ITB is the biggest and also one of the most important travel trade fairs in the world. And no, it’s not just for the German market, it’s international!
First-timers will find it simply massive and overwhelming! Others who have been before will find it huge and stressful, especially if you are not organized. Travel Dudes loves attending this event as it is great for networking.
The world is represented in 26 halls and many halls provide 3 to 4 levels! There are even 3, 4 different bus lines, bringing people from hall to hall on different routes!
It’s easy to get lost. I’ve used the ITB travel app to find my way along successfully. But you should try to be more organized, especially if you want to meet people. Before making any appointments, take a look on the map and see in which hall which country is located. Keep in mind that it can take up to 30 minutes to reach your next appointment!
So leave time between appointments and do not make too many per day. Or be smart about how you set up the next appointment and try to have the next appointment close to the hall of your first one.
Tip: Take a shortcut through the park to get to your next meeting. The park lies in the center of the exhibition and by using it, you don’t have to push through crowds. It’s also easier to find your way along, as each hall got huge signs on their walls.
ITB travel is not just a must for the industry, but should is also necessary for professional travel bloggers!
It’s the eleventh year of ITB Berlin now, that it is open for this new and uprising industry. In the past ITB provided many very interesting presentations, workshops and discussions. If there are any this year, you will find most of them in the eTravel World (hall 6.1).
There will be two stages, the eTravel Stage (hall 6.1) and eTravel Lab (hall 7.1c). Workshops can be found in the eTravel Lab and the eTravel Stage will have innovative sessions and discussions.
When: Wednesday 8th
Time: 19:00 – 23:55
Location: The Social Hub Berlin Mitte, Alexanderstraße 40, 10179 Berlin
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When: Tuesday 7th
Time: 20:00 – 02:00
Location: Selina Berlin Mitte, Alte Schönhauser Straße 2, 10119 Berlin
Here you will find the complete overview of exhibitors: itb.com/en/itb-berlin-for-visitors/exhibitor-list/
Tip: Arrive on Monday to meet up with friends and colleagues & on Wednesday our Travel Dudes Tweet-Up, but also to be at ITB from the first day! The first three days it’s not open to the public and you can move from hall to hall much faster. But that’s also when the right people are still at the exhibition.
Many leave already on Thursday before ITB Berlin opens its doors to the public. Then it gets mad and you don’t even try to have any successful meetings. At the stands, you will mainly find hostesses and if you should have organized a meeting upfront, your opponent will be exhausted and tired of the days before… just like you. And you do want to meet them to do business, right?
Then there are as well again the ITB convention program.
Come to ITB Berlin to stay ahead of the curve on the latest industry trends!
With keynotes, panel discussions, and expert interviews on cutting-edge topics like travel technology, marketing & distribution, future travel, MICE, sustainability and social responsibility, hospitality, business travel, future work and more – you won’t want to miss out.
Plus, awards will be given for excellence in various fields. Join us at the world’s leading travel industry convention to gain valuable insights and practical advice from some of the brightest minds in the business!
Where to stay: There are many great districts to discover a bit more of Berlin, while you visit the ITB. But expect heavy traffic when going or leaving ITB. There are a few hotels providing an ITB travel shuttle service! Find them here. But there are as well many apartments to rent, hostels, boutique hotels and B&B’s.
Travel blogging and social media is new to you and your business, but you are interested in working with top travel influencers? Or you already got experience, realize the potential and would like to heave your campaigns and strategies to the next level? Or you are a travel blogger, but are now at a point to take the next steps, looking for a strong partner?
Then contact us and let’s meet, Travel Dudes
Also read: Understanding Professional Travel Blogging: Explained with a Case Study
When: 8th March at 9.00 – 10:30 pm
Where: City Cube
Who: Exhibitors of ITB Berlin + buyers