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Update: 01.04.2020

Cancellation of stand rental // ITB Berlin exhibitor tickets 2020 // Media Package // AUMA fee // Complete Stand Construction Stand Rental Packages

We are pleased to inform you that all main exhibitors of ITB Berlin 2020 will be refunded the advance payment on the stand rental, exhibitor passes, Media Package and additional services booked in this context (ITB App, ITB Virtual Market Place, digital advertising services) as well as the AUMA fee (according to stand registration sheet II section 1, 4, 5 and 6). Additional services to the Media Package (ITB App, ITB Virtual Market Place, digital advertising services) which are subject to a charge will be cancelled.

Complete stand construction stand rental packages are also included in the refund.* Please provide us with your bank details (IBAN / BIC) on the enclosed form (PDF, 107.6 kB) to which the amount already paid for the above listed items for ITB Berlin 2020 should be refunded. Afterwards, we will initiate the remittance as soon as possible. All unpaid exhibitor tickets and Trade Visitor tickets ordered via the BECO Webshop will be cancelled and not invoiced.

Regardless of the present circumstances, we look forward to welcoming you next year at ITB Berlin from 10 to 14 March 2021.

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ITB Adventure Travel, Responsible Tourism, Youth Travel Center, Economy Accommodation - I Turnkey stand, II space incl. booth construction,
ITB Panorama Lounge
ITB eTW (eTravel World) – 1-3 incl. booth construction, 4 Counter
ITB Gay & Lesbian Travel
ITB Medical Tourism
ITB TTA Counter Package and Individual Booth incl. booth construction
Counter Virtual Reality LAB / XXL
Home Space
ITB Recruiting Counter

Cancellation of Trade Visitor tickets ITB Berlin 2020

We are pleased to inform you that all Trade Visitor Passes for ITB Berlin ordered and paid via the ITB Berlin ticket shop will be refunded.
All Trade Visitor tickets for ITB Berlin ordered on account via ITB Berlin ticket shop or BECO Webshop and are still unpaid will be cancelled and not invoiced.
Regardless of the present circumstances, we look forward to welcoming you next year at ITB Berlin from 10 to 14 March 2021.

Cancellation of Public Visitor tickets ITB Berlin 2020

We are pleased to inform you that all Public Visitor tickets for ITB Berlin ordered and paid via the ITB Berlin ticket shop will be refunded.
In case you have bought an ITB Berlin ticket via BVG or S-Bahn, please get in touch with the according ticket shops of BVG or S-Bahn. ITB Berlin Ticket shop will not reimburse these costs.
Regardless of the present circumstances, we look forward to welcoming you next year at ITB Berlin from 10 to 14 March 2021.

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Update: 11.03.2020

Refund Media Package / Complete stand construction stand rental packages

Due to the cancellation of ITB Berlin 2020, Messe Berlin will reimburse all main exhibitors for the advance payment of stand rent, exhibitor passes, Media Package and the AUMA fee. Complete stand construction stand rental packages are also included in the refund.* We hope you will understand that Messe Berlin cannot reimburse any expenses in excess of this amount.

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ITB Adventure Travel, Responsible Tourism, Youth Travel Center, Economy Accommodation - I Turnkey Booth II space incl. booth construction
ITB Panorama Lounge
ITB eTW (eTravel World) – 1-3 incl. booth construction, 4 Counter
ITB Gay & Lesbian Travel
ITB Medical Tourism
ITB TTA Counter Package and Individual Booth incl. booth construction
Counter Virtual Reality LAB / XXL
Home Space
ITB Recruiting Counter

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Update: 04.03.2020

Cancellation of stand rental // ITB Berlin exhibitor tickets 2020 // Complete Stand Construction Rental Packages

We are pleased to inform you that for all main exhibitors of ITB Berlin 2020 the advance payment of the stand rental fee, exhibitor tickets and AUMA fee (according stand registration form II paragraph 1, 4 and 6) will be refunded. Please provide us with your bank details (IBAN / BIC) on the enclosed form (PDF, 107.6 kB) to which the amount already paid for the above listed items for ITB Berlin 2020 should be refunded. Afterwards, we will initiate the remittance as soon as possible. All unpaid exhibitor tickets and Trade Visitor tickets ordered via the BECO Webshop will be cancelled and not invoiced.

With regard to the Media Package (according stand registration form II paragraph 5) and complete stand construction rental packages and additional ordered services, Messe Berlin evaluates a goodwill arrangement with regard to the ITB Berlin 2021. We will contact you as soon as possible. Regardless of the present circumstances, we look forward to welcoming you next year at ITB Berlin from 10 to 14 March 2021.

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ITB Adventure Travel, Responsible Tourism, Youth Travel Center, Economy Accommodation - I Turnkey Booth II space incl. booth construction
ITB Panorama Lounge
ITB eTW (eTravel World) – 1-3 incl. booth construction, 4 Counter
ITB Gay & Lesbian Travel
ITB Medical Tourism
ITB TTA Counter Package and Individual Booth incl. booth construction
Counter Virtual Reality LAB / XXL
Home Space
ITB Recruiting Counter

Cancellation of Trade Visitor tickets ITB Berlin 2020

We are pleased to inform you that all Trade Visitor Passes for ITB Berlin ordered and paid via the ITB Berlin ticket shop will be refunded. All Trade Visitor tickets for ITB Berlin ordered on account via ITB Berlin ticket shop or BECO Webshop and are still unpaid will be cancelled and not invoiced. Regardless of the present circumstances, we look forward to welcoming you next year at ITB Berlin from 10 to 14 March 2021.

Cancellation of Public Visitor tickets ITB Berlin 2020

We are pleased to inform you that all Public Visitor tickets for ITB Berlin ordered and paid via the ITB Berlin ticket shop will be refunded. Regardless of the present circumstances, we look forward to welcoming you next year at ITB Berlin from 10 to 14 March 2021.

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Update: Coronavirus 28.02.2020

ITB Berlin 2020 will not take place. Updated Press Release

Due to the rapid spread of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) the Federal Ministry of Health and the Federal Ministry of Economics have stated their opinion that ITB Berlin be cancelled. This evening at 1827 hrs, the responsible health authority of the district of Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf in Berlin imposed significantly tighter restrictions on holding the event. Among its requirements the authority stipulated that each participant would need to prove to Messe Berlin that they were not from a designated risk area or had not been in contact with a person or persons from a risk area. It is not possible for Messe Berlin to satisfy these requirements overall.

Messe Berlin had for weeks made it known that a decision on holding or cancelling large-scale events would only be taken based on the recommendations or instructions of the relevant specialist authorities. Only they possess the necessary information and specialist knowledge in order to draw the right conclusions.

Dr. Christian Göke, CEO of Messe Berlin GmbH, said: ”With more than 10,000 exhibitors from over 180 countries ITB Berlin is extremely important for the world’s tourism industry. We take our responsibility for the health and safety of our visitors, exhibitors and employees very seriously. It is with a heavy heart that we must now come to terms with the cancellation of ITB Berlin 2020.”

Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Messe Berlin Wolf-Dieter Wolf said: ”Not once in the 54-year history of the event have ITB Berlin and Messe Berlin experienced a similar situation. We would like to thank all exhibitors and partners from all over the world who over the past few days and weeks have stood by ITB Berlin. We look forward to continuing the trusted relationship with our partners in the market.“

Update: Coronavirus 28.02.2020

Current information from the ITB Berlin Exhibition Management:

Messe Berlin GmbH is currently coordinating with the public authorities at federal and state level on how to proceed with regard to ITB Berlin 2020 and COVID-19. It is expected that more detailed information will be available in the evening of 28 February 2020 at the earliest. We will inform you as soon as we have new information.

Update: Coronavirus 27.02.2020

Due to the current spread of the coronavirus in Europe, the organizer expects lower visitor numbers at ITB Berlin. Please understand that due to the dynamic situation, we are currently unable to make any statements about concrete visitor numbers.

Kindly note that there might occur waiting time during the peak hours of 9:30-10:00 am in the entrance areas, as there are many visitors arriving at the same time and because of security measures.

Update: Coronavirus 26.02.2020

Update on the coronavirus (COVID 19): New requirements for exhibitors

As has been instructed by the local public health authorities all exhibitors at ITB Berlin are required to fill out a declaration (PDF, 300.4 kB). This declaration is a condition for access to the exhibition grounds and serves to identify persons belonging to a COVID 19 risk group.

The risk group criteria are as follows:

  • A recent stay in one of the risk areas as defined by the Robert Koch Institute (within the last 14 days):
    • China: Hubei Province (including the city of Wuhan) and the cities of Wenzhou, Hangzhou, Ningbo, Taizhou in Zhejiang Province.
    • Iran: Qom Province
    • Italy: Province of Lodi in the region of Lombardy and the city of Vo in the Province of Padua in the region of Veneto.
    • South Korea: Gyeongsangbuk-do (North Gyeongsang Province)

The list of risk areas is being regularly updated by the Robert Koch Institute. Updates can be found on the website: www.rki.de

  • During the last 14 days contact with persons who have tested positive for an infection with SARS-CoV-2.
  • Any signs of typical symptoms, i.e. fever, coughing or breathing difficulties.

Anyone belonging to the risk group or who refuses to fill out the declaration will not be admitted to ITB Berlin.

This is a precautionary measure in order to protect those participating in ITB Berlin and the public in general. The Federal Ministry of Health and the Robert Koch Institute have assessed that the health risk in Germany remains low to moderate (cf. www.rki.de)

Currently, no restrictions on entry to Germany have been imposed on Chinese, Asian or Italian citizens. The decision taken at an extraordinary meeting of the council of EU health ministers still applies. Accordingly, before arriving in EU countries air travellers may be asked if they have been in coronavirus-infected regions or have come into conact with infected persons.

We regret any inconvenience caused. However, the safety and health of all visitors and exhibitors at ITB Berlin has the utmost priority for us, and we are following the instructions of the relevant public health authorities to ensure that.

For that reason, in order to protect exhibitors and visitors our cleaning and disinfection measures will remain in place. All participants are also advised to observe the hygiene measures recommended by the Robert Koch Institute: regular and thorough washing of hands, as well as avoiding coughing, sneezing and shaking hands.

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Update: Coronavirus 24.02.2020

ITB BERLIN TO TAKE PLACE AS SCHEDULED FROM 4 TO 8 MARCH 2020.

Please be assured that the safety and health of our show attendees is our number one priority.

AUMA, the association of the German trade fair industry, the German trade show organizers and we as ITB Berlin are monitoring the situation very closely and are in regular contact with the German health authorities and The German Ministry of Health. Should there be any changes to the current status, we will take account of any recommendations from the relevant federal and state authorities, and the municipal health authorities, and implement all appropriate instructions accordingly.

The Federal Ministry of Health in Germany has in line with the Robert Koch Institute announced that there is no evidence of sustained viral circulation in Germany at present. “For this reason, the risk to the health in Germany currently remains low.” (Source: https://www.rki.de/EN/Home/homepage_node.html)

There is no reason to restrict trade shows in Germany at the moment according to AUMA (https://www.auma.de/en/media/reports/auma-statement-corona-virus-en). Risk factors are defined as either a stay in the affected risk regions within the last 2 weeks or a contact with any person who has been tested positive for an infection with the COVID-19/coronavirus.

There are no entry bans to Germany for citizens from China, Asia or Italy at the moment. The Extraordinary Council of EU Health Ministers states that air travelers might be asked before landing in Europe if they have been in risk regions or in contact with persons who have been tested positive for an infection with the COVID-19/coronavirus.

To protect our exhibitors and visitors we are maintaining the additional cleaning and disinfection measures on the fairgrounds of Messe Berlin GmbH. In addition, everyone should follow the protective measures recommended by the Robert Koch Institute: wash hands frequently and thoroughly, observe sneezing and coughing, avoid shaking hands.

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Update: Coronavirus 12.02.2020

We are looking forward to welcoming you to this year’s ITB Berlin from 4 to 8 March 2020.

Our show will take place as scheduled.

As you are aware, cases of the coronavirus have also been identified in Europe, including

here in Germany. Indeed, the authorities in Berlin have already issued a statement to the

effect that Berlin is very well prepared to deal with any cases.

The safety and health of our exhibitors, visitors and partners is our number one priority. At

present, we do not foresee any impacts for the upcoming ITB Berlin, but as a precaution

we are introducing new measures to increase the safety of all attendees at ITB Berlin:

  • We will have a number of rapid response English speaking medical teams and other health professionals located here onsite to deal with any situations that may arise;
  • Hand disinfectors will now be provided at all entrances of the exhibition in addition to hand sanitation already installed in all toilets and washrooms at the event,
  • We are increasing the frequency with which our sanitary facilities are disinfected;

Please notice these simple, common-sense actions to avoid close contact with other people

like you would do with other flu viruses. For more information please also check www.who.org.

Please be assured that we are monitoring the situation very closely and are in regular contact with the health authorities of the State of Berlin. Should there be any changes to the current status, we will take account of any recommendations from the relevant federal and state authorities, and the municipal health authorities, and implement all appropriate instructions.

Please follow us on our official Social Media channels for updates and for useful information.

Regarding inquiries about ITB China please refer to regular updates on itb-china.com.

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Update: Coronavirus 03.02.2020

We are looking forward to welcoming you to this year’s ITB Berlin from 4 to 8 March 2020.

As you are aware, the first cases of the coronavirus have now been identified in Europe, including here in Germany. Indeed, the authorities in Berlin have already issued a statement to the effect that Berlin is very well prepared to deal with any cases.

The safety and health of our exhibitors, visitors and partners is our number one priority. At present, we do not foresee any impacts for the upcoming ITB Berlin, but as a precaution we are introducing new measures to increase the safety of all attendees at ITB Berlin:

  • We will have a number of rapid response English speaking medical teams and other health professionals located here onsite to deal with any situations that may arise;
  • Hand disinfectors will now be provided at all entrances of the exhibition in addition to hand sanitation already installed in all toilets and washrooms at the event;
  • We are increasing the frequency with which our sanitary facilities are disinfected;

Please be assured that we are monitoring the situation very closely and are in regular contact with the health authorities of the State of Berlin. Should there be any changes to the current status, we will take account of any recommendations from the relevant federal and state authorities, and the municipal health authorities, and implement all appropriate instructions.

Please follow us on our official Social Media channels for updates and for useful information. Regarding inquiries about ITB China please refer to regular updates on itb-china.com.