ITB TOURISM EXHIBITION DISCUSSED REFUGEE CRISIS AND ROBOTS

Kevin Eagan -
For its 50th anniversary, ITB Berlin 2016 managed to break a new visitor record of 120,000 people. This year, topics such as digitalization, refugee crisis and a humanoid robot from Japan, which made ...

BERLIN TOURISM FACING A DIFFICULT YEAR AMID AIR BERLIN BANKRUPTCY

Gregory Dolgos -
When asked about the number of visitors in Berlin this year, Burkhard Kieker from VisitBerlin said that he did not know. The CEO sought a “moderate growth of 1.5 to 3 percent”, but whether the numbers...

LUXURY TRAVEL TO GERMANY IS BOOMING

Sara Thopson -
With an increase of around 18% since 2014, the growth of journeys in the luxury travel segment is almost twice as high as that of all foreign trips. All foreign trips rose by around 9% during the peri...

MADAGASCAR TOURISM FACES SUBSTANTIAL LOSSES

Tomas Haupt -
On the eve of the launch of the 2018 tourist season, which normally starts in April, Madagascar tourism sector is in the red. Tourism is suffering the full impact of bad weather with the destruction o...

SUSTAINABLE TOURISM: IS IT ACHIEVABLE?

Dan Rang -
Each year, millions of tourists pack their bags and travel in all directions. But they don’t only want to discover the world; they also want to be sustainable – in theory, at least....
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