- Figures show a 10.6 per cent increase year-on-year in hotel establishment guests, on track to achieve Dubai’s Tourism Vision for 2020 of 20 million tourists annually - Hotel and hotel apartment operator revenues rise 16.1 per cent to AED 21.8 billion
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
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
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
ITB Berlin and IPK International analyse last-minute and early booking habits on the international market
ITB Berlin and IPK International analyse global booking trends –
Berlin, 2 May 2013 – According to the United Nations, worldwide an estimated 1.2 million children are the victims of human trafficking each year.
The latest survey by the US company Community Marketing Inc., whose results have been presented by ITB Berlin, reveals higher spending by gay travellers –
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.
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
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,
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).
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.
In the past the tourism infrastructure of the Russian capital, Moscow, did not have a reputation for being particularly efficient or good value. Now this is all changing. The signs indicating the main sights and traffic routes are now in two languages, it was pointed out by Sergei Schpilko, Director of the Moscow City Committee [...]
10,086 exhibitors from 188 countries – exhibition grounds booked up – record number of two-tier stands – 120 exhibitors representing the partner country Indonesia – comprehensive market overview and fast-growing niche markets – first-time matchmaking event for bloggers and record numbers of bloggers –
Opening ceremonies of ITB Berlin on 5 March 2013 with leading figures from politics and tourism – At the start of the world’s leading travel trade show the partner country Indonesia presents a colourful display of traditional music and dance