During ITB Berlin 2010, Mr. Pavlos Geroulanos, Minister of Culture and Tourism of Greece was interviewed by Reuters.
During ITB Berlin 2010, Ms Angela Gerekou, Under Secretary of Culture and Tourism of Greece was interviewed by Aljazeera.
Ms Angela Gerekou, Under Secretary of Culture and Tourism of Greece, gave a press conference to the foreign and Greek press during ITB Berlin 2010.
ITB Berlin 2010 GNTO Inauguration of GNTO Stand by Ms Angela Gerekou, Under Secretary of Culture and Tourism of Greece
Η Κα Άντζελα Γκερέκου, Υφυπουργός Πολιτισμού και Τουρισμού, εγκαινίασε σήμερα το πρωί το περίπτερο του ΕΟΤ, στην μεγαλύτερη τουριστική έκθεση ΙΤΒ 2010 που διεξάγεται στο Βερολίνο, 10-14, Μαρτίου.
Μετά τα εγκαίνια η Κα Γκερέκου, πέρασε και χαιρέτησε όλους τους εκθέτες του Ελληνικού περιπτέρου.
The countdown has begun for the exhibition, ITB Berlin where the whole world meets. The exhibition organizers call it, “Where Global Business Happens”. Its true!
To be more precise its not only an exhibition. Its a combination of trade exhibition, public exhibition and the biggest professional convention worldwide, which attracts tens of thousands of visitor, exhibitors and media representatives every year.
Last year, ITB Berlin 2009 was conducted occupying 160.000 sq. m. with 11.098 exhibitors of which 8.702 were foreign exhibitors. The statistic which is really outstanding is the number of visitors – 178.971!
All of this, the year that the world economic crisis was at its best. I bet that this years ITB Berlin 2010 will top last years numbers.
This year, ITB Berlin 2010 will begin on March 10th and will go all they way to March 14th 2010 at the fairgrounds of Messe Berlin. The exhibition doors will open at 10 am and close at 6 pm every day. The first three days, March 10 – 12 are only for trade visitors and the last two days are open to both trade visitors and the general public.
As in any serious exhibition there is an entrance fee or one may call it a ticket. The Trade Visitor Pass and the Exhibitor Pass have a cost of 46 Euro and can be purchased ahead of time from representatives found in each country or online at the ITB Berlin online ticket shop.
Now if you want to get your ticket on location you can do it only from ICC and the Entrance South. They will be open for sale on March 8 from 12am to 5.30pm, March 9 from 10am to 7pm, March 10 – 12 from 9am to 5.30pm. For the days 13 and 14 of March, tickets will be available from 9am to 5.30pm.
Once you have your ticket/pass you can use all the entrances which are:
Travelling will be at ITB Berlin 2010 with its special editions of “Hellenic Travelling” and “Travelling News ITB Berlin Special Edition”, (last year’s issue of the special edition). Both of our publications will be available from the stand of the GNTO. As for our newspaper, Travelling News will also be available from the ITB Berlin International Trade Press Stand, following an agreement with ITB Berlin as we did last year and the past several years.
ITB Berlin International Trade Press Stand
The ITB Berlin International Trade Press Stand guarantees “Travelling News” free distribution at the world’s leading travel trade show and unbelievable awareness and visibility of “Travelling News” and the advertisers of that issue.
Since last year we pioneered using online video to report what was happening during the exhibition. You can take a glimpse by clicking on the link ITB Berlin 2009.
You can call us predictable, but at this years ITB Berlin 2010 we will do the same, with lots of improvements.
So, stay tuned.
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This up coming Monday November 10 till 13, the entire worldwide travel and tourism industry will be participating in the World Travel Market at the ExCel in London as it has become an industry standard.
Its funny when you think of it – every year just before this major event, World Travel Market, a war breaks, we have a devaluation of currency, we have 9/11, we have to deal with an epidemic, or the entire banking system is at the verge of total collapse.
We spend mega tons of brain power, investigating, analyzing, strategizing and all these bold and powerful words that end in -izing, on how and what will happen and what do we do.
Unless the world stops turning, a meteor hits earth or we are invaded by little green Martians from outer space – we have to understand that this is the international business environment we have to work in and that people will travel, go on vacations and need all the services the travel and tourism industry has to offer.
As always, Thessaloniki was wonderful. Its food, entertainment, people, etc. The only thing that was a set back were the works being undertaken for the construction of the metro, but that is progress.
But one minute – lets focus here. The purpose of the trip to Thessaloniki was to participate in the exhibition Philoxenia 2008: 24th International Tourism Exhibition and secondarily to have a good time.
Well – we only had a good time.
Its like setting up tables for a gala diner – and nobody comes – as if everyone was in some sort of conspiracy. The only event that people participated was the opening ceremony by the Minister of Tourism, Aris Spylotopoulos and the HATTA prize giving activity. That was IT.
Night falls over Athens just before the major travel and tourism international exhibition of Philoxenia in Thessaloniki. This will be the 24th Philoxenia and the 18th for Travelling.
Every year participants and exhibitors, drop what they are doing and take the plane, car or train and head for Thessaloniki.