Huge names and main worldwide firms deal with forward-looking transportation methods and the shift in buyer calls for within the luxurious journey market – Presentation of the newest outcomes of an unique worldwide report by Travelzoo and ITB Berlin – For exhibitors, commerce guests and the media admission to the ITB Berlin Conference 2019 from 6 to 9 March is included within the worth of a ticket
Berlin, 12 February 2019 – Moreover escalating overtourism conflicts and the approaching local weather disaster, altering transportation methods and the shift in buyer calls for would be the key subjects on the ITB Berlin Conference from 6 to 9 March 2019. This 12 months, the main suppose tank of the worldwide journey trade is presenting an excellent program once more. Greater than 400 main audio system representing tourism, enterprise and politics will likely be collaborating in discussions at a complete of 200 occasions. They embody First Woman of Iceland and United Nations Particular Ambassador for Tourism and the Sustainable Growth Targets Eliza Jean Reid, Costa Rica’s Minister of Tourism the Hon. María Amalia Revelo Raventós, Member of the German Bundestag and Parliamentary Beneath-Secretary on the Federal Ministry of Economics and Vitality and Federal Authorities Tourism Officer Thomas Bareiß, President of the ifo Institute Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Clemens Fuest, President of Properties Airbnb Greg W. Greeley, CEO Expedia Mark Okerstrom, Head of Alibaba Europe Terry von Bibra, and President of the Alibaba World Enterprise Group and Alibaba Fliggy Group Angel Zhao.
Mobility: a brand new period has arrived
Transportation methods are an important a part of the tourism trade. However can right this moment’s methods tackle the long run? On Wednesday, 6 March 2019, day one of many ITB Vacation spot Days, movers from the world of revolutionary transport will study this matter on the ‘Future Floor Mobility Panel’. Wolfram Auer, Deputy Director Worldwide Enterprise Growth Doppelmayr Seilbahnen GmbH, Stephan Pfeiffer, head of Strategic Partnerships & Public Affairs, ioki (Deutsche Bahn), and Christoph Weigler, director normal of Uber Germany, will focus on the foremost modifications happening in transportation with a view to ideas akin to driverless automobiles, ride-sharing enterprise fashions, mobility platforms, electrical powertrains, minibuses, bikes for rent, cable automobiles and different modes of transport. They will even spotlight measures for selling vacationer sights which cities and rural areas may implement now with a purpose to meet the challenges of the long run.
‘Future Floor Mobility’ would be the focus of the ITB Ministers’ Roundtable as nicely. Tourism ministers from main journey locations, akin to Egypt, Costa Rica, Greece, Kenya, Namibia or Sambia will speak in regards to the main transport issues more and more affecting international locations and methods to enhance the journey expertise.
Shift in buyer calls for within the luxurious journey market
A paradigm shift is happening within the tourism trade. Prospects within the luxurious market at the moment are much less enthusiastic about materials wealth and extra in non-material values. These days, area, time, seclusion and self-expression are necessary to them, in addition to expertise as a substitute of journey. Right now’s luxurious market prospects are on the lookout for that means and sense. On 7 March 2019 on Advertising & Distribution Day on the ITB New Luxurious Panel, along with Prof. Dr. Monika Imschloß, an skilled on sensory advertising, Universität zu Köln, and the starred chef David Kikillus, Marc Aeberhard, the proprietor of Luxurious Resort & Spa Administration Ltd., will focus on how altering buyer calls for are influencing lodge and tourism providers and the form that luxurious merchandise will take sooner or later.
Afterwards, the internationally famend journey correspondent Doug Lansky will reveal an insider’s view of worldwide concierge and butler providers. In his introductory speech on the ‘Persona profiles of luxurious prospects’ he’ll reveal the journey wants of high-end luxurious prospects, the experiences they in the end want, and easy methods to talk with them.
On 7 March 2019 the ITB Hospitality Tech Discussion board will even be discussing the shift in buyer calls for. In his lecture entitled ‘Past Unconventional: Maintaining with the Tent Subsequent Door’, Adam Harris, CEO of Cloudbeds, will discuss how the market is altering. Increasingly more vacationers will likely be drawn to uncommon types of lodging quite than luxurious motels.
Rediscovering the artwork of journey is the topic of a speech that Ilija Trojanowwill maintain. On eight March 2019, day two of the ITB Vacation spot Days, the famend author, bestselling creator and ITB Ebook Award winner 2019 will maintain a keynote on ‘Easy methods to journey. A consumer’s information’, and provide solutions to those questions: “What can we search for after we journey to different international locations?”, “What number of new issues can we need to uncover?”, and “How a lot are we keen to alter?”
Outcomes of the unique Overtourism Report by Travelzoo and ITB BerlinAs in yearly the outcomes of the market survey carried out by Travelzoo and ITB Berlin will likely be offered on the World’s Main Journey Commerce Present. The worldwide portal for unique journey offers was commissioned by ITB Berlin to look at perceptions of overtourism, a subject which to this point has acquired little consideration. The report checked out which vacationer teams and nationalities thought overcrowded locations gave a very damaging impression, what they’d do to keep away from the issue, and what motion they anticipated journey operators and locations to take. The worldwide survey offers in-depth data and is a vital decision-making software for trade managers with a purpose to confront one of many greatest challenges dealing with the worldwide tourism trade, now and sooner or later. Sharry Solar, World Head of Model, Travelzoo, will current the unique report on the Deep Dive Session 1 on the Metropolis Dice Membership on 6 March 2019 at 1 p.m.
On Thursday 7 March, on the eve of Worldwide Ladies’s Day, an ITB Berlin Conference seminar on gender equality in tourism will happen on the Palais am Funkturm at 1 p.m., which will even current the second World Report on Ladies in Tourism by UNWTO. This will likely be adopted by the presentation of the Celebrating Her Awards by the Worldwide Institute for Peace in Tourism, which honours excellent achievements by girls. Worldwide Ladies’s Day shouldn’t be the one event on which distinguished girls will likely be having their say at ITB Berlin. On 7 March on the ITB Tourism for Sustainable Growth Day, Rita Schwarzelühr-Sutter, a member of the German Bundestag and Parliamentary Beneath-Secretary on the Federal Ministry for the Setting, Nature Conservation and Reactor Security, will discuss ‘German Outbound Journey has Affect! What Duties is the German Authorities bearing?’ On eight March, which is CSR Day, at a dialogue spherical underneath the heading ‘A tidal wave of plastic – Ocean air pollution and the UN Sustainable Growth Targets’, three girls will host the controversy: Dr. Frauke Fischer, founding father of Agentur auf! and an creator, advisor and technical skilled on sustainability; Dr. Monika Griefahn, senior sustainability advisor, Costa Group, a founding member of Greenpeace and former minister; and Joanne Hendricks, previously international sustainable locations supervisor, Thomas Prepare dinner Group and founding father of Journey With out Plastic.
New: ITB Berlin Conference on the CityCubeIn future, the ITB Berlin Conference will happen on the CityCube, the multi-purpose congress and commerce truthful venue. Meaning extra room for occasions, improved entry and higher transport hyperlinks. Guests to the CityCube will likely be straight subsequent door to the truthful halls and solely a brief distance from mild rail public transport (S-Bahn) at Messe Süd.
For commerce guests and exhibitors on the World’s Largest Journey Commerce Present admission to the ITB Berlin Conference is included in a ticket to ITB.

About ITB Berlin and the ITB Berlin Conference
ITB Berlin 2019 will likely be happening from Wednesday, 6 to Sunday, 10 March, and from Wednesday to Friday will likely be open to commerce guests solely. ITB Berlin is the World’s Main Journey Commerce Present. In 2018 a complete of 10,000 firms and organisations from 186 international locations exhibited their services and products to round 170,000 guests, together with 110.000 commerce guests. Parallel with the present the ITB Berlin Conference, the biggest occasion of its form, will likely be held from Wednesday, 6 to Saturday, 9 March 2019. Admission to the ITB Berlin Conference is free for commerce guests and exhibitors. For extra data please go to, and the ITB Social Media Newsroom.