September 2016

IFTM Top Resa MAP Pro: bringing the industry together and driving business

Attendance figures for IFTM Top Resa MAP Pro, France’s only multi-sector travel and tourism trade show, remained stable this year, despite a slight drop in the number of international visitors, which was expected following recent geopolitical events and the current climate in France.

Each year, we enhance the show’s content to create a truly professional event that drives growth for exhibitors and offers all visitors a platform for doing business, networking and sharing expertise.

Visitors were qualified buyers and many exhibitors noted that they came to the show with clearly defined projects.

KEY FIGURE

The 4-day event was attended by 30,929 industry professionals, demonstrating the vitality and energy that characterise the travel and tourism industry.

EXHIBITORS

  • 1,694 brands across 543 stands covering an area of 31,000 m2
  • 8 distribution networks in Distribution Networks Village
  • 60 tour operators, 18 of them exhibiting alongside SETO, the tour operating companies association, in the Tour Operators Village
  • 37 shipping and cruise companies, 14 of which joining CLIA in The Cruise Village
  • 9 theme parks, 4 of which in the Theme Parks Village
  • 28 brands in the Business Travel Village which hosted the AFTM (French Association of Travel Managers) competition
  • 32 start-ups in the Travel Hub by Amadeus / IDPass
  • 166 destinations including new tourist offices : Sierra Leone, Iran, Togo and Croatia, as well as Cannes, Bordeaux and “Voyages à Nantes”
  • Manche Tourisme, the guest destination at MAP Pro

     IFTM Top Resa: Breakdown of exhibitors by sector
     International DMCs 33 %
     Hotels 18 %
     International destinations 15 %
     Transport operators (airlines – rail companies – ferries – cruise companies – renting cars) 13 %
     French tour operators and French DMCs 7 %
     Technology – services supplyers – GDS 4 %
     Excursions – Guided tours – Shopping 2 %
     Associations – Syndicates – Institutions 1 %
     Other 7 %

     Map Pro: Breakdown of exhibitors by sector
     Hotels, Restaurants 39 %
     National monuments – Sites – Museums – Festivals – parks 24 %
     France: local, regional and departmental tourist offices 16 %
     Transport operators (airlines – rail companies – ferries – cruise companies – river tourism) 3 %
     European DMCs 3 %
     French DMCs 6 %
     Other 9 %

VISITORS

Visitor breakdown by sector

Travel agencies

36

%

Tour Operators

18

%

Coach/group travel operators

5

%

Transport operators (airlines – rail companies – car rental – ferries – river transport)

6

%

Hotels

7 %

Services

4

%

MICE

9

%

Technology

5 %

Consultancy and training/Industry/IT/Construction/Energy

2

%

Associations

2

%

  Other (consumer goods – food processing – telecommunications
– motor industry – health/beauty – luxury goods)
6 %

Visitor breakdown by day

Tuesday 20 September

26 %

Wednesday 21 September

31 %

Thursday 22 September

27 %

Friday 23 September

16 %

Visitor origin

88 % French

  12 % International

Visitor interest

51 %    Leisure tourism

   30 %     Business travel

  19 %     Business tourism

Retail network members in attendance

Selectour Afat

29 %

Tourcom

14 %

Carrefour Voyages

11

%

Havas

6

%

Manor

5 %

Cediv

9 %

Prêt à Partir

5

%

Thomas Cook

4 %

Leclerc Voyages

2 %

Nouvelles Frontières

1

%

Boiloris  Voyages

1 %

 Carlson WagonLit Travel/Carlson
 WagonLit Voyages

1 %
 Other networks and agencies  12 %

FLAGSHIP EVENTS AND HIGHLIGHTS

A « CONTENT-FOCUSED » SHOW WITH MORE THAN 100 TALKS AND TRAINING SESSIONS ATTENDED BY OVER 4,700 PEOPLE

The following talks were the most popular :

  • Leisure sector: “Etude des nouvelles tendances des clients perçues par les Agences de voyages – 10ème Baromètre” (a study of new trends observed by travel agencies)
  • Business Travel sector: “JIVA : le baromètre annuel du Voyage d’Affaires” (International Business Travel Days: the yearly benchmark for business travel)
  • Group Travel sector: “De qui et de quoi demain le tourisme de groupe sera fait ?” (examining the future of group tourism)
  • MICE sector: “1er observatoire sur les tendances et perspectives du MICE Européen” (trends and outlooks for the MICE sector in Europe)

The International Business Travel Days (JIVA) talks attracted an audience of 693.

On Friday, the Emplois Tourisme association for jobs in tourism welcomed 112 jobseekers who met 30 exhibitors offering a total of 140 vacancies.

AN OFFICIAL PROGRAMME ATTENDED BY MINISTERS AND VIPS FROM FRANCE AND ABROAD

Matthias Fekl, French Tourism Minister, met French and international exhibitors at the launch of the IFTM and MAP Pro shows on Tuesday 20 September.

Ericka Bareigts, the new French Overseas Minister, opened the Overseas stands on Wednesday 21 September.

Joining Michel Filzi, Chairman of Reed Expositions France, and Jean Pierre Mas, Honorary Chairman of the show, at the official lunch top table were a number of international ministers and delegates, including Argentina, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Egypt, Spain, Greece, Lebanon, Madagascar, Morocco, Dominican Republic, Portugal, Russia), Sri Lanka and The Philippines, as well as officials and directors of many organisations and businesses.

A PROGRAMME OF AWARDS PRESENTATIONS

 On Wednesday 21 September, the 2016 Lauriers du Voyage d’Affaires awards, (organised by DéplacementsPros in partnership with IFTM, Amadeus and Thalys) were presented to the most innovative companies.

  • 2016 Business Travel Awards, Thalys Grand Prix: Travel Planet

  • Airline of the Year: Air France

  •  2016 Award for Innovation and Services to Business Travellers: Paris Airport

  •  Amadeus Professional of the Year: Claude Lelièvre

  • The Start-Up Contest: every day the Start-up Contest judges selected their favourite start-up.

  • Tuesday 20 September: CLAP N CLIP

  • Wednesday 21 September: OPTIONIZR

  • Thursday 22 September: SKYBOY

THE OVERALL WINNER OF THE SHOW’S BEST START-UP AWARD WAS SKYBOY.

Travel Agents Cup Grand Final on Thursday 22 September.

FRANCE’S BEST TRAVEL AGENT IN 2016 IS DELPHINE DECLE (JANCARTHIER, AIX-EN-PROVENCE)

Delphine won a trip to California, donated by our Diamond Partner, California Dream Big.
The airline ticket was donated by Air France.

Second prize was won by Stéphanie Schmitt (Nouvelles Frontières – Thionville).
She won a trip to Indonesia, donated by our partner, Wonderful Indonesia.

Third prize was presented to Sébastien Higonet (Vinotilus Voyages – Epernay).
He won a trip to the Bahamas, donated by our partner, The Islands of the Bahamas.

Fourth prize went to Kalliopi Karaoulanis (American Express – Rueil Malmaison).
She won a trip to the Dominican Republic, donated by our partner, République Dominicaine.

In fifth place was Stéphanie Cuny (Prêt à Partir – Thionville).
She won a trip to Guadeloupe, donated by our partner, Les Iles de Guadeloupe.

Semi-finalist Prizes

New in 2016: Entrants who made it to the semi-final without being selected for the final were invited to vote for their favourite entry.

Delphine Decle was selected by her peers, winning a weekend in Normandy, donated by our partner, Manche Tourisme.

GALA EVENTS

On Tuesday 20 September, 150 exhibitors, group travel operators and coach companies came together at the official MAP Pro party: an evening of fun and entertainment with dinner and a cabaret show by “Le Magnifique”.

The traditional AFTER TO IFTM Top Resa party, with the support of Wonderful Indonesia, took place on Thursday 22 September. A group of twenty musicians and dancers helped guests to relax and unwind.

The 39th
IFTM Top Resa MAP Pro
will take place
from 26 to 29 september 2017
in Hall 1