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February 01, 2017

ITB Berlin Career Center joins exclusive partner Bundesagentur für Arbeit in order to further careers

ITB Berlin brings jobseekers and personnel managers from tourism companies together – big programme of stage events – free advisory service, photos, styling tips and help with job applications

A chance to find the job of one’s dreams at the World’s Largest Travel Trade Show: the Career Center in Hall 11.1 will have information for job newcomers and experienced specialists on training courses and career opportunities in tourism. More than 50 exhibitors, including German and foreign universities, technical colleges, professional academies and other service providers will be offering advice on degree courses and advanced training. Jobseekers can find out what the travel industry has to offer and establish important links with leading hotel chains, cruise companies and tour operators.

At the ITB Career Center, hosted in cooperation with the Federal Employment Agency (Bundesagentur für Arbeit), newcomers and those already in jobs can find numerous vacancies in the tourism industry. The job wall has 100 places alone currently being offered by exhibitors and the job market of the Federal Employment Agency. Jobseekers can make immediate contact with personnel managers and apply for jobs directly at the show, while the advisory service of the Federal Employment Agency will be making it possible to get one’s job application thoroughly checked. Experts will examine the documents and offer valuable tips. Applicants can also get photos, professional styling and advice free of charge.

More employers than ever before

Major tourism companies including DER Touristik, Marriott International and Sixt Autovermietung will be represented with their own stands. On the stand of the Federal Employment Agency, the Career Center’s exclusive partner, personnel managers from Accor Hotels, Adina Apartment Hotels, Cruise Net Hamburg, Eurowings and Viking River Cruises, among others, will have information on current training and job vacancies. “More employers are offering their services than ever before“, said David Ruetz, head of ITB Berlin, commenting on the growing importance of the Job Market at ITB Berlin. “The current lack of young professionals and qualified employees is one of the most pressing issues in the tourism industry. The Career Center at ITB Berlin offers valuable information and brings big-name employers and potential employees in contact with one another.”

Important career and vocational training topics on the stage and at the ITB Berlin Convention

A wide-ranging programme of supporting events featuring podium discussions and informative lectures awaits visitors on the stage of the Career Center. Newcomers can gain an overview of Bachelor’s and Master’s degree courses in Tourism. Lectures given by the International Placement Services (ZAV) of the Federal Employment Agency will provide tips on how to find work and degree courses abroad. Daily lectures on ’Living and Working Abroad’ will also provide useful knowledge and information about EURES, an EU initiative that promotes job mobility. Full details of the programme of stage events will be available from the end of February onwards at http://www.itb-berlin.com/Visitors/CareerCenter/

The ITB Young Professionals Day on Wednesday, 8 March 2017 is an important event for jobseekers and academically qualified newcomers in the tourism industry. Examples of best practices and concrete advice given by experienced CEOs will provide ideas and information for shaping their future. The focus will be on the latest topics, including what qualifications graduates will need in 2025 for a job in tourism, on being self-employed in tourism, career paths, digitalisation in the tourism industry and business etiquette, for example greeting, communication and business dinner rules. The presentation of the ITB Science Awards by DGT will round off the day’s events at the convention. In cooperation with ITB Berlin, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Tourismuswissenschaft e.V. will honour achievements in the following categories: Dissertations, Promotion of new talent, Promotion of sustainable tourism and eTourism.

About ITB Berlin and the ITB Berlin Convention

ITB Berlin 2017 will take place from Wednesday to Sunday, 8 to 12 March. From Wednesday to Friday ITB Berlin is open to trade visitors only. Parallel with the show the ITB Berlin Convention, the largest event of its kind, will be held from Wednesday, 8 to Saturday, 11 March 2017. Admission to the ITB Berlin Convention is free for trade visitors.
More details are available at www.itb-convention.com. Slovenia is the Convention & Culture Partner of ITB Berlin 2017. ITB Berlin is the World’s Leading Travel Trade Show. In 2016 a total of 10,000 companies and organisations from 187 countries exhibited their products and services to around 180,000 visitors, who included 120,000 trade visitors.

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