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According to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the tourism and travel industry accounts for around 10 percent of global GNP, seven percent of global exports and more than ten percent of jobs. The industry is large – and also has a noticeable impact on the environment. Globally, tourism accounts for around five percent of CO2 emissions.

 

The in-person edition of ITB Berlin 2022 will not take place as originally planned. Owing to the latest developments and accompanying directives as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, Messe Berlin is unable to afford its exhibitors and partners the necessary planning certainty with the holding of an in-person ITB Berlin in early March.

For the second time this year and with the participation of ITB Berlin, IPK International conducted a special survey on international travel behavior in times of Corona.

From March 9-12, 2021, ITB Berlin will provide the industry with an online platform for networking, business and content as an entirely virtual event.

ITB Berlin and IPK International latest findings show that there are five percent more international trips, outbound travel from the Americas which have shown solid growth in 2018 with a plus of five percent. In contrast to 2017, where North American growth exceeded Latin America, the first eight months of 2018 reflected the contrary.

Muslims are the world’s fastest-growing religious group and by 2030 (Source: www.pewrsr.ch/1hUQ1qG) will make up an estimated 25 percent of the world’s population.

Millennials love going on city trips, and, at least some, are willing to spend big on travelling, with now half of all luxury trips being made by Millennials. These are the findings of a special evaluation of the World Travel Monitor, conducted by IPK International and commissioned by ITB Berlin.

City trips worldwide grew four times as fast as total international holiday market over past 10 years city breaks and overtake sun and beach holidays according to ITB Berlin and IPK International analyse worldwide demand for city breaks.

An African ministerial working meeting convened by World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) during the recently held ITB Berlin travel trade show agreed to move ahead with a new 10-point UNWTO Agenda for Africa.

Ajman Tourism Development Department (ATDD) announced that its attendance at this year’s ITB Berlin travel trade show was a success.