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REVIEW EDITION MONDAY 3 RD OCTOBER 2016 HALL 7.2 / STAND G098 HALL 7.2 / STAND C056 INCLUS : VOTRE DOSSIER SPECIAL EN FRANÇAIS CONTENTS 04 NEWS Building on Success Better-qualified, higher quality visitors make IFTM Top Resa MAP Pro 2016 a winning event 09 DOSSIER SPÉCIAL MARCHÉ FRANÇAIS 12 MAP PRO NEWS 14 TRADE TALK 15 EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS 18 SEEN @ IFTM TOP RESA MAP PRO 22 WHERE TO GO IN PARIS # 07 NEWS # 15 EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW NIA NISCAYA Director of International Tourism Promotion, Indonesia Ministry of Tourism Our President identified 10 new tourism spots which have now absolute priority for development. This is what we call our “10 New Bali beyond Bali”. FRÉDÉRIC LORIN Director, IFTM Top Resa MAP Pro Delphine Decle France's Best Travel Agent 2016 See page 14 Organisers of this year’s IFTM Top Resa MAP Pro have released official figures from the event, indicating the show was an unmitigated success, despite a difficult geopolitical climate. According to Frédéric Lorin, the new director of IFTM Top Resa MAP Pro, the entire organisation team is satisfied with the results of the event: “Despite the difficult time faced by our industry, I realise that the industry remains extremely resilient because tourism continues to be a fabric for dreams and a way to foster people’s mutual understanding.” (See more in our exclusive interview, page 15). Much of the future success of the industry rests on the shoulders of industry professions whose advice aims to lead travellers to make the right choices. This professionalism was again reinforced this year at IFTM Top Resa thanks to the Travel Agents Cup, which designated Delphine Decle (pictured left) as Best Travel Agent in France 2016. In our exclusive interview in this issue, Delphine explains what it takes to achieve excellence in the field. We hope you enjoy this review edition, in which we look back at some of the highlights of the show! Despite the difficult time faced by our industry, I realise that the industry remains extremely resilient because tourism continues to be a fabric for dreams and a way to foster people’s mutual understanding. # 16 EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW MASOUD SOLTANIFAR Vice-President and Head of Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organisation, Iran French companies are showing great interest in entering the Iranian market. The same trend is happening for the French tourists as well. SEEN @ IFTM TOP RESA MAP PRO 2016 If you made it to this year’s show, you would already know that it was one of the most colourful, lively events on record. Exhibitors interviewed by IFTM Daily said the show achieved all its objectives, as underlined by Thierry Maillet of the Française des Circuits tour operator company, when he stated it was a good show because, “because we really reached the target we were aiming for”… Read more, from page 18