Credit: Itb Berlin 2015
Welcome to the World’s Leading Travel Trade Show: One world. One industry. One trade show.
Today, ITB Berlin is the leading trade show of the worldwide travel industry and, at the same time, the biggest travel show for the German public. What began in 1966 as a small event in the framework of an overseas import trade show has grown to over 180 participating countries, the first 250 trade visitors have increased to over 114,000 and the exhibition space expanded from 580 m² to today’s 160,000 m². This is also the time in which the tourism industry developed into one of the world’s most important economic factors – along with its leading trade show. As the Leading Travel Trade Show, ITB Berlin is the foremost business platform for global touristic offers. It is the center and pivotal point of an entire industry – and the ideal platform for businesses and institutions from the whole world of travel
Experience the whole world of travel in one location: Countries, cities and regions, tour operators, online booking portals and hotels, and many other service providers from over 180 countries present their products and services. In addition, ITB Berlin is divided into separate segments which reflect the most important current topics, making it easy to find your way around the trade show’s broad range of products and services. ITB Berlin promises every participant an enriching experience – encounters with people from all over the world, and valuable first-hand knowledge through personal interactions with international professionals. ITB Berlin Convention has established itself as the industry’s main knowledge platform. Top-notch presentations on global trends and innovation make the convention a path-breaking event for the whole tourism industry.
Despite its size and uniquely diverse offers, ITB Berlin features a clear, logical structure: Along with the familiar geographic organization according to Destinations, the hall layout is also arranged in Segments which correspond to the most important touristic topics. The Map of the exhibition grounds shows you what you can find at ITB Berlin – and where you can find it.
At the Virtual Market Place® you can also research exhibitors, products and networking participants in preparation for ITB Berlin, you can establish contact with them and set up meetings – to optimally prepare for your visit to the trade show.
ITB Berlin is also a generator of inspiration for Corporate Social Responsibility. Ecological and social responsibility is an essential task for the future and a requirement for long-term success – not only in the commercial sense. It is committed to human rights, social justice, the fight against the sexual exploitation of women and children, and climate, environmental and animal protection.
Sources: ITB BERLIN
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