ITB Berlin is one of the travel industry's leading trade events, attended by thousands of international exhibitors, buyers and journalists each year. The conference, taking place from March 7 to 11, allows delegates and media to network, negotiate and stay current with the latest in travel trends and technology.
The ITB Convention component of the event runs from March 7 to 9 and invites trade visitors to attend seminars and workshops by key industry figures. Members of the public are invited on March 10 and 11 to view exhibitions and gain travel inspiration and insight into worldwide destinations.
The top themes of the ITB Convention for trade visitors include: youth travel, adventure and eco-tourism, cultural tourism, wellness, travel technology, economy accommodation and 'eTravel world', a new segment addressing the importance of social media and mobile services within the travel industry.
As part of ITB's commitment to corporate social responsibility, a dedicated CSR Day will highlight industry advances in all facets of responsible tourism. A particular focal point this year is 'Accessible Tourism', where discussions will center on ways companies can make travel accessible for all, regardless of age or physical limitation.
ITB is held at the Messe Berlin exhibition center in the Charlottenburg district, easily accessible by rail or bus. In support of environmental sustainability, ITB at Messe Berlin uses renewable sources of energy and recyclable materials where possible and encourages visitors to purchase carbon credits online at www.atmosfair.com .
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