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IFTM Daily 2019 Day 3 Edition

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EDITORIAL © Maya

EDITORIAL © Maya Angelse Richard Barnes Editor-in-chief The profession of travel agent: getting it right With the Travel Agents Cup 2019 edition coming to its culmination this afternoon in the Salle Agora, IFTM Top Resa yet again underlines the important role held by professionals of the travel industry in working face to face with customers, analysing their wants and needs, and transforming these into unforgettable and unique itineraries. It is clear today that an increasing number of people understand the true value of a skilled travel advisor. Who will be crowned France’s “best of the best” today? Whoever it is, he or she will be a true figurehead for an industry in constant evolution… And whoever it is, we already take our hats off to you! Le métier d'agent de voyages : bien faire les choses Avec l’édition 2019 de la Travel Agents Cup qui connaîtra son apogée cet après-midi salle Agora, IFTM Top Resa souligne une fois encore le rôle important joué par les professionnels du secteur du voyage dans leur travail face aux clients, par l’analyse de leurs désirs et de leurs besoins qu’ils transforment en des itinéraires inoubliables et uniques. Il est clair qu’aujourd'hui un nombre croissant de personnes comprennent la véritable valeur ajoutée d'un conseiller en voyages qualifié. Qui sera couronné “le meilleur des meilleurs” de France aujourd'hui ? Peu importe, il ou elle sera une véritable figure de proue pour une industrie en constante évolution… Et peu importe, nous lui tirons déjà notre chapeau ! Welcome to day three of the 41 st edition of IFTM Top Resa. Today will be quite busy, with a number of very pertinent events when it comes to addressing current issues in the industry. Foremost among these will take place at 10:30am, when, in the Salle Arena, a round table will discuss the repercussions of Thomas Cook’s bankruptcy. It will bring together leading lights from the likes of Selectour, TUI France, Bienvenue pour la troisième journée de la 41 ème édition d'IFTM Top Resa. La journée d’aujourd’hui sera bien remplie, avec un certain nombre d’animations très pertinentes en ce qui concerne les problèmes actuels du secteur. La première d'entre elles aura lieu à 10h30, quand, Salle Arena, une table ronde discutera des répercussions de la faillite de Thomas Cook. Elle réunira des acteurs majeurs tels que Selectour, TUI France, NG Travel et Easy Voyages, qui discuteront de la Frédéric Lorin Tourism Division Director, Reed Expositions France Directeur de la division tourisme, Reed Expositions France Morning Briefing by Frédéric Lorin NG Travel and Easy Voyages, who will discuss the industry roadmap from here. Another key event today will be the “Activités tourisme : le nouvel Eldorado ?” conference at 2:30pm. Not to be missed finals include the Travel Agents Cup from 4pm, the Grand Prix Marco Polo at 5pm and the After TO soirée from 7pm on. Hope to see you there! Le briefing matinal de Frédéric Lorin feuille de route de l'industrie. La conférence “Activités tourisme : le nouvel Eldorado ?”, à 14h30, sera un autre événement clé du jour. Sans oublier les finales à ne pas manquer : la Travel Agents Cup à partir de 16h, le Grand Prix Marco Polo à 17h et la soirée After T.O. à partir de 19h. Nous espérons vous y voir ! 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