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Grand finale of ITB Berlin 2017

| February 8, 2017
Grand finale of ITB Berlin 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

-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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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ITB Berlin announces first co-branded India show

| June 6, 2016
ITB Berlin announces first co-branded India show

ITB Berlin is pleased to announce its co-branded India show, Bharat International Tourism Bazaar, the first pure outbound show for the Indian market , to be held in New Delhi from 3rd to 6th October, 2016. It is an alliance that focusses on the Power of the Indian Traveller, and the show will be organized […]

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50 years ITB in Berlin – VOK DAMS stages exceptional opening event

| March 30, 2016
50 years ITB in Berlin – VOK DAMS stages exceptional opening event

For its 50th anniversary more so than ever the ITB emphasized its significance as leading industrial fair of the global travel industry in an impressive manner.

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Επιτυχημένη παρουσία της Σαντορίνης στην ΙΤΒ 2016

| March 16, 2016
Επιτυχημένη παρουσία της Σαντορίνης στην ΙΤΒ 2016

Με ιδιαίτερη επιτυχία ολοκληρώθηκε η παρουσία της Σαντορίνης στη Διεθνή Έκθεση του Βερολίνου ΙΤΒ 2016, κατά το διάστημα 09-13 Μαρτίου 2016.

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Νέες συνεργασίες από την καρδιά της Ευρώπης!

| March 14, 2016
Νέες συνεργασίες από την καρδιά της Ευρώπης!

Πρόγραμμα Β2Β επαγγελματικών συναντήσεων κατά τη διάρκεια της διεθνούς τουριστικής έκθεσης ΙΤΒ πραγματοποίησε ο Προαθωνικός Οργανισμός Τουρισμού

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Hotelbeds recorded an average 18% growth across its European markets in 2015

| March 11, 2016
Hotelbeds recorded an average 18% growth across its European markets in 2015

–  The bedbank aims to further grow its leading position in the region with a focus on driving the development of its differentiated product offer as well as continuing to invest in technology and innovation.

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ITB Berlin Convention: Booking.com CEO presents the digital recipe for success for complex, dynamic travel markets

| March 11, 2016
ITB Berlin Convention: Booking.com CEO presents the digital recipe for success for complex, dynamic travel markets

Digitalization stands for rapid growth but without rushing. Above all this requires having the right staff and an agile structure. At least, this was how it was summed up by Darren Huston, President and CEO of The Priceline Group and Booking.com, speaking during the ITB Future Day at the ITB Berlin Convention.

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Oettinger introduces the next stage of digitalization at the ITB Berlin Convention

| March 11, 2016
Oettinger introduces the next stage of digitalization at the ITB Berlin Convention

5G and pan-European directives: Oettinger introduces the next stage of digitalization at the ITB Berlin Convention

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ASK HELMUT is the winner of the first “Start Tourism UP!” prize

| March 11, 2016
ASK HELMUT is the winner of the first “Start Tourism UP!” prize

Berlin start ups present digital solutions for tourism in the capital

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Botswana: the official partner country of ITB Berlin 2017

| March 10, 2016

First partner country ever from Southern Africa – official announcement of partnership between Botswana and the World’s Leading Travel Trade Show® at ITB Berlin on 9 March 2016

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ITB China: new trade fair in the world’s largest travel market

| March 10, 2016

Debut for ITB China in May 2017 in the mega-city of Shanghai – cooperation with TravelDaily China and leading travel agencies lays the foundation for a second Asian ITB

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ITB 50 Years: Where It All Began

| March 10, 2016
ITB 50 Years: Where It All Began

When Manfred Busche opened the first ITB International Tourism Exchange in 1966, he paved the way for a success story that has lasted for nearly 50 years. What started back then with nine exhibitors from five countries and a mere 250 trade visitors, has grown into a huge international success story.

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How will tourism fare in 2016?

| March 10, 2016

2015 has been an interesting year in many ways – Political unrests were dominating the newsworldwide, there was and still is an ongoing dramatic drop in oil prices potentially destabilizingthe oil-rich countries, the Euro remains weak, and also the GDP development, while still moderate,was below the average of the last few years. Nevertheless, for the […]

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ITB Berlin: Θετικά μηνύματα για τον ελληνικό τουρισμό

| March 10, 2016
ITB Berlin: Θετικά μηνύματα για τον  ελληνικό τουρισμό

Θετικά μηνύματα για τον  ελληνικό τουρισμό προκύπτουν από τις επαφές της Αν. Υπουργού Τουρισμού, κας Έλενας Κουντουρά στην Έκθεση ΙΤΒ στο Βερολίνο.

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Safe and seamless travel, technology and sustainability: priorities for tourism

| March 9, 2016
Safe and seamless travel, technology and sustainability: priorities for tourism

Ensuring safe and seamless travel, enhancing the opportunities brought by technology and accelerating the shift towards a more sustainable sector are the priorities for the sector said UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai, opening the 50th edition of ITB Berlin. (Berlin, Germany, 8 March 2016).

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Second edition of the National Geographic World Legacy Awards

| March 9, 2016
Second edition of the National Geographic World Legacy Awards

For the second time the National Geographic World Legacy Awards were presented at ITB Berlin. An international committee of 23 experts led by Costas Christ, editor-at-large of the National Geographic Traveler Magazine and chairman of the World Legacy Awards, picked 15 finalists from over 100 entries representing more than 50 countries. The awards went to […]

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Maldives: Tourism minister supports sustainability and renewable energy

| March 9, 2016
Maldives: Tourism minister supports sustainability and renewable energy

Further investments in tourism infrastructure  Like  ITB Berlin itself, this year’s partner country, the Maldives, is commemorating a memorable occasion. July 2016 marks the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations with Germany. At opening press conference at the world’s largest travel trade show the Honorable Moosa Zameer, Tourism Minister of the Maldives, looked […]

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ITB Berlin: Αφίξεις και έσοδα θα κινηθούν ανοδικά για τον Ελληνικό Τουρισμό

| March 9, 2016
ITB Berlin: Αφίξεις και έσοδα θα κινηθούν ανοδικά για τον Ελληνικό Τουρισμό

”Η εκτίμηση του ΣΕΤΕ είναι ότι οι διεθνείς αφίξεις, για το σύνολο του έτους, μπορεί να ανέλθουν στα 25 εκατ. (27,5 εκατ. συμπεριλαμβανομένης και της κρουαζιέρας) από 23,5 εκατ. το 2015. Παράλληλα, εκτιμούμε ότι τα συνολικά έσοδα μπορεί να ανέλθουν στα 15 δισ. Ευρώ από 14,2 δισ. Ευρώ το 2015.

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Leonardo is changing digital marketing

| March 8, 2016
Leonardo is changing digital marketing

Leonardo Worldwide, a technology company serving the global hospitality industry on a mission to make travel suppliers more successful with software solutions that reach, engage, convert and satisfy online travel shoppers, is transforming multi-media management for hotel groups and travel websites.

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ITB Berlin provides strong economic boost to calm fears

| March 8, 2016
ITB Berlin provides strong economic boost to calm fears

Around 10,000 exhibitors from 187 countries and territories – exhibition grounds are booked up – Maldives, the official partner country of the event, presents itself as a model of sustainable tourism – European debut for robot hostess at the south entrance – ITB Berlin Convention focuses on Travel 4.0 – Travel Technology continues to expand […]

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