International tourist arrivals reached 1,138 million in 2014, a 4.7% increase over the previous year, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. For 2015, UNWTO forecasts international tourism to grow by 3% to 4%, further contributing to the global economic recovery.
Increase in international Travel Technology exhibitors – Chinese search engine Baidu and booking platform Qunar to exhibit at ITB Berlin for the first time – Travel Technology Guided Tours take on new format
Let’s blog! Third edition of the ITB Berlin Blogger Speed Dating event on 5 and 6 March 2015 – exhibitors and bloggers can register now
ITB Berlin Business Travel Days 2015 address hot business travel topics – among them the sharing economy, compliance and mobility scenarios of the future – special travel offer at low prices for trade visitors
Maldives and the world’s leading travel trade show announce official partnership
Asia is a global driving force – China is out in front spearheading the boom – ITB World Travel Trends Report analyses current developments in Asian source markets
Applications to join the ITB Buyers Circle invited as of now: the platform for concluding successful
Membership of a premium circle for senior buyers at the world’s largest travel trade show – online applications invited as of now – new: Buyer Seller Speed Networking session on 5 March 2015
Growth in private accommodation and bookings by smartphone – rise in foreign tourism market figures – MICE segment continues to expand – findings of the World Travel Monitor®to be published exclusively by ITB Berlin in early December
Finalists are travel companies, organizations and destinations that are driving positive transformation of the global tourism industry
18 experts in sustainable travel span the globe Washington/Berlin, 27 October 2014 —The National Geographic Society announced today a roster of 18 travel experts from across the globe as judges for the inaugural World Legacy Awards. The awards are a partnership between National Geographic and ITB Berlin to showcase leading travel and tourism companies, organizations […]
Apply now: the first ITB Blog Camp for travel bloggers takes place from 1 to 2 March 2015 in Berlin
ITB Berlin and IPK International examine European trends in winter holidays abroad – increase in wintertime holiday trips – winter sports holidays suffer market losses
Improvement in transportation connections and infrastructure make travelling in and around Mongolia easier
Applications are being accepted through 20 August 2014 Berlin, 3 June 2014 –The World Legacy Awards Call for Entries was announced –
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
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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
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
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 –
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
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
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 –
Travel Technology welcomes more than 30 new exhibitors – for the first time there will be guided tours of the Travel Technology halls –
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