The three main stories from ITB Berlin on Wednesday, 9 March 2016

ITB Berlin Daily: Partner country Maldives invests in the future +++ Global tourism is set for further growth +++ Winners of the second World Legacy Awards +++ Social Media Newsroom features news, photos, Facebook and Twitter posts The Social Media Newsroom of ITB Berlin has online news from the world’s leading travel trade show at http://newsroom.itb-berlin.de/en. […]

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ITB Berlin provides strong economic boost to calm fears

Around 10,000 exhibitors from 187 countries and territories – exhibition grounds are booked up – Maldives, the official partner country of the event, presents itself as a model of sustainable tourism – European debut for robot hostess at the south entrance – ITB Berlin Convention focuses on Travel 4.0 – Travel Technology continues to expand […]

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Strong Passenger Demand Continues into 2016

Geneva –  The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for January 2016 showing demand (revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose 7.1% compared to January 2015. This was ahead of the 2015 full year growth rate of 6.5%. January capacity rose 5.6%, with the result that load factor rose 1.1 percentage points […]

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PwC forecasts ‘robust’ outlook for European travel

A “robust” forecast for European travel is expected to drive hotel trading but revenue growth will remain weaker after an exceptional 2015, according to PwC’s latest European hotels forecast. Record tourist arrivals last year propelled hotel performance for many European destinations. City trips remain a top travel growth segment and strong demand and weak supply […]

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Gay & Lesbian Travel: World’s biggest display at ITB Berlin

Large LGBT Pavilion features newcomers – popular LGBT Media Networking Brunch – lectures and discussion round at ITB Berlin Convention on trips to established and emerging destinations in the Gay & Lesbian travel market – TomOnTour’s Gay ITB Party on 9 March 2016 and other local events Gay and lesbian travel is one of the […]

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Record €23.7 Billion spent on Hotels in Europe in 2015 as transactions reach highest level ever

European hotel transaction volume totalled €23.7 billion in 2015, a record level and an increase of 66% on the previous year, according to our annual European Hotel Transactions report. The year outperformed pre-downturn levels driven by an extremely active portfolio transactions market. Investors from Europe accounted for €10.9 billion worth of transactions with activity from […]

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Exotic water worlds at the opening of ITB Berlin

Opening ceremony of the world’s largest travel trade show with celebrity guests from politics and tourism – a film featuring highlights from 50 years of ITB Berlin – a colourful show hosted by this year’s partner country, the Maldives The world’s leading travel trade show will begin with a breathtaking opening ceremony that will take […]

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Greek Islands among 10 of the best island-hopping tours

Santorini,  Crete, Rhodes, and the picturesque islands of Symi and Mykonos, among the 10 of the best islands! Sailing adds an air of glamour to any adventure: whether hopping onto a swish mega-yacht for a week-long liveaboard or clambering onto a catamaran for a day trip, the romance of setting sail for destinations unknown still […]

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Five years of the ITB Buyers Circle: the successful meeting place for senior buyers

With membership now at around 1,000 the ITB Buyers Circle is entering its fifth year, a fact that underlines its all-round success. According to a recent survey, representatives from Europe, Asia, America, Africa and Australia are among the members of the international ITB Buyers Circle. Around 79 per cent are from EU countries. The second-largest […]

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