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18 REGIONS EUROPE © Bolshoi Tourism Lux Invicta Capitalises on Portugal Popularity Among European Tourists Bolshoi Tourism: Bringing the Extraordinary out of Russia Moscow, Russia Lux Invicta's Presence at IFTM Top Resa is due to Portugal's extreme popularity among European travellers – and particularly the French. Portugal is increasingly popular thanks to a reasonable cost of living and a wave of low cost carriers linking the country to the rest of Europe. 2015 was a record year for Portugal tourism with 17.5 million tourists including 10.3 million international travellers. 2016 looks even more promising with most tour operators looking for an increase in business. Lux Invicta - Tourism, Culture and Heritage Ltd is a DMC Incoming Travel Agency based in Portugal, specialised in tailor-made tour packages all across Portugal. High standard products are offered by the tour operator for multi-day tours around the country as well as in Madeira Island. It also proposes one-day and half-day tours in Lisbon and its surroundings. Until now, Lux Invicta's customers were mostly coming from North America and Asia but the incoming tour operator considers France as a priority market, justifying its presence at IFTM Top Resa. The company will be located within the booth of Turismo Portugal » HALL 7.2 / STAND P100, P101 Porto, Portugal © Lux Invicta Bolshoi Tourism presents exclusive packages for Moscow and St Petersburg and unveils the splendors of Kamchamtka Peninsula at IFTM Top Resa. Original itineraries, high quality hotels, a selection of tours and entertainment out of the ordinary. As it celebrates this year its 25th anniversary, Bolshoi Tourism continues to position itself as a high quality incoming tour operator, covering mostly Russia, the Baltic States and Ukraine. The tour operator is keen to give its customers not only the best of Russian hospitality but also unforgettable experiences. Bolshoi Tourism is able to create exclusive experiences such as a private visit of the Hermitage Museum or other prestigious cultural institutions, a tour on the roofs of St. Petersburg, a discovery tour of a real Russian bathhouse or a vodka tasting session in a vodka distillery. For 2017, Bolshoi Tourism is adding exclusive new products including the discovery of Kamchatka Peninsula, a 1,250 km long peninsula in Siberia, which stretches along the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Okhotsk. Kamchatka is a paradise for nature lovers: On a surface of 270,000 km 2 lives only a population of 400,000 inhabitants. Huge forests of pines, willows and birches, the wilderness of the tundra, the majestic Kuril Lake and the UNESCO listed Kamchatka volcanoes are some of the highlights of Bolshoi Tourism circuit. The T.O. also unveils to travellers unknown regions with unique experience such as living with nomads, Arctic’s explorers or reindeers’ breeders. Another unique experience is a circuit in a luxury train along the Silk Road in Central Asia. Two itineraries are proposed, one in Uzbekistan and a longer including Iran. More classical are tours of St. Petersburg or Moscow but Bolshoi Tour will also bring the extraordinary out of these metropolises for travellers. History, culture, creative experiences are part of the program. Bolshoi Tourism programmes include as well cruises between Moscow and St Petersburg and cultural discovery tours of Scandinavia » HALL 7.2 / STAND L017 Malta: Even More Accessible This winter, low cost carrier Ryanair is expanding in Malta by adding 5 new routes and converting a dozen of seasonal into yearround flights. With more flights to Malta from both legacy and low cost airlines, Malta is more than ever a destination to reach easily. Last year, the country welcomed 1.79 million tourists, up by 6% over 2014. The UK is the largest incoming market (0.53 million in 2015) followed by Italy (0.29 million), Germany (0.14 million) and France (0.13 million). This winter, Ryanair is expanding sharply at Malta Airport. The airline will fly to Brussels Valletta Coast, Malta Zaventem, Nuremberg, Toulouse, Valencia and Vilnius, while converting into year-round operation its flights to 11 European destinations. Travellers to Malta do not only enjoy a mild sunny climate but can discover one of Europe’s most authentic melting pot. For centuries, the Maltese Islands have been a crossroads for Phoenician, Carthaginian, Roman, Byzantine, Arab, Norman, Aragonese, the Knights of St John of Jerusalem, the French, and the English. To celebrate this cultural blend, Valletta will be European Capital of Culture 2018... » HALL 7.2 / STAND M035 © Visit Malta IFTM Daily • Tuesday 20 th September 2016

© Emilio del Prado HOSPITALITY / RESTAURANTS / BARS WHERE TO GO IN Paris CLUBS / EVENTS / SHOPPING / CULTURE A Gift of Culinary Know-How and Tips in Paris Jonathan Datin, who learned his trade with some of the biggest names in the industry, is today both Chef and Manager of the Gourmet Restaurant the Edulis in Granville. After traveling around France to learn his trade, this native of Avranches decided to create his own culinary universe to Granville - in this bay he loves so much and that is a great “terroir”. We asked him to tell us about his favourite memory of going out in Paris. Jonathan Datin Chef and Manager of the Gourmet Restaurant the Edulis in Granville My most beautiful souvenir in Paris is a dinner or I had the honour to share with Sylvain Gohier for Philippe Gauvreau (2 Michelin stars) at the Fouqets on the avenue des Champs Elyssées. A rare site classified in the heart of Paris, the Fouquet's Paris restaurant is a place particularly appreciated by the world of culture and of the 7th art. What kind of food you like, and where can one usually find you in the French capital? I love mushrooms, and they can be found in abundance at the champignonnière de Marianne in Méry-Sur-Oise, one of the last Paris mushroom specialists. Multiple generations of know-how have really forged the reputation of Bruno Zambera, producer of mushrooms of all kinds - and Sandrine Picconi - his companion. Attracted by the colours, curious crowds discover the different products offered by this family mushroom farm. They can discover the shapes and aromas of a multitude of mushrooms. It's in a former quarry that the couple of producers take the time to develop their different varieties of mushrooms. What are the most fun things to do in Paris? The most fun thing to do in Paris is to discover the universe of great Parisian pastries such as Christophe Michalack, Pierre Hermé, Christophe Adam, located in some of the prettiest districts of Paris. Do you have a favorite Museum? If so please tell us about this... My favorite cultural walk is at the Louvre Museum. The works of the Museum are of varied natures such as paintings, sculptures, drawings, ceramics, archaeological objects, and objets d’art made from the most amazing materials... and of course, the inevitable Mona Lisa, the sublime work by Leonardo da Vinci. What advice would you give someone who is visiting IFTM Top Resa MAP Pro from abroad? I would recommend to our visitors from abroad to spend time to discover our French culinary trends and thus be able to discover the gourmet heritage of the Manche region. IFTM Daily • Tuesday 20 th September 2016

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