ITB CSR Day options local weather change as its key matter – Concentrate on human rights, combating poverty, wildlife conservation and environmental safety on the 14th Pow-Wow for Tourism Professionals – Girls’s Day Particular occasion on Worldwide Girls’s Day on eight MarchBerlin, Four March 2019 – Tourism with a imaginative and prescient of the longer term: socially accountable tourism has been on the agenda of the World’s Main Journey Commerce Present for a few years. This yr, with its wide selection of workshops, seminars and lectures on social accountability, ITB Berlin (6 – 10 March) will assist to lift consciousness for a lot of points, to which the ITB CSR Day on the ITB Berlin Conference and the 14th Pow-Wow for Tourism Professionals in Corridor 4.1b will make an necessary contribution. At occasions going down on two levels specialists and exhibitors will study subjects regarding socially accountable tourism, sustainability and human rights.
Social responsiblity and sustainable tourism in Corridor 4.1b
The Journey Journey & Accountable Tourism Corridor (4.1b) has develop into a global discussion board for sustainability in tourism. From 6 to eight March the main target right here will probably be on the 14th Pow-Wow for Tourism Professionals. Exhibitors, specialists and main worldwide visitor audio system from all areas of tourism, enterprise and science will talk about subjects corresponding to overtourism, marine conservation and ocean air pollution, native delicacies in lodges and eating places, biodiversity, various types of transport and cycle tourism.
On Wednesday, 6 March at 2 p.m., Madagascar and the UNESCO International Geopark Affiliation will current their sustainable tourism initiatives on the Journey Stage in Corridor 4.1. On the identical time, a dialogue on honest working circumstances will happen on the massive stage in Corridor 4.1 a. This occasion will probably be moderated by Antje Monshausen, senior coverage adviser of Brot für die Welt and chair of the Roundtable for Human Rights in Tourism. The purpose will probably be to point out how tour operators can create honest and first rate working circumstances.
On Thursday, 7 March, day two of the Pow-Wow, guests to Corridor 4.1 can discover out extra about socially accountable tourism in Jordan, Dominica, Mexico, Russia, the Western Balkans and Malaysia, this yr’s accomplice nation of ITB. At 5.15 p.m. Myclimate, an organisation which compensates for journey emissions, will spherical off the day’s occasions with an interesting panel dialogue on local weather safety and sustainability. On Friday, eight March, the second version of the Cycle Tourism Convention will happen on the massive stage, the place biking fans from all around the world will discuss ecologically accountable improvement of cycle routes that includes pure and cultural points of interest. Astrotourism is an interesting topic, which along with growing ranges gentle air pollution will once more be a subject on the Pow-Wow, as will little one safety and using disposable plastic gadgets. This yr The Blue Yonder, the Accountable Tourism Associate of ITB Berlin, will current Planet Abled, an award-winning Initiative for Accessible Tourism in India, and at 5.30 p.m. will discuss in regards to the success story of Chekutty Dolls. Rounding off the Pow-Wow once more at 6 p.m. would be the worldwide Accountable Tourism Networking Occasion of ITB Berlin in partnership with The Blue Yonder, which has been going down for the previous 11 years. On the occasion every participant will be capable of ship a two-minute pitch to introduce themselves and discover a potential enterprise accomplice.
Concentrate on local weather change at this yr’s ITB CSR Day on Friday, eight March
On eight March at 11 a.m. on the CityCube in Room A3, in his keynote speech on ‘Local weather change, international warming, climate extremes’, the main worldwide local weather change scientist Prof. Dr. Hans Joachim Schellnhuber will define the present state of affairs and the necessity to take local weather motion. Afterwards at 12 midday, a panel dialogue will study one of many key questions going through the tourism business: ‘In view of a 1.5 diploma international warming goal, can we nonetheless journey as earlier than or is that this the tip of the business’s progress?’ At 2 p.m. representatives of business, science and Greenpeace will talk about the position that tourism performs in polluting the oceans with plastic waste, the regulatory measures that policymakers must take, and the contribution that travellers are prepared to make. On Friday, eight March, from 10.30 a.m. to Four p.m. on the CityCube in Room A7, along with the ITB Berlin Conference the Barrier-free Tourism Convention may also be going down, which for a few years has been efficiently coorganised by the German Nationwide Vacationer Board (DZT), specialists, and the associations representing these involved.
Highlights on eight March, Worldwide Girls’s Day
eight March is a newly established public vacation in Berlin and Worldwide Girls’s Day, and will probably be a becoming event for extra occasions on gender equality. On the eve of Worldwide Girls’s Day, 7 March, from 1 to 2 p.m. on the Palais am Funkturm, two seminars will probably be going down on gender equality and the working circumstances of ladies in tourism. Specialists from world wide will present an perception into completely different approaches at varied locations. Moreover, the presentation will happen of the newest findings of the 2nd International Report on Girls in Tourism, which is collectively sponsored by UNWTO, GIZ, UN Girls, the World Financial institution & Amadeus. First Woman of Iceland and Particular Ambassador of UNWTO Eliza Reid will handle the individuals in her welcoming speech. Along with Marie-Christine Stephenson, tourism minister of Haiti, and Taleb Rifai, former secretary common of UNWTO, she will probably be a visitor of honour on the international Celebrating Her Awards, which recognise the particular achievements of ladies in tourism. The presentation will happen on 7 March from 2 to three p.m. for the fourth time and is a collaboration between ITB Berlin and the Indian representatives of the Worldwide Institute for Peace in Tourism (IIPT). Within the South America Corridor (23b) on the exhibition grounds a gallery show may also afford particular recognition to Celebrating Her Award winners of previous years.
To mark the general public vacation on eight March, at 2 p.m. ITB Berlin, Gender Accountable Tourism (GRT) & SheTrades will probably be holding a WOMEN’S DAY SPECIAL occasion on the Palais am Funkturm. SheTrades is an initiative of the Worldwide Commerce Centre (ITC) whose aim is to make sure that three million ladies develop into unbiased entrepreneurs by 2021. Dr. Joke Buringa, an skilled on human rights and gender equality in Arab nations who’s sponsored by the German-Arab Society, will maintain the keynote speech at this occasion. Girls may also be the main target of the Worldwide Girls’s Day Awards 2019, which will probably be offered at a festive ceremony of the worldwide seminar of the Pacific Space Journey Writers Affiliation (PATWA) in collaboration with the Institute of South Asian Girls (ISAW). The occasion will happen on 7 March at 2.15 p.m. on the CityCube Berlin in Room A1.
Accountable Vacation spot Discussion board on the Palais am Funkturm
On Wednesday, 6 March from 2 to three p.m. on the Palais am Funkturm, below the heading of ‘The Artwork of Partaking and Sustaining Genuine Indigenous Experiences’, the Indigenous Tourism Seminar will take a look at how vacationers can share genuine experiences with native inhabitants at their locations, in ways in which profit indigenous teams and folks and assist to protect their tradition. Ben Sherman, chairman of the World Indigenous Tourism Alliance WINTA, will maintain the keynote speech. Afterwards, worldwide specialists from the USA, New Zealand, Easter Island and Sweden will talk about tried and examined finest practices. At Four p.m. a presentation will happen of the ‘Better of the Finest’ winners of the High 100 Sustainable Vacation spot Awards. The award classes are: Cultures and Communities, Cities, Nature, Eco-Tourism, Coastal & Island Locations and Finest Inexperienced Locations. The ITB Earth Award is a brand new class and can go to the vacation spot that may be a international chief in combating local weather change and environmental destruction. The winners will probably be introduced on the occasion.
On Thursday, 7 March on the Palais am Funkturm at 11 a.m., occasions will kick off with a seminar discussing to what diploma a vacation spot’s assist for LGBT+ and human rights can contribute to its success. Main figures together with Derek Hanekom, the tourism minister of South Africa, and Nikolaus Graf Lambsdorff, Germany’s ambassador to Malaysia, will maintain introductory speeches. Afterwards, a global panel together with LoAnn Halden, vp Communications, IGLTA, and Helmut Metzner, chairman of the LSVD, and people involved will talk about this problem. The occasion will conclude with the presentation of the ITB LGBT+ Pioneer Award.
Additionally on 7 March, going down from 4.30 to six p.m. along with the established TO DO Award for socially accountable tourism, Studienkreis für Tourismus und Entwicklung will probably be presenting the TO DO Human Rights in Tourism Award for the third time. The occasion is organised in partnership with the Roundtable for Human Rights and Studiosus Reisen München and the German UNESCO Fee will act as patron.

About ITB Berlin and the ITB Berlin Conference
ITB Berlin 2019 will probably be going down from Wednesday, 6 to Sunday, 10 March, and from Wednesday to Friday will probably 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 nations exhibited their services 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 probably 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.