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Germany’s Chancellor Merkel opens ITB Berlin 2013

Germany’s Chancellor Merkel opens ITB Berlin 2013

In a mood of mutual understanding and esteem, as well as humor, Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel and the Indonesian President H.E. Dr. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono opened ITB Berlin 2013 at the event held on the evening preceding the start of the show. Live … March 6, 2013
ITB Berlin is booked up

ITB Berlin is booked up

The 47th edition of the world’s largest travel trade show is fully booked up, with every available space taken inside the 26 halls on the Berlin Exhibition Grounds. Speaking at the opening press conference, Dr. Christian Goke, COO Messe Berlin, emphasized … March 6, 2013
ITB Berlin 2013 mirrors increasingly dynamic trends in global travel industry

ITB Berlin 2013 mirrors increasingly dynamic trends in global travel industry

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 … March 6, 2013
One billion tourists key to creating jobs and stimulating the economy says UNWTO Secretary General

One billion tourists key to creating jobs and stimulating the economy says UNWTO Secretary General

BERLIN, Germany - “By the end of 2012, one seventh of the world’s population will have crossed international borders as tourists in a single year,” said Mr. Rifai in his keynote speech at the official opening of ITB. This “extraordinary number” … March 7, 2012
High charges discourage smartphone use abroad

High charges discourage smartphone use abroad

BERLIN, Germany – High roaming charges, data protection concerns, or simply a lack of an Internet-compatible device - according to a recent survey, these are the reasons why many travelers reject smartphone use abroad. Together with ITB Berlin, Hochschule … October 20, 2011
ITB Berlin 2011 invitation from Bhaya Cruises

ITB Berlin 2011 invitation from Bhaya Cruises

Bhaya Cruises will be attending the international travel trade show and convention ITB Berlin 2011 from March 9 to 13, 2011. You can catch up with Bhaya Cruises at booth number 125 Hall 26A to get the latest news on their exciting new projects and offerings: … March 2, 2011
Program of Germany’s largest conference on school excursions now available online

Program of Germany’s largest conference on school excursions now available online

ITB Berlin welcomes teaching staff from around Germany to the teachers’ symposium, which takes place from March 11-12, 2010. The program is now available online at www.lehrersymposium.de . The two-day symposium counts as advanced training and is part … December 1, 2009
ITB Berlin Convention 2010: leading think tank of the global travel industry

ITB Berlin Convention 2010: leading think tank of the global travel industry

As the world’s leading travel industry platform, ITB Berlin 2010 takes a first look at a future, which in the long term will be marked by the financial and economic crisis, as well as by structural changes and changing travel behavior. One of the highlights … November 16, 2009
Mobile travel services - debut at ITB Berlin

Mobile travel services - debut at ITB Berlin

Mobile communication devices are becoming an increasingly dominant aspect of the global travel industry. Business travelers, as well as holidaymakers, carry smartphones, mobile phones, and netbooks in their hand luggage to ensure they can be reached anywhere … September 10, 2009
In focus: CSR and sustainability in the tourism-supply chain

In focus: CSR and sustainability in the tourism-supply chain

A major new development took place during this year’s ITB Berlin Convention, at the world’s leading travel show, in the form of the first comprehensive study into corporate social responsibility (CSR) in the tourism sector. ITB Berlin is once again … August 26, 2009
Absolutely inspiring! The new campaign promoting ITB Berlin

Absolutely inspiring! The new campaign promoting ITB Berlin

The campaign for ITB Berlin has been given a makeover in a development that chooses an unconventional approach to trade fair promotion. Using the slogan “Absolutely inspiring,” it presents images with an exciting visual impact that is both aesthetically … August 4, 2009
Best agers: force behind the future expansion of the tourism industry

Best agers: force behind the future expansion of the tourism industry

The German advertising industry has identified its major target group as consumers between the ages of 14 and 49 who wield significant purchasing power. However, in a few years time, the powerful travel industry will no longer conform to this pattern. … July 13, 2009
ITB Berlin 2009 – stronger than ever

ITB Berlin 2009 – stronger than ever

“More market players visited the leading platform of the international travel industry than ever before. In times of rapid structural changes and highly-competitive markets, they focused on gaining a comprehensive market overview and on new business … March 16, 2009
eTurboNews publisher honored at Skal luncheon at ITB

eTurboNews publisher honored at Skal luncheon at ITB

Skal members from more then 50 countries attended the traditional Skal luncheon, which was hosted by Skal International Berlin in connection with ITB, which just completed its final day on the fairgrounds of Messe Berlin (May 11-15). President Hulya … March 15, 2009
ITB Berlin – initial results are outstanding

ITB Berlin – initial results are outstanding

"On the first two days of the fair trade, visitor attendance at ITB equalled 2008 levels – an outstanding result when compared with other events in these times," said David Ruetz, senior manager, ITB Berlin, evaluating the initial results of the show. … March 13, 2009
Economic downturn to create new winners and losers in travel

Economic downturn to create new winners and losers in travel

Internet bookings will surge. Demand for online virtual meetings will gather pace. Domestic travel will stay stable or grow, as will demand for low-cost flights. Destinations adjacent to big travel markets will do not so bad. Long-haul travel will fall … March 13, 2009
Swiss hotel manager Emanuel Berger receives

Swiss hotel manager Emanuel Berger receives "Golden Globe" badge of honor

On Friday, March 13, Emanuel Berger will receive the “Golden Globe” from ITB Berlin. The Swiss hotelier has been exhibiting at ITB Berlin without a break since the early 1970s. When Emanuel Berger took over as manager of the Grand Hotel Victoria-Jungfrau … March 13, 2009
ITB Berlin dailies now online

ITB Berlin dailies now online

Sixty-five pages and packed with information… Starting now, journalists can get the latest information on the most important trends and highlights at ITB Berlin directly from the Internet. The dailies can be downloaded at www..messe-berlin.de/vip8_1/website/Internet/Internet/www.itb-berlin/englisch/Media_Centre/Publications/index.html. Among … March 13, 2009
Federal Minister of Economics zu Guttenberg to open ITB Berlin 2009

Federal Minister of Economics zu Guttenberg to open ITB Berlin 2009

This year’s fair welcomes a celebrity guest: Federal Minister of Economics and Technology Dr. Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg will be opening this year’s ITB Berlin. The opening ceremonies of ITB Berlin 2009 will take place on the eve of the first day … March 7, 2009
Entire ITB Berlin on a mobile phone – free of charge

Entire ITB Berlin on a mobile phone – free of charge

A new feature for visitors to this year’s ITB Berlin is a guide to the fair, which is available on their mobile phones: the ITB Mobile Guide – provided by GIATA & TOURIAS – will make it easy for them to find their way around the Berlin Exhibition … March 7, 2009
ITB Berlin opening press conference goes live online

ITB Berlin opening press conference goes live online

A mouseclick is all you need to witness the ITB opening press conference live, wherever you are. On Tuesday, March 10, 2009, the opening conference of ITB Berlin will be going live online for the first time. Journalists can also take an active part in … March 5, 2009
Poland – the official partner country of ITB Berlin 2011

Poland – the official partner country of ITB Berlin 2011

In 2011, the focus at ITB Berlin will be on Poland, the partner country of the show. On Tuesday, March 3, 2009 in Berlin, Rafal Szmytke, president of the Polish Tourism Organisation, and, representing Messe Berlin, Dr. Martin Buck, director Competence … March 4, 2009
ITB Berlin invitation from AMAWATERWAYS

ITB Berlin invitation from AMAWATERWAYS

CHATSWORTH, CA - Award-winning river cruise line AMAWATERWAYS is inviting ITB Berlin attendees to visit the AMAWATERWAYS booth (Hall 25/171) during the world-renowned trade show that takes place March 11-15, 2009. River cruising is one of the fastest-growing … March 4, 2009
Discussion with the press: children’s and youth travel as a place for learning

Discussion with the press: children’s and youth travel as a place for learning

Some significant anniversaries are being celebrated in the youth travel sector at ITB Berlin. It is now 20 years since the Berlin Wall fell, the Youth Travel Centre is ten years old, and the YIG Germany pavilion has been in existence for five years. YIG … March 3, 2009
Bloggers’ Summit attracts increased interest at ITB Berlin

Bloggers’ Summit attracts increased interest at ITB Berlin

Now in its second year, the Bloggers Summit Workshops being organized in the context of the PhoCusWright@ITB conference (a highly successful part of the ITB Convention for the past three years) looks like it is becoming one of the most popular events … March 2, 2009
Dynamic developments in the travel technology section at ITB Berlin 2009

Dynamic developments in the travel technology section at ITB Berlin 2009

BERLIN - In times of economic crisis, playful innovations are likely to be the main victims. The focus is shifting in travel technology, too. In the short term, experts anticipate attention being directed towards applications that will help reduce costs … February 27, 2009
Travelers eager to experience adventure

Travelers eager to experience adventure

The market for expeditions and adventure travel is booming. “Travelers are after something different,” is how David Ruetz, senior manager ITB Berlin, commented on this trend. “Everyone wants to experience something nowadays – adventure travel … February 23, 2009
ITB Supply: effective platform for suppliers to the tourism industry

ITB Supply: effective platform for suppliers to the tourism industry

BERLIN – In 2009, the ITB Supply is being staged for the fourth year and is already well established as a major segment of ITB Berlin. This year 35 exhibitors will be presenting innovations in the product groups of hotel fittings, sales promotion and … February 13, 2009
ITB Berlin: fully booked

ITB Berlin: fully booked

BERLIN – Fully booked! In 2009 ITB Berlin will provide impressive confirmation of its significance as the global travel industry's leading trade show. From March 11-15, 2009, the fair management is expecting some 11,000 exhibiting companies and organizations … February 4, 2009
Travel to and from Europe to contract slightly in 2009

Travel to and from Europe to contract slightly in 2009

BERLIN – The number of tourists visiting European destinations in 2009 is expected to contract slightly and, given the current economic environment, things could get worse. However, Europeans earning in euro who retain their jobs in the economic slump … February 2, 2009
PhoCusWright@ITB Berlin: using e-business and travel technology to gain a competitive edge

PhoCusWright@ITB Berlin: using e-business and travel technology to gain a competitive edge

BERLIN – “Expanding E-Travel Across Europe” is the overarching theme of the Travel Technology Conference, which will be held on March 12, 2009 using English as the conference language. The program has been drawn up by PhoCusWright from the USA, … January 30, 2009
Widening gap between rich and poor affects holiday travel

Widening gap between rich and poor affects holiday travel

BERLIN - Holiday plans and travel trends are increasingly mirroring the social divisions between rich and poor. According to ITB Berlin – the travel industry’s leading trade show – the fallout from the global economic and financial crisis will tend … January 6, 2009
ITB Berlin convention market trends & innovations: Pisa Forum confirms that the recovery could start within 12 months

ITB Berlin convention market trends & innovations: Pisa Forum confirms that the recovery could start within 12 months

BERLIN - “Our challenge is to see through the pressures of today and prepare for a different world,” said Rolf Freitag, president & CEO of IPK International in his summing up at the close of IPK’s annual World Travel Monitor Forum held on November … November 17, 2008
ITB Berlin: Findings of the World Travel Trends Report 2008 now available on the internet

ITB Berlin: Findings of the World Travel Trends Report 2008 now available on the internet

ITB Berlin 2009 11 to 15 March 2009 PRESS RELEASE ITB Berlin Convention Market Trends & Innovations: Findings of the World Travel Trends Report 2008 now available on the internet Berlin, 17 April 2008 – Rising fuel costs and aviation taxes, fluctuating … April 17, 2008
ITB Berlin Closing Report - Correction

ITB Berlin Closing Report - Correction

ITB Berlin: Substantial increases despite strikes at airports and in public transport More trade visitors from all over the world – ITB Berlin Convention a major attraction with 11,000 participants (+ 25 per cent) – Partner country Dominican Republic … March 12, 2008
Measures by ITB Berlin to minimise effects of transport strike

Measures by ITB Berlin to minimise effects of transport strike

ITB Berlin is undertaking a number of measures to assist visitors arriving at the world’s leading travel trade show. S-Bahn rail services not initially affected. No need to panic: after the announcement of a warning strike due to begin on Wednesday, … March 5, 2008
ITB Berlin is setting records and is fully booked:11,147 exhibiting companies from 186 countries.

ITB Berlin is setting records and is fully booked:11,147 exhibiting companies from 186 countries.

Leading trade show of global travel industry even stronger - Focus on its partner country, the Dominican Republic - New: "Economy Accommodation" segment and ADAC tourism forum - Up-to-the-minute convention topics on sustainability, emissions trading … March 4, 2008
Silver Albatross for the ITB Berlin

Silver Albatross for the ITB Berlin

COTAL honours the commitment shown to Latin America by the leading trade show for the worldwide travel industry The Confederation of Latin American Tourism Organisations has awarded its silver “Albatross” to the ITB Berlin. Representing Messe … December 3, 2007

ITB Convention Market Trends & Innovations on course for success

“At the ITB Berlin 2007 the ITB Convention Market Trends & Innovations again fully justified its role as the travel industry’s think tank “, concluded Professor Dr. Roland Conrady, scientific director of the ITB Convention Market … May 9, 2007



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