Feedback from Leading Buyers

Florian Fleischer  |  Head of Product Management Aviation Medium Haul East – TUI Germany

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“ITB Berlin News give me a great overview of information and help me to define my daily agenda. The daily news are up to date and give a really good overview of the top stories from all the different markets. Quite often I’m filling my transition time between two appointments by reading ITB Berlin News.”

 

 

 

Martial Ma  |  General Manager of International Partnership for Accommodation Business – Ctrip Group, China

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“ITB Berlin News absolutely shows us valued insights of the best people in travel industry globally.  As a reader, the magazine is undoubtedly referential and informative for myself and rest of our team. We surely expect to utilize it as a helpful networking intermedia and by learning those foresee of industry trends, to explore new focus from global market outside China.”

 

 

 

Andrew Yell, General Manager, Global Sales, Product Contracting & Operations, Excite Holidays 

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“It’s a great way to get exposure to different thoughts and opinions as well as seeing who is advertising and what their messaging is. Always a great way to start your day at ITB.”

 

 

 

 

 

Jason Swaye  |  CTC – Virtuoso Luxury Travel Advisor – Vision Travel Solutions, Canada

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“Every morning when I get to the show I always take a few minutes to read through ITB Berlin News (…).  It gives a general understanding of what is happening and even some things that are going on which you may never have heard about.  In fact, I can say that it now helps me plan my days.

 

 

 

 

 

Christoph Debus, Chief Airlines Officer, Thomas Cook Group plc.

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“The ITB Berlin News give a good overview and guidance on the most important trends and developments in tourism. The perfect read between the many appointments at the fair.”

 

 

 

 

Beatrix Schell  |  Managing Partner – Genuss Reisen, Germany

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“ITB Berlin News is some kind of a daily reading as a morning routine, as a kick off into a new travel fair day. While having the first cappuccino, I learn about the latest developments and news.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jaana Chan  |  Former Product Director – APAC, HotelPlanner.com

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“The official show dailies are spread all over the show and you can easily grab one and check out what’s happening around you. I always secure one as soon as I spot one when entering the show. Understanding the market is where you start the business, right?!”

 

 

 

 

 

Fátima Fernández  | Former Commercial & Contracting Manager Cities – Traveltino, Spain

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“Generally I use this publication to know the opinion of other companies on the future of the sector, new projects or technological improvements.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Michael Ros  |  Co-Founder and COO – Bidroom

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“I think ITB Berlin News is a good concept. It gives the participants a clear idea of what they can expect during the show, making the experience easier and much more efficient.”

 

 

 

 

 

Gina Dunnett  |  Director Product Development & Travel Experience – GoBe.com

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“Every morning at ITB Berlin should begin with a coffee and copy of the show daily. I always book free time in my schedule to visit the new companies, destination offerings or highlights I learned about in the daily that I may not of known of otherwise. And the ITB Berlin News introduces me to people I wish to meet. You might say it allows me to “Experience Everywhere”, ITB Berlin-style!”

 

 

 

Christian Strupait  |  Contract Manager DACH – Voyage Prive, France

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“Since my meetings are usually timed extremely tight, the ITB Berlin News are a good and informative tool for reading inbetween, keeping me up to date on what is happening where and when.”

 

 

 

 

 

Tijl Timmer  |  Former Key Account Manager DACH – Emesa

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“ITB Berlin News is interesting to read and to be informed about this year’s trends at ITB. It’s good for inspiring and gathering ideas.”

 

 

 

 

 

Paul Mercuri  |  Former Sales Manager – Kogan Travel

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“Looking forward to reading it daily at the event.”

 

 

 

 

 

Rolf Weber  |  Managing Director – Stohler Tours

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“ITB Berlin News helps us always to draw attention to certain interesting news and to take advantage from it.”

 

 

 

 

 

Frank Straka  |  Former – Kästl World

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“The ITB dailies help me to find out what other people are interested in – to find trends and report to them accordingly.”

 

 

 

 

Arie Linsker | CEO/COO | JetaLimo

 

“ I believe it’s great, especially since the show in BIG. Since there is so much going on, it’s great to see what we have missed and what business opportunities are there to be pursued that we might have missed on the pre-show preparations.

 

 

 

 

 

Susanne Donner | Product Manager Purchasing Department, Tour Vital Touristik GmbH

“ ITB Berlin News is a great source of important tourism news. I always check the latest developments on ITB in order to better organise my visit.”

 

 

 

Christina Verhaelen | Contracting Manager, Clevertours

“The ITB Berlin News helps me getting a quick overview of all daily trade fair happenings. It is a great source of information that I usually use on my mobile phone during the trade fair days.”



 

 

Edouard du Coudray Wiehe  |  T.O. and Product Director – Voyage Privé Italia, Italia

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“For me ITB Berlin News is mainly a source of main practical information, it helps to discover trends and headline topics related to our industry.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Natalie Gosselin  |  Product Manager & Team Leader, Global Product, Flight Centre Travel Group, Australia

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“I do scan through ITB Berlin News to see what trends are coming through in travel and for the interviews with the industry’s movers and shakers.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Andrea Heawon Park  |  Sourcing Specialist, Hotel Business Team, Interpark Corporation, Korea

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“I believe it is very useful to check this magazine out during the event period. It is a great method to know what is happening and how to navigate the show in a better way.”

 

 

 

 

Rajesh Nambiar  |  Former Executive Vice President – Ottila International, India

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“ITB Berlin News provides with supplementary information about the exhibition and updates on the happenings taking place on a daily basis. Very often we are not able to meet with quite many exhibitors and the updates from these exhibitors are available through the news. Also useful to get some insights into latest thoughts and trends in travel.”

 

 

 

Paul Gorman | Senior Manager – Owner Engagement | Luxury Escapes

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ITB Berlin News has become a key part of my routine at ITB Berlin, because if puts a spotlight on the key announcements that are made at ITB and it helps to focus on opportunities that I may not have been aware of prior.

 

 

 

 

Thomas Stöckel | Senior Vice President | Supplier Relations EMEA, BCD Travel

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“ITB Berlin news is a great added bonus. It’s the very first thing I grab at the entrance right after I drop off my coat, and I start reading it as soon as I step onto the escalator. It provides excellent preparation material for the event, valuable insight and the latest industry news.”

 

 

 

• LEADING EXHIBITORS

Rebeka Kumer Bizjak | Head Of Representative Office in Germany – Slovenian Tourist Board

“ ITB Berlin News is a fantastic way to address B2B contacts and to promote our topics and news in a high-quality environment.”

 

 

 

Regine Sixt, Senior Executive Vice President, Sixt International

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“I consider ITB Berlin News to be a wonderfully conceived – and above all: a very valuable – format for all users. For such a huge trade fair with so many different impressions, it is important that the participants receive orientation and in-depth information.”

 

 

Hon María Amalia Revelo Raventós, Minister of Tourism, Costa Rica

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“ITB Berlin News is a successful Medium. It is an honor for our country to be considered by this official daily and present Costa Rica over the world.”




 

Hon. John Amaratunga  |  Former Minister of Tourism Development and Christian Religious Affairs, Sri Lanka

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“As the official magazine of ITB Berlin, we have the highest regard for the magazine and it is an excellent tool to inform the trade and media about what Sri Lanka has to offer. I thank ITB Berlin News for the wide exposure provided to Sri Lanka over many years.”

 

 

 

 

Khalid Jasim Al Midfa  |  Chairman of Commerce and Tourism Development Authority, Sharjah

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“We thank you for all the effort and hard work that you put into delivering our messages and highlighting activities that we showcase year after year, day after day during ITB Berlin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Derek Hanekom | Tourism Minister | South Africa

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I always grab a copy for myself each day. It is a perfect start into the day at the fair and gives me a good picture of what other destinations are doing and where we are at with our work and visions.

 

 

Najib Balala  |  Minister of Tourism, Kenya

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“It is a good platform to share destination news and therefore a must have during the show.”

 

 

 

 

 

Charles Romel Banda | Minister of Tourism and Arts of Zambia

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“ITB Berlin News is a great medium to reach over tourism buyers exhibitors; trade visitors and convention visitors as every visitor to ITB should read a copy to enlightened with the latest ITB news.”

 

 

 

 

 

Adil Moosa  |  Managing Director – Maldives Airports Company Limited

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“ITB Berlin News provides an insight of the global travel industry. The publication offers vital information that assists in planning and developing strategies helpful in adapting to industry standards.”

 

 

 

 

 

Clinton Anderson, EVP of Sabre and president of Sabre Hospitality Solutions

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“ITB Berlin News is a great companion during the busy and exciting time that is ITB. It’s great to learn what’s happening throughout the fair and on the conference stage. It’s hard to take everything in between meetings and other appointments, so I always make sure to grab a copy of the news to read on my flight back to Dallas.”

 

 

Amit Majumder General Manager, Maldives Jumeirah Vittaveli

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“I think it’s a wonderful platform to communicate our news to our key partners, and to update ourselves on the most important industry trends. We usually keep at least 1 copy of the ITB Berlin News as reference material for our industry research and strategy planning throughout the year.”

 

 

 

Sanjive Khosla, Deputy Chief Visitor Experience Officer, Visitor Experience, Expo 2020 Dubai

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“ITB Berlin News is a great platform offering insightful feature articles and target market focused news.”

 

 

 

Akito Tadokoro | Director | Tokyo of Convention & Visitors Bureau

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ITB Berlin News is informative and useful media if you are attending the event. Because everybody is reading the news. The news will bring you a spotlight if your news is in it.

 

 

 

 

 

• FEEDBACK FROM LEADING INDUSTRY ACTORS

 

Norbert Fiebig | President, German Travel Association (DRV)

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“A good cup of coffee and the ITB daily – this is how a day at the fair can start well informed. For me? A must.”

 

 

 

 

Li Baochun | Executive Deputy Secretary-General of the World Tourism Cities Federation (WTCF)

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“A travel trade show with more than 10.000 exhibitors needs a daily magazine that summarizes the content discussed, the new products that are being promoted and game changing technologies and innovations that are being showcased. Interviews with great minds, opinion leaders and influential decision makers of the tourism industry make the ITB Berlin News for us the must read on and offline medium during our days at ITB Berlin.”

 

 

Adam Goldstein | Vice Chairman, Royal Caribbean Cruises

 

“ITB is a world unto itself and the travel industry is incredibly dynamic. There has to be a communications platform that facilitates understanding of the event and connects the audience with topics of interest.”