#Reunion Tourism holds member workshop


(Posted 28th February 2018)

The participants of the annual seminar of the members of the regional reservation platform

The annual seminar of members of the regional reservation platform on the island of Reunion was held last week. During a whole day, a hundred tourism professionals from La Reunion were able to learn about the development possibilities of their activity offered by the Reunion Island Tourism booking platform (IRT), on the animation of the network and were able to share and share their experiences.The restaurant La Marmite du Pêcheur , located in Saint-Philippe, was chosen to host the annual seminar of members and a hundred Reunion tourism professionals covering all segments like accommodation, leisure, tourist offices, receptive agencies participated in the annual event.

After a welcome address by the mayor of Saint-Philippe Olivier RIVIERE IRT President Stéphane FOUASSIN and the representative of the IRT Marketing Club Isabelle GROSSET-PARIS, IRT Director General Willy ETHEVE announced the figures in tourism for 2017 to the hundred seminarians present.

The activity report of the Information and Marketing Department for 2017 was presented before awarding the 2017 Supplier Challenge Awards . Were rewarded in the turnover and progression category :


Hiking lodgings

Best Growth: Élian Jista – Pic des Sables
Best Turnover: Piton des Neiges

Guest rooms

Best progression: Liliane Bonald
Best Turnover: Clément Alicalapa-Tenon

Holiday rents

Best Growth: Claire Sanassy
Best Turnover: Lynthone Narinsamy – Color K’Fé


Best Growth: Diana Déa Lodge & Spa
Best Turnover: Héva Gardens

Excluding accommodations

Activities – Transport

Best growth: Moutoussamy & Fils (transport)
Best turnover: Addict Paragliding (outdoor activity)

Events – Heritage

Best Growth: Far Far Kréol
Best Turnover: Tourist Office Intercommunal West for its product “Zarlor rando”

Special Award – Best Hope

Dany Drive (Transport Vehicle with Driver)


The end of the morning was devoted to the presentation of the activities of the IRT planned in 2018:

the agenda of the Information & Marketing Department by the Deputy Director of the Information and Marketing Department of IRT Anny BOYER;
the agenda of the Marketing & Communication Department by IRT Director General Willy ETHEVE;
the agenda of the Engineering & Development department by IRT Engineering & Development Director Stéphan ULLIAC.

At the end of the morning session the professionals participated in interactive one on one meetings of 45 minutes each.

On the agenda of the afternoon were key topics such as:

Digital Territory Animator (ANT): your digital proximity relay

The digital presenter in your area can accompany you daily with the IRT animators.

German customers: tips to know and share

The latest expectations of this priority clientele and expressions that will allow you to stand out.

How to put forward its competitive advantages?

Identify the most of your products, share with the distributors their vision, transform your media into a promise of experiences to live.

The hundred local tourism professionals, as well as the presenters of the network Explore Reunion expressed their overwhelmingly positive feedback about the outcome of the seminar.

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