ITB Berlin 2018: Hospitality sector expects economic boost from leading show
ITB Berlin is one the largest travel trade shows in the world

ITB Berlin 2018: Hospitality sector expects economic boost from leading show

ITB Berlin reflects worldwide dynamic developments and growth in the travel industry.

From March 7th-11th, the leading travel trade show will again be the industry’s meeting place and must-see event, devoting itself to innovative and forward-looking trends in the travel industry, politics and business.

In the future, ITB will present itself as an international umbrella brand and focus not only on promoting the annual event in Berlin.

This re-orientation on a global scale means a concentration of three formats, the trade shows in Germany (ITB Berlin), Singapore (ITB Asia) and China (ITB China), under one label.

At the 52nd edition of ITB Berlin around 10,000 tourism companies from 186 countries and regions will be represented on an area covering 160,000 square metres at the Messe Berlin fairgrounds.

Over 80 per cent of the exhibitors are from abroad.


Once again the organisers expect more than 100,000 international trade visitors seeking prosperous business opportunities as well as many thousand members of the public on the weekend, who will be able to find inspiration for their next trip.

“In 2018 ITB Berlin remains strongly in touch with the industry’s trends.

“We provide a forum for pressing issues such as overtourism, revolutionary forms of travel and digitalisation as well as topical themes such as luxury travel, technology and sustainability.

“ITB Berlin has firmly established itself as an international brand and above all stands for acquiring industry contacts from around the world and industry knowledge that is first-hand.

“It is the logical consequence of positioning ourselves as the leading market force and opinion-former of the global travel industry,” said Christian Göke, chief executive of Messe Berlin.

The focus is on this year’s partner region Mecklenburg-Vorpommer, which will have information on its wide range of products in a number of locations, including Hall 6.2. and 4.1.

The German federal state will also be organising the big opening ceremony on the eve of ITB Berlin at the CityCube Berlin.

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ITB Berlin 2018 will be taking place from March 7th-11th and from Wednesday to Friday will be open to trade visitors only.

In 2017 a total of 10,000 companies and organizations from 184 countries exhibited their products and services to around 169,000 visitors, who included 109,000 trade visitors.

Take a look at the Breaking Travel News ITB Berlin Special Edition here.