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 They have signed their work contract but have difficulty finding somewhere to live: this is the challenge that many employees face when they take on the job of their dreams in another city. Sunny Cars (www.sunnycars.de), a car hire company and long-stand

A car hire company in the role of real estate manager: Sunny Cars is offering its employees affordable housing

A car hire company in the role of real estate manager: Sunny Cars is offering its employees affordable housing

They have signed their work contract but have difficulty finding somewhere to live: this is the challenge that many employees face when they take on the job of their dreams in another city. Sunny Cars (www.sunnycars.de), a car hire company and long-standing exhibitor at ITB Berlin, has found the solution with an employee residence.

Since June 2018 the company has...

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Rika Jean Francois, the CSR commissioner of ITB Berlin, has been newly appointed to the board of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) and on behalf of the World’s Largest Travel Trade Show took part as a speaker in the annual global conference of

ITB Berlin sets the tone again at the sustainable tourism conference of the GSTC

Rika Jean Francois, the CSR commissioner of ITB Berlin, has been newly appointed to the board of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) and on behalf of the World’s Largest Travel Trade Show took part as a speaker in the annual global conference of the GSTC on the Azores.

Sustainability, climate change and environmental protection have always been matters of great importance to ITB Berlin, not just since the Fridays for Future movement. With its involvement in numerous initiatives the World’s Leading Travel Trade Show has...

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New speed dating format for media representatives at ITB Berlin 2020

First-hand storytelling: New speed dating format for media representatives at ITB Berlin 2020

In 2020, for the first time, ITB Berlin is hosting a special event for media representatives and exhibitors to start exciting new cooperation and share their stories.

Moscow is the official Media & Blogger Speed Dating Sponsor of ITB Berlin 2020.

With the extension of the well-established event format ITB Berlin provides a free service bringing together registered exhibitors, media representatives and travel bloggers at one spot.

Accredited representatives of the media...

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Oman: A combination of breathtaking natural beauty and a kaleidoscope of historical events and legends

Oman: A combination of breathtaking natural beauty and a kaleidoscope of historical events and legends

Without any high rise buildings or mass tourism: This quality destination on the Arabian peninsula with an outstanding range of attractions has a vibrant culture that is more than 5,000 years old, and is described by Germany’s largest tour operator TUI as “safe and easy to visit”.

Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said has brought the land of his forefathers into the modern day at astonishing speed. Strongly influenced by the years spent studying in Europe, on taking over as head of state in the early 1970s he acknowledged his responsibility for...

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Pincamp aims to start up a booking platform by the end of the year

Travel IT: The winner of the VIR start up competition "Sprungbrett 2019" lets users book camping holidays

Pincamp aims to start up a booking platform by the end of the year

Since it set up in November 2018 Pincamp, the winner of the VIR Innovation Award 2019, the competition for tourism startups, has been working hard to ensure that users can book camping holidays – initially in Germany, to be followed by neighbouring European countries popular with campers. The booking platform is to go online soon. Pincamp is the camping website of the motoring organisation ADAC. In early 2020 Pincamp is due to expand onto its first foreign market – Switzerland.

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Dark tourism is trending

Destinations like Chernobyl attract more and more travellers from all over the world. But what is the fascination about the “dark”? In an interview Dr. Philip Stone, Executive Director, Institute of Dark Tourism Research (iDRT) at the University of Central Lancashire, Preston, England, talks about this phenomenon.

Dr. Stone, what’s the fascination about “dark tourism”?

In many ways, the term ‘dark tourism’ is simply an academic typology to denote travel to sites of death and disaster. That said, the fascination is inherent in our desire to witness sites of...

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The sultanate is a fascinating destination. According to a survey by German tour operators ahead of ITB Berlin 2020, organisers praise the lifestyle and culture of a country that does not appeal to mass tourism.

Oman: Arabian land of smiles

The sultanate is a fascinating destination. According to a survey by German tour operators ahead of ITB Berlin 2020, organisers praise the lifestyle and culture of a country that does not appeal to mass tourism.

The product managers polled were unanimous in their praise for the warmth and relaxed nature of the Omanis, who in their openness and friendliness towards travellers make them feel welcome and “somehow a little bit at home“, says Jana Hake of SKR Reisen. They all agree that this “place where one can truly relax“, with its “charm of the unknown“, is waiting...

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Saxony and Russia are to date the only exhibitors to present their tourism services at ITB Berlin, ITB Asia, ITB China and ITB India. In an interview, Veronika Hiebl, managing director of Tourismus Marketing Gesellschaft Saxony mbH (TMGS), and Wolfgang Gä

Saxony as a tourism destination is represented at all four ITBs

Saxony and Russia are to date the only exhibitors to present their tourism services at ITB Berlin, ITB Asia, ITB China and ITB India. In an interview, Veronika Hiebl, managing director of Tourismus Marketing Gesellschaft Saxony mbH (TMGS), and Wolfgang Gärtner, head of Foreign Marketing at TMGS, explain how important it is for Saxony as a tourism destination to participate in four ITBs, and what its focus will be as the partner country of ITB Berlin 2021.

As a tourism destination, why is it so important...

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Latest surveys and average statistics for camping sites

Germany’s camping market is booming

Latest surveys and average  statistics for camping sites

In the summer of 2019, in order to gain a more recent overview of the camping market and its economic importance for Germany as a travel destination, the tourism research organisation Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Institut für Fremdenverkehr (dwif) and GfK published their findings based on a 2018 caravan holiday survey. In its ’Camping Compass 2019’, the ADAC’s camping platform Pincamp has information on the average travel behaviour of German holiday campers.

“Camping...

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Were it not for the fact that Oman has been in the catalogues of German tour operators for decades, against the backdrop of the current climate debate and talk about authentic travel and sustainability one might think they had only just discovered this tr

Oman: A land of smiles that amazes visitors

Were it not for the fact that Oman has been in the catalogues of German tour operators for decades, against the backdrop of the current climate debate and talk about authentic travel and sustainability one might think they had only just discovered this travel destination. Product managers are unanimous in their praise for the partner country of ITB. In response to questions ahead of ITB Berlin 2020 they all describe Oman as a premium destination exuding, in the words of Heiko Blattler, Gebeco’s Orient/North Africa manager, the “charm of the unknown.” That is what makes the...

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