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ITB Book Awards

From cultural or adventure trips to beach or hiking vacations to business or city travel: Each year at the ITB Book Awards an independent jury bestows prizes to outstanding literary or journalistic works in the area of travel and tourism. The Destination Awards, which are always dedicated to one special destination, are in the foreground: 2016 The Maldives, the following new Official Partner Country of ITB Berlin.

In the year that celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of ITB Berlin the focus of the jury is on specialist travel publications. The new ‘Background information’ category highlights literature with important background information on tourism destinations currently attracting public attention.
For the first time the jury took a look at books about travel destinations in Germany, starting in 2016 with the Baltic and the city of Berlin.

The aim of the awards is to draw attention to a wide range of travel and tourism publications for the discerning reader. The majority of the jury’s nominations are the result of their own research. Several awards can be made in each category. The ITB Book Awards do not confer money prizes.

The ITB Book Awards are given by Messe Berlin. The award ceremony takes place on ITB Friday in the “Palais am Funkturm” on the Berlin Exhibition Grounds. The event will be hosted by Mary Amiri.

Book awards

Information and publications

Here you can find an overview of the Prize winners of the ITB Book Awards 2017. In addition, the winners will be presented in the culture guide (PDF, 7.8 MB), which will be distributed during the trade show. An online version of the guide is also available in the ITB Berlin Virtual Market Place┬«.

Contact for the ITB Book Awards:

Margrit Philipp
Verlagsbüro Philipp
Schanzstraße 5
88045 Friedrichshafen
Telephone: +49 7541 / 3748635

All information about prize winners, jury, categories and entry conditions of the ITB Book Awards, as well as videos and photo galleries from previous years, can be found on the Website of the Philipp publishing house.