The internet and virtualisation have accelerated the pace of development in the global travel industry. From 6 to 10 March 2013 ITB Berlin will be mirroring the industry’s increasingly dynamic market trends and providing a representative overview of global travel products and attractive niche markets. At the 47th edition of ITB Berlin 10,086 companies from 188 countries will be presenting their products and services on a display area covering 160,000 square metres.
The 26 halls on the Berlin Exhibition Grounds are booked up. The focus is on Indonesia, the official partner country of ITB Berlin, which is taking part with 120 exhibitors. Indonesia is represented in Halls 26 and 4.1. South Sudan, an independent state since 2011, is a newcomer to ITB Berlin. For the first time, exhibitors and travel agencies will be offering tours directly to the consumer on the weekend of the show.
Dr. Christian Göke, COO, Messe Berlin: “More than a billion travellers worldwide and the increasing popularity of easy-to-find internet products have totally fragmented demand. People’s travel motivation and travel products have become increasingly diverse. The industry’s information and business needs are growing all the time. At ITB Berlin exhibitors and trade visitors can gain a representative and up-to-the-minute overview of the travel industry’s entire value chain. They will find growth and niche markets, find information on exploring new markets and ideas for innovative sales strategies.“