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Berlin to charge 5 percent tourist “city tax” starting July 1

BERLIN, Germany - Berlin's city government has decided to put a 5 percent tax on tourist hotel stays from this summer, part of efforts to shore up the German capital's finances.

Movenpick Hotel Berlin renovated and certified green

LOS ANGELES, California - Movenpick Hotel Berlin – a Green Globe certified property - has completed renovation work and can now offer guests even higher standards of comfort.

WWII bomb found near Berlin’s main rail station

BERLIN, Germany - It happens more often than you might think: Streets cordoned off and bomb disposal experts called in to deal with unexploded bombs that were dropped on Germany nearly 70 years ago.

World Tourism Network on Child Protection holds 27th meeting in Berlin

The World Tourism Network on Child Protection (formerly the Task Force for the Protection of Children in Tourism) convened for its 27th meeting in Berlin, Germany, on March 9, 2012, in conjunction wit

Ministers meet at ITB to discuss raising Silk Road tourism profile

The development of a “Silk Road Heritage Corridors” tourism strategy for Central Asia and China is among the main outcomes of the 3rd UNWTO Silk Road Ministers’ Meeting held at ITB Travel Trade

Cape Town positions itself in new tourism niches

Cape Town Tourism, Wesgro, and the City of Cape Town have returned from travel trade expo and conference, ITB Berlin, after successful meetings with airlines, the travel trade, media, travel bloggers,

ITB Berlin 2013: World’s largest tourism policy summit provides significant impetus...

BERLIN, Germany – ITB Berlin 2013 was by far the world’s largest meeting place of international tourism policy decision-makers and business leaders.

The best of the best at ITB 2013

Germany belongs to a group of 10 countries boasting an exceptional image.

ITB sees growth in mobile and social media events

BERLIN, Germany - During the 3 days reserved for trade visitors at ITB Berlin there was a slight increase in buyer numbers from the USA, Middle East, and Africa.

Wellbeing and happiness are key goals for ICTP

ITB Berlin News talks to Professor Geoffrey Lipman, President of the International Coalition of Tourism Partners (ICTP), and a veteran of the travel and tourism industry, formerly in leadership positi

New CEO at the helm of Berlin Brandenburg Airport

An important decision was taken today at Berlin Brandenburg Airport. Hartmut Mehdorn will take over as new head of the airport operating company Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH.

ITB Berlin Partner Country Indonesia makes wellness tourism an essential part...

Nearly 20% of Indonesia’s vast 410 sq m pavilion at ITB Berlin is dedicated to health and wellness, encompassing 90 tourism organizations from tour operators to hoteliers.

ITB Berlin 2013 brings together industry’s leading players – driving the...

At ITB Berlin you can feel the growing acceleration behind key industry trends.

Seychelles puts on an impressive show at ITB Berlin

BERLIN, Germany - On Wednesday, the ITB trade and consumer fair has once again opened its gates at the Berlin fairgrounds.

ITB a market dynamo for the global travel industry

At ITB Berlin 2013, not only TOs unveil their strategies. But they also come to find growth and niche markets, seek information on exploring new markets and ideas for innovative sales stratagems.

Cape Town Tourism contributes to presentations at ITB in Berlin

December 2012 marked the one billionth international tourism arrival globally and competition between destinations is more fierce than ever.

ITB Berlin 2013 – an exceptional show

The President of the Republic of Indonesia, H.E. Dr. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, and the Federal Chancellor of the Republic of Germany, Dr.

Germany’s Chancellor Merkel opens ITB Berlin 2013

In a mood of mutual understanding and esteem, as well as humor, Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel and the Indonesian President H.E. Dr.

ITB Berlin 2013 mirrors increasingly dynamic trends in global travel industry

10,086 exhibitors from 188 countries – exhibition grounds booked up – record number of two-tier stands – 120 exhibitors representing the partner country Indonesia – comprehensive market overvi

Linking investments and tourism – team Joburg heads to Berlin

Joburg Tourism is at it again; in an effort to promote tourism investment opportunities in Johannesburg, MMC Ruby Mathang, member of the Mayoral Committee for Economic Development, is leading a delega

Visit UNWTO at ITB in Berlin next week

UNWTO events at ITB Travel Trade Show 2013 include the 3rd Silk Road Ministers’ meeting, a session on consumer protection, and a meeting of the World Tourism Network on Child Protection, as well as

Indonesia presents as partner country at ITB Berlin 2013

BERLIN, Germany & JAKARTA, Indonesia - During an official press conference in Berlin, Dr.

Chancellor Merkel to open ITB Berlin 2013

BERLIN, Germany - Prominent visitors to the world’s largest travel trade show, ITB Berlin, will be opened by Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel for the first time.

ICTP and Simpleview offers digital tourism and green growth events at...

In a partnership unrivaled by any other exhibitor at ITB Berlin, the world’s leading travel trade show taking place from March 6-10, three organizations have come together to create a place where de

Indonesia is Official Partner Country for ITB Berlin 2013

Indonesia, the world’s largest tropical archipelago spread across the equator, is this year’s Official Partner Country of ITB 2013.

Biggest event venue in Berlin awarded Green Globe Re-certification

LOS ANGELES, California - Green Globe announced re-certification of Velomax Berlin – two of the biggest event venues in Berlin, Germany, the Max-Schmeling Halle and the Velodrom.

Kiwi performer perplexing Berlin tourists

A Kiwi performance artist is perplexing tourists by holding yoga poses in front of well known European monuments.

Airbus lights up Berlin’s Humboldt-Box with Vision of the Future of...

LONDON, England - A spectacular 4D projection light show transformed Berlin's Humboldt-Box into a moving and pulsating canvas to demonstrate the benefits of smarter flight in the future.