At the ITB Berlin Convention one of the key up-to-the-minute topics will be ’Disruptive Travel: The End of the World as We Know It’. Leading international experts will show how tourism professionals are successfully taking on controversial issues and current challenges such as geopolitical crises, travel safety risks and the use of artificial intelligence.
ITB Berlin has revealed it will launch a co-branded travel trade show in India. Named Bharat International Tourism Bazaar, it will be first pure outbound show for the Indian market and will be held in New Delhi from October 3rd- 6th, 2016. It is an alliance that focuses on the power of the Indian traveller, and the show will be organised by Cross Section Media, the country’s first mover in business-to-business travel marts, and itself launched over twenty years ago.
Telemachos Hassapis, general manager, Aphrodite Hills Resort, talks to Breaking Travel News about the tourism sector in Cyprus and what his property brings to hospitality in the destination.
Regine Sixt, head of marketing, Sixt Car Rental, speaks to Breaking Travel News at ITB Berlin. On the agenda this year is the company’s expansion into North America and the value charity works the industry leading businesswoman carries out with her Drying Little Tears organisation.
Margarida Almeida, director, Monte Santo Resort talks to Breaking Travel News at ITB Berlin 2016. Following a recent victory at the World Travel Awards, she chats with editor Chris O’Toole about investments scheduled for the year ahead to make sure the property remains the best in class.
Paul Pennicook, director, Jamaica Tourist Board, talks to Breaking Travel News about the growth of tourism in the Caribbean. With a new government also taking power at home, he here discusses the return of Edmund Bartlett to the role of tourism minister and examines what might change under his leadership.
Marc Bennett, senior vice president, international operations, Dubai Tourism talks to Breaking Travel News about the importance of the Germany market for the destination. Also on the agenda are plans for Expo 2020, the expansion of the Dubai International Airport and the growth of the tourism sector in the emirate.
David Thomson, chief operating officer, JA Resorts & Hotels here talks to Breaking Travel News about the brand’s expansion in Sri Lanka. With the new property taking share, he here brings editor Chris O’Toole up to date with the project.
Rina Cilliers, general manager, sales, marketing and reservations, Legend Hospitality Group here speaks to Breaking Travel News at ITB Berlin 2016. With the group continuing to expand she here discusses the portfolio with editor Chris O’Toole.
Kamal Haer, area director sales and marketing, Bali Resorts, InterContinental Hotels Group here chats with Breaking Travel News editor Chris O’Toole about the award winning InterContinental Bali. While primarily a beach destination, on the agenda here is the MICE offering of the property.
Gregor Andréewitch, general manager, Waldorf Astoria Berlin, talks to Breaking Travel News about the luxurious hotel. Not just a star of the Hilton Worldwide portfolio, the hotel is reinvigorating luxury travel in the German capital.
Michael Schneider, managing director, international chauffeur system, SIXT, chats with Breaking Travel News at ITB Berlin. Discussing the growth of the brand, he here talks about the latest partnership with Oman Air.