The Hon. Michael Sik Yuen, Minister of Tourism & Leisure of Mauritius, and Alain St.Ange, the newly-appointed Minister of Tourism and Culture of the Seychelles, met briefly in Berlin where they were both leading respective delegations to the 2012 ITB Tourism Trade Fair.
Cape Town Tourism just returned from Berlin where they represented the destination at ITB (March 7-11, 2012), the biggest travel trade show and travel insights convention in the world. This year saw 10,644 exhibitors from 187 countries exhibiting their destinations and trade offers. This was the 46th annual ITB Berlin and it attracted more than 110,000 visitors over the five days of the event.
It was the highlight for Lobster Experience: On Wednesday evening, the event location “Berliner Freiheit” at the Potsdamer Platz was bursting when Lobster Experience brought around 300 hoteliers, tour operators, travel agents, flight and cruise agents, as well as media, together to network and celebrate.
The Seychelles Tourism Board is heading an important delegation of Seychelles hoteliers and DMCs (Destination Management Companies) to Berlin for the 2012 ITB, Europe’s biggest and most important tourism trade fair.