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ITB Berlin News – Review edition

Nothing will be the same again... ever... and thank goodness If anything has been learnt from ITB Berlin NOW this year, it is that while on the one hand, a virtual event can be a rip-roaring success, on the other, people’s longing for face-to-face meetings is not waning. Of course, we have probably all learned…

Videntis a reference for dental tourism in Zagreb

Croatia has become an increasingly popular  destination for dental tourism, and Videntis in Zagreb is one of the actors contributing to this positive reputation. Dental Center Videntis is a modern dental clinic located in the heart of Zagreb. It offers a wide array of dental services with the best quality of dental care from a multilingual team…

Jump-Start to the fast lane – with ISO Travel Solutions at ITB Berlin NOW 2021

ISO Travel Solutions offers insights and IT solutions that keep start-ups or well-established companies on track.  ISO Travel Solutions was back at ITB Berlin NOW to present its specialised software solutions. The company offers tailor-made products for tour operators, destination and travel agencies, hotels and other service providers as well as airlines. ISO Travel Tailor automates the…

Maldives, a perfect geography for safe holidays

The scattered nature of the Maldivian archipelago proves to be an asset for tourists in search of health safety With palm fringed islands scattered across the Indian Ocean, the Maldives is naturally blessed in current pandemic times with a geography that lends itself to social distancing. The one-island-one-resort concept, where each island has only one…

Airbnb sees opportunities in the bleisure segment

The ITB Berlin NOW Keynote interview "from mass to meaningful travel" on Wednesday March 10, looked at new models adapted to a pandemic context. Airbnb's adaptation to current market conditions proves the resilience of the industry in uncertain times.  For Nathan Blecharczyk, Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer of Airbnb and Chairman of Airbnb China, the adaptation…

Eurowings refocuses on customer quality

In another ITB Berlin NOW CEO interview, Eurowings GmbH CEO Jens Bischof, stated that the pandemic has been taken as a time to rethink the model of development for the point-to-point air carrier. "Our new Eurowings strategy is to focus stronger on customer services. Major changes are currently observed in travellers' behaviour. Guests do not look…

Tourism for sustainable development under spotlight @ ITB Berlin NOW

The promotion of sustainable development through tourism has not only been in focus since the outbreak of the Corona pandemic, but it is more urgent than ever due to its huge impact on the industry. To this end, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) was present at ITB Berlin NOW promoting…

Post-Covid Youth travel

The youth travel market targeting 15 to 30-year-olds has plummeted by around 70% since the second quarter of 2020 and is unlikely to recover fully before 2023, said Professor Greg Richards of the WYSE Travel Confederation at the ITB Berlin NOW Convention. As far as a recovery was concerned, youth travel offered prospects that set…

Croatia wins first ITB Berlin NOW medical tourism award

ITB CSR Commissioner Rika Jean-Francois announced the first ITB Medical Tourism Award at ITB Berlin NOW, following the decision made by the jury members HTI, ESPA and ITB Berlin. Congratulations went to Romeo Draghicchio, director of the Croatian National Tourism Board in Frankfurt. In recent years, Croatia has made a name for itself as a…

Hoteliers’ debate: will sustainability certification increase turnover?

A panel discussion at ITB Berlin NOW underlined the fact that business and eco-awareness should be combined. Are visitors’ demands on hotels changing, and can practising eco-awareness improve business? This was the topic that a panel discussion attended by ITB Berlin, Fachhochschule des Mittelstands and the InfraCert Institute for Sustainable Development in the Hotel Industry examined…

Abu Dhabi reveals new roadmap for tourism

An ambitious 10-year concept was presented by Abu Dhabi at ITB Berlin NOW. HE Ali Hassan Al Shaiba, Executive Director of Tourism and Marketing at the Department of Culture and Tourism, says the emirate will be placing a greater emphasis on cultural and MICE tourism, as well as introducing a more general diversification of its…

Quality trumps quantity

Experts at the ITB Berlin NOW Convention sketched out “city tours of the future” in a panel discussion, chaired by Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Arlt, CEO of the China Outbound Tourism Research Institute (COTRI) and a member of the Committee of Experts of the World Tourism Cities Federation (WTCF). The session outlined that it will be…
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