The ITB Berlin Convention turned 10! From 6-8 March 2013, we celebrated 110,000 visitors, 2,000 TOP speakers and more than 800 sessions over the course of 10 years.
Top-notch and visionary convention program with high-ranking speakers from the industry, science and politic addressing the latest trends and innovative business models of the global tourism sector were presented. More information on the ITB Berlin Convention can be found on our website www.itb-convention.com .
ITB Future Day:
The ITB Future Day presented the latest forecast figures for tourism 2013, deals with major trends influencing industry and society, the financial debt crisis, consumer behavior and travel patterns, climate change and technological innovation affecting tourism and examined the cruise and aviation industry.
ITB Hospitality Day:
Young, dynamic and original: The hotels of tomorrow will be about the neighborhood principle. What are the young generation’s expectations of travel and of their employers in the hotel industry? Young CEOs discussed boutique hotels in Asia and Europe. And what power does the distribution channel “mobile” hold?
ITB Marketing and Distribution Day:
Once again we presented you the latest exclusive empirical studies this year on Internet usage and the images of tourist destinations. Furthermore customer relationship management of tour operators, the return of investment of social media, new business models and innovative strategies as well as opportunities and risks associated with paid content for the media industry have been discussed.
ITB CSR Day:
The fourth ITB CSR Days dealed with the following topics about sustainable tourism: Water shortages, certified sustainable destinations, protecting children from sexual exploitation at tourism destinations, holiday encounters with local people and the much-debated United Nations Green Climate Fund (GCF).
More information about the CSR activities of ITB Berlin is available at www.itb-berlin.de/en/SocialResponsibility
ITB Destination Days:
Besides fast-growing travel markets such as health, cultural and sustainable tourism or gay and lesbian travel, the ITB Destination Days also focused on emerging markets in Asia, Azerbaijan, Latin America, Spain, Turkey, Egypt and the countries on the Danube. One highlight was the Kaza initiative in Africa.
The convention program 2013 is available at: www.itb-convention.com/program
With three interesting offers ITB Berlin provides a special stage centred around Business Travel:
PhoCusWright Inc., the travel industry research authority, will once again hold its Travel Technology Conference, PhoCusWright@ITB on 5 March 2014 at the ITB Berlin Convention.
All visitors to ITB Berlin (tickets valid on 5 and 6 March) will be able to attend PhoCusWright@ITB free of charge. This offers the wider public the opportunity to capitalize on the latest travel technology trends, leverage intelligence, promote leadership and foster innovation. This conference is a must for industry experts seeking to push their understanding of key trends and issues to an entirely new level.
Detailed information can be found at www.itb-convention.com/phocuswright .