Organisers Messe Berlin have said the in-person part of ITB Berlin will not take place early next year as the Omicron variant of Covid-19 drives up case numbers across Europe.
The news follows the successful hosting of a digital event this year, under the title of ITB Berlin Now, which welcomed 65,700 users over the past week.
ITB Berlin Now has welcomed more than 3,500 digital exhibitors from 120 countries and is helping the industry to recover from the impact of the Covid-19 shutdown.
ITB Berlin will be an entirely virtual event next spring as Europe continues to battle the fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic. This decision was taken by Messe Berlin earlier.
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