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ITB Berlin 2014: the meeting place for bloggers from around the world

Companies and international travel bloggers meet at the second ITB Berlin Bloggers Speed Dating event – lectures and workshops on working with bloggers – first ITB Berlin YouTube Film Award offers prize money worth 1,000 euros for the most creative entry Bloggers have become an established part of the tourism industry. More and more companies are exploiting the wide-ranging impact of travel blogs in order to target customers. From 5 to 8 March 2014 ITB Berlin will be hosting numerous events where trade visitors, exhibitors and international travel bloggers can meet. On the Saturday of the show, as part of a stage event at the eTravel World, travel bloggers will be offering an insight into their work. The workshops, discussion rounds and lectures taking place at the eTravel World and the ITB Berlin Convention will provide networking opportunities for exhibitors and bloggers. ITB Berlin expects that some 300 bloggers from 15 countries will attend the event, an increase of around one-third compared to last year. ITB Berlin Bloggers Speed Dating event This year’s ITB Bloggers Speed Dating event will be taking place for the second time. For exhibitors and bloggers admission to this event on 6 and 7 March is free of charge. The ITB Bloggers Speed Dating event will not only provide hotels and tourism destinations such as Australia, Finland, Florida, Kenya, Jordan and Portugal with a platform for meeting travel bloggers from around the world, but a number of federal States such as Lower Saxony and Thuringia as well. The aim is to show exhibitors new possibilities for marketing their products and services. Focus on working with bloggers At ITB Berlin this year’s supporting programme of events will feature around 40 events organised by and involving bloggers. Corporate social media managers often face many challenges when working with bloggers. Thus, the German National Tourism Board has organised a workshop that will illustrate the opportunities and risks involved in working together and will highlight options for generating content and traffic. Managers at hotels and destination tasked with evaluating their internet ratings can find out more at the workshop organised by Claudia Gunkel, a social media analyst and consultant. Rating portals have long established their place in the tourism industry. The importance of blogs, forums and communities is growing all the time. Claudia Gunkel will be showing tourism experts how to monitor social media traffic, with a focus on the latest monitoring and evaluation methods in this field. Workshops on video blogs and storytelling as well as numerous discussions with travel blogger associations will round off the programme of events. More details on the programme and highlights can be found at www.itb-berlin.de/blogger. Networking with bloggers As the world’s leading travel trade show, ITB Berlin also offers bloggers a wide range of opportunities to meet and exchange views. On Friday, 7 March 2014, at 6 p.m. in Hall 17, Ms. Berry, a blogger with Tirol Werbung, will be organising a large bloggers’ meeting for German speakers at ITB Berlin. Details of all the main events for bloggers can be found using the event search function at: http://www.itb-berlin.de/Events/. Once again Travel Massive, an international event, will be taking place at this year’s ITB, and will be hosted by GoEuro and ExploRussia. More details will be available soon at www.travelmassive.com and at Facebook. ITB Berlin is cooperating with leading bloggers’ organisations: the Professional Travel Bloggers Association (PTBA), Reiseblogger-Kollektiv, Traveldudes and the platform for German-speaking travel bloggers (PDRB). First ITB Berlin YouTube Film Award This year, at the first YouTube Film Award, ITB Berlin will be giving short film makers a chance to make a video about the world’s leading travel trade show. The winners will be rewarded with 1,000 euros for the most creative entry. Their film will also be viewed by large audiences on ITB Berlin’s YouTube channel. Entrants are invited to submit their application, which should include a brief profile and a link to short videos they have already made, no later than 7 February 2014. Out of all the entrants Messe Berlin will pick a maximum of five candidates, who on 8 and 9 March will be able to make a video about ITB which highlights what the show has to offer. A jury comprising members of Messe Berlin GmbH will decide on the winner. Applications must be emailed to itb-berlin-film-award@messe-berlin.de, stating “ITB Berlin YouTube Film Award“ in the header. About ITB Berlin and the ITB Berlin Convention ITB Berlin 2014 will take place from Wednesday to Sunday, 5 to 9 March. From the Wednesday to the Friday ITB Berlin is open to trade visitors only. The ITB Berlin Convention is held parallel with the trade fair, from Wednesday to Saturday, 5 to 8 March 2014. It is the world’s largest specialist convention for the industry. More details are available at www.itb-convention.com . Malaysia is the Convention & Culture Partner of ITB Berlin 2014. GIZ is premium sponsor of the ITB CSR Day. Studious is basic sponsor of ITB Berlin Convention. ITB Berlin is the leading trade fair for the worldwide travel industry. In 2013 a total of 10,086 companies and organisations from 188 countries exhibited their products and services to 170,000 visitors, who included 110,000 trade visitors. Join the ITB Press Network at www.linkedin.com . Become a fan of ITB Berlin at www.facebook.de/ITBBerlin . Follow ITB Berlin on www.twitter.com/ITB_Berlin . Get the latest updates from the Social Media Newsroom at http://newsroom.itb-berlin.de/en . You can find press releases on the internet at www.itb-berlin.com under the section heading Media Centre / Press Releases. Make use of our information service and subscribe to our RSS feeds

Valuable tips for beginning a career in tourism

ITB Berlin assists future students and those beginning a career in tourism with a new guide which prepares them for a visit to ITB Researching and networking in order to look for a job: these are the skills required of students and graduates, and for them ITB Berlin, the world’s leading travel trade show, is an important platform as well. This year, for the first time, the show will be assisting this audience by providing them with a comprehensive online guide which enables visitors in search of courses and jobs to make the best possible use of the opportunities at ITB Berlin. This guide is available online at www.itb-berlin.de/karriere and, for example, offers visitors tips on how to clearly define their aims before visiting the show. Furthermore, they can find out about how to make optimum use of their calling card and CV and where to go to have their job applications checked. In addition to its official website ITB Berlin also provides information on these subjects via social networks such as Facebook and Twitter. The list of tips is rounded off with advice on so-called soft skills, including on how to approach the companies applicants have on their wish list. During the show Hall 11.1 will be of special interest to these visitors. Training and Employment in Tourism (TET) is the main place to go for those in search of the right Bachelors or Masters degree course. Some 50 international universities and technical colleges will be providing information on everything they have to offer. At the panel discussions and lectures in Hall 11.1 universities will have information on the various courses available. A lecture series entitled ’My Job’ as well as the Young Professional Day will be offering fascinating insights into how to apply for jobs and careers in tourism. Personnel managers will have information on the opportunities available to those beginning a career in tourism and on the demands placed on newcomers to the job. Hall 11.1 will also be hosting the ITB Job Exchange powered by YOURCAREERGROUP, where visitors will be able to meet directly with personnel managers from leading companies and where they can find out about current posts available from the job vacancy board. As part of a series of lectures and panel discussions experts will be providing valuable insights into a variety of different industry sectors. Events dealing with the latest international tourism topics will be taking place at the ITB Berlin Convention. For visitors interested in technology the events and lectures at the eTravel World in Hall 6.1 will surely be worthwhile. Hall 10.2 will be featuring Cultural Tourism. Events on the subject of Adventure & Responsible Tourism will be taking place in Hall 4.1, which will focus on the latest developments as well as examples of best practices. In addition to organising events on the days reserved for trade visitors ITB Berlin will have information for students and career starters on events and industry-hosted parties during the evenings of the show. These include the ITB Berlin Crew Night and the Student Battle, at which students from the universities at the show will be competing for the ITB Cup. And for those who are interested, the website at www.visitberlin.de/de/erleben/nightlife offers tips on how to spend one’s evenings in the capital away from the exhibition grounds. About ITB Berlin and the ITB Berlin Convention ITB Berlin 2014 will take place from Wednesday to Sunday, 5 to 9 March. From the Wednesday to the Friday ITB Berlin is open to trade visitors only. The ITB Berlin Convention is held parallel with the trade fair, from Wednesday to Saturday, 5 to 8 March 2014. It is the world’s largest specialist convention for the industry. More details are available at www.itb-convention.com. ITB Berlin is the leading trade fair for the worldwide travel industry. In 2013 a total of 10,086 companies and organisations from 188 countries exhibited their products and services to 170,000 visitors, who included 110,000 trade visitors. Join the ITB Press Network at www.linkedin.com . Become a fan of ITB Berlin at www.facebook.de/ITBBerlin . Follow ITB Berlin on www.twitter.com/ITB_Berlin . Get the latest updates from the Social Media Newsroom at http://newsroom.itb-berlin.de/en . You can find press releases on the internet at www.itb-berlin.com under the section heading Media Centre / Press Releases. Make use of our information service and subscribe to our RSS feeds .

ITB Berlin Business Travel Days: Knowing what is important tomorrow

Meeting place for business travel and event managers at the world’s leading travel trade show – outstanding papers and workshops – latest: Peter Schaar, former Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information, will speak about ”leaving a data trail on one’s travels – how accessible should traveller information be?“ From 5 to 7 March 2014 the Business Travel Days at ITB Berlin will be where business travel and event managers can meet to find out about new ideas and obtain first-hand knowledge. The two slogans of the three-day event are ”Creating added value for today” and “Knowing what is important tomorrow.“ The paper due to be held by Peter Schaar, until late in 2013 the Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information, is certain to spark debate. On Thursday, 8 March he will be speaking about ”leaving a data trail on one’s travels – how accessible should traveller information be?” One of the items he will discuss is the topical and controversial issue of IATA’s new distribution capability, which is a main element of its sales concept. He will also address the issue of the excessive amounts of data being collected by security agencies. Another highlight will be the keynote speech by Prof. Dr. Ulrich Walter, who in 1993 was an astronaut on board the Space Shuttle and who is currently the chair of the Aerospace Systems Department at the Technical University of Munich. His report entitled ‘Travelling with NASA’, which is sponsored by AirPlus International, includes a fascinating ‘Photographic journey around the Earth’, his view on the prospects for space tourism and his personal experiences of settling travel expenses with NASA. This year, a Business Travel Theme Day will be taking place for the first time. On Friday, 7 March the focus will be on “efficiently managing employees abroad.“ Michael H. Wurche’s report, which is sponsored by the Result Group, is equally fascinating. Formerly a national Lufthansa representative in Bolivia, in 1983 he was held captive by kidnappers for eleven days. He has exploited this brutal experience in a positive way and is now able to give advice on how to avoid dangerous situations. Full details of the programme are available at www.itb-convention.com/program . The Home of Business Travel by ITB & VDR, a lounge in Hall 7.1a, will provide visitors with an opportunity to exchange knowledge and network in a relaxed atmosphere. Following its successful launch last year, the Home of Business Travel, which was set up by Messe Berlin and the German Travel Management Association (VDR), offers a unique meeting area for travel and event managers, young professionals, buyers and office workers from around the world, and is a place where they can find out more about services and options that enable them to optimise their business trips. Co-exhibitors including AirPlus International, Business Visum GmbH, Concur (Germany) GmbH, Derpart Travel Service, Egencia GmbH, FCm Travel Solutions, Holiday Inn Berlin Airport – Conference Centre, SAP and TS24 Travel Solutions will be showcasing solutions for professional management before, during and after business trips. The Home of Business Travel will also focus on furthering participants’ knowledge, with the display area being devoted to holding lectures and discussion rounds at the ITB Business Travel Days. A trade visitor pass to ITB Berlin grants admission to all the lectures and seminars at the Business Travel Days. About ITB Berlin and the ITB Berlin Convention ITB Berlin 2014 will take place from Wednesday to Sunday, 5 to 9 March. From the Wednesday to the Friday ITB Berlin is open to trade visitors only. The ITB Berlin Convention is held parallel with the trade fair, from Wednesday to Saturday, 5 to 8 March 2014. It is the world’s largest specialist convention for the industry. More details are available at www.itb-convention.com . ITB Berlin is the leading trade fair for the worldwide travel industry. In 2013 a total of 10,086 companies and organisations from 188 countries exhibited their products and services to 170,000 visitors, who included 110,000 trade visitors. Join the ITB Press Network at www.linkedin.com . Become a fan of ITB Berlin at www.facebook.de/ITBBerlin . Follow ITB Berlin on www.twitter.com/ITB_Berlin . Get the latest updates from the Social Media Newsroom at http://newsroom.itb-berlin.de/en . You can find press releases on the internet at www.itb-berlin.com under the section heading Media Centre / Press Releases. Make use of our information service and subscribe to our RSS feeds .

Valuable tips for beginning a career in tourism

ITB Berlin assists future students and those beginning a career in tourism with a new guide which prepares them for a visit to ITB Researching and networking in order to look for a job: these are the skills required of students and graduates, and for them ITB Berlin, the world’s leading travel trade show, is an important platform as well. This year, for the first time, the show will be assisting this audience by providing them with a comprehensive online guide which enables visitors in search of courses and jobs to make the best possible use of the opportunities at ITB Berlin. This guide is available online at www.itb-berlin.de/karriere and, for example, offers visitors tips on how to clearly define their aims before visiting the show. Furthermore, they can find out about how to make optimum use of their calling card and CV and where to go to have their job applications checked. In addition to its official website ITB Berlin also provides information on these subjects via social networks such as Facebook and Twitter. The list of tips is rounded off with advice on so-called soft skills, including on how to approach the companies applicants have on their wish list. During the show Hall 11.1 will be of special interest to these visitors. Training and Employment in Tourism (TET) is the main place to go for those in search of the right Bachelors or Masters degree course. Some 50 international universities and technical colleges will be providing information on everything they have to offer. At the panel discussions and lectures in Hall 11.1 universities will have information on the various courses available. A lecture series entitled ’My Job’ as well as the Young Professional Day will be offering fascinating insights into how to apply for jobs and careers in tourism. Personnel managers will have information on the opportunities available to those beginning a career in tourism and on the demands placed on newcomers to the job. Hall 11.1 will also be hosting the ITB Job Exchange powered by YOURCAREERGROUP, where visitors will be able to meet directly with personnel managers from leading companies and where they can find out about current posts available from the job vacancy board. As part of a series of lectures and panel discussions experts will be providing valuable insights into a variety of different industry sectors. Events dealing with the latest international tourism topics will be taking place at the ITB Berlin Convention. For visitors interested in technology the events and lectures at the eTravel World in Hall 6.1 will surely be worthwhile. Hall 10.2 will be featuring Cultural Tourism. Events on the subject of Adventure & Responsible Tourism will be taking place in Hall 4.1, which will focus on the latest developments as well as examples of best practices. In addition to organising events on the days reserved for trade visitors ITB Berlin will have information for students and career starters on events and industry-hosted parties during the evenings of the show. These include the ITB Berlin Crew Night and the Student Battle, at which students from the universities at the show will be competing for the ITB Cup. And for those who are interested, the website at www.visitberlin.de/de/erleben/nightlife offers tips on how to spend one’s evenings in the capital away from the exhibition grounds. About ITB Berlin and the ITB Berlin Convention ITB Berlin 2014 will take place from Wednesday to Sunday, 5 to 9 March. From the Wednesday to the Friday ITB Berlin is open to trade visitors only. The ITB Berlin Convention is held parallel with the trade fair, from Wednesday to Saturday, 5 to 8 March 2014. It is the world’s largest specialist convention for the industry. More details are available at www.itb-convention.com. ITB Berlin is the leading trade fair for the worldwide travel industry. In 2013 a total of 10,086 companies and organisations from 188 countries exhibited their products and services to 170,000 visitors, who included 110,000 trade visitors. Join the ITB Press Network at www.linkedin.com . Become a fan of ITB Berlin at www.facebook.de/ITBBerlin . Follow ITB Berlin on www.twitter.com/ITB_Berlin . Get the latest updates from the Social Media Newsroom at http://newsroom.itb-berlin.de/en . You can find press releases on the internet at www.itb-berlin.com under the section heading Media Centre / Press Releases. Make use of our information service and subscribe to our RSS feeds .

Valuable tips for beginning a career in tourism

ITB Berlin assists future students and those beginning a career in tourism with a new guide which prepares them for a visit to ITB Researching and networking in order to look for a job: these are the skills required of students and graduates, and for them ITB Berlin, the world’s leading travel trade show, is an important platform as well. This year, for the first time, the show will be assisting this audience by providing them with a comprehensive online guide which enables visitors in search of courses and jobs to make the best possible use of the opportunities at ITB Berlin. This guide is available online at www.itb-berlin.de/karriere and, for example, offers visitors tips on how to clearly define their aims before visiting the show. Furthermore, they can find out about how to make optimum use of their calling card and CV and where to go to have their job applications checked. In addition to its official website ITB Berlin also provides information on these subjects via social networks such as Facebook and Twitter. The list of tips is rounded off with advice on so-called soft skills, including on how to approach the companies applicants have on their wish list. During the show Hall 11.1 will be of special interest to these visitors. Training and Employment in Tourism (TET) is the main place to go for those in search of the right Bachelors or Masters degree course. Some 50 international universities and technical colleges will be providing information on everything they have to offer. At the panel discussions and lectures in Hall 11.1 universities will have information on the various courses available. A lecture series entitled ’My Job’ as well as the Young Professional Day will be offering fascinating insights into how to apply for jobs and careers in tourism. Personnel managers will have information on the opportunities available to those beginning a career in tourism and on the demands placed on newcomers to the job. Hall 11.1 will also be hosting the ITB Job Exchange powered by YOURCAREERGROUP, where visitors will be able to meet directly with personnel managers from leading companies and where they can find out about current posts available from the job vacancy board. As part of a series of lectures and panel discussions experts will be providing valuable insights into a variety of different industry sectors. Events dealing with the latest international tourism topics will be taking place at the ITB Berlin Convention. For visitors interested in technology the events and lectures at the eTravel World in Hall 6.1 will surely be worthwhile. Hall 10.2 will be featuring Cultural Tourism. Events on the subject of Adventure & Responsible Tourism will be taking place in Hall 4.1, which will focus on the latest developments as well as examples of best practices. In addition to organising events on the days reserved for trade visitors ITB Berlin will have information for students and career starters on events and industry-hosted parties during the evenings of the show. These include the ITB Berlin Crew Night and the Student Battle, at which students from the universities at the show will be competing for the ITB Cup. And for those who are interested, the website at www.visitberlin.de/de/erleben/nightlife offers tips on how to spend one’s evenings in the capital away from the exhibition grounds. About ITB Berlin and the ITB Berlin Convention ITB Berlin 2014 will take place from Wednesday to Sunday, 5 to 9 March. From the Wednesday to the Friday ITB Berlin is open to trade visitors only. The ITB Berlin Convention is held parallel with the trade fair, from Wednesday to Saturday, 5 to 8 March 2014. It is the world’s largest specialist convention for the industry. More details are available at www.itb-convention.com. ITB Berlin is the leading trade fair for the worldwide travel industry. In 2013 a total of 10,086 companies and organisations from 188 countries exhibited their products and services to 170,000 visitors, who included 110,000 trade visitors. Join the ITB Press Network at www.linkedin.com . Become a fan of ITB Berlin at www.facebook.de/ITBBerlin . Follow ITB Berlin on www.twitter.com/ITB_Berlin . Get the latest updates from the Social Media Newsroom at http://newsroom.itb-berlin.de/en . You can find press releases on the internet at www.itb-berlin.com under the section heading Media Centre / Press Releases. Make use of our information service and subscribe to our RSS feeds .

ITB Berlin Business Travel Days: Knowing what is important tomorrow

Meeting place for business travel and event managers at the world’s leading travel trade show – outstanding papers and workshops – latest: Peter Schaar, former Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information, will speak about ”leaving a data trail on one’s travels – how accessible should traveller information be?“ From 5 to 7 March 2014 the Business Travel Days at ITB Berlin will be where business travel and event managers can meet to find out about new ideas and obtain first-hand knowledge. The two slogans of the three-day event are ”Creating added value for today” and “Knowing what is important tomorrow.“ The paper due to be held by Peter Schaar, until late in 2013 the Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information, is certain to spark debate. On Thursday, 8 March he will be speaking about ”leaving a data trail on one’s travels – how accessible should traveller information be?” One of the items he will discuss is the topical and controversial issue of IATA’s new distribution capability, which is a main element of its sales concept. He will also address the issue of the excessive amounts of data being collected by security agencies. Another highlight will be the keynote speech by Prof. Dr. Ulrich Walter, who in 1993 was an astronaut on board the Space Shuttle and who is currently the chair of the Aerospace Systems Department at the Technical University of Munich. His report entitled ‘Travelling with NASA’, which is sponsored by AirPlus International, includes a fascinating ‘Photographic journey around the Earth’, his view on the prospects for space tourism and his personal experiences of settling travel expenses with NASA. This year, a Business Travel Theme Day will be taking place for the first time. On Friday, 7 March the focus will be on “efficiently managing employees abroad.“ Michael H. Wurche’s report, which is sponsored by the Result Group, is equally fascinating. Formerly a national Lufthansa representative in Bolivia, in 1983 he was held captive by kidnappers for eleven days. He has exploited this brutal experience in a positive way and is now able to give advice on how to avoid dangerous situations. Full details of the programme are available at www.itb-convention.com/program . The Home of Business Travel by ITB & VDR, a lounge in Hall 7.1a, will provide visitors with an opportunity to exchange knowledge and network in a relaxed atmosphere. Following its successful launch last year, the Home of Business Travel, which was set up by Messe Berlin and the German Travel Management Association (VDR), offers a unique meeting area for travel and event managers, young professionals, buyers and office workers from around the world, and is a place where they can find out more about services and options that enable them to optimise their business trips. Co-exhibitors including AirPlus International, Business Visum GmbH, Concur (Germany) GmbH, Derpart Travel Service, Egencia GmbH, FCm Travel Solutions, Holiday Inn Berlin Airport – Conference Centre, SAP and TS24 Travel Solutions will be showcasing solutions for professional management before, during and after business trips. The Home of Business Travel will also focus on furthering participants’ knowledge, with the display area being devoted to holding lectures and discussion rounds at the ITB Business Travel Days. A trade visitor pass to ITB Berlin grants admission to all the lectures and seminars at the Business Travel Days. About ITB Berlin and the ITB Berlin Convention ITB Berlin 2014 will take place from Wednesday to Sunday, 5 to 9 March. From the Wednesday to the Friday ITB Berlin is open to trade visitors only. The ITB Berlin Convention is held parallel with the trade fair, from Wednesday to Saturday, 5 to 8 March 2014. It is the world’s largest specialist convention for the industry. More details are available at www.itb-convention.com . ITB Berlin is the leading trade fair for the worldwide travel industry. In 2013 a total of 10,086 companies and organisations from 188 countries exhibited their products and services to 170,000 visitors, who included 110,000 trade visitors. Join the ITB Press Network at www.linkedin.com . Become a fan of ITB Berlin at www.facebook.de/ITBBerlin . Follow ITB Berlin on www.twitter.com/ITB_Berlin . Get the latest updates from the Social Media Newsroom at http://newsroom.itb-berlin.de/en . You can find press releases on the internet at www.itb-berlin.com under the section heading Media Centre / Press Releases. Make use of our information service and subscribe to our RSS feeds .

ITB Berlin Business Travel Days: Knowing what is important tomorrow

Meeting place for business travel and event managers at the world’s leading travel trade show – outstanding papers and workshops – latest: Peter Schaar, former Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information, will speak about ”leaving a data trail on one’s travels – how accessible should traveller information be?“ From 5 to 7 March 2014 the Business Travel Days at ITB Berlin will be where business travel and event managers can meet to find out about new ideas and obtain first-hand knowledge. The two slogans of the three-day event are ”Creating added value for today” and “Knowing what is important tomorrow.“ The paper due to be held by Peter Schaar, until late in 2013 the Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information, is certain to spark debate. On Thursday, 8 March he will be speaking about ”leaving a data trail on one’s travels – how accessible should traveller information be?” One of the items he will discuss is the topical and controversial issue of IATA’s new distribution capability, which is a main element of its sales concept. He will also address the issue of the excessive amounts of data being collected by security agencies. Another highlight will be the keynote speech by Prof. Dr. Ulrich Walter, who in 1993 was an astronaut on board the Space Shuttle and who is currently the chair of the Aerospace Systems Department at the Technical University of Munich. His report entitled ‘Travelling with NASA’, which is sponsored by AirPlus International, includes a fascinating ‘Photographic journey around the Earth’, his view on the prospects for space tourism and his personal experiences of settling travel expenses with NASA. This year, a Business Travel Theme Day will be taking place for the first time. On Friday, 7 March the focus will be on “efficiently managing employees abroad.“ Michael H. Wurche’s report, which is sponsored by the Result Group, is equally fascinating. Formerly a national Lufthansa representative in Bolivia, in 1983 he was held captive by kidnappers for eleven days. He has exploited this brutal experience in a positive way and is now able to give advice on how to avoid dangerous situations. Full details of the programme are available at www.itb-convention.com/program . The Home of Business Travel by ITB & VDR, a lounge in Hall 7.1a, will provide visitors with an opportunity to exchange knowledge and network in a relaxed atmosphere. Following its successful launch last year, the Home of Business Travel, which was set up by Messe Berlin and the German Travel Management Association (VDR), offers a unique meeting area for travel and event managers, young professionals, buyers and office workers from around the world, and is a place where they can find out more about services and options that enable them to optimise their business trips. Co-exhibitors including AirPlus International, Business Visum GmbH, Concur (Germany) GmbH, Derpart Travel Service, Egencia GmbH, FCm Travel Solutions, Holiday Inn Berlin Airport – Conference Centre, SAP and TS24 Travel Solutions will be showcasing solutions for professional management before, during and after business trips. The Home of Business Travel will also focus on furthering participants’ knowledge, with the display area being devoted to holding lectures and discussion rounds at the ITB Business Travel Days. A trade visitor pass to ITB Berlin grants admission to all the lectures and seminars at the Business Travel Days. About ITB Berlin and the ITB Berlin Convention ITB Berlin 2014 will take place from Wednesday to Sunday, 5 to 9 March. From the Wednesday to the Friday ITB Berlin is open to trade visitors only. The ITB Berlin Convention is held parallel with the trade fair, from Wednesday to Saturday, 5 to 8 March 2014. It is the world’s largest specialist convention for the industry. More details are available at www.itb-convention.com . ITB Berlin is the leading trade fair for the worldwide travel industry. In 2013 a total of 10,086 companies and organisations from 188 countries exhibited their products and services to 170,000 visitors, who included 110,000 trade visitors. Join the ITB Press Network at www.linkedin.com . Become a fan of ITB Berlin at www.facebook.de/ITBBerlin . Follow ITB Berlin on www.twitter.com/ITB_Berlin . Get the latest updates from the Social Media Newsroom at http://newsroom.itb-berlin.de/en . You can find press releases on the internet at www.itb-berlin.com under the section heading Media Centre / Press Releases. Make use of our information service and subscribe to our RSS feeds .

ITB BookAwards 2014 – the winners

Awards for Jimmy Nelson, Christoph Ransmayr, Geert Mak, Arved Fuchs, Michael Martin and Michael Iwanowski The winners of the ITB BookAwards 2014 have been decided upon. The focus of the Destination Awards is on Brazil and Malaysia. Malaysia is the Convention & Culture Partner of ITB Berlin 2014. ITB BookAwards 2014 – the winners Destination Brazil Helmuth Taubald, Nicolas Stockmann, “DuMont Reise-Handbuch Brasilien“ (DuMont Reiseverlag) Nicolas Stockmann, Werner Rudhart, Helmuth Taubald, Jochen Österreicher, Carl D. Goerdeler, “Stefan Loose Travel Handbuch Brasilien“ (DuMont Reiseverlag) Carl D. Goerdeler, “Kulturschock Brasilien“ (Reise Know-How Verlag) Kai Ferreira Schmidt, “City|Trip Rio de Janeiro“ (Reise Know-How Verlag) Regis St. Louis, “Brasilien“, an illustrated travel book (Verlag National Geographic) Destination Malaysia Renate Loose, Stefan Loose, Mischa Loose, Moritz Jacobi, “Stefan Loose Travel Handbuch Malaysia, Brunei und Singapore“ (DuMont Reiseverlag) Awards in other categories Special travel guide series “Länderporträts“, 37 titles (Ch.Links Verlag) Special travel books Geert Mak, “Amerika!“ (Siedler Verlag) Literary travel books Christoph Ransmayr, “Atlas eines ängstlichen Mannes“ (Verlag S. Fischer) Illustrated travel books “Deutschland. In der Mitte Europas“ (Verlag Wolfgang Kunth) Michael Boyny, “Afrika“ (Frederking & Thaler) Travel cook books Michael Langoth, “Mekong Food“ (Edition Styria) “Street Food“ series, including “Vietman“ and “New York“ (Hädecke Verlag) Travel books for children Annette Langen and Constanza Droop, “Felix, der Hase“ (Coppenrath Verlag) “80 Weltkarten zum Staunen“ (Verlag DorlingKindersley) Adventurers in 2014 Arved Fuchs, “Polarlicht in den Segeln“ (Verlag Delius Klasing) Lifetime Achievement Award Publisher and author: Michael Iwanowski Photographer and author: Michael Martin, “In der Welt zu Hause“ (Verlag Malik/National Geographic) Specialist tourism literature Albrecht Steinecke, “Destinationsmanagement“ (UVC Lucius Verlag) Special award presented by the management of ITB Berlin / the jury Jimmy Nelson, “Before they pass away“ (teNeues) Travel calendars “ReiseWelten 2014“ (Ackermann Kunstverlag) Presentation of the ITB BookAwards 2014 Friday, 7 March 2014 at 4 p.m. venue: cinema in the Marshall Haus (Summer Garden on the Berlin Exhibition Grounds) Moderator: Mary Amiri ITB BookAwards 2014 – the jury Chairing the jury of the ITB BookAwards 2014 is Astrid Zand (ITB Berlin). Other members include: Eckart Baier (editor-in-chief, Buchjournal) Cornelia Camen (editorial department, BuchMarkt) Armin Herb (jury spokesman, editorial offices, Armin Herb) Martina Kraus (RavensBuch) Burghard Rauschelbach (independent consultant for sustainable tourism, GIZ) Gerd W. Seidemann (Der Tagesspiegel) Michael Zehender (dpa Themendienst) Jury members presiding over other categories: “Destination Brazil“, Regine Kiepert (Schropp Land &Karte) “Destination Brazil“, Karl Mertes (journalist) “Literature“, “Travel cook books, “Lifetime Achievement Award“, Margrit Philipp (Büro Philipp) Concept, organisation and communications Büro Philipp, Friedrichshafen www.buero-philipp.de/itb_buchawards.html About ITB Berlin and the ITB Berlin Convention ITB Berlin 2014 will take place from Wednesday to Sunday, 5 to 9 March. From the Wednesday to the Friday ITB Berlin is open to trade visitors only. The ITB Berlin Convention is held parallel with the trade fair, from Wednesday to Saturday, 5 to 8 March 2014. It is the world’s largest specialist convention for the industry. More details are available at www.itb-convention.com . ITB Berlin is the leading trade fair for the worldwide travel industry. In 2013 a total of 10,086 companies and organisations from 188 countries exhibited their products and services to 170,000 visitors, who included 110,000 trade visitors. Join the ITB Press Network at www.linkedin.com . Become a fan of ITB Berlin at www.facebook.de/ITBBerlin . Follow ITB Berlin on www.twitter.com/ITB_Berlin . Get the latest updates from the Social Media Newsroom at http://newsroom.itb-berlin.de/en . You can find press releases on the internet at www.itb-berlin.com under the section heading Media Centre / Press Releases. Make use of our information service and subscribe to our RSS feeds .

ITB BookAwards 2014 – the winners

Awards for Jimmy Nelson, Christoph Ransmayr, Geert Mak, Arved Fuchs, Michael Martin and Michael Iwanowski The winners of the ITB BookAwards 2014 have been decided upon. The focus of the Destination Awards is on Brazil and Malaysia. Malaysia is the Convention & Culture Partner of ITB Berlin 2014. ITB BookAwards 2014 – the winners Destination Brazil Helmuth Taubald, Nicolas Stockmann, “DuMont Reise-Handbuch Brasilien“ (DuMont Reiseverlag) Nicolas Stockmann, Werner Rudhart, Helmuth Taubald, Jochen Österreicher, Carl D. Goerdeler, “Stefan Loose Travel Handbuch Brasilien“ (DuMont Reiseverlag) Carl D. Goerdeler, “Kulturschock Brasilien“ (Reise Know-How Verlag) Kai Ferreira Schmidt, “City|Trip Rio de Janeiro“ (Reise Know-How Verlag) Regis St. Louis, “Brasilien“, an illustrated travel book (Verlag National Geographic) Destination Malaysia Renate Loose, Stefan Loose, Mischa Loose, Moritz Jacobi, “Stefan Loose Travel Handbuch Malaysia, Brunei und Singapore“ (DuMont Reiseverlag) Awards in other categories Special travel guide series “Länderporträts“, 37 titles (Ch.Links Verlag) Special travel books Geert Mak, “Amerika!“ (Siedler Verlag) Literary travel books Christoph Ransmayr, “Atlas eines ängstlichen Mannes“ (Verlag S. Fischer) Illustrated travel books “Deutschland. In der Mitte Europas“ (Verlag Wolfgang Kunth) Michael Boyny, “Afrika“ (Frederking & Thaler) Travel cook books Michael Langoth, “Mekong Food“ (Edition Styria) “Street Food“ series, including “Vietman“ and “New York“ (Hädecke Verlag) Travel books for children Annette Langen and Constanza Droop, “Felix, der Hase“ (Coppenrath Verlag) “80 Weltkarten zum Staunen“ (Verlag DorlingKindersley) Adventurers in 2014 Arved Fuchs, “Polarlicht in den Segeln“ (Verlag Delius Klasing) Lifetime Achievement Award Publisher and author: Michael Iwanowski Photographer and author: Michael Martin, “In der Welt zu Hause“ (Verlag Malik/National Geographic) Specialist tourism literature Albrecht Steinecke, “Destinationsmanagement“ (UVC Lucius Verlag) Special award presented by the management of ITB Berlin / the jury Jimmy Nelson, “Before they pass away“ (teNeues) Travel calendars “ReiseWelten 2014“ (Ackermann Kunstverlag) Presentation of the ITB BookAwards 2014 Friday, 7 March 2014 at 4 p.m. venue: cinema in the Marshall Haus (Summer Garden on the Berlin Exhibition Grounds) Moderator: Mary Amiri ITB BookAwards 2014 – the jury Chairing the jury of the ITB BookAwards 2014 is Astrid Zand (ITB Berlin). Other members include: Eckart Baier (editor-in-chief, Buchjournal) Cornelia Camen (editorial department, BuchMarkt) Armin Herb (jury spokesman, editorial offices, Armin Herb) Martina Kraus (RavensBuch) Burghard Rauschelbach (independent consultant for sustainable tourism, GIZ) Gerd W. Seidemann (Der Tagesspiegel) Michael Zehender (dpa Themendienst) Jury members presiding over other categories: “Destination Brazil“, Regine Kiepert (Schropp Land &Karte) “Destination Brazil“, Karl Mertes (journalist) “Literature“, “Travel cook books, “Lifetime Achievement Award“, Margrit Philipp (Büro Philipp) Concept, organisation and communications Büro Philipp, Friedrichshafen www.buero-philipp.de/itb_buchawards.html About ITB Berlin and the ITB Berlin Convention ITB Berlin 2014 will take place from Wednesday to Sunday, 5 to 9 March. From the Wednesday to the Friday ITB Berlin is open to trade visitors only. The ITB Berlin Convention is held parallel with the trade fair, from Wednesday to Saturday, 5 to 8 March 2014. It is the world’s largest specialist convention for the industry. More details are available at www.itb-convention.com . ITB Berlin is the leading trade fair for the worldwide travel industry. In 2013 a total of 10,086 companies and organisations from 188 countries exhibited their products and services to 170,000 visitors, who included 110,000 trade visitors. Join the ITB Press Network at www.linkedin.com . Become a fan of ITB Berlin at www.facebook.de/ITBBerlin . Follow ITB Berlin on www.twitter.com/ITB_Berlin . Get the latest updates from the Social Media Newsroom at http://newsroom.itb-berlin.de/en . You can find press releases on the internet at www.itb-berlin.com under the section heading Media Centre / Press Releases. Make use of our information service and subscribe to our RSS feeds .

ITB BookAwards 2014 – the winners

Awards for Jimmy Nelson, Christoph Ransmayr, Geert Mak, Arved Fuchs, Michael Martin and Michael Iwanowski The winners of the ITB BookAwards 2014 have been decided upon. The focus of the Destination Awards is on Brazil and Malaysia. Malaysia is the Convention & Culture Partner of ITB Berlin 2014. ITB BookAwards 2014 – the winners Destination Brazil Helmuth Taubald, Nicolas Stockmann, “DuMont Reise-Handbuch Brasilien“ (DuMont Reiseverlag) Nicolas Stockmann, Werner Rudhart, Helmuth Taubald, Jochen Österreicher, Carl D. Goerdeler, “Stefan Loose Travel Handbuch Brasilien“ (DuMont Reiseverlag) Carl D. Goerdeler, “Kulturschock Brasilien“ (Reise Know-How Verlag) Kai Ferreira Schmidt, “City|Trip Rio de Janeiro“ (Reise Know-How Verlag) Regis St. Louis, “Brasilien“, an illustrated travel book (Verlag National Geographic) Destination Malaysia Renate Loose, Stefan Loose, Mischa Loose, Moritz Jacobi, “Stefan Loose Travel Handbuch Malaysia, Brunei und Singapore“ (DuMont Reiseverlag) Awards in other categories Special travel guide series “Länderporträts“, 37 titles (Ch.Links Verlag) Special travel books Geert Mak, “Amerika!“ (Siedler Verlag) Literary travel books Christoph Ransmayr, “Atlas eines ängstlichen Mannes“ (Verlag S. Fischer) Illustrated travel books “Deutschland. In der Mitte Europas“ (Verlag Wolfgang Kunth) Michael Boyny, “Afrika“ (Frederking & Thaler) Travel cook books Michael Langoth, “Mekong Food“ (Edition Styria) “Street Food“ series, including “Vietman“ and “New York“ (Hädecke Verlag) Travel books for children Annette Langen and Constanza Droop, “Felix, der Hase“ (Coppenrath Verlag) “80 Weltkarten zum Staunen“ (Verlag DorlingKindersley) Adventurers in 2014 Arved Fuchs, “Polarlicht in den Segeln“ (Verlag Delius Klasing) Lifetime Achievement Award Publisher and author: Michael Iwanowski Photographer and author: Michael Martin, “In der Welt zu Hause“ (Verlag Malik/National Geographic) Specialist tourism literature Albrecht Steinecke, “Destinationsmanagement“ (UVC Lucius Verlag) Special award presented by the management of ITB Berlin / the jury Jimmy Nelson, “Before they pass away“ (teNeues) Travel calendars “ReiseWelten 2014“ (Ackermann Kunstverlag) Presentation of the ITB BookAwards 2014 Friday, 7 March 2014 at 4 p.m. venue: cinema in the Marshall Haus (Summer Garden on the Berlin Exhibition Grounds) Moderator: Mary Amiri ITB BookAwards 2014 – the jury Chairing the jury of the ITB BookAwards 2014 is Astrid Zand (ITB Berlin). Other members include: Eckart Baier (editor-in-chief, Buchjournal) Cornelia Camen (editorial department, BuchMarkt) Armin Herb (jury spokesman, editorial offices, Armin Herb) Martina Kraus (RavensBuch) Burghard Rauschelbach (independent consultant for sustainable tourism, GIZ) Gerd W. Seidemann (Der Tagesspiegel) Michael Zehender (dpa Themendienst) Jury members presiding over other categories: “Destination Brazil“, Regine Kiepert (Schropp Land &Karte) “Destination Brazil“, Karl Mertes (journalist) “Literature“, “Travel cook books, “Lifetime Achievement Award“, Margrit Philipp (Büro Philipp) Concept, organisation and communications Büro Philipp, Friedrichshafen www.buero-philipp.de/itb_buchawards.html About ITB Berlin and the ITB Berlin Convention ITB Berlin 2014 will take place from Wednesday to Sunday, 5 to 9 March. From the Wednesday to the Friday ITB Berlin is open to trade visitors only. The ITB Berlin Convention is held parallel with the trade fair, from Wednesday to Saturday, 5 to 8 March 2014. It is the world’s largest specialist convention for the industry. More details are available at www.itb-convention.com . ITB Berlin is the leading trade fair for the worldwide travel industry. In 2013 a total of 10,086 companies and organisations from 188 countries exhibited their products and services to 170,000 visitors, who included 110,000 trade visitors. Join the ITB Press Network at www.linkedin.com . Become a fan of ITB Berlin at www.facebook.de/ITBBerlin . Follow ITB Berlin on www.twitter.com/ITB_Berlin . Get the latest updates from the Social Media Newsroom at http://newsroom.itb-berlin.de/en . You can find press releases on the internet at www.itb-berlin.com under the section heading Media Centre / Press Releases. Make use of our information service and subscribe to our RSS feeds .