ITB Berlin is the biggest Travel Fair, worldwide, but is it worth it for Travel Bloggers? During ITB 2017 I finally made it to Berlin, to visit the Fair for the first time. But, I did it all wrong. Bigly. My Opinion on ITB Travel Trade Show 2017 is, therefore, different from others. I will link to Articles by other Travel Bloggers in the Text below, make sure to check them out for a broader spectrum of opinions.
My Experience: Is ITB Berlin worth it for Travel Bloggers?
Big fairs are all the same, especially on the first day. It’s a hustle, everyone wants to be somewhere as the first one and therefore the level of stress can raise. Or do it like me, go on Adventures and Sightseeing in Berlin, and finally, make your way to ITB Berlin in the afternoon. When I arrived at the south entrance of Berlin Fair everyone was relaxed and I could only imagine the queues others mentioned (40 minutes to finally access the Fair, at 9 am). Luckily the Halls at ITB Berlin are all organised by specific topics, or rather continents and countries. But still, make sure to bring good and comfy walking shoes, you will walk a lot, no matter if you are a Travel Blogger at ITB Berlin or just a regular visitor! Actually, I planned on having meetings at ITB Berlin in 2017, seeing how the new Business Class by Qatar Airways is unveiled and just to meet companies and other Bloggers and to be there all day long.
In reality, I was sick and not very fit, therefore I only attended the award ceremony by Atout France, the german branch of France Tourism. My blogger-friend Laura won the Blogger Award in the Category Instagram, for sure we clung our Champagne glasses later to celebrate! Annemarie of Travel on the Brain, who I met on the same Trip to Czechia in 2015 as Laura, was there as well.
As, unfortunately, most of the Blog Articles about ITB Berlin were written in german language, here an overview of a few I found in english language. If you’ve written an english article yourself, please comment and I’ll add it!
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ITB Berlin Travel Fair 2018
In 2018 ITB Berlin Travel Fair takes place from March 7th to 11th. More Info on the Travel Trade Show in the ITB 2018 Event.