Iftm-Top Resa: New Caledonia ready to meet tourism professionals

New Caledonia Tourism will be on Stand F027 from 20 to 23 September at the Porte de Versailles, Paris, ready to present all its latest tourism developments to the key players in the tourist industry.

New Caledonia


A rapidly-expanding destination  

Unique in many ways, New Caledonia is a multi-faceted destination which attracts more and more travellers wanting to discover its Kanak culture, its way of life, the diversity of its landscapes and its many different activities.  As proof of its success, in 2015 this small piece of France recorded 114,000 tourist arrivals and 440,000 cruise ship passengers, an increase of 6.3% and 5.3% respectively, compared to the previous year.


The destination continues its investment in the promotion of the archipelago and will be presenting the latest developments in its digital-driven strategy:

  • a completely new website www.nouvellecaledonie.travel, a practical and interactive tool designed to effectively inform users about accommodation, activities and must-see places to visit in New Caledonia.  It also offers a “inspiration engine” in order to provide guidance to site visitors, according to the travel experience they are looking for.
  • a new, on-line photo library for professional use, giving access to HD images grouped by theme.
  • a new virtual reality app, New Caledonia VR, available on Apple and Android.  With a virtual-reality headset, it plunges viewers into the wonder of New Caledonian landscapes thanks to its 360° videos showing the beauty of this Pacific paradise
  • a collection of some fifteen 360° videos which will instantly transport the viewer to New Caledonia.


Not to be missed! Visitors can test the application on the stand and take a leap of more than 20,000kms to discover New Caledonia as if they were actually there!  Using a virtual-reality headset, they will immediately be immersed in New Caledonia’s amazing scenery…

…and there’s also: in the afternoon of Wednesday, 21 September, Antoine Auriol, world champion kitesurfer and presenter of the documentary series “La Quete des Ventes” (“Searching for Winds”) will share with visitors his own favourite kitesurfing spots and places he loves to visit.  Come to Stand F027 for an autograph!

and don’t forget: New Caledonia Tourism is a partner in the Give & Dance evening and invites visitors to a supportive and fun after-work get together on Wednesday 21 September at 20h at the FAUST, Paris.  

A 40m² stand to get away from it all and visit the Pacific Ocean


A New Caledonia tourism delegation will be travelling to Paris especially for the occasion:

Martine Lagneau, President of New Caledonia Tourism.South

Matthias Waneux, President of Destination Loyalty Islands

Jacqueline Riahi, Manager of North Province Tourism

Jean-Michel Foutrein, Manager New Caledonia Tourism.South

Jean-Jacques Ajapuhnya, Manager of Destination Loyalty Islands


Also present will be:

  • Airlines

Aircalin - Carole Bednarek, Manager France-Europe and Arnaud Gervais, Sales and Marketing Manager

  • Hotels

Grands Hôtels de Nouvelle-Calédonie -  Thierry Laporal, Marketing Manager

Starwood Hotels Nouvelle-Calédonie -  Barbara Lambert, Assistant Regional Manager, Marketing and Sales, New Caledonia complex

  • Inbound Receptive Agencies

Arc-en-ciel Voyages -  Nathalie Meynard, Manager

Nouméa Discovery -  Anne-Christine Gilodi, Agency Manager

Transat Tours -  Jeff Lasnier, Manager


And for the very first time!  The Vanuatu Tourist Office (L’Office de Tourisme du Vanuatu) will be at IFTM-Top Resa, represented by Martine Robin, Promotions Manager for Francophone Countries, together with Maggy Pawlica, Manager of Eden Plus Inbound Receptive Agency, on the New Caledonia Tourism stand.


To make an appointment, contact Laure Marsac – lauremarsac@expression-rp.com


About New Caledonia

Over 20,000km from mainland France, New Caledonia is a French Territory located in the heart of the Pacific Ocean, east of Australia.  The South Pacific archipelago is made up of a Main Island, 450kms long, surrounded by the Loyalty Islands to the east (Ouvéa, Lifou and Maré), the Bélep archipelago to the north and the Isle of Pines to the south.  Protected from the ocean by an immense coral barrier reef, New Caledonia has the largest lagoon in the world, registered as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in July 2008.  The island is ranked fifth in the world for its biological wealth.

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