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Headline news from ITB Berlin: ITB Berlin - Springboard for South American start-ups

08/28/2017
The Social Media Newsroom of ITB Berlin provides regular online updates at newsroom.itb-berlin.de/en from the World’s leading Travel Trade Show®. The perfect way to achieve success: with the ‘Travelups! Startup Challenge’ on 31 October 2017 at the Feria Internacional de Turismo de América Latina (FIT) in Buenos Aires, Argentina’s start-up community will be recognising South American travel industry start-ups. The winner will receive a comprehensive exhibitor package for the eTravel World at ITB Berlin 2018. The Travel Technology segment at the World’s Leading Travel Trade Show® gives start-ups access to the global market and a chance to showcase their innovations to professionals from around the world. South American start-ups have time until 18 September 2017 to enter the ’Travelups Startup Challenge’ with their innovations and ideas. A selection will be made based on three criteria: technology, sustainability and user-friendliness. After the jury has made its choice the ten best companies will compete in the challenge at FIT in Buenos Aires. In its role as a major global brand, ITB is represented at FIT (28 to 31 October 2017) on its own stand (no. 2022) with ITB Berlin, ITB Asia and ITB China. For more information read on: ITB Berlin: Springboard for South American start-ups About ITB Berlin and the ITB Berlin Convention ITB Berlin 2018 will take place from Wednesday to Sunday, 7 to 11 March. From Wednesday to Friday ITB Berlin is open to trade visitors only. ITB Berlin is the World’s Leading Travel Trade Show. In 2017 a total of 10,000 companies and organizations from 184 countries exhibited their products and services to around 169,000 visitors, who included 109,000 trade visitors. Parallel with the show the ITB Berlin Convention, the largest event of its kind, will be held from Wednesday, 7 to Saturday, 10 March 2018. Admission to the ITB Berlin Convention is free for trade visitors and exhibitors. More details are available at www.itb-berlin.com , www.itb-convention.com and at ITB Social Media Newsroom . You may obtain your accreditation for ITB Berlin 2018 from November 2017 at www.itb-berlin.com/Press/Accreditation/ . Join the ITB Press Network at www.linkedin.com . Become a fan of ITB Berlin at www.facebook.com/ITBBerlin . Follow ITB Berlin on www.twitter.com/ITB_Berlin . Get the latest updates from the Social Media Newsroom at newsroom.itb-berlin.de/en . You can find press releases on the internet at www.itb-berlin.com under the section heading Press / Press Releases. Make use of our information service and subscribe to our RSS feeds .

Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels cooperates with ITB BookAwards

08/24/2017
In the future, ITB Berlin will award the ITB BookAwards in cooperation with Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels (the German Publishers and Booksellers Association). This new concept means the travel publication awards will receive valuable exposure through marketing and communications support. For example, they will become part of the Börsenverein book marketing campaign entitled ‘JETZT EIN BUCH!’. Furthermore, two representatives of the book industry have agreed to act as patrons of the awards: Lothar Wekel from the publisher Verlagshaus Römerweg and Martin Riethmüller from the RavensBuch bookstore. A new category has been established under the heading of the ITB BookAwards: the ‘Frankfurt Book Fair Guest of Honour’. This award will be presented by the jury of the ITB BookAwards at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2018. Every year, an independent jury presents awards honouring outstanding travel and tourism publications. The presentation of the ITB BookAwards 2018 will take place at the Palais am Funkturm on Friday, 9 March 2018 at 4 p.m.. About ITB Berlin and the ITB Berlin Convention ITB Berlin 2018 will take place from Wednesday to Sunday, 7 to 11 March. From Wednesday to Friday ITB Berlin is open to trade visitors only. ITB Berlin is the World’s Leading Travel Trade Show. In 2017 a total of 10,000 companies and organizations from 184 countries exhibited their products and services to around 169,000 visitors, who included 109,000 trade visitors. Parallel with the show the ITB Berlin Convention, the largest event of its kind, will be held from Wednesday, 7 to Saturday, 10 March 2018. Admission to the ITB Berlin Convention is free for trade visitors and exhibitors. More details are available at www.itb-berlin.com , www.itb-convention.com and at ITB Social Media Newsroom . About Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels e.V. Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels (the German Publishers and Booksellers Association) represents the interests of Germany's book industry in the political and public spheres. Founded in 1825, it currently has roughly 5,000 members, including booksellers, publishers, wholesalers and other media companies. Börsenverein runs the annual Frankfurt Book Fair, awards the annual Peace Prize of the German Book Trade and the German Book Prize and works continuously to foster reading and to defend the right to freedom of expression. Contact – Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels e.V.: Thomas Koch Press and Public Relations director / press spokesman Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels e.V. Braubachstrasse 16 D-60311 Frankfurt am Main T: +49 69 13 06 29 3 www.boersenverein.de | www.facebook.com/boersenverein You may obtain your accreditation for ITB Berlin 2018 from November 2017 at www.itb-berlin.com/Press/Accreditation/ . Join the ITB Press Network at www.linkedin.com . Become a fan of ITB Berlin at www.facebook.com/ITBBerlin . Follow ITB Berlin on www.twitter.com/ITB_Berlin . Get the latest updates from the Social Media Newsroom at newsroom.itb-berlin.de/en . You can find press releases on the internet at www.itb-berlin.com under the section heading Press / Press Releases. Make use of our information service and subscribe to our RSS feeds .

Debut for ITB Berlin’s LGBT Academy in Japan

08/17/2017
On 23 and 24 August 2017 the World’s leading Travel Trade Show ® will host two workshops on lesbian and gay travel in Tokyo and Kyoto For the first time in Japan, the Land of the Rising Sun, ITB Berlin will host an LGBT Academy with two workshops in a row on lesbian and gay travel. On 23 August 2017 the World’s leading Travel Trade Show ® will invite participants to a half-day event in Tokyo, and a day later visitors can find out more about the globally expanding LGBT market in the Imperial City of Kyoto. Important partners of the workshops include Kyoto Convention & Visitors Bureau , Hotel Granvia Kyoto , the Japanese publisher Ohta Publications , All Nippon Airways , Out Japan , Out Asia Travel and The Capitol Hotel Tokyu . Other sponsors include the Japan Association of Travel Agents JATA , the Japan Hotel Association Kyoto Branch and IGLTA , the world's leading global travel network dedicated to connecting and educating LGBT travelers. ITB Berlin’s CSR officer Rika Jean-Francois will welcome the guests. ITB Berlin is a strong supporter of human rights in tourism, both of travelers and local residents. Thomas Bömkes will introduce the LGBT segment of ITB Berlin. As general manager of Diversity Tourism in Munich he is also advises the trade show on LGBT matters. He will be followed by Tom Roth, president of Community Marketing in San Francisco who, taking current market surveys, best practices and case studies into account, will show how companies and regions can actively attract LGBT tourism. Other scheduled events include the presentation of the 2nd UNWTO Global Report on LGBT Tourism, which besides many other international examples, notes ITB Berlin’s role as the leading trade show for this market. Visitors can also gain an insight into the work of IGLTA Japan, into case studies by Hornet Media, who specialize in gay social networks, and Gay Travel Nepal. Q&A panel discussions will round off the events in Tokyo and Kyoto respectively. About ITB Berlin and the ITB Berlin Convention ITB Berlin 2018 will take place from Wednesday to Sunday, 7 to 11 March. From Wednesday to Friday ITB Berlin is open to trade visitors only. ITB Berlin is the World’s Leading Travel Trade Show. In 2017 a total of 10,000 companies and organizations from 184 countries exhibited their products and services to around 169,000 visitors, who included 109,000 trade visitors. Parallel with the show the ITB Berlin Convention, the largest event of its kind, will be held from Wednesday, 7 to Saturday, 10 March 2018. Admission to the ITB Berlin Convention is free for trade visitors and exhibitors. More details are available at www.itb-berlin.com , www.itb-convention.com and at ITB Social Media Newsroom . You may obtain your accreditation for ITB Berlin 2018 from November 2017 at www.itb-berlin.com/Press/Accreditation/ . Join the ITB Press Network at www.linkedin.com . Become a fan of ITB Berlin at www.facebook.com/ITBBerlin . Follow ITB Berlin on www.twitter.com/ITB_Berlin . Get the latest updates from the Social Media Newsroom at newsroom.itb-berlin.de/en . You can find press releases on the internet at www.itb-berlin.com under the section heading Press / Press Releases. Make use of our information service and subscribe to our RSS feeds .

ITB Berlin launches marketing alliance with world’s largest Halal tourism trade show in Abu Dhabi

06/02/2017
ITB Berlin has announced a marketing alliance with International Travel Week Abu Dhabi (ITW), securing its involvement in the United Arab Emirates. The event is the fastest-growing travel trade show in the Middle East. Following its debut in 2015 it is due to take place for the second time at the ADNEC Exhibition Centre. On 25 and 26 November 2017, the event will be open to both trade and public visitors. ITB Berlin’s involvement includes numerous marketing and promotional activities. ITW Abu Dhabi is the world’s only trade show to specialise in the needs of the Muslim travel market. The show features a total of five tourism segments and conferences, each targeting a specific audience. They include Halal Tourism, as well as Medical, Shopping, Sports and Family Friendly Tourism. Wonderful Indonesia , the Indonesian Tourist Board, will be the main sponsor in the second year of the event. The Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority and Convention Bureau , are the event’s host destination partners. ITW Abu Dhabi will also feature a comprehensive Hosted Buyer programme. According to David Ruetz, head of ITB Berlin, “With its rapid growth and by specialising in Halal tourism, an increasingly important segment, ITW Abu Dhabi is certain to become a major player in the global travel market. We greatly look forward to assisting our colleagues in the Emirates with their marketing and promotional activities.“ “The partnership with the world’s most recognised travel trade show is a huge boost to the ambitions and potential of the event in Abu Dhabi“, Andy Buchanan, spokesman for ITW Abu Dhabi, added. “The main sponsors and other organisations supporting International Travel Week Abu Dhabi are delighted with this news.“ The Muslim tourism market continues to be one of the fastest-growing segments in the global travel industry. According to the MasterCard Crescent Rating Global Muslim Travel Index 2016 , in 2015 the market registered 117 million travellers from this religious group. Experts even forecast that by 2020 the market will reach 168 million, with overall spending by Muslim travellers in the region of 200 billion US dollars. For more information on the International Travel Week Abu Dhabi please visit www.itwabudhabi.com or send an email to andy@itwabudhabi.com. About ITB Berlin and the ITB Berlin Convention ITB Berlin 2018 will take place from Wednesday to Sunday, 7 to 11 March. From Wednesday to Friday ITB Berlin is open to trade visitors only. ITB Berlin is the World’s Leading Travel Trade Show. In 2017 a total of 10,000 companies and organisations from 184 countries exhibited their products and services to around 169,000 visitors, who included 109,000 trade visitors. Parallel with the show the ITB Berlin Convention, the largest event of its kind, will be held from Wednesday, 7 to Saturday, 10 March 2018. Admission to the ITB Berlin Convention is free for trade visitors and exhibitors. More details are available at www.itb-berlin.com , www.itb-convention.com and at ITB Social Media Newsroom . You may obtain your accreditation for ITB Berlin 2018 from November 2017 at www.itb-berlin.com/Press/Accreditation/ . Join the ITB Press Network at www.linkedin.com . Become a fan of ITB Berlin at www.facebook.com/ITBBerlin . Follow ITB Berlin on www.twitter.com/ITB_Berlin . Get the latest updates from the Social Media Newsroom at newsroom.itb-berlin.de/en . You can find press releases on the internet at www.itb-berlin.com under the section heading Press / Press Releases. Make use of our information service and subscribe to our RSS feeds .

Malaysia: Official Partner Country of ITB Berlin 2019

05/11/2017
Malaysia and World’s Leading Travel Trade Show® announce an official partnership for 2019 edition The Malaysian Ministry of Tourism and Culture and ITB Berlin have announced that the South East Asian nation will be the show’s Official Partner Country in 2019. Announcing the reasoning behind the country’s choice of year, YB Dato' Seri Mohamed Nazri bin Abdul Aziz, Minister of Tourism and Culture for Malaysia explained, “Our long-term target is to achieve 36 million tourist arrivals and RM168 billion (Euro 37.1 billion) in receipts by the year 2020, based on the Malaysia Tourism Transformation Plan. Building up to this year will be very much like a ‘crescendo’, which is why we wanted to plan a major partnership with ITB Berlin in 2019.” The Minister signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) solidifying the partnership during an informal ceremony at ITB Berlin 2017. Then, along with Head of ITB Berlin, David Ruetz, at a ceremony at ITB China on 11 May 2017, the signing of the official contract took place at 11am. “Malaysia has had a very serious presence at ITB Berlin for many years, and we have been very impressed by the development of this nation’s tourism offering. While negotiations are still under way with several “suitors” for the 2018 edition – and the partner will be announced shortly, we are happy to work on this longer-term plan with our Malaysian friends,” said David Ruetz, Head of ITB Berlin from Messe Berlin. YB Dato' Seri Mohamed Nazri bin Abdul Aziz, Minister of Tourism and Culture for Malaysia added, “ITB Berlin is truly a global platform from which we can give our message to the world like no other. This will strongly underline our sustainable tourism strategy, which we believe will be key to the future of our nation, its people and our economy in the long term. This partnership also serves to underline the strong ties between Malaysia and Europe, and our firm will to take this wonderful relationship to an even higher level.” The 2019 Official Partner Country project is part of a much broader plan by Malaysia to increase awareness of the natural and human assets of the country over the next years. Kinabalu National Park and Gunung Mulu National Park in Malaysian Borneo and George Town cities and the archaeological heritage of the Lenggong Valley are four of the UNESCO designated World Heritage sites in Malaysia that will be highlighted. By the same token, the incredible variety of cultures and peoples that one encounters while travelling from one part of Malaysia to another are a key to the attractiveness of the destination. As the partner country of ITB Berlin 2019 Malaysia will organise the opening ceremony on 6 March 2019 in the CityCube Berlin. From 7 to 11 March 2019 at ITB Berlin, Malaysia will fascinate visitors with a colourful programme of events. About ITB Berlin and the ITB Berlin Convention ITB Berlin 2018 will take place from Wednesday to Sunday, 7 to 11 March. From Wednesday to Friday ITB Berlin is open to trade visitors only. ITB Berlin is the World’s Leading Travel Trade Show. In 2017 a total of 10,000 companies and organisations from 184 countries exhibited their products and services to around 169,000 visitors, who included 109,000 trade visitors. Parallel with the show the ITB Berlin Convention, the largest event of its kind, will be held from Wednesday, 7 to Saturday, 10 March 2018. Admission to the ITB Berlin Convention is free for trade visitors and exhibitors. More details are available at www.itb-berlin.com , www.itb-convention.com and at ITB Social Media Newsroom . You may obtain your accreditation for ITB Berlin 2018 from November 2017 at www.itb-berlin.com/Press/Accreditation/ . Join the ITB Press Network at www.linkedin.com . Become a fan of ITB Berlin at www.facebook.com/ITBBerlin . Follow ITB Berlin on www.twitter.com/ITB_Berlin . Get the latest updates from the Social Media Newsroom at newsroom.itb-berlin.de/en . You can find press releases on the internet at www.itb-berlin.com under the section heading Press / Press Releases. Make use of our information service and subscribe to our RSS feeds .