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March 04, 2017

Measures to minimise possible effects due to strikes at Berlin’s airports

ITB Berlin has put together a number of measures to ensure visitors experience minimum difficulties travelling to the World’s Largest Travel Trade Show

ITB Berlin has put together measures to minimise the effects in the event of strikes by ground crew at Berlin’s airports. On the website of ITB Berlin visitors can find live updates with a link to the latest information from Berlin’s airports: www.berlin-airport.de. ITB Berlin also provides live updates and links at How to get to Berlin and www.itb-berlin.com/travel for visitors travelling to the World’s Largest Travel Trade Show. The social media channels Facebook and Twitter also have live updates on ITB Berlin.

ITB Berlin advises visitors from Germany and abroad to contact their airlines directly for updates on the situation and if necessary to take other forms of transport, such as trains, buses or cars. Visitors can travel swiftly and in comfort to ITB Berlin with a Deutsche Bahn ITB Berlin event ticket from any DB mainline railway station in Germany. The price of a 2nd class single ticket is 49.50 euros and a 1st class ticket costs 79.50 euros. The price of a ’flexible’ 2nd class single ticket is 69.50 euros and the same ticket costs 99.50 euros for 1st class. DB event tickets are valid from 6 to 14 March 2017. For more information on this event ticket please call the service number +49 (0)1806 - 31 11 53 or enquire online here.

From 8 to 12 March visitors arriving by car can use the ICC indoor car park or the parking area in front of the Olympic Stadium, where a shuttle bus service (M1) will provide transport to the southern entrance of Messe Berlin.

The bus tour operator FlixBus lets visitors travel in comfort and is offering trade visitors a 25 per cent discount on single and return fares. The cost of a ticket includes on-board Wi-Fi and a guaranteed seat. Refreshments are available at low prices. The bus stop (ZOB Berlin) is in close proximity to the exhibition grounds. For more information please call +49 (0) 30 300 127 137.

At ITB Berlin various shuttle bus services are available offering swift and free transport for visitors to the exhibition grounds. The following bus routes will be operating this year: the ‘M1’ shuttle bus from the parking area at the Olympic Stadium to the southern entrance of Messe Berlin; the ’A’ route City Shuttle from the bus stop on Unter den Linden/ Friedrichstrasse to the southern entrance; and the ’B’ route City Shuttle from Wittenbergplatz to the southern entrance. Bus transport for transferring visitors to the hotels participating in the shuttle services is also guaranteed.

A note to all visitors who may experience delays in travelling to ITB Berlin because of the event of strikes: if necessary, trade visitors can also make use of the weekend for their meetings. On Saturday, 11 and Sunday, 12 March 2017 ITB Berlin is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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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