The International Travel Trade Fair, or ITB 2014, world’s largest tourism trade fair, took place during the last 5 days in Berlin, with hotels, tourist boards, tour operators, system providers, airlines and car rental companies advertising their products.
This year, 10,147 exhibitors from 189 countries were represented in 26 halls, which were booked to capacity. Overall, some 114,000 trade visitors travelled to Berlin and 60,000 members of the general public came to find out about the wide-ranging information on offer from exhibitors and providers of niche market products.
The ITB, the world’s leading international travel trade fair has ended yesterday, after 3 days for trade visitors and 2 days for the general public. It was again the platform where the worldwide tourism industry could obtain information, sign contracts, cultivate contacts and identify moods. For five days Berlin’s exhibition halls were the meeting place and the focal point for the international tourism world.
And for the first time, on the evening preceding the start of ITB Berlin, a reception was held for bloggers from all over the world, organized specifically to serve the interests of bloggers, this event attracted over 120 of them from more than 10 countries. Seems like the blogging scene will be more and more important for future events and exhibitions.
Therefore, here are my impressions from the last two days:
During Green Week 2012, the whole Fair Ground is illuminated with green light. During last year’s Green Week (and also during ITB and IFA), only the Funkturm (Radio Tower) was illuminated, but it seems that this year they’ve added a little extra light.
After this years ITB, the next fair on my list was the Book Fair in Leipzig, so I took a car and traveled to the Leipzig Exhibition Grounds about 190km away from Berlin and like last year, the whole places was filled with cosplayers and photographers.
The ITB 2011 (International Trade Fair Berlin) the world’s leading trade show took place during the last few days, with 11,163 exhibiting companies and organisations from 188 countries (2010: 11,127 from 187 countries), approx. 170,000 visitors and 7,000 journalists from 94 countries with this years Partner Country, Poland.
And because everyone used the same decoration like last year, I focused on showing you the different people and attractions from the different countries who participated in this year’s fair.
After 3 long weeks I finally got my camera back, I had to send it to the Canon support to fix a broken card slot and a broken digital board.
With my brand new (repaired) camera, I visited this years ITB, the International Tourism Fair 2010 in Berlin.
The ITB is the World’s Leading Travel Trade Show with more than 180,000 visitors, among these 108,000 trade visitors, and over 10,000 exhibitors from 180 countries. The whole variety of travelling is present at ITB Berlin: Destinations, tour operators, booking systems, carriers, hotels and all other suppliers who want to embellish their customers most beautiful weeks of the year.
It was an interesting day, besides lots of catalogs and brochures with information about the different countries, people had the chance to see traditional dances, craftsman and goods from around the world.