ITB Berlin – Travel Trade Show

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Today was the last day of the international tourism fair, ITB Berlin. Like many other lovers of travel we visited the most important trade fair in the world. We were delighted about the large number of participants and the diversity of their offers and also by the high volume of business concluded.

According to the official press release of ITB Berlin, from 5 to 9 March 2014, 10,147 exhibitors from 189 countries – more than two-thirds of whom came from abroad – were represented in 26 halls which were booked to capacity. Overall, some 114,000 trade visitors (2013: 109,616) travelled to Berlin. This year there was a slight increase again in buyers from the USA and the Middle East.

Around 5,700 accredited journalists from 81 countries and some 300 bloggers from 25 countries reported on events at ITB Berlin. Politicians and diplomats from Germany and abroad were present at the show.

During the visit, we appreciated in particular South America stands, especially Chile and Argentina and the African show, which attracted many tourists to their stands. We also noticed that you were received with great hospitality at the Asian stands. Europe has presented a wide range of offers, but unfortunetely, the atmosphere was not at the same level as it was at South America or Africa stands.

Mexico was this year the official partner country of ITB Berlin and offered a taste of Mexico´s cultural and natural destinations as well as their food and handicrafts.

Next year, ITB Berlin will be taking place from Wednesday, 4 to Sunday 8 March and Mongolia is the official partner country of ITB 2015. http://tripelonia.com/headline/itb-berlin-travel-trade-show/115

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