Contracts with a value in individual cases of as much as €5 million marked the successful start of the ITB Buyers’ Circle. Some 500 leading buyers representing small and medium-sized companies as well as some of the major groups in the worldwide travel industry made use of the services provided by the first ITB Buyers’ Circle at ITB Berlin 2012.
Global travel management specialist FCm Travel Solutions has outlined plans to focus its search for growth in 2012 on Africa and the Middle. With a new global sales director also joining the brand, FCm has a lot on the agenda.
Dianna Martin, general manager of Northern Cape, South Africa talks to BTN about some of the destination highlights in Northern Cape and hosting the Skateboarding Championships.
Thomas Emmanuel Ramapuram, joint sales director, Orange County Luxury Resorts talks to BTN about two elaborate new properties that are set to open in untapped destinations over the next two years, as the group continues its focus on experiential tourism.
Christian Belzner, Director of business development, ISO Travel Solutions talks to BTN about dynamic travel components and shaping the IT landscape of tourism companies around the world.
Rajiv Shandilya, the newly appointed Chairman of the Tourism Development Company Trinidad & Tobago talks to BTN about new initiatives planned for Trinidad and Tobago as it seeks to become an aggressive player in the Caribbean travel and tourism landscape.
Josef Forstmayr, managing director of Round Hill Hotel and Villas talks to BTN about the property’s newly opened restaurant - The Grill at Round Hill - and its focus on healthy food and lifestyle.
Alla Drachiova, manager of tourism development at Amadeus Travel tells BTN why ITB Berlin is such an important event for the leading travel technology company.
Karl Pilstl, managing director of Blue Haven Hotel in Tobago talks to BTN about the evolution of the oldest hotel in Tobago.
An increase in the number of trade visitors, exhibitors reporting more contracts signed, and an upsurge in attendance were all some of the key themes at ITB Berlin this year. A total of 113,006 trade visitors came to obtain information about all sectors of the international travel industry from the 10,644 exhibitors from 187 countries during the 46th staging of the event in Berlin.
Having been confirmed as director general of IATA just eight months ago, Breaking Travel News catches up with Tony Tyler at ITB Berlin 2012 to find out what is on the agenda for the organisation this year.