These tourism students have been given 5 travel scenarios that they will use to create customised products tailored to one of the exhibitor destinations from the trade show’s “Destination France” area.
Their teachers are also fully invested in the competition.
The Travel Agents Cup Junior was launched by IFTM Top Resa and its partner, the French Federation of Tourism Technicians and Scientists (FFTST), and is one of the highlights of the trade show. It provides a relaxed setting for students to talk to partners in order to promote their destinations in a fun way, and confirms the organisers’ desire to provide a platform for up-and-coming professionals.
Join us at 10:30am on 4 October in the IFTM ARENA for the big final!
Taking part in the TAC Junior competition provides teachers with a real learning tool. Students are given the opportunity to put various skills into practice, like understanding what the customer wants and their constraints, researching a destination and identifying all it has to offer, and using sales techniques to convince the buyer, in this case the panel of judges. It’s a real professional exercise for these future travel technicians. The selected scenarios are studied in class, with each group working on a different subject, which they then present to the other students. At the Institut des Métiers de l’Enseignement Supérieur in Nantes (IMS Nantes), the teachers and entire class take part in TAC JR!
Sébastien Billard (BTS in tourism – IMS Nantes), Lucas Blanc (BTS in tourism – IEFT Lyon), Eva Cartry (BTS in tourism – Ozanam Mâcon), Capucine Courouble (1st year of BTS in tourism – IEFT Lyon), Charline Duré (BTS in tourism – IMS Nantes), Elliot Gué (BTS tourisme – IMS Nantes), Clarisse Kervégant (BTS in tourism – Lycée Toulouse-Lautrec Albi), Nolwenn Mestres (BTS in tourism – IMS Nantes), Xoang Petra (BTS in tourism – Lycée de Bellevue Fort-de-France), Camille Simon (Bachelor’s with a major in Travel – ESCAET Aix-en-Provence).