The tourism network is based on artificial intelligence, is a learning system and constantly offers users relevant contact information for the travel industry. The Travel network can be accessed by all registered participants of the ITB Berlin 2020, ie trade visitors, congress participants, exhibitors and media representatives who have purchased a personalized ticket from the ITB store. Soon after launch, the network has a large number of subscribers. Numerous stakeholders have already registered, who previously received a personal invitation by email before the original opening date. Those who previously did not plan to visit the show in Berlin can also register now. Passenger network users can set up a profile, reconcile interests, contact and network. They can also follow other users, share contact information, talk and organize meetings. Virtual rooms where users can hold meetings, which they have scheduled before ITB Berlin, are available online. The video connection allows face-to-face meetings, and it is possible to communicate only via an audio connection. Under the headlines “Insights” and “News”, itb.com contains the latest news and reports on world travel and news trends ITB Berlin. Travel network – a new travel network of the B2B tourism industry At the advanced events of the Virtual ITB Convention, leading speakers will discuss how the global tourism industry can leverage intelligent strategies to ensure it survives in the future even in a challenging environment. Ahead of the latest developments, discussions on how the industry can deal with the coronavirus will play a key role. Between March 5 and 11, 2020, viewers can watch more than 20 exclusive live broadcasts and videos in English and German, some in real time and some with a delay on itb.com. Videos will then be available upon request. The extra will explain how trends affect personalization and individualization in the eTravel market; one of the sessions will study the topics “Voice Commerce: Selling Passenger and Hotel Rooms via Amazon, Alexa and Google Assistant” and “Instagram, Influencers & Co: An Underrated Challenge for Destinations”. Today, a new itb.com platform is launched: networking, industry news and the ITB Virtual Convention. itb.com is now open to everyone – 365-day platform for networking and content in English – ITB Virtual Convention March 5-11, 2020 with more than 20 exclusive live broadcasts and on-demand videos. In another keynote address, Eric La Bonnardière, co-founder of Evaneos, will address the topic of tourism and how local tour operators can deal with the phenomenon. Source and photo: itb.com (ITB Berlin) Nils Müller, CEO of TrendOne, will give his keynote address originally scheduled for the ITB Convention on Top 8 Trends in Tourism and Travel, asking “What trends, technologies and developments do you need to know and how to combine them to be successful in the future?” The recordings will take place in a specially equipped studio on the Berlin exhibition grounds, where numerous sessions will be broadcast live. Some speakers will join from remote locations via Skype. Viewers can also join: under the hashtag #ITBvirtualcon they can exchange opinions about the sessions and discuss them on social media. At the forums of the Forum for Catering Technologies, which is run by the Catering Club, experts will deal with revenue management, sustainability in catering and the future of network distribution. At the sessions in which top experts participate, topics such as the establishment and restructuring of brands will be discussed in detail, as well as “Catering 2025”. Despite canceling this year, ITB is offering digital services 365 days a year by launch itb.com. The world’s leading travel fair is establishing an entirely new online platform for the global tourism industry. This global website is expected to be a bridge between actual meetings and digital networking, and features innovative tools for business, networking, and exclusive content. The new Data Talks interviews, originally scheduled for ITB eTravel World, will discuss best practices on personalization and a network of multi-platform travel in the future. Other sessions will include a discussion in Berlin, attended by representatives of bookingkit and VisitBerlin, who will ask “What drives the industry in 2020?” The following events from the ITB Berlin Convention are also taking place: Sharry Sun of Travelzoo will present the eagerly awaited empirical study on “Global Customers of Luxury and Sustainability” conducted by the company together with ITB Berlin. This live session will be streamed from CubeClub. Caroline Bremner of Euromonitor will talk about the “future of the tourism industry” and respond to the devastating challenges facing the industry, including over-tourism, climate change and insolvency as in the recent case of Thomas Cook. A day later, her lecture will also be available in English. IPK World Travel Monitor® is based on about 500.000 interviews and is the world’s largest travel survey. Rolf Freitag, CEO of IPK International, will present the latest forecast figures for global and European travel trends – a necessary decision-making tool for the entire tourism industry. Throughout the program, fascinating contributions from ITB Digital and Tourismuszukunft can be followed online until Friday, March 6th. In addition to examining how the industry deals with coronavirus, the sessions will also look at New Work, AI, blogging and open data. Virtual ITB Convention: Extraordinary Sessions on Current Topics The streaming and video program will be updated regularly over the next few days to provide additional content. Details and upgrades are available on ITB.com at any time.
A new ADAC analysis shows where German tourists traveled by car on their summer trip. And just released new ADAC data confirmed that the announcements were correct – Istria has been declared the most popular region for summer travel during the covid crisis. As in previous years, Germany ranks first among the most popular holiday destinations: with 33,3 percent. Italy follows with 14,9 percent – albeit with big losses, while Croatia recorded the highest growth and ranked third with 14,3 percent. Spain no longer enters the top ten countries, up from seventh last year. Camping in Germany and Croatia is booming It was among the most popular holiday regions according to the ADAC this year Research i Dalmacija, which are in the first two places. However, regardless of the fact that a part of the passengers spent their summers in Germany, the data show that Croatia is at the very top, more precisely among the TOP 3 destinations, with the highest growth. ADAC is the largest German and European car club with more than 18 million members whose camping guide is the most important source of information for German guests. Croatian camps recorded the highest quality growth in Europe, Holidays at the camp have also experienced a boom this summer. For campers, Germany is also in first place with 35,1 percent and is also recording significant growth here. Croatia (15,4 percent) was second only to Italy (14,9 percent) compared to the previous year. For the first time, Switzerland also placed in the top ten. In the edition of the popular “camping bible” for 2020, Croatian camps recorded the highest growth in quality in Europe, among which Istrians have the highest average rating of 4,1 (the highest is 5). Otherwise, according to a recently published study TOMAS CROATIA 2019 “Attitudes and consumption of tourists in Croatia” as many as 73% of guests come to Adriatic Croatia by car, 19% by air and 6% by bus. Istria is in July according to a study by ADAC, the largest German and European car club, in times of crisis caused by the pandemic, it was declared the most popular holiday region for German motorists, who have been showing their commitment to it for 10 years. As in previous years, the ADAC assessed the route requirements of its members and compared them with previous years. Due to Corona’s limitations, the travel period between May and September was specifically considered this year. Restrictions during that period had a noticeable impact on travel behavior, so many travelers opted for a vacation in their home country, the ADAC points out. The highest category ADAC Superplatz for 2020. Aminess Sirena and Aminess Maravea Camping Resort in Novigrad, Val Saline and FKK-Camping Valalta in Rovinj, Lanterna Premium Camping Resort near Tara and Istra Premium Camping Resort in Funtana, which also won a special award for innovation and development – ADAC Innovation & Progress Award 2020. Germany and Croatia at the top