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Center Parcs

Graffiti workshop, acrobatics and cooking courses at the leisure park

At ITB Berlin Center Parcs is presenting its new marketing strategy: an all-new website, TV spots and a new slogan, ’At last, just us’. Its leisure park themes now also target specific groups, including couples, families, groups, nature lovers and adventurers. The Center Parcs Academy offers 85 new activities, including acrobatics courses, golfing courses, cooking courses and a graffiti workshop. Starting in the summer, houseboats will be available at Marina de Eemhof and the Hochsauerland Park will feature Europe’s longest climbing wall on the Bromberg. Covering 160 metres and measuring...


ISO Travel Solutions

At the ITB in Berlin, ISO Travel Solutions will reveal its new Internet Booking Engine (IBE). The new IBE offers many new features, including TripAdvisor ratings as well as connections to Google Analytics and other Web tracking tools. ISO Travel Solutions will also present the latest versions of the proven, Web-based tour operator solution Pacific, the tourism CRM software Emerald, the cache component Distribution Catalyst and its “YourB2CApp”. ISO Travel Solutions will be at stand 109 in hall 5.1.
The new Internet Booking Engine by ISO Travel Solutions is an interface that connects...


Saxony celebrates

In 2015 the Free State of Saxony is in the mood to celebrate, so it is no coincidence that at ITB the slogan of this federal State, whose stand can be found in its usual location in Hall 11.2, is  ’Saxony – Celebrate with us!’. Tourismus Marketing Gesellschaft Sachsen and some 50 other exhibitors from Saxony will be inviting exhibitors to celebrate together with them. Certainly, there are enough anniversaries worth celebrating. They include 1,000 years of Leipzig, 850 years of the Nikolai Church and Leipziger Messen, 500 years of printing and publishing in Leipzig, 30 years of the...


New routes for individual tours of Namibia

Three new routes off the beaten track which pass through popular and lesser-known regions in Namibia are to be presented at ITB Berlin. They have been put together by Open Africa, an organisation specialising in sustainable tourism, in cooperation with the Namibia Tourism Board and Millennium Challenge Account Namibia. For anyone in search of unlimited outdoor adventure Namibia is the place to go for individual travel. Good roads, numerous camping sites, farms with accommodation and lodges by the roadside offer perfect conditions for travelling on one’s own.
The Omulunga Palm Route...


ITB Cinema has extended the registration deadline for the Golden City Gate international film print multimedia competition until 20 February 2015

Hall 2.1a is the location of the The Golden City Gate international film print multimedia awards 2015. Huschert Film+Medien GmbH is honouring the best achievements in international tourism promotion in film, print, campaigns, innovations for your country, region, city, hotel and nature. There will be 1st, 2nd and 3rd placings as well as an award for the ’Best of the Best: the DIAMOND AWARD. The categories are new: ECO-tourism, Health Spa Wellness and tolerance and diversity. This year the ceremony will be recorded by Potsdam-TV. 16 countries have already submitted print film contributions...


Aruba nominated for World Legacy Award

The World Legacy Award is a new initiative of the National Geographic Society in cooperation with ITB Berlin. The winners of the five categories will be announced during the fair. One of the finalists is Aruba. The Dutch Caribbean island uses its natural resources sun and wind also for the production of energy. By 2020, the island plans to become the first country in the world to operate 100 per cent carbon free. To reach this goal Aruba’s govern-ment cooperates with the Carbon War Room (CWR) – this private initiative is developing concepts against global climate change.
With its...


Best Practices for Review Management

A successful reputation turnaround: with the help of some well-focused review management, German Hotel Molitors Mühle has successfully scaled the HolidayCheck latter. From a low guest satisfaction rate of less than 60%, they’ve successfully improved that score and gained visibility on the portal, having now reached a rating of 90%. To find out how this is works, meet Customer Alliance at ITB Berlin this March for some first-hand consultations. The fear of bad reviews leads many hoteliers to avoid dealing with them. Yet the fact is that – particularly in the case of a bad online reputation...

Rügen, eTrabi

Electrically powered Trabants on Rügen

Electrically powered Trabants (eTrabis) can now be seen on the island of Rügen. These cars from a bygone era have now been equipped with the latest technology. Sporting the brand logos of Rügen and Mecklenburg-West Pomerania, the eTrabis are due to go on show at ITB Berlin. An eTrabi will be on display in front of the South Entrance, where visitors can look, touch and take photos as souvenirs. During the show there will be a raffle on the stand exhibiting the car, with a total of 25 guided tours of Rügen by Trabi awaiting the winners. Naturally, everyone visiting the show is welcome to...

UNWTO Seidenstraßen-Programm

UNWTO Silk Road programme at ITB Berlin

This year 26 of the 31 member states of the UNWTO Silk Road Initiative will be taking part in ITB Berlin. As a result, the world’s leading travel industry offers a fairly comprehensive overview of this region as a travel destination and of all the activities there. The ancient Silk Road consists of numerous historical caravan routes, the main one connecting the Mediterranean with Eastern Asia. Thus, Italy, Greece, Egypt, Russia, Tajikistan, Iraq, Bangladesh, China, Mongolia, Japan, Thailand and Indonesia are also among the countries on the Silk Road. For thousands of years it has been a...

MeerArbeit, Kreuzfahrtjobs

Cruise industry careers

This is the seventh time that the Federal Employment Agency in Suhl will be represented at ITB Berlin. The HOGA employment agency specialising in hotel and catering jobs will be advertising its entire range of careers available in the hotel and catering industry and promoting a project under the title of ’MeerArbeit’ which offers employment in the cruise industry. As in previous years numerous employers representing the hotel and cruise industries will be taking part as co-exhibitors. On 5 and 7 March 2015 lectures accompanying the displays will be taking place on the stage in Hall 11.1....