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Sustainability in tourism on the international agenda

| August 23, 2017
Sustainability in tourism on the international agenda
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The United Nations has proclaimed 2017 the ‘International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development’. Under the aegis of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) the declared aim is to strengthen awareness for tourism activities that contribute to sustainable development. At the World’s Leading Travel Trade Show® In March 2017, ITB Berlin, which for many […]

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Meeting of the digital travel industry: 8th VIR Online Innovation Days at the Marshall Haus at Messe Berlin

| June 27, 2017
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How will artificial intelligence change life in the future and in particular how will it affect the tourism industry?

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ITB Berlin 2017: Positive economic forecasts give the global travel industry a boost

| March 12, 2017
ITB Berlin 2017: Positive economic forecasts give the global travel industry a boost
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Lust for travel and profound safety concerns – Personal encounters vs. the digital world – ITB Berlin underlines its standing as the World’s Leading Travel Trade Show ® – Record numbers at the ITB Berlin Convention and increase in international buyers – Preparations under way for ITB China in Shanghai

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The world’s leading bedbank announces its German source market performance at ITB Berlin (Hall 9 Stand 308) 

| March 10, 2017
The world’s leading bedbank announces its German source market performance at ITB Berlin (Hall 9 Stand 308) 
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Hotelbeds Group continued to outperform German market during 2016

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New Medical Tourism Pavilion: Announcement of the world’s best hospitals for medical tourism

| March 10, 2017
New Medical Tourism Pavilion: Announcement of the world’s best hospitals for medical tourism
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This year ITB Berlin has introduced a new platform in Hall 3.2 for medical health providers, as well as hotels and destinations offering corresponding medical services. At the Medical Tourism Pavilion visitors can find about products and services and attend presentations and workshops on the latest trends and developments in this growth market.

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National Geographic and ITB Berlin Announce World Legacy Awards Winners

| March 9, 2017
National Geographic and ITB Berlin Announce World Legacy Awards Winners
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Visionary Travel Companies and Destination Leaders Honored During United Nations International Year for Sustainable Tourism

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Specialist destinations growth for Hotelbeds Group´s Destination Services business in German market 

| March 8, 2017
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Destination Services has registered 26% year-on-year increase in specialist destinations from the German source market during the October to January period Upsurge driven mainly by interest for Group and Fully Independent Traveller (FIT) roundtrip products South Africa (+55%) and Kenya (+41%) fastest growing specialist destinations

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ITB Berlin 2017 maintains its strong appeal

| March 7, 2017
ITB Berlin 2017 maintains its strong appeal
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26 halls fully booked – Around 10,000 exhibitors from 184 countries and regions – Botswana, the official partner country, sets an example for sustainable tourism – ITB Berlin Convention features the key topics ‘Safety & Security’ and ’Artificial Intelligence’ – Launch of Medical Tourism, a new segment – Travel Technology continues to boom – 2017 […]

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ITB Buyers Circle: Big business is best in a small circle

| March 6, 2017
ITB Buyers Circle: Big business is best in a small circle
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Buyers with large budgets from around the world – ITB Speed Networking Event connects leading buyers with exhibitors –Services at the show save time and ensure even greater business success at ITB Berlin

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Artificial, intelligent and highly topical

| March 6, 2017
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ITB Berlin Convention turns the spotlight on one of the year’s most fascinating technological subjects – Live demonstration of service robot “Pepper” – Discussions about the opportunities offered by chatbots and virtual assistants and their impact on the international travel industry

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Measures to minimise possible effects due to strikes at Berlin’s airports

| March 4, 2017
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ITB Berlin has put together a number of measures to ensure visitors experience minimum difficulties travelling to the World’s Largest Travel Trade Show

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Sustainability, new platform tourism services and Silk Road focus of UNWTO activities at ITB 2017

| March 3, 2017
Sustainability, new platform tourism services and Silk Road focus of UNWTO activities at ITB 2017
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 UNWTO activities at the 51th edition of ITB, taking place next 8-12 March in Berlin, include the 7th UNWTO Silk Road Ministers Meeting, events on the New Platform Tourism Services (or the so- called sharing economy), Child Protection and Indigenous Tourism.

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ITB Berlin raises awareness of CSR in tourism

| March 3, 2017
ITB Berlin raises awareness of CSR in tourism
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World’s Largest Travel Trade Show focuses on the ‘International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017’ – forward-looking projects and a new impetus for social responsibility in tourism on the stages in Hall 4.1 and at the ITB Berlin Convention

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New, bigger and more colourful: LGBT tourism at ITB Berlin

| March 2, 2017
New, bigger and more colourful: LGBT tourism at ITB Berlin
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New Presentation Corner featuring the latest LGBT products from around the world – lectures on unusual LGBT destinations and a transgender campaign – at the weekend the reigning Mr. Gay Germany will be on stage live

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Plan, explore and network: The ITB App offers many new features

| February 28, 2017
Plan, explore and network: The ITB App offers many new features
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New interactive features to plan the ITB visit efficiently and gain new business contacts – The ITB App is free of charge and available now for download on App Store and Google Play.

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Experience Botswana live at the opening of ITB Berlin

| February 28, 2017
Experience Botswana live at the opening of ITB Berlin
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Federal Minister Brigitte Zypries and the president of Botswana, the partner country, to attend the gala event at the World’s Largest Travel Trade Show® – a show full of entertainment showcasing tourism attractions and featuring dance, music and theatre performances

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Digital innovations and analogue encounters

| February 23, 2017
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At the ITB Berlin Convention numerous sessions on digitalisation and travel technology will take a look at the future – Live testing of innovation, career tips for technically minded newcomers and how to deal with fake news in a crisis – Exclusive market survey by Travelzoo/ ITB Berlin on travellers’ safety concerns

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Exclusive preview of the Berlin Travel Festival 2018 at ITB Berlin

| February 22, 2017
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Exclusive preview at ITB Berlin – an interactive exhibition and a stimulating programme of events at the Marshall-Haus will provide an insight into the first Berlin Travel Festival in March 2018 – admission is free for trade visitors One year before its official launch in March 2018, the Berlin Travel Festival invites trade visitors and […]

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ITB Berlin: Display halls fully booked

| February 20, 2017
ITB Berlin: Display halls fully booked
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More floor space for exhibitors from boom segments including Travel Technology and Arab destinations – New exhibitors and innovative stand concepts – New: Medical Tourism – World’s Largest Travel Trade Show mirrors travel industry trends and developments

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Grand finale of ITB Berlin 2017

| February 8, 2017
Grand finale of ITB Berlin 2017
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Exotic music, colours and rhythms will feature at the grand finale of the World’s Largest Travel Trade Show® – admission is free for ITB ticket holders on Sunday

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ITB Hospitality Day: A wealth of trends and innovations

| February 6, 2017
ITB Hospitality Day: A wealth of trends and innovations
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ITB Hospitality Day topics at the ITB Berlin Convention 2017: From clinical IT to lively travel worlds, with crises and opportunities mixed in – Admission is free for trade visitors

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ITB 2017: Expanded eTravel World sets its sights on the future

| January 26, 2017
ITB 2017: Expanded eTravel World sets its sights on the future
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International pitching event for startups – discussion rounds with experts on chatbots, virtual reality and millennials – the eTravel World is booked up and for the first time occupies two halls

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ITB Berlin highlights corporate social responsibility in tourism again

| January 24, 2017
ITB Berlin highlights corporate social responsibility in tourism again
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Corporate social responsibility in tourism will be a dominant theme at ITB Berlin – ITB CSR Day features the key topic ’Sustainable Food and Beverages in the Hotel Industry and at Tourism Destinations’ – admission to the ITB Berlin Convention is free for trade visitors

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ITB MICE Day: MICE striking a balance between effectiveness and efficiency

| January 19, 2017
ITB MICE Day: MICE striking a balance between effectiveness and efficiency
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Agenda includes topical issues such as sustainability and social responsibility, digitalisation and demographic change – admission to the ITB Berlin Convention is free for trade visitors

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ITB BookAwards 2017: the winners

| January 17, 2017
ITB BookAwards 2017: the winners
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Award winners include Art Wolfe, Laurent Baheux, Andreas Kieling und Kilian Schönberger, Ilona Hupe, Michael Iwanowski, Nikolaus Gelpke, Christine Thürmer, Robert Macfarlane, Jörg Maurer, Werner Pawlok, Jens Glüsing and Michael Pasdzior

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ITB Speed Dating Day: An effective way to network

| January 12, 2017
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-Senior buyers meet exhibitors at the ITB Speed Networking event -the ITB Blogger Speed Dating event is already booked up

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ITB Business Travel & MICE Days 2017: Practical information for travel and event managers

| December 8, 2016
ITB Business Travel & MICE Days 2017: Practical information for travel and event managers
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New programme deals with business travel management trends – experienced experts offer tips on saving costs, measuring success and legal pitfalls in travel management

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24th World Travel Monitor® Forum in Pisa: Sharing accommodation impacts cities more than hotels

| December 6, 2016
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Fast growth but low market share for ‘sharing’ accommodation platforms – Experts see major impact on residential accommodation – ITB Berlin exclusively publishes results from the World Travel Monitor® Forum

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24th World Travel Monitor® Forum in Pisa: US outbound travel speeds up – Brazil crashes, but upturn expected

| November 29, 2016
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Strong dollar boosts US outbound travel – Brazilians cut international trips – ITB Berlin exclusively publishes latest results from the World Travel Monitor®

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Medical Tourism – a new segment at ITB Berlin

| November 23, 2016
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For the first time ITB Berlin 2017 will feature a dedicated Medical Tourism Pavilion – Huge growth in medical tourism – Papers and workshops on new trends and developments

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24th World Travel Monitor® Forum in Pisa: Europeans play safe by switching destinations

| November 17, 2016
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Low growth in European outbound trips and stagnating beach holiday volumes – yet more city trips – fluctuating fortunes for European destinations – ITB Berlin exclusively publishes latest results from the World Travel Monitor®

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eTravel World now in two halls

| November 10, 2016
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ITB Berlin allocates more space for exhibitors in this growth segment – for the first time the eTravel Showroom features product presentations – lectures about chatbots, storytelling and influencer marketing on the eTravel Stage

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ITB Berlin Convention: knowledge for tomorrow’s world

| October 31, 2016
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The think tank of the international travel industry discusses the main topics of our time and offers an insight into future trends – Experts provide information on artificial intelligence, on support from social media in a crisis and Chinese investment in hotels – Admission is free for trade visitors at ITB Berlin

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eTravel World at ITB Berlin: Call for papers enters the final phase

| October 21, 2016
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The deadline for submissions is 31 October 2016 – best practices and case studies on digital marketing, chatbots and influencer marketing

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ITB Berlin: Astronomy as a tourist attraction

| October 14, 2016
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ITB Berlin has information on the global growth in astro-tourism – another key topic is wildlife tourism

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Africa 2017, a wall calendar from the Alexander von Humboldt (Heye) edition, wins the opening event of the ITB BookAward 2017

| October 12, 2016
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Whetting appetites for the coming travel season, ’Africa 2017’ from the Alexander von Humboldt (Heye) edition won the opening prize of the ITB BookAward 2017. This large wall calendar was chosen by ITB Berlin in cooperation with the RavensBuch bookstore from Friedrichshafen.

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ITB Book Awards 2017 at Messe Berlin

| October 5, 2016
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The first presentation is the Calendar Award in October 2016 – the Destination Award will focus on Botswana, the Official Partner Country of ITB Berlin 2017

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Cruise tourists book more often with travel agencies and spend more money

| October 2, 2016
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IPK International and ITB Berlin examine cruise tourism trends – Europe accounts for around one-third of the market – above-average bookings with travel agencies

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Family trips are on the rise

| August 25, 2016
Family trips are on the rise
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IPK International and ITB Berlin examine trends in family trips abroad – steady growth despite declining birth rates in many countries – Spain is the most popular destination for families

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Call for Entries Is Announced for 3rd Annual National Geographic Travel World Legacy Awards

| July 15, 2016
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Applications are being accepted through August 20 National Geographic announces the World Legacy Awards Call for Entries. Applications are being accepted now through Aug. 20, 2016, at http://www.nationalgeographic.com/worldlegacyawards. Celebrating National Geographic’s mission of inspiring people to care about the planet, the World Legacy Awards honor today’s leading sustainable tourism destinations, organizations and businesses, and share […]

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