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ITB India 2020 canceled

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 3, 2020 09:02

The ITB India organizers have announced to postpone ITB India 2020, originally scheduled to be held on 15 – 17 April at the Bombay Exhibition Centre. ITB India 2021 will ... Read More

Exhibitors Compensation by ITB Berlin? Can ITB avoid it?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 2, 2020 09:55

How will exhibitors receive compensation by ITB Berlin, Messe Berlin for the ITB fair cancellation? Is there any compensation for visitors that bought non-refundable tickets and hotels?10,000 exhibitors from over ... Read More

SUNx Malta brings Climate Friendly Travel to ITB Berlin

editor editor- February 25, 2020 23:44

Under the banner of “A Plan For Our Kids,” Leslie Vella and Prof. Geoffrey Lipman, Chair and President of SUNx Malta (Strong Universal Network) and President of the International Coalition ... Read More

eTurboNews Reader verdict on ITB Berlin 2020 is in

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 25, 2020 09:50

eTurboNews asked travel industry readers about the upcoming ITB trade show in Berlin scheduled for March 4-8 and if it should take place during a global scare of an epidemic. ... Read More

Bombshell news for ITB Berlin from Frankfurt

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 25, 2020 09:23

Today started with another bombshell and shocking breaking news for ITB Berlin. This news comes from the Frankfurt convention center. How will ITB react? Light + Building Frankfurt has canceled ... Read More

Coronavirus: Is the travel & tourism industry lost?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 9, 2020 09:53

The Coronavirus crisis may very well become one of the largest challenges ever for the travel and tourism industry. Leaders of the global travel industry include the public sector represented ... Read More

Warsaw is about to turn into a Nepal Summit and you could be part of it

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 26, 2019 08:31

Polish outbound tourism is growing, and the Nepal Tourism Board knows this and wants to welcome Polish visitors to their Himalayan country. Yesterday a delegation of top tourism officials from ... Read More

What is the most important prize in Chinese international tourism?

editor editor- May 18, 2019 00:19

by Apolónia Rodrigues, special to eTN The Chinese Tourist Welcome (CTW) Award issued a Bronze prize in the Innovation category to Dark Sky® Alqueva. The CTW Chinese Tourist Welcome Award ... Read More

East Africa’s KARIBU and KILIFAIR Tourism Fair opens next month

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 3, 2019 17:20

KARIBU and KILIFAIR Tourism Exhibition is set for grand opening next month with full expectations to attract over 350 exhibitors from Africa, United States, Europe and Asia. With its clock ... Read More

eTN Hero: Cordelia Igel, team leader at Vox Restaurant, Grand Hyatt Hotel Berlin

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 22, 2019 05:04

Many of us traveling around the globe on business have travel stories to tell. I spend more than 100 fully-paid nights every year in Hyatt Hotels around the world. Doing ... Read More

IGLTA honors ITB Berlin for its commitment to LGBT+ travel segment

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 17, 2019 16:00

The reward for promoting awareness and acceptance of the LGBT+ Community in the global tourism industry: at the Annual Global Convention, which will take place from 24 to 27 April ... Read More

National Research Council in Canada wants to improve air passenger experience

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 2, 2019 09:00

From visiting friends and family to getting goods to market, Canadians, tourists, and businesses rely on a safe, secure aviation system. While safety is everyone's top priority in air travel, ... Read More

IGLTA Foundation adds industry leaders from Google & Airbnb to its Board

editor editor- March 26, 2019 18:51

The International LGBTQ+ Travel Association Foundation announced today that Dougal Mckenzie, Head of Industry, Travel, at Google, and Maria Cuba, Global Diversity Lead for Airbnb’s Experiences platform have been appointed ... Read More

Shaza Hotels signs first Mysk in Saudi Arabia

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 18, 2019 16:07

Shaza Hotels, a member of the Global Hotel Alliance, has signed a management agreement with Sheikh Sultan Al Harthi to operate Mysk Jeddah – the Mysk brand’s first property in ... Read More

Why Travel to Madrid? 40 Years of Diversity and Tolerance: Just Watch it!

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 17, 2019 19:08

Germany and the rest of the world agrees. Madrid is the city of tolerance and diversity. According to a prestigious award received on the sideline of the recently concluded ITB ... Read More

Seychelles eco-friendly tourism efforts put forward in Germany

editor editor- March 16, 2019 00:21

Environment conservation efforts being made by Seychelles, and how tourists can join in the initiatives, were the focus points of a press conference organized by the Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) ... Read More

How Independent Hotels Make Big Money on Chinese FIT Travelers: The Mini Program

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 15, 2019 00:29

Compass Edge knows there is a good reason why independent hotels selling rooms to Chinese travelers should have a "Mini Program" on WeChat. Only 10% of more than a billion ... Read More

Seychelles’ intensified presence makes successful impact during 2019 edition of Internationale Tourismus-Börse, Berlin

editor editor- March 13, 2019 22:45

Announced by the Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) Headquarters in February 2019, Seychelles’ delegation pull the spotlight on the destination at the 53rd edition of Internationale Tourismus-Börse Berlin (ITB) travel trade ... Read More

Messe Berlin to become member of the World Tourism Alliance

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 12, 2019 18:10

WTA members include national tourism associations, influential tourism enterprises, academic institutes and other institutions from around the world. Messe Berlin, which is among the top ten trade fair and event ... Read More

ICTP meets on the sidelines of ITB in Berlin

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- March 12, 2019 01:37

Three of the four founding members of the International Coalition of Tourism Partners (ICTP) - Juergen Steinmetz, Alain St.Ange, and Geoffey Lipman - met as they were together at ITB ... Read More

Guyana Tourism together with SUNx to bring Climate Change education

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 10, 2019 20:41

Guyana which has been named the #1 “Best of Ecotourism” destination and one of the world’s Top 10 Sustainable Destinations at this week’s ITB Berlin is teaming up with SUNx ... Read More

ITB 2019 closing report: Robust and resilient

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 10, 2019 14:59

Uninterrupted growth at a high level: despite a slowdown in the world economy demand within the world’s travel industry remains extremely stable. As ITB Berlin comes to a close this ... Read More

Why is sustainable tourism important in Iceland?

editor editor- March 9, 2019 01:45

The First Lady of Iceland, Mrs. Eliza Jean Reid, was honored by the Institute of South Asian Woman (ISAW) during the ITB Tourism Trade Fair in Berlin, Germany. Mrs. Reid ... Read More

Tourism industry needs strategic plan to protect climate, reduce CO2 emissions

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 8, 2019 23:20

Tourism accounts for ten percent of the global gross national product and is responsible for eight per cent of all CO2 emissions worldwide. “One could say that this is a ... Read More

Celebrating Her Awards making women visible in tourism at ITB Berlin 2019

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 8, 2019 18:08

Award winners from previous years always take part in presenting the outstanding women in tourism with the Celebrating Her Awards by the International Institute for Peace Through Tourism (IIPT). The ... Read More

Visit Nepal 2020 launch in Berlin took over ITB last night

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 8, 2019 06:45

The Nepal Tourism Board and Nepal Embassy in Berlin went all out last night to prepare the world for Visit Nepal 2020 last night. Organized by eTN Corporation more than ... Read More

Bartlett named PATWA’s Tourism Minister of the Year for Sustainable Tourism

editor editor- March 7, 2019 23:11

Jamaica Tourism Minister Hon. Edmund Bartlett was today awarded the Pacific Area Travel Writers Association’s (PATWA) Tourism Minister of the Year for Sustainable Tourism in Berlin Germany. “The award for ... Read More

IGLTA, Queer Destinations and Mexico’s Secretary of Tourism to promote LGBTQ+tourism in Mexico

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 7, 2019 21:28

Within the 53rd edition of the ITB international travel trade show in Berlin, Germany, the International LGBTQ+ Travel Association (IGLTA) and Queer Destinations (QD) signed a Letter of Intent with ... Read More

Bardiya National Park gets Sustainable Destination Award at ITB

editor editor- March 7, 2019 21:25

Bardiya National Park has been awarded as the best Sustainable Destinations in “Asia-Pacific” category of Sustainable Top 100 Destination Awards 2019. Amidst a grand ceremony in Germany on March 6, ... Read More

Kenya’s Tourism Secretary: More visitors and fewer dead elephants

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 7, 2019 20:30

Last year, Kenyan Cabinet Secretary of Tourism Najib Balala met his goal of welcoming over two million visitors to Kenya during his term in office and was sure to report ... Read More

Mongolian Tourism launches new interactive web platform at ITB Berlin

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 7, 2019 20:10

Mongolia.travel, an interactive planning tool for travelers, was introduced for the first time at ITB Berlin, the largest tourism fair in the world. While Mongolia generates strong visions for most ... Read More

Jamaica is PATWA’s Destination of the Year

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 7, 2019 20:05

Jamaica was today presented with the Pacific Area Travel Writers Association’s (PATWA) International Travel Award for Destination of the Year, in Berlin, Germany. Speaking at the ceremony, Tourism Minister Hon. ... Read More

East Africa set for joint Regional Tourism Marketing drive at ITB

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 7, 2019 18:30

Looking to market the East African tourism, a delegation of five officials from the East African Community (EAC) Headquarters is participating the International Tourism Fair (ITB) in Berlin this week. ... Read More

ITB Berlin means big time for Nepal Tourism Board and upcoming launch of Visit Nepal 2020 year

editor editor- March 7, 2019 01:19

Nepal is going all out at the largest travel trade event of the year, ITB, that started today in Berlin, Germany. The Nepal Tourism Board, the national tourism organization of ... Read More

The new Hawaii of Africa

editor editor- March 6, 2019 23:10

It’s not in the Pacific Ocean. It’s in the Atlantic Ocean. It is called Sierra Leone. With 212 miles (360 kilometers) of North Atlantic Ocean coastline, this West African country ... Read More

Qatar Airways unveils new Economy Class, seven new destinations at ITB Berlin 2019

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 6, 2019 22:10

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, revealed the airline’s new Economy Class experience and announced seven upcoming additions to its rapidly-growing global network on the ... Read More