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CHERNOBYL TOUR ITB Berlin 2019

Dark Tourism – a topical trend

At ITB Berlin, CHERNOBYL TOUR videos and tour managers have information on the stand and the company is giving away trips to the notorious exclusion zone

Dark tourism is a highly popular trend, with tours to Chernobyl being the best-known example of this form of travel. CHERNOBYL TOUR is a company which organises trips there. The company was established by the former liquidator Serhii Myrnyi – a physicist, chemist, ecologist and head of the 1986 Chernobyl radiation reconnaissance brigade. He has put together all the tours and trained professional tour guides.

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DESTINATION BRAND 19

DESTINATION BRAND 19

At ITB Berlin 2020 Institut für Management und Tourismus and inspektour GmbH are presenting the initial findings of a survey on recognition of selected European destinations in China

Which international destinations do the Chinese have at the top of their bucket list? What holiday activities are they most interested in? How well known are destinations in Europe and Germany among the Chinese population?

The findings of the DESTINATION BRAND 19 survey by inspektour (international) GmbH and Institut für Management und Tourismus (IMT) of Fachhochschule Westküste...

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Bleisure: Combining business and leisure travel is a growing trend

Bleisure: Combining business and leisure travel is a growing trend

Visit Berlin, the German National Tourist Board (DTZ) and the Travel Management Association (VDR) talk about bleisure travel.

Bleisure travel, the combination of business and leisure time, is now a growing trend. It is especially popular with young and travel-hungry skilled workers and executives. Bleisure travel gives people an opportunity to enjoy their spare time on a business trip, cultivate their work life balance, or extend a working week in an unfamiliar city by taking the weekend off there. In this interview Iris Lanz, director of...

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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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