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Germany’s Chancellor Merkel opens ITB Berlin 2013

A prevailing atmosphere of friendship Germany’s Chancellor Merkel opens ITB Berlin 2013

By Sabine Neumann

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

ITB Opens 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 ...

Chancellor Merkel to open ITB Berlin 2013

Opening ceremonies of ITB Berlin on March 5, 2013 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

Qatar Airways unveils revolutionary seats for Dreamliner 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 ...

1 billion international tourists traveling this year are a vital force

UNWTO Secretary General opens ITB 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

New ITB Berlin Survey 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 ...

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

UK Riots 2011 On UK riots, “prophet of gloom and doom” gets it right

By Nelson Alcantara, eTN editor-in-chief

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 - ...

Libya:  The elephant in the room called ITB Berlin?

Libya Has Got Tourism? Libya: The elephant in the room called ITB Berlin?

By Nelson Alcantara, eTN editor-in-chief

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 analyst?

VIDEO: Gloom And Doom? Geoffrey Lipman: Prophet of gloom and doom or a good analyst?

By Nelson Alcantara, eTN editor-in-chief

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

Yay, Puerto Rico! Where you be?

Discovering What Puerto Rico Does Better Yay, Puerto Rico! Where you be?

By Nelson Alcantara, eTN editor-in-chief

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

Egypt and Tunisia Revolution to Tourism Let there be no doubt, Egypt tourism is back in business

By Nelson Alcantara, eTN editor-in-chief

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 ...

Tel Aviv promotes gay tourism at ITB

Gay tourists encouraged to visit Tel Aviv 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 ...

Above all, protect the children

Sexual Exploitation of Children in Tourism Above all, protect the children

By Nelson Alcantara, eTN editor-in-chief

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 ...

ITB Berlin:  Go big or go home!

World's Largest Travel Exhibition ITB Berlin: Go big or go home!

By Nelson Alcantara, eTN editor-in-chief

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 ...

ITB Berlin 2011 invitation from Bhaya Cruises

International Travel Trade Show 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

YIG Germany Pavilion For Youth Travel Program of Germany’s largest conference on school excursions now available online

By eTN Staff Writer

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

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

World’s Largest Travel Industry Convention ITB Berlin Convention 2010: leading think tank of the global travel industry

By eTN Staff Writer

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 ...

Mobile travel services - debut at ITB Berlin

Communication Devices Platform Mobile travel services - debut at ITB Berlin

By eTN Staff Writer

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

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

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

By eTN Staff Writer

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 ...

Air Seychelles defies world trends

Economic Recession Cause Implications and Remedies Air Seychelles defies world trends

By Alain St. Ange, eTN Ambassador

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

Travel Trade Show Absolutely inspiring! The new campaign promoting ITB Berlin

By eTN Staff Writer

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

Fresh Opportunities For The Travel Sector Best agers: force behind the future expansion of the tourism industry

By eTN Staff Writer

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

ITB Berlin ITB: Looking through the rear view mirror

By Dr. Elinor Garely, eTN Staff Writer

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

Slovenia Tourism Figures: fewer foreign guests, more guests from Slovenia

By eTN Staff Writer

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, ...

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