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.
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...more
ITB Berlin partners with Connect Thrive Summit
ITB Berlin recently showed its colours at an important LGBT+ event with its involvement in the Connect Thrive Summit. This event, whose focus is on the North American market, gathered leading players from the travel, sports and entertainment industries in the US, Canada and Central America and took place for the first time in early October in San Francisco, California. Representing ITB Berlin was Thomas Bömkes, founder and managing director of Diversity Tourism, who has been a consultant to the show in...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
Frankfurt/Berlin– For the second time, together with Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels and the Frankfurt Book Fair, which will be taking place from 16 to 20 October 2019, ITB Berlin will be honouring ITB Book Award winners in the category ’Frankfurt Book Fair Guest of Honour 2019 – Norway’.
The awards ceremony will take place on Wednesday, 16 October 2019, from 3 to approx. 3.30 p.m. at the Pavilion of the Guest of Honour/Norway, Forum, Level 1, Stage 2 (Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage 1, 60327 Frankfurt am Main)
The award-winning authors and...more
The charm of the Orient has been preserved in the capital of Oman.
Muscat is different. In the capital of Oman it is not skyscrapers with their sleek architecture that set the tone, but buildings of no more than eight stories, many in historical styles. The picture is completed by ultra-modern structures – hospitals, malls, administrative and office buildings, the only opera house in the Gulf States, and the capital city’s new airport, which opened in March 2018. Visitors frequently praise the successful juxtaposition of old and new. The...more
Partner event of ITB Berlin announces first highlights of the event
From 6 to 8 March 2020 the Berlin Travel Festival will be taking place for the third time at Arena Berlin. Visitors to the partner event of ITB Berlin can look forward to a wide range of change-makers, brands and industry insiders and find out about travel trends now and in the future. This event, which is taking place in Berlin Kreuzberg, targets a new generation of travellers who can relate closely to sustainability, adventure and new media. Exhibitors scheduled to take part include destinations...more
The Micronesian island country is a pioneer in terms of quality, environmental protection and sustainability in tourism. As of 2020 Palau will be the first tourist destination to ban the sale and use of sunscreen products containing toxic chemicals.
The Pacific island paradise of Palau is a pioneer where sustainability and environmental protection are concerned. At this year’s ITB Berlin the island nation was presented with the coveted ITB Earth Award for its...more