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Inadequate compliance with human rights

| July 31, 2014

Study by the German Society for International Cooperation reveals details of human rights abuses in tourism – ITB Berlin is a member of the Round Table on Human Rights in Tourism

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Messe Berlin: New supervisory board appointed

| July 9, 2014

Peter Zühlsdorff is the new chairman of the supervisory board of Messe Berlin – Cornelia Yzer, the Berlin Senator for Economics, is its first deputy chairwoman

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Glamping: Camping with added glamour

| July 8, 2014

Recent rise in glamper numbers – previous non-campers also enjoy comfortable quarters – ECOCAMPING presents new findings at the ITB Berlin Convention

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New webinars at the ITB Academy this summer

| June 18, 2014

Experts have the latest on LGBT, online reviews and luxury hotels for tourism managers – participation in online seminars is free

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Call for Entries Announced for National Geographic Travel World Legacy Awards

| June 3, 2014

Applications are being accepted through 20 August 2014 Berlin, 3 June 2014 –The World Legacy Awards Call for Entries was announced –

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Halls fully booked, increase in trade visitors and business volume sets new records

| March 9, 2014

Positive forecasts for the global economy boost the tourism sector – ITB Berlin 2014 confirms its role as the world’s leading travel trade show – increase in international buyers, exhibitors and congress delegates

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Silk Road Ministers deepen commitment to visa facilitation

| March 7, 2014

On the year of the 20th Anniversary of the Samarkand Declaration on Silk Road Tourism, the 4th UNWTO Silk Road Ministers’ Meeting convened to discuss visa facilitation as a means to further advance tourism development along the ancient trade route.

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Germany is the favourite holiday destination of the Swiss

| March 6, 2014

80 million overnights booked by foreign visitors in 2020 – this is the goal of the German National Tourism Board (DZT), which in 2013 saw figures close in on this target. At 71.9 million visitors, a new record was set. 75 per cent came from European countries, of whom the majority were Dutch, followed by […]

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National Geographic Traveler and ITB Berlin honour sustainable projects with the World Legacy Awards

| March 6, 2014
National Geographic Traveler and ITB Berlin honour sustainable projects with the World Legacy Awards

Next year ITB Berlin, the world’s leading travel show, and National Geographic Traveler, the globally recognised travel magazine, will be honouring support for sustainable tourism with a series of new awards.

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Madrid Precious Time: Collaboration for innovative city tourism

| March 6, 2014

The UNWTO Madrid Precious Time prototype was launched at ITB 2014 showcasing how the public and private sector from areas including hospitality, technology, handicrafts, retail and insurance can work together to create new and innovative tourism products.

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UNWTO, UNODC and UNESCO launch anti-trafficking campaign #ITBBerlin

| March 5, 2014

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) have joined forces to promote a global campaign urging travellers to support the fight against a number of forms of trafficking. The Campaign was presented to the tourism sector at the […]

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Qatar Airways Debuts New A380 First Class Seats at #ITBBerlin

| March 5, 2014
Qatar Airways Debuts New A380 First Class Seats at #ITBBerlin

Photo: Oliver Mehlis Berlin’s Mayor and Qatar Airways’ CEO officially unveil new luxury A380 First Class seats on the opening day of the world’s biggest travel fair inGermany’s capital

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Mongolia: The Official Partner Country Of ITB Berlin 2015

| March 5, 2014

In 2015 Mongolia will be the Official Partner Country of ITB Berlin – on 5 March at this year’s ITB Berlin the signing will take place of the Partner Country agreement between Mongolia and the world’s leading travel trade show

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Celebrities attend opening of world’s leading travel trade show

| February 28, 2014

Federal Economics and Energy Minister Sigmar Gabriel to speak at the opening ceremony of ITB Berlin – Spectacular programme of shows by Mexico, the partner country –

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Keukenhof, unique and unforgettable!

| February 26, 2014
Keukenhof, unique and unforgettable!

Come to Keukenhof this spring and enjoy the millions of blooming tulips, daffodils and hyacinths in endless varieties. Be inspired by spectacular flower shows and surprising inspirational gardens.

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ITB Berlin Convention 2014: focus on diversity

| February 26, 2014

A wide range of topics at the travel industry’s leading think tank – ITB CSR Day focuses on human rights in tourism and discusses greenwashing – PhoCusWright@ITB presents new ideas for individually targeting customers – Admission to the ITB Berlin Convention is free of charge for trade visitors and exhibitors

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LGBT – a key topic: ITB Berlin presents Gay & Lesbian Travel events

| February 24, 2014

Gay & Lesbian Travel Pavilion with first-time exhibitors from Mexico, ITB’s partner country, Slovenia, Majorca, Madrid and China – show debut for media networking event – ITB Berlin Convention programme features discussion round – popular ITB TomOnTour Party on 5 March

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Inspiration for social responsibility and the next travel adventure

| February 18, 2014

More than 130 exhibitors with information on sustainable tourism, adventure travel and youth trips in Hall 4.1 at ITB Berlin – newcomers from Greenland, New Zealand and Jordan – 9th Pow-wow for tourism professional with lectures on socially responsible tourism on two stages

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ITB Berlin Convention 2014: the latest knowledge directly from the experts

| February 10, 2014

Loveleen Tandan, Director of the film Slumdog Millionaire, talks about tourism prospects in crisis-hit regions – specialists from the fields of tourism, politics and research discuss the big issues concerning the international travel industry –

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ITB Berlin 2014: Travel Technology halls booked up already

| January 20, 2014

Travel Technology welcomes more than 30 new exhibitors – for the first time there will be guided tours of the Travel Technology halls –

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ITB Berlin 2014: New introductory format on the topical subject of omni-channel marketing

| December 11, 2013

New ITB Summit with Facebook’s Head of Travel Lee McCabe – programme of the ITB Berlin Convention 2014 now online – admission is free for visitors to ITB Berlin

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South America overtakes its rivals

| December 10, 2013

ITB World Travel Trends Report: South American travel market continues to boom

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Malaysia: Convention and Culture Partner of ITB Berlin

| December 4, 2013

Malaysia is to launch its global promotion campaign entitled ’Visit Malaysia Year 2014’ at ITB Berlin with cultural events and information on Malaysia as a nature and beach holiday attraction as well as a MICE destination

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Europe’s upswing in tourism continues

| December 2, 2013

ITB World Travel Trends Report forecasts rise in travel to and from Europe. As expected, bookings by holidaymakers from southern Europe are down. However, the number of visitors to these countries has increased.

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New hall layout for countries at ITB Berlin

| November 27, 2013

New hall layout for international exhibitors shortens distances and provides better orientation for visitors to ITB Berlin 2014 – brand new hall location for Europe (Hall 7.2b) – focus on Central European countries in Hall 7.2a

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The travel preferences of young and old: beach holidays or a city break?

| August 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

ITB Berlin and IPK International analyse the holiday preferences abroad of Germans and Britons – Germany is Europe’s most important source market for young travellers – the UK’s over-fifties are particularly keen to travel

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Russians prefer to book their holidays at the last moment

| July 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

ITB Berlin and IPK International analyse last-minute and early booking habits on the international market

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Travel agencies versus the internet: China and Russia are catching up with online travel bookings

| June 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

ITB Berlin and IPK International analyse global booking trends –

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Germans are travelling more often

| June 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

Germans are as keen on travel as ever – almost 50 per cent plan a second trip besides their main annual holiday – according to the latest ADAC Reisemonitor survey Italy and Austria have become increasingly popular for extra breaks

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Holidays make one healthy and happy

| June 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

Scientific study confirms regular breaks have a positive effect – several short trips are better than a long holiday – psychologist presents her latest findings at the ITB Berlin Convention

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High demand for Muslim travel

| May 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

Travel packages offering halal food and cooking and prayer rooms find approval with Muslim travellers – ITB Berlin presents the results of a survey by DinarStandard, a leading institute, on the potential of the Muslim travel market

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ITB Berlin campaigns for the protection of children’s rights

| May 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

Berlin, 2 May 2013 – According to the United Nations, worldwide an estimated 1.2 million children are the victims of human trafficking each year.

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Gay and lesbian travellers a driving force in the international tourism industry

| April 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

The latest survey by the US company Community Marketing Inc., whose results have been presented by ITB Berlin, reveals higher spending by gay travellers –

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Ingrid Maaß appointed as new COO of Messe Berlin

| April 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

Berlin, 3 April 2013 – At its latest regular meeting the Supervisory Board of Messe Berlin announced the appointment of Ingrid Maaß, Dipl. Kauffrau, (50), as the new COO of Messe Berlin.

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Site Germany pre-ITB 2013 networking event

| March 15, 2013 | 0 Comments
Site Germany pre-ITB 2013 networking event

Some twenty Site members from seven countries (India, Italy, Nepal, Panama, Spain, the Netherlands and Germany) attended the traditional Site Germany pre-ITB 2013 Berlin get-together and incentive experience along with five colleagues from VisitBerlin - Berlin Convention Office.

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ITB Berlin 2013: World’s largest tourism policy summit provides significant impetus for growth

| March 11, 2013 | 0 Comments
ITB Berlin 2013: World’s largest tourism policy summit provides significant impetus for growth

More than 100 ministers of tourism and state secretaries from around the world – increase in international buyers and business deals – attendance at the ITB Berlin Convention and eTravel World grew by 25 per cent

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Travel Technology at ITB Berlin 2013

| March 8, 2013 | 0 Comments
Travel Technology at ITB Berlin 2013

Travel Technology has become one of the most stable and dynamic exhibitor segments at ITB Berlin 2013. The range of exhibitors and products is the largest of any travel trade show worldwide.

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ITB 2013: massages and smoke saunas – Estonia and Lithuania promote wellness tourism

| March 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

Unspoilt nature is not the only thing that is supposed to attract holidaymakers to the Baltic region. This year Estonia and Lithuania are promoting themselves first and foremost as wellness destinations. Speaking at ITB Berlin, Tarmo Mutso, Director of the Estonian Tourist Board,

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ITB 2013 – Spain: an ever-popular tourism destination

| March 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

Defying the global recession, 2012 was Spain’s third most successful year in tourism to date, surpassed only by 2006 and 2007. At ITB Berlin the Spanish Tourist Board presented a survey by the Spanish Institute for Tourism Studies (IET).

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ITB 2013: Cosmopolitan, diverse, close to nature and efficient: presenting the Olympic venue Sochi

| March 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

Winter Olympics in a subtropical region: for anyone unacquainted with Sochi, located in the Krasnodar district on the Russian Black Sea coast, it is hard to believe.

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