Tag: Meetings and Events in Berlin

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

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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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

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

Visionary Travel Companies and Destination Leaders Honored During United Nations International Year for Sustainable Tourism

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ITB Berlin 2017 maintains its strong appeal

| March 7, 2017
ITB Berlin 2017 maintains its strong appeal

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

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

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

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

 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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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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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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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Emirates Returns to ILA Berlin Air Show 2016

| May 30, 2016
Emirates Returns to ILA Berlin Air Show 2016

Flagship A380 Aircraft to be Showcased

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Associations World Congress organiser announces new brand name

| April 11, 2016
Associations World Congress organiser announces new brand name

 Damian Hutt, Executive Director of Associations Network which organises the Associations World Congress, today announces the organisation has changed its name to the Society of Association Executives to better reflect the organisation’s service level of a professional society.

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easyJet stations tenth aircraft in Berlin

| April 5, 2016
easyJet stations tenth aircraft in Berlin

New routes from Schönefeld to Bordeaux, Toulouse, Priština and Catania

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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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International and European Association Awards announces shortlist

| March 15, 2016
International and European Association Awards announces shortlist

Associations Network has, 11th March, announced the shortlist for the International and European Association Awards which recognise excellence in leadership, development and service across global membership organisations.

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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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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 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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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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