ITB Berlin

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– Overview:
– ITB Berlin is the world’s largest tourism trade fair.
– Companies represented include hotels, tourist boards, tour operators, airlines, and car rental companies.
– Established in 1966, ITB Berlin hosts satellite events in China, India, and Singapore.
– Thematic market segments facilitate navigation for visitors and exhibitors.
– In 2020, ITB Berlin was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

– Event Details:
– Held annually in March at Messe Berlin.
– Features an official partner country each year.
– In 2021 and 2022, ITB Berlin was held entirely as a virtual event.
– Various market segments cater to different aspects of the tourism industry.
– In 2012, 7,000 journalists attended, with 1,500 from abroad.

– Participants:
– 11,000 exhibitors from 180 countries participate in ITB Berlin.
– The event welcomed 170,000 visitors, with 113,000 being trade visitors.
– Journalists from 94 countries cover the latest travel trends and products.
– Market segments cover areas such as cruises, cultural tourism, and wellness.
– ITB Berlin attracts business and travel journalists globally.

– Impact of COVID-19:
– In 2020, ITB Berlin was canceled due to the rapid spread of COVID-19.
– The Federal Ministry of Health and Economics recommended the cancellation.
– ITB Berlin 2021 and 2022 transitioned to virtual events.
– The cancellation highlighted the global impact of the pandemic on large gatherings.
– Despite challenges, ITB Berlin adapted to continue its operations.

– References and Links:
– ITB Berlin remained virtual-only in 2021.
– The in-person portion of ITB Berlin 2022 was canceled.
– Additional information on ITB Berlin’s history and updates can be found online.
– Wikimedia Commons contains media related to ITB Berlin.
– The official website provides detailed information about ITB Berlin.

ITB Berlin (Wikipedia)

The ITB Berlin (Internationale Tourismus-Börse Berlin) is the world's largest tourism trade fair. The companies represented at the fair include hotels, tourist boards, tour operators, system providers, airlines and car rental companies.

The ITB Berlin takes place annually in March at the Messe Berlin. The fair always has an official partner country, in 2018 (March 7–11) represented by the German state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. In 2020 the ITB Berlin did not take place. Due to the rapid spread of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) the Federal Ministry of Health and the Federal Ministry of Economics have stated their opinion that ITB Berlin be cancelled. ITB Berlin 2021 and 2022 both took place entirely as virtual events.

ITB Berlin (or just ITB) has been running since 1966 and now has managed to establish satellite events in China, India and Singapore.

The thematically ordered market segments help visitors and exhibitors to quickly find their way through the wide product range of ITB Berlin: Book World, Business Travel Days, Cruises, Cultural Tourism, Economy Accommodation, eTravel World, Adventure & Responsible Tourism, Gay & Lesbian Travel, ITB Mobile Travel Services, Training and Employment (Career Center), Travel Technology, Trends & Events, Wellness, Youth Travel.

In 2012, about 7,000 journalists attended the ITB Berlin, of whom about 1,500 came from abroad. In addition to the industry's leading trade magazines, business and travel journalists from 94 countries also report on the latest travel trends and products. 11,000 exhibitors from 180 countries welcomed 170,000 visitors, among these, 113,000 were trade visitors.

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