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ITB Berlin has started selling tickets for the first Travel Film Night in late summer

In an open-air setting, films about the urge to travel

ITB Berlin has started selling tickets for the first Travel Film Night in late summer

Curtain up for the urge to travel: With the Travel Film Night by ITB the world’s leading travel trade show is celebrating a movie premiere. “On the path of hidden gems” on the evening of 3 September features travel videos made by enthusiastic travelholics and aimed at like-minded people. This cinematic event is taking place outdoors at Berlin’s popular Rehberge open-air cinema. Audiences can look forward to two and a half hours of movie enjoyment in delightful surroundings. Various...

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ITB Asia 2019: Kongressprogramm unter dem Motto „Bold Thoughts, Bold Moves“

ITB Asia presents the most wide-ranging conference programme in its 12-year history

More than 260 leading speakers at over 100 sessions – more than ever before. At this year’s ITB Asia Conference industry, heavyweights and emerging players will discuss the future of travel. 

Taking as its slogan ’Bold Thoughts, Bold Moves’, from 16 to 18 October, Asia’s leading travel trade show will present the most wide-ranging programme in its 12-year history. At over 100 sessions, more than 260 experts representing the MICE industry, travel technology, tourist and business travel will share their expert knowledge and offer an insight into which new trends are...

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Oman: One Thousand and One Nights – authentically oriental and future-proof

According to Travelbook, anyone in search of One Thousand and One Nights should travel to Oman, whose neighbours include Dubai, Qatar and Abu Dhabi and which has succeeded in balancing its traditional identity with modernity.“ Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said has carefully transformed the land of his fathers, which sits on the eastern edge of the Arabian peninsula. By ITB 2020, when the official partner country of the World’s Leading Travel Trade Show will be attracting the public’s attention, talk of German involvement and in particular that of Garmisch-Partenkirchen and the region...

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Messe Berlin and ITB underlined their commitment to the LGBTQ+ community with a stand at the Lesbian and Gay City Festival and support for the annual Christopher Street Day (CSD)

Showing one’s colours at the queer events of the year in Berlin

Messe Berlin and ITB underlined their commitment to the LGBTQ+ community with a stand at the Lesbian and Gay City Festival and support for the annual Christopher Street Day (CSD ) 

Messe Berlin and ITB Berlin maintain a long-standing tradition in campaigning for the rights of queer communities worldwide. Messe Berlin regards itself as an ambassador for human rights and tolerance. Consequently, its commitment to the LGBT Travel segment reaches far beyond the actual show. Equal rights are always a priority topic, whether at panel discussions at the World’s Leading Travel Trade...

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The global cruise industry has pledged to reduce CO2 emissions by 40 per cent by the year 2030.

Cruise liners continue to reduce their carbon footprint

The global cruise industry has pledged to reduce CO2 emissions by 40 per cent by the year 2030.

“Cruises have become fundamentally important to the tourism industry. Since 1995 ship passenger numbers have multiplied almost tenfold – and are continuing to rise“, is how Norbert Fiebig, president of the German Travel Association (DRV), described the cruise industry’s huge growth at a press conference at ITB Berlin 2019.

However, the booming cruising industry has come under pressure from environmental groups, whose accusation is that...

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The ITB Berlin Convention is the international tourism industry’s leading think tank – science head Prof. Dr. Roland Conrady gives his verdict three months after the event.

Where the industry discusses tomorrow’s trends:

The ITB Berlin Convention is the international tourism industry’s leading think tank – science head Prof. Dr. Roland Conrady gives his verdict three months after the event.

Prof. Dr. Conrady – the ITB Berlin Convention has become the international tourism industry’s leading think tank. What do you think makes it so unique?

First of all, our focus is on the forward-looking topics of the global tourism industry as well as on presenting our visitors each year with a whole range of outstanding speakers. Despite the broad range of topics concerning all areas of...

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At this year’s VIR Online Innovation Days the digital industry focused its discussions on innovation and sustainability

At this year’s VIR Online Innovation Days, which in 2019 were once again hosted by ITB at Messe Berlin’s Marshall Haus, the focus was on topics of pressing concern. On day one ’Innovation’ was the dominant theme. With the rapid growth of competitors both at home and abroad, particularly in Asia, digital tourism companies are coming under pressure to quickly adapt.

The annual Innovators’ Competition at which industry newcomers competed for the jury’s attention, provided inspiration once again. Six candidates out of a total of 32 were given the opportunity to deliver brief pitches....

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In partnership with ITB Berlin the leading event of the digital tourism industry will take place at the Marshall Haus on the Berlin Exhibition Grounds on 25/26 June

VIR Online Innovation Days focus on sustainability and innovation

In partnership with ITB Berlin the leading event of the digital tourism industry will take place at the Marshall Haus on the Berlin Exhibition Grounds on 25/26 June

Be it the Fridays for Future demonstrations or the most recent European election results – the signs in society clearly point towards sustainability. It is also one of two main themes at this year’s VIR Online Innovation Days held by Verband Internet Reisevertrieb e.V., to which the association is extending an invitation in late June at the Marshall Haus once again. The focus will also be on...

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Marine pollution has increasingly become a focus of discussion in the tourism industry.

Plastic – the issue on everyone’s lips

Marine pollution has increasingly become a focus of discussion in the tourism industry.

By now almost everyone should be aware of the negative effects of plastic waste on the environment and the oceans. Only recently, the international press reported a sad find: plastic at the deepest point on the planet in the Mariana trench. This alarming problem was the subject of numerous discussions at the ITB Berlin Convention. At the ITB CSR Day the founder of the organisation Travel Without Plastic pointed out how older hotel owners in particular are still conditioned to...

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ITB Berlin 2019: Technology, Tours und Activities

TTA is playing an increasingly important role in global tourism

Technology, Tours and Activities (TTA) celebrated its launch at this year’s ITB Berlin. In an interview, the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) as well as Friederike Hansen and Juliane Gaebler, who are responsible for the TTA segment at ITB Berlin, give their assessment of events.

You participated in the launch of the new Technology, Tours und Activities (TTA) segment at ITB Berlin 2019. How did the show go for you? What successes did you record?

ATTA: The launch of this segment makes a lot of...

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