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December 20, 2017

ITB Berlin in real time: Researching, filming, blogging at the ’young press’ workshop

24th ’young press’ press workshop at ITB Berlin in partnership with Messe Berlin – The deadline for ’young press’ applications is Friday, 16 February 2018

Up-and-coming journalists are currently invited to apply for the ’young press’ press workshop of the Thomas-Morus-Akademie Bensberg at ITB Berlin. From Monday, 5 to Saturday,10 March 2018 this six-day workshop will be offering young journalists with a focus on travel topics and tourism professionals keen on journalism an opportunity to take part in editorial activities at the show and report on a range of travel show topics, thus enabling them to gain or broaden their journalistic experience.

Under the supervision of professional travel journalists up to 15 hand-picked participants will be able to research new topics daily and compile articles or short films according to the rules of the profession. These young journalists will be reporting on trends and innovations in the tourism sector via their own blog at, and on Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat. For the second time video clips will also be made for the ITB Social Media Newsroom. Thus the editorial offices will be supplying journalists and visitors at ITB with real-time information. This year the ’young press’ will again be providing a comprehensive introduction to travel journalism as well as on-the-job training.

Exhibitors from more than 180 countries and regions and over 130,000 trade visitors and newcomers from every part of the tourism industry will be presenting products and services from around the globe at ITB Berlin, the World’s Leading Travel Trade Show ®, and at the ITB Berlin Convention, the world’s largest travel industry think tank. That is why ITB Berlin provides an ideal opportunity for newcomers and young professionals to kickstart their careers.

Application procedure: Anyone interested between the ages of 18 and 28 can apply by submitting samples of their work and simply filling out the relevant form at, www.tma-bensberg or by emailing no later than Friday, 16 February 2018.

Ms. Anne-Katrin Kleinschmidt at the ’young-press’ editorial offices of the Thomas-Morus-Akademie, Overather Str. 51-53, 51429 Bergisch Gladbach, will gladly respond to any queries.

Important note: A notification of acceptance will be issued by Tuesday, 20 February 2018. The fee for the six-day workshop is 195 euros (includes programme, journalistic supervision, trade visitor’s pass for ITB Berlin and the Berlin Travel Festival 2018, work material, and an evening dinner event on Friday, 9 March). Details of the programme and on how to apply are also available at

About ITB Berlin and the ITB Berlin Convention

ITB Berlin 2018 will be taking place from Wednesday, 7 to Sunday, 11 March, and from Wednesday to Friday will be open to trade visitors only. ITB Berlin is the World’s Leading Travel Trade Show. In 2017 a total of 10,000 companies and organizations from 184 countries exhibited their products and services to around 169,000 visitors, who included 109,000 trade visitors. Parallel with the show the ITB Berlin Convention, the largest event of its kind, will be held from Wednesday, 7 to Saturday, 10 March. Admission to the ITB Berlin Convention is free for trade visitors and exhibitors. For more information please visit, and the ITB Social Media Newsroom.

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