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ITB Forecasts A Big and Better Year

ITB Berlin, which takes place from 7 to 11 March 2007, expects this year's fair to top even the successful 2006 fair. "Compared with last year the number of applications received for the ITB Berlin 2007 remains at a high level," according to the director of the ITB, David Ruetz....

ITB Berlin Showed Mixed Picture for Arrivals to Greece

German bookings data for holidays in Greece so far this year give a mixed picture, officials said at last month's ITB international travel show in Berlin, one of the world's largest.

Conference Sheds Light on Greek Tourism

Discussions that concerned the impact of the economic crisis on Greek tourism—according to conclusions from international exhibitions ITB and MITT—highlighted this year's third International Tourism & Property Conference.

ITB Berlin Continues Strong

Despite the global economic crisis the 43rd ITB Berlin travel trade show (11-15 March) saw a positive mood among exhibitors. The fair attracted some 110,000 trade visitors—42 percent from abroad—an increase of four percent from 2008.

Greece Shines at ITB Berlin

Greece shined from beginning to end at the 42nd ITB Berlin travel trade show (5-9 March) last month. During the inauguration of the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) stand, Tourism Development Minister Aris Spiliotopoulos announced Greece has gone up two positions (from...

Travel Bloggers at ITB Berlin

A major meeting of travel "bloggers" from around the world is planned for the first time at the PhoCusWright@ITB Berlin event during the ITB Berlin exhibition this month. According to the organizers, “Bloggers are regarded as influential opinion-formers since user-generated...

Greece Stars at Record-breaking ITB Tourism Fair

Greece, for the first time, bathed in the limelight as the partner country at the 40th global tourism expo ITB held last month in Berlin. Greece hosted the opening event and reception for over 5,000 guests with a rich artistic program that included singers Alkistis Protopsalti...

Qatar Unveils Radical New Look

Qatar Airways during the recent ITB tourism fair unveiled its brand new look that takes it into the next generation of air travel. From new aircraft livery to innovative onboard products, award-winning Qatar Airways says it is making radical changes to its image, reflecting...

World Travel Trend Report Foresees Slow Travel Growth

Since economic recovery in Europe has not been as strong as expected, due in large part to weak consumer demand, travel specialists expect slow growth for their sector this year. (Greece on the other hand expects to see arrival increases this year.)

ITB Board Appoints New Members and Sets 2007 Dates

The ITB Berlin supervisory board appointed two new members, Marco Montini, director of the Italian State Tourism Board, and Andreas Sakkas, director of the Cyprus Tourism Organization and president of Corps Touristique. The new members were selected to strengthen the board in the...

Greece Outshined Competitors at ITB

For the first time in memory, Greece held its head high at a world travel exhibition and showed the world its capabilities. The Greek pavilion, with its avid colors, wide-open spaces, and design continuity, outshone its Mediterranean competitors, not only with its design but also...

Full House Expected at This Year’s ITB

If you have yet to make arrangements to attend the International Tourism Exchange ITB Berlin, which runs from 11 to 15 March on the Berlin Exhibition Grounds and in the ICC Berlin, the chances are you'll be staying home.

Germany’s ITB Features Technology Congress

The ITB Travel Technology Congress will take place this year from March 14 to 16 in Hall 7.1b during Germany’s ITB travel fair. The opening event, on Sunday, March 14, will examine the opportunities for an upturn in the travel market in 2004, which could be brought about as a...

ITB 2004 Expects More Than 9,000 Exhibitors

The International Tourism Exchange ITB Berlin 2004, which will take place from 12 to 16 March on the Berlin Exhibition Grounds and in the International Congress Center ICC Berlin, represents every aspect of the value-added chain in the international tourism industry.

ITB Breaks Records as Greece Sleeps

The world's largest international travel fair, ITB Berlin, continues to break attendance records -- the 121,000 visitors were some 10,000 more than last year -- and exhibitor records. A total of 10,023 exhibitors from 178 countries and territories, representing every sector of...

Prolonged Iraqi War Requires Contingency Plans

A prolonged war in Iraq would destroy more than three million jobs in the global travel and tourism industry and eliminate more than $30 billion of economic value (gross domestic product) in 2003, the latest research from the World Travel & Tourism Council shows.

Berlin Fair Disappointment for Greece

Berlin's international tourism exhibition last month was an eye opener for some but a chance to carry out substantial business for others. Stands at Greece's pavilion were perhaps the least visited while stands at neighboring pavilions (France, Portugal, Spain) welcomed a steady...

ITB Tourism Fair Remains Industry Leader

The world's leading tourism exchange, International Tourism Exchange ITB Berlin, remains the industry's number one fair and Greek participation this year again will be substantial.

ITB Fair Expects Normal Participation

Organizers of the International Tourism Exchange ITB Berlin 2002, which takes place on the Berlin Exhibition Grounds and in the ICC Berlin from 16 to 20 March, say applications for participation have remained constant. "At this point in time (early January) no countries have...

ITB Berlin 2010 Ready To Open

ITB Berlin, the world’s leading travel trade show, on 10-14 March will await the whole variety of the international travel sector on the fairgrounds of Messe Berlin: destinations, tour operators, booking systems, carriers and hotels.