resa is an indispensable part of the group’s communication strategy. “Networks represent two-thirds of our sales. It is therefore natural for us to present our new products and to highlight our airline partners”, says Zoran Jelkic, general manager of the French market.
The province of Salta, in the north-west of Argentina, is again present at IFTM Top Resa. According to tourism secretary Estanislao J. Villanueva, “The French represent the largest percentage of foreign tourists for Salta. For 15 years we have been working to improve our offer through actions carried out in cooperation with tour operators, the media and consumers”.
Lesser known than its neighbours, Slovenia is present at IFTM Top Resa with a stand that presents all the diversity of this small country. While one can cross Slovenia from north to south in less than three hours, this country offers a diversity of landscapes among the most remarkable in Europe.
While Connaissance de Ceylan celebrates its 35 years at IFTM Top Resa (see our edition yesterday), the receptive owes a large part of its success to its founder and CEO, Chandra Wickramasinghe. Francophone and Francophile, committed since the 80s to promoting trade and cultural exchanges between France and Sri Lanka, Chandra Wickramasinghe was awarded the insignia of Officer of the National Order of Merit on 6 November, by Jean-Marin Schuh, France’s Ambassador to Sri Lanka and the Maldives.
As part of IFTM Top Resa’s partnership with the AJT (France’s Association of Travel Journalists), we bring you each day a “postcard” from a different location with an interesting story to tell. Since 1997, the AJT has grouped together around 180 journalists working in the field of tourism.