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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. 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.
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 , which will be distributed during the trade show. An online version of the guide is also available in the ITB Berlin Virtual Market Place®.
Beginning in 2018, ITB Berlin will award the ITB BookAwards in cooperation with Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels. This new concept means the travel publication awards will receive valuable exposure through marketing and communications support. For example, they will become part of the Börsenverein book marketing campaign entitled »JETZT EIN BUCH!«. Furthermore, two representatives of the book industry have agreed to act as patrons of the awards: Lothar Wekel from the publisher Verlagshaus Römerweg and Martin Riethmüller from the RavensBuch bookstore. A new category has been established under the heading of the ITB BookAwards: the »Frankfurt Book Fair Guest of Honour Award«. This award will be presented by the jury of the ITB BookAwards at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2018.
Contact for the ITB Book Awards:
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.