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EDITORIAL Simon King

EDITORIAL Simon King Associate Editor Sports tourism: a winning wager France is about to enter a new period in which major sports events (i.e. Olympiad in 2024) will play a key role in the decision-making process of those travelling to this country. To this end, the decision by the government to appoint a special team to hone France’s readiness for a new tourism influx, and to benefit from the promotion of major sports events on a global scale, means this will be done in such a way as to truly optimise all opportunities available. The presence at IFTM Top Resa of members of this mission, such as Pascale Roque (see pages 12-13) sets this show at the very heart of the issue and underlines the key role being played by this gathering of top minds in pushing the industry in the right direction. Tourisme sportif : un pari gagnant La France est sur le point d'entrer dans une nouvelle période où les grands événements sportifs (comme les Jeux Olympiques en 2024) joueront un rôle clé dans le processus de prise de décision de ceux qui voyagent dans le pays. À cette fin, la décision prise par le gouvernement de nommer une équipe spéciale chargée de préparer la France à un nouvel afflux touristique et de bénéficier de la promotion d’événements sportifs majeurs à l’échelle mondiale implique d'optimiser toutes les opportunités possibles. La présence à IFTM Top Resa de membres de cette mission, comme Pascale Roque (voir pages 12- 13), place le salon au cœur de la problématique et souligne le rôle clé joué par ce rassemblement des plus grands esprits afin de conduire l’industrie dans la bonne direction. Morning Briefing by Frédéric Lorin 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. Agent Expert Training is taking place throughout the day and, in the afternoon, Aujourd'hui, troisième jour du salon, nous assisterons à la finale très attendue de la Travel Agents Cup qui aura lieu à partir de 15 heures à la salle Arena Allianz Travel. L'audience de cet événement augmente chaque année, ce qui renforce l'importance de la compétition. Des formations Agent Expert se déroulent tout au long de la journée et, dans the International Day of Business Travel (JIVA) is running four sessions, including, at 2pm, a presentation looking at the outlook for business travel in 2019. To end the day, don’t miss the “After TO” party organised by IFTM Top Resa on the Concorde Atlantique barge. I wish you all a great day at the show Le briefing matinal de Frédéric Lorin Frédéric Lorin Tourism Division Director, Reed Expositions France Directeur de la division tourisme, Reed Expositions France l’après-midi, la Journée internationale des voyages d’affaires (JIVA) organise quatre conférences, dont une présentation sur les perspectives du voyage d’affaires en 2019. Pour terminer la journée, ne manquez pas la soirée After TO organisée par IFTM Top Resa sur la barge Concorde Atlantique. 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