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Germany’s Chancellor Merkel opens ITB Berlin 2013

In a mood of mutual understanding and esteem, as well as humor, Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel and the Indonesian President H.E. Dr.

ITB Berlin 2013 mirrors increasingly dynamic trends in global travel industry

10,086 exhibitors from 188 countries – exhibition grounds booked up – record number of two-tier stands – 120 exhibitors representing the partner country Indonesia – comprehensive market overvi

Chancellor Merkel to open ITB Berlin 2013

BERLIN, Germany - Prominent visitors to the world’s largest travel trade show, ITB Berlin, will be opened by Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel for the first time.

Qatar Airways unveils new Boeing 787 seats at ITB Berlin

BERLIN, Germany - Qatar Airways this week unveiled revolutionary new Business Class seats and Economy Class seats for its Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft with space, comfort and a revamped in-flight en

1 billion international tourists traveling this year are a vital force

BERLIN, Germany - “By the end of 2012, one seventh of the world’s population will have crossed international borders as tourists in a single year,” said Mr.

High roaming charges make using smartphones not so smart

BERLIN, Germany – High roaming charges, data protection concerns, or simply a lack of an Internet-compatible device - according to a recent survey, these are the reasons why many travelers reject sm

On UK riots, “prophet of gloom and doom” gets it right

To say that the recent string of violent demonstrations in the United Kingdom comes as a surprise is to admit that one has not been paying attention to the signs of rising tension among Brits - youths

Libya: The elephant in the room called ITB Berlin?

At the recently-held ITB Berlin, the world’s largest travel exhibition held yearly in Berlin, Germany, the secretary-general of the UN World Tourism Organization, Mr.

Geoffrey Lipman: Prophet of gloom and doom or a good...

He has without a doubt one of the travel and tourism industry’s most impressive resumes.

Yay, Puerto Rico! Where you be?

There has been a flurry of conspiracy theories regarding part one of my series on my familiarization trip to Puerto Rico.

Let there be no doubt, Egypt tourism is back in business

In a rare display of solidarity, the tourism ministers from Egypt and Tunisia were in attendance at the press conference of the UN World Tourism Organization, which was held on March 10, 2011, at ITB

Tel Aviv promotes gay tourism at ITB

The ITB international tourism exhibition, considered the most important professional tourism fair in the world, which begins in Berlin on Wednesday, includes – for the first time – an Israeli stan

Above all, protect the children

BERLIN (eTN) - Messe Berlin, the organizer of ITB Berlin, has said “children represent our future.” For this, Messe Berlin is heralding its campaign “for the protection of children’s rights"

ITB Berlin: Go big or go home!

BERLIN (eTN) - In the game of who can put on the world’s largest travel exhibition in the world, Germany’s Messe Berlin surely knows how to put the motto, “Go big or go home!” to work.

ITB Berlin 2011 invitation from Bhaya Cruises

Bhaya Cruises will be attending the international travel trade show and convention ITB Berlin 2011 from March 9 to 13, 2011.

Program of Germany’s largest conference on school excursions now available online

ITB Berlin welcomes teaching staff from around Germany to the teachers’ symposium, which takes place from March 11-12, 2010. The program is now available online at www.lehrersymposium.de .

ITB Berlin Convention 2010: leading think tank of the global travel...

As the world’s leading travel industry platform, ITB Berlin 2010 takes a first look at a future, which in the long term will be marked by the financial and economic crisis, as well as by structural

Mobile travel services – debut at ITB Berlin

Mobile communication devices are becoming an increasingly dominant aspect of the global travel industry.

In focus: CSR and sustainability in the tourism-supply chain

A major new development took place during this year’s ITB Berlin Convention, at the world’s leading travel show, in the form of the first comprehensive study into corporate social responsibility (

Air Seychelles defies world trends

Air Seychelles, the national airline of the tropical creole islands of the Seychelles, has defied the world trend by increasing its fleet amid the ongoing global economic recession.

Absolutely inspiring! The new campaign promoting ITB Berlin

The campaign for ITB Berlin has been given a makeover in a development that chooses an unconventional approach to trade fair promotion.

Best agers: force behind the future expansion of the tourism industry

The German advertising industry has identified its major target group as consumers between the ages of 14 and 49 who wield significant purchasing power.

ITB: Looking through the rear view mirror

The ITB Berlin, the world's largest travel trade exhibition, could be characterized as "boot camp" for hospitality, travel and tourism executives.

Figures: fewer foreign guests, more guests from Slovenia

In the first two months of 2009, there were 3 percent fewer arrivals of tourists in Slovenian accommodation facilities and 2 percent fewer nights spent than in the first two months of last year, the S

Tanzania tourism is optimistic out of global financial meltdown

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (eTN) - Despite fears on global financial crisis effects, Tanzania tourist sector is optimistic it will remain stable and will record a good number of foreign tourists calling

Despite global financial crunch, Tanzania tourism is optimistic

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (eTN) - Tanzania could see its tourist industry survive through global financial turbulence, a survey by the Tanzania Tourist Board (TTB) at the world’s premier tourism exhib

ITB Berlin 2009 – stronger than ever

“More market players visited the leading platform of the international travel industry than ever before.

eTurboNews publisher honored at Skal luncheon at ITB

Skal members from more then 50 countries attended the traditional Skal luncheon, which was hosted by Skal International Berlin in connection with ITB, which just completed its final day on the fairgro

Economic downturn to create new winners and losers in travel

Internet bookings will surge. Demand for online virtual meetings will gather pace. Domestic travel will stay stable or grow, as will demand for low-cost flights.