30 days leave to go on a world tour - A fascinating online panel presents the popular travel podcast
In their World Tour travel podcast Adrian Klie and Christoph Streicher talk about how one can see the world with one’s own eyes without giving up one’s job or taking out a bank loan. The two are neither dropouts nor professional travel bloggers. They still work full-time in their regular jobs and make do with 30 days leave. That way, they have already travelled 100 countries together. A video of the presentation (only available in German) as well as others, plus all discussions and forums can be found on the new website at...more
ITB’s brand new Spotify playlist with its travel-themed tunes lets stay-at-home listeners long for the big wide world
Music brings people together even in times of coronavirus lockdown
These are extraordinary times in which we are all victims of a global crisis of unforeseen dimensions. All the more uplifting then to see how inspiring projects, initiatives and activities are springing up out of nowhere, created by communities, businesses, artists and members of the general public. An increasing number of artists are broadcasting...
In his lecture Florian Bauhuber talks about the future of tourism and the current situation regarding AI.
When one talks about what will most impact the industry in the years to come the discussion usually turns to AI. In his online lecture on ITB.com Florian Bauhuber of the digital consultancy Tourismus Zukunft assessed the current situation. It was the major global players, among them giants such as Google and Booking.com, who were mainly pushing AI development, he said. However, the main driver was not Silicon Valley, but increasingly Asia
ITB Virtual Convention: The right approach to dealing with the coronavirus Eran Ketter describes the impact of the virus and what measures destinations can take.
No topic has dominated the public discourse in recent months as much as the coronavirus. New challenges are confronting the tourism industry daily and new questions are constantly arising as to how to deal with the situation. At the ITB Virtual Convention Eran Ketter, adviser and tourism coach, who specialises in crisis situations, gave a presentation on the ‘Coronavirus outbreak: Effects on global tourism and successful recovery and resilience measures’ and ways of dealing with the pandemic. A video of the presentation as well as others, plus all discussions and forums...more
Brand experts and technology providers discuss hotel identities at the forum on ’Rebuilding and shaping hotel brands’
The focus of the online discussion about ’Rebuilding and shaping hotel brands’ was on how hotels can establish a recognisable, special brand and thereby improve their market standing. ITB and the Hospitality Industry Club were the hosts of this virtual forum. Alexander Schuster of 25hours Hotel Company, Dr. Michael Toedt of Dailypoint and David Turnbull of techtalk.travel responded to questions from the moderator Sebastien Loeitner of Cloudbeds...
“Which trends, technologies and developments do you need to know and how to combine in order to be successful in the future?“ That was the topic of the keynote speech by Nils Müller, CEO of TrendOne, at the Virtual ITB Convention.
“Welcome to a journey into the future“, said Nils Müller addressing his online viewers at the ITB Virtual Convention. In his keynote speech on the ’Top 8 Trends in Tourism & Travel’ he offered a glimpse of the trends, technologies and developments that will shape success in the future. The CEO of TrendOne identified ...more
itb.com is online now and open to everyone – An English-language 365-day platform for networking and content – ITB Virtual Convention from 5 to 11 March 2020 with more than 20 exclusive live streams and videos on demand
Despite its cancellation this year, ITB is offering digital services 365 days a year by launching itb.com (www.bit.ly/2IkpHrB). The World’s Leading Travel Trade Show is establishing a completely new networking platform for the world’s travel industry. This global website spans a bridge between...more
ITB Berlin 2020 will not take place. Due to the rapid spread of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) the Federal Ministry of Health and the Federal Ministry of Economics have stated their opinion that ITB Berlin be cancelled. This evening at 1827 hrs, the responsible health authority of the district of Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf in Berlin imposed significantly tighter restrictions on holding the event. Among its requirements the authority stipulated that each participant would need to prove to Messe Berlin that they were not from a designated risk area or had not been in...more
Special International Women’s Day event: 2nd ITC SheTrades Workshop in partnership with ITB Berlin. Register now!
In order to mark International Women’s Day on Sunday, 8 March, the SheTrades initiative of the International Trade Center (ITC) and ITB Berlin are extending an invitation to a workshop at the Palais am Funkturm (Hall 19) on Friday, 6 March from 1 to 2.30 p.m. The seminar under the heading ’Empowering women through tourism worldwide’ will gather women from around the world who either are or intend to become socially-oriented...
Once upon a time it was weighed up in gold. Now frankincense is a sought-after souvenir.
The Three Kings knew the right thing to do. At least Balthazar did. For it was he who brought Baby Jesus a gift of frankincense to his manger in Bethlehem. In Oman the resin continues to play an important role. At the turn of the millennium UNESCO declared Oman the ’Land of Frankincense’ and a World Cultural Heritage Site.
For many centuries frankincense was a sought-after treasure which was literally...more