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
Breaking Travel News speaks to Haitham Mattar, chief executive of the Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority, during ITB Berlin in Germany. He tells about an upcoming tented village project on the Jebel Jais mountain and how important adventure tourism is to the most northerly of the United Arab Emirates.
Najib Balala, minister of tourism for Kenya, tells Breaking Travel News how a focus on beach and safari tourism is paying dividends for the African destination. Talking to editor Chris O’Toole during ITB Berlin, he also reveals how infrastructure development is likely to prove vital for the future success of the country.
Having welcomed record numbers of visitors to the island in 2018, Jamaica minister of tourism, Edmund Bartlett, celebrates with Breaking Travel News during ITB Berlin. He also tells editor Chris O’Toole about his ambition to return the proceeds of the hospitality sector to the people of the country.
Speaking to Breaking Travel News during ITB Berlin in Germany, Dimple Singh, chief operating officer with Creative Travel, tells us how the company is seeking to showcase India to an international market. With savvy travellers increasingly able to book their own trips online, he is keen to reveal how the organisation can offer inimitable experiences in the country.
With the island’s airport now fully operational, and the number of flights set to continue at its heightened level, Juliet Williams, tourism manager for the St Helena Tourist Board, tells Breaking Travel News what impact the hospitality sector is having on the remote community during ITB Berlin.