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  • On 18 October 2019 the most successful ITB Asia since its debut 12 years ago came to an end with more than 1,300 exhibitors and over 13,000 visitors from 132 countries and regions.

    On 18 October 2019 the most successful ITB Asia since its debut 12 years ago came to an end with more than 1,300 exhibitors and over 13,000 visitors from 132 countries and regions.

    Record attendance at ITB Asia 2019: from 16 to 18 October 2019, with 1,300 exhibitors and more than 1,250 buyers in attendance, Asia’s leading travel trade show was the most successful in its 12-year history. Over 27,000 business appointments were made ahead of the show, a 7.4 per cent increase compared with last year. Overall, with more than 13,000 visitors from 132 countries and territories, attendance at the B2B show was higher than ever.

    In order to satisfy the growing demand, ITB Asia 2019 had increased its floor space by two storeys at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre Singapore. Newcomers exhibiting there included Armenia, the Czech Republic, Malta, Russia, the Balkan states Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia, as well as regional tourism organisations from Busan in South Korea, Frankfurt and Los Angeles.

    At the same time ITB Asia’s congress programme was the most comprehensive to date. More than 260 experts representing the MICE industry, travel technology, tourist and business travel shared their expert knowledge at over 100 sessions. Global players including Booking.com, Expedia, IBM, OYO China, TripAdvisor and Tujia offered an insight into which new trends are behind the shifts in the tourism industry and are revolutionising the future of travel.

    This year, ITB Asia also launched the first MICE Show Asia. This co-event examined the rapidly growing demands of the MICE and business travel market and the impact of the digital transformation in 2020.

    Dr. Christian Göke, Chief Executive Officer of Messe Berlin: “ITB Asia has continued to grow since it debuted 12...

  • Students at the PATA Youth Symposium in Kazakhstan received valuable tips and gained insights into the world of tourism

    Students at the PATA Youth Symposium in Kazakhstan received valuable tips and gained insights into the world of tourism

    At the PATA Youth Symposium on 18 September 2019 in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, the participants learned how stories connect people all over the world. On day one of the PATA Travel Mart 2019, under the heading ’From Beginning to End: How Stories Connect Us’, 190 attendees from 11 educational establishments in Almaty and Nur-Sultan as well as international students from Malaysia, India and Canada took part in discussions. The event was organised by the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Human Capital Development Committee.

    In her paper at the event, Rika Jean-François, Commissioner for ITB Corporate Social Responsibility, Travel & Logistics - ITB Berlin, talked about the positive and negative effects of tourism around the world and looked at both ecological and social aspects. The next generation of tourism experts had to become supporters of positive change, she said. She also presented UNWTO’s sustainable development criteria.

    The Ukrainian producer and director Vasyl Khomko talked about his spectacular video project, the ’#nevertravelled Story from Kazakhstan’. This is about three old women from small villages in Kazakhstan who go on a long trip for the first time, and how the viewer sees the world through their eyes. Jason Lin, Chief of Talent, Talent Basket, Xiamen (China) and San Francisco (USA), shared his experiences as an entrepreneur with the participants, as well as tips on the best way to achieve one’s career goals in the tourism industry. It was important to keep working on one’s talent, to find out about different cultures and create a global network, he said.

    Finally, at two interactive roundtable sessions under the supervision of...

  • Seclusion – the new status symbol

    A new customer perception of luxury was one of the main topics at this year’s ITB Berlin Convention. Instead of ’bling bling’, the latest trend is exclusiveness. Around the world a number of hotels are fully catering to these demands. Here are some of the most beautiful:

    The Manta Resort on Pemba Island off the coast of Tanzania is synonymous with the idea of seclusion. Guests reside in luxurious rooms on land, or can choose floating accommodation directly on the water. The highlight is an underwater bedroom surrounded day and night by colourful fish. http://www.themantaresort.com/

    Another maritime experience, albeit totally different, is Spitbank Fort, a near-circular structure and former sea fort. Situated on England’s south coast, it features a restaurant and eight suites. Also on the premises are a lighthouse and helipod. https://solentforts.com/spitbank-fort/

    The so-called pods at the Whitepod Eco-Luxury Hotel in the Swiss canton of Valais are an altogether drier experience. They comprise a row of well-appointed hillside yurts with see-through walls which boast 360-degree views of the surrounding alpine landscape. https://www.whitepod.com/de/

    Visitors staying at Longitude 131 can enjoy priceless views of Uluru (Ayers Rock) in the Australian outback. Accommodation is in high-class tents – surrounded by the region’s characteristic red earth. Despite the remote location every luxury amenity is available. A spa and pool are among the comforts on offer as well as first-class cuisine and excellent wines....

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This group is aimed at travel trade professionals, journalist, online publicists and company communication experts wishing to discuss and learn more about tourism topics at ITB Asia and ITB Berlin. People from all over the world, those working in the travel industry and those wishing to find out about the most attractive destinations, meet at ITB Asia and ITB Berlin. Each year this combination of industry exhibition, a trade fair for the public and the world’s largest specialist convention attracts tens of thousands of visitors, exhibitors and media representatives.

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