Restrictions imposed due to the Covid-19 outbreak have dealt a crushing blow to the exhibition sector, with the triple whammy of curbs on flights, restrictions on mass gatherings and deferred investment decisions. Here Breaking Travel News examines which events have been cancelled, and which might be first to return
Despite the cancellation of the Berlin event, ITB is offering digital services 365 days a year by launching a completely new networking platform for the global travel industry.
Despite the cancellation of ITB Berlin this year, exhibitors are still being encouraged to promote their travel industry events in the city through official channels.
With ITB Berlin and a host of other major events cancelled, Breaking Travel News here examines what further damage could be done to the global hospitality industry by the spread of COVID-19
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, with the event due to start on Wednesday.
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.
With just weeks to go until the 2020 event, ITB Berlin is in strong demand. With 10,000 organisations and companies from over 180 countries attending, the event is fully-booked again this year.
As regional general manager for Peak DMC in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, Zina Bencheik has been keen to grow the role of the women in the tourism industry. Here she talks to Breaking Travel News about her ambitions for the company