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ITB Berlin cancelled over coronavirus fears

ITB Berlin cancelled over coronavirus fears

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Organisers of the ITB Berlin tradeshow have been forced to cancel the annual event as the world continues to battle a coronavirus outbreak. As many as 150,000 visitors had been expected at Messe Berlin, which was due to start on Wednesday, March 4th.

Decision expected today on ITB Berlin

Decision expected today on ITB Berlin

Events 

The hospitality community is awaiting a decision on the hosting of ITB Berlin next week. With just days to go until the expected debut on March 4th, there have been calls from within Germany for the cancellation of the event.

Profits fall at IAG as coronavirus battle continues

Profits fall at IAG as coronavirus battle continues

International Airlines Group has seen operating profit before exceptional items fall 5.7 per cent, to €3,285 million, for the year to December 31st. The group said it was currently unable to offer guidance on its 2020 financial performance as a result of the spreading coronavirus.

New chief executive for Oetker Collection

New chief executive for Oetker Collection

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Frank Marrenbach, longstanding chief executive of the Oetker Collection, has confirmed he will leave the company to take on a new role as managing partner of Germany-based Althoff Hotels.

Court of appeal throws Heathrow expansion into question

Court of appeal throws Heathrow expansion into question

The court of appeal has ruled a government decision to grant permission for a third runway at London Heathrow Airport was illegal. A case against government approval for the scheme was brought by environmental groups, councils and the mayor of London.