THE JUNIOR TRAVEL AGENTS CUP: Future professional ambassadors for “Destination France”

For its 40th edition, IFTM Top Resa will build on the success of the TRAVEL AGENTS CUP by launching the first JUNIOR TRAVEL AGENTS CUP, which will be awarded to “the most promising Sales Person for Destination France.”

IFTM Top Resa is the must-attend event for the whole tourism industry. The new JUNIOR TRAVEL AGENTS CUP reaffirms the trade fair’s ambition to showcase an entire profession, by aiming to recognise and support everyone involved in the sector today, as well as those who will build its future.

The competition is organised in partnership with F.F.T.S.T., the French Federation of Tourism Technicians and Scientists. It is open to all French students studying in France or abroad (technical diploma (BTS), Master, Bachelor, MBA, university diploma or professional degree level) intending to work in tourism.

Each candidate must present a destination in an original way, in response to a given scenario. The destination will be one of the exhibitors (local, regional or urban) from the new “Destination France” area or from another country.

4 steps to the Grand Final


Thursday 1 February (noon) to Friday 30 March (noon): students must register at and complete a selection quiz focusing on IFTM Top Resa and tourism in general.


Tuesday 3 April: official announcement of the 10 finalists.


Beginning of June: scenarios will be sent out for preparation.


Friday 28 September: Final held at the show itself

The jury will comprise:

  • Frédéric Lorin, Head of Tourism at Reed Expositions France
  • Annette Masson, Chair of F.F.T.S.T.
  • Sophie Jovillard, presenter of the Echappées Belles TV series
  • Delphine Decle, Agence Jancarthier, Aix-en-Provence, two-time winner of the title of “Best Travel Agent IN FRANCE”
  • Representatives from Atout France, Les Entreprises du Voyage, Air France, Avis and SNCF

5 prizes will be awarded:

  • 3 awards for “Most Promising Sales Person of Destination France”
  • 1 “favourite” selected by the public
  • 1 “prize draw” selected from all attendants (except those who have already won a prize)

For more information about the JUNIOR TRAVEL AGENTS CUP, visit:


Reed Expositions France is a subsidiary of Reed Exhibitions (Reed), the world’s leading events organiser, with a staff of 4,000 employees worldwide.

Reed Exhibitions organises each year over 500 events in 30 countries bringing together more than 7 million participants. The wide range of events includes trade and consumer exhibitions, conferences and meetings, primarily in the following markets: Aerospace & Marine, Building & Construction, Business Services, Design; Engineering, Manufacturing & Distribution; Environment & Natural Resources, Food, Homes, IT & Telecoms; Medical, Health & Beauty; Property & Real Estate; Publishing, Media & Communications; Recreation and Travel.

On the French market, Reed is today France’s leading show organiser, with 60 events and two subsidiaries: Reed Midem and Reed Expositions France.

More than 20,400 companies and 1,15 million buyers from France and abroad are customers of Reed Expositions France events

F.F.F.T.S.T. (Fédération Française des Techniciens et Scientifiques du Tourisme) was created in 1965 and brings together professional tourism graduates and training institutions. As an association representing the tourism sector, it cooperates in many initiatives that promote growth in the industry. It does so by partnering with governments, federations, NGOs and various tour operators.