I am attending ITB for over 20 years and the fair continues to be the world’s largest and leading travel trade fair.
This year, over 11 thousand exhibiting stands representing 186 countries on 160 thousand sqm area gathered 110 thousand travel professionals and 70 thousand visitors. 8 thousand media from 90 countries and 71 ambassadors, 82 ministers and 18 state secretaries attended ITB. These numbers are the clearly differentiate ITB from other exhibitions around the world.
As it happens every year, world tourism trends shaped up at ITB and it was announced that world tourism will grow 4,4% this year.
All countries work to increase their market pie at US$8 billion industry.
Counted about 246 million tourism professionals in the world will continue to contribute world peace.