THE tourism professionals meet at IFTM-Top Résa showfrom October 3 to 5 at the Parc des Expositions de la Porte de Versailles, which for its 45th edition wants to focus on the environmental challenges that the sector faces.
The annual meeting of tourism professionals which this year displays 170 destinations will have as a common thread “ challenges and resilience ” For ” highlight all the challenges facing the sector », announces the director of the show Laurence Gaborieau, “ such as digital issues but especially environmental issues “.
The subject will be discussed from the inaugural conference this Tuesday morning in the presence of the Minister for Tourism Olivia Grégoire since among the speakers will be François Gemenne, co-author of the sixth report of the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change). ). A conference bringing together tourism ministers from Costa Rica, Seychelles, Cyprus and Jordan will be another highlight on the environmental theme.
The ministers will testify to this “ that they have put in place to protect the environment and the population », explains Laurence Gaborieau, “ each country having different difficulties such as rising water levels, waste management or even overtourism “.
Last year, the tourism and travel trade fair welcomed 29,475 visitors over three days. This year, ” given the pre-registrations, we can imagine between 20 and 25% additional visitors », predicts the organization.