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Greece Gears Up for ITB Berlin 2017 Travel Trade Show

Greece will be exhibiting at a new space at the ITB Berlin 2017 travel trade fair that opens its doors on Wednesday, March 8.

Sustainability, New Platform Tourism Services and Silk Road Focus of UNWTO at ITB 2017

UNWTO activities at ITB 2017 will include the 7th UNWTO Silk Road Ministers Meeting and an event on the New Platform Tourism Services (or the so-called sharing economy).

ITB App Offers New Features to Plan, Explore and Network at Travel Trade Show

ITB Berlin on your smartphone or tablet: the ITB App provides users with all information about ITB and assists as a guide on the exhibition grounds.

ITB Berlin 2017 to Hold Two Speed Dating Events

ITB Berlin 2017 will hold two speed dating events that will enable buyers and bloggers to establish valuable links with exhibitors from around the world.

German Traveler Interest Recovering

Greek tourism professionals are welcoming what appears to be a revival of German traveler interest in Greek destinations with talk of a 6 percent rise in pre-bookings for the upcoming summer as Germany’s consumer confidence is expected to show signs of improvement this month.

World Travel Monitor: Sharing Accommodation Still Niche Player in Europe

Sharing accommodation is still a niche player in Europe, accounting for only three percent of the hospitality market share, according to the World Travel Monitor.

ITB Berlin Relocates Greece, Gives Arab Destinations Central Space

Greece and several other major tourism destinations will be relocated at ITB Berlin 2017 in Germany on March 8-12 with Arab destinations moving into the travel trade show’s spotlight.

Report: Cruise Tourists Spend More Money

Cruise tourists book more often with travel agencies and spend more money, according to a special survey released recently by the World Travel Monitor.

Family Trips on the Rise, Spain Top Choice

Family travel is growing steadily with Spain topping the list of choice destinations, according to the World Travel Monitor survey conducted by IPK International and commissioned by ITB Berlin.

ITB Berlin 2017

ITB Berlin 2017 will take place from Wednesday to Sunday, 8 to 12 March. From Wednesday to Friday ITB Berlin is open to trade visitors only.

IPK International Survey: Tourism in Times of Terror

The terrorist attacks of recent months and political upheavals have had a major effect on travel behaviour, and the perceived level of threat is determining people’s holiday choices, according to a survey conducted by IPK International and released by ITB Berlin.

National Geographic Travel World Legacy Awards: Call for Entries!

National Geographic has announced calls for entries for the third annual World Legacy Awards. Applications are being accepted through August 20.

ITB Berlin Announces First Co-branded India Show

ITB Berlin on Monday announced its co-branded India show, Bharat International Tourism Bazaar, the first pure outbound show for the Indian market, to be held in New Delhi on October 3-6, 2016.

Inspired by Poem, German Daily ‘Die Zeit’ Sings Praises of Acropolis

Journalist Alard von Kittlitz recently came up close and personal with the history of the Acropolis and was mesmerised by the ancient monument on a recent visit to Athens, as he wrote in a travel feature for leading German daily newspaper Die Zeit.

UNWTO Projects a Positive 2016 for Tourism in Greece

UNWTO Secretary-General Taleb Rifai on Thursday expressed the confidence of the organization in the continued growth of the tourism sector in Greece.

‘Business as Usual’ for Athens at ITB 2016

Despite the ongoing publicity of the refugee crisis, Athens has not lost ground as a leisure tourism and city break destination, according to the Athens Convention & Visitors Bureau (ACVB).

ITB: Thessaloniki Hotels Association Cautiously Optimistic about 2016 Tourism Season

The Thessaloniki Hotels Association predicts an increase in last minute bookings to Greece this season but expresses concern regarding the impact of the refugee crisis on the destination.

‘Santorini the One’ Shows Up in Style at ITB 2016

Santorini authorities and tourism sector professionals made sure the popular Cycladic island would steal the show at this year's ITB tourism fair, which took place in Berlin, last week.

Ankara, Berlin Bombings Trouble Tourism Industry

A bomb explosion Tuesday morning in central Berlin, which killed a man in his car, and the Sunday night blast in Ankara leaving at least 37 dead and 125 wounded, has raised concerns in the tourism industry that violence may become a major hindrance to travel.

ITB Says City Travel Still Popular Despite Paris Attacks

The world may be seeing an increase in the number of terror attacks in metropolitan areas, but this is not hindering travelers from including popular and populated cities in their itineraries, the ITB says.