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WTCF
Destinations

Better City Life Through Smart Tourism

March 04, 2020
15:00 - 15:45 h

CityCube Berlin, Hall A1

  • How to create a competitive advantage for attractive and livable urban destinations
  • The disruptive power of mobile applications, technology, big data, augmented reality and new social media bears a lot of chances for destinations and tour operators to create a new visitor experience.
  • Becoming a smart urban destination requires a well thought and integrated approach.
  • The World Tourism Cities Federation (WTCF) has just recently released the “Global Report on Smart Tourism in Cities” sharing the results of a comprehensive research on smart tourism in urban destinations.
  • This panel aims at providing a platform for learning about the outcome and conclusions made in the WTCF research.
  • At the same time, it intends to give all stakeholders a stage to share their experiences in implementing smart initiatives and use technology as a tool to create extraordinary experiences and enable visitors to better enjoy their stay in a destination.

Young Professionals

Frauenpower in der Reisebranche

March 04, 2020
15:00 - 15:45 h

Hall 11.1, Young Professionals Stage

Deep Dive Sessions

Impact Tourism: Future Of Travel

March 04, 2020
15:00 - 15:45 h

CityCube Berlin, Cube Club

  • Impact Tourism is a community based travel experience where the traveler gets to experience the rich culture and heritage of a region in addition to positively contributing to the development of the host communities, thereby leaving behind a legacy of their journey.
  • This form of tourism creates new destinations for the lesser known regions of the earth, bringing direct economic benefits through the travelers visiting the area. 

Future

IPK's World Travel Monitor®: Latest World Travel Trends And Forecast 2020

March 04, 2020
15:00 - 15:45 h

CityCube Berlin, Hall A4/A5

-In Cooperation with IPK International-

  • IPK World Travel Monitor® is the largest travel survey in the world, with data based on ca. 500,000 interviews.
  • Presenting the latest forecast data on worldwide and European travel behavior.
  • An indispensable basis for decision-making for the entire tourism industry.

Virtual Reality

The Future of Travel Media Consumption

March 04, 2020
15:00 - 15:45 h

ITB VR Lab / Hall 10.2 / Booth 108

  • Why and how Virtual Reality will be the future of travel media consumption.
  • The fundamental goals of travel media
  • What does VR make better than any form of media in human history?
  • Why VR will be the centre of digital media.

Business Travel

ITB Business Travel Forum

March 04, 2020
15:00 - 17:45 h

Convention Hall 7.1a, Auditorium New York 1

Valuable know-how for travel and event managers.

More information about the ITB Business Travel segment can also be found here: www.itb-convention.com/businesstravel

Business Travel

Business Travel 2020 - Destination: „Ecologically Effective“

March 04, 2020
15:05 - 15:45 h

Convention Hall 7.1a, Auditorium New York 1

  • VDR theme year sustainability
  • Best practice: sustainable mobility in companies
  • VDR´s sustainability initiative "Miles to Trees"  

eTravel World

Five Tech Trends Shaping Tours & Activities In 2020

March 04, 2020
15:30 - 15:55 h

Hall 7.1b, eTravel Lab

  • Technology innovation is transforming tours and activities and establishing new competitive benchmarks for operators worldwide
  • This presentation, leveraging new research from Arival, outlines five essential trends redefining this sector for 2020 and beyond

eTravel World

Influencer Management Against Overtourism

March 04, 2020
15:30 - 16:00 h

Hall 6.1, eTravel Stage

  • Overtourism in Switzerland due to influencers?
  • Influencer management as a solution
  • One central instrument: Switzerland Tourism Influencer Summit
  • Findings and  lessons learned

eTravel World

Technology Round Table

March 04, 2020
15:55 - 16:30 h

Hall 7.1b, eTravel Lab

  • Competition of reservation systems
  • The impact of e-commerce on the industry
  • Short Best Case presentations

eTravel World

How Digital Are German Destinations?

March 04, 2020
16:00 - 16:30 h

Hall 6.1, eTravel Stage

  • Presentation of a survey of 420 tourism organisations, carried out in 2019 in cooperation with the DTV, on the status quo of the implementation of "digitisation" in companies and destinations.
  • Insights into the implementation of technology (chatbots, AR, VR, WLAN etc)
  • Marketing tools (APPs, social media etc.)
  • Processes (AGs, management tools, etc.)
  • Obstacles and training needs

Medical

How To Meet Foreign Medical Tourist’s Expectations

March 04, 2020
16:00 - 16:30 h

Hall 21b

Business Travel

Business Travel And Climate Impact - A Four-Point Program For Sustainable Business Travel

March 04, 2020
16:00 - 16:45 h

Convention Hall 7.1a, Auditorium New York 1

  • How sustainable are companies and suppliers? 
  • Measure, document, reduce: Less CO2 emissions from business trips 
  • What are the alternatives and how do the travellers get on board?
  • Integration of CO2 offsetting solutions and the role of the travel agency

Destinations

Crisis Management And Resiliency In The Shadow Of COVID-19

March 04, 2020
16:00 - 16:45 h

CityCube Berlin, Hall A1

-in Cooperation with the Global Travel and Tourism Resilience Council-

  • Overview of resilience and how it is incorporated in crisis management planning
  • The latest update on coronavirus, what is known and what is being done
  • Sustainability: how to identify risks and planning for them
  • How to use data to ensure sustainable resilience
  • Examples of sustainable resiliency highlighting key actions

Future

ITB Executive Panel: Future Air And Ground Mobility

March 04, 2020
16:00 - 16:45 h

CityCube Berlin, Hall A4/A5

  • We´re already experiencing traffic collapses and massive environmental damage caused by unsustainable mobility systems today.
  • Traffic systems in a state of upheaval: Flying cars and passenger drones, mobility platforms and the digital revolution, the renaissance of buses and trains - we are entering a new mobility age.
  • What can urban aviation, artificial intelligence and digital platforms achieve and what are the limitations?
  • What will passenger traffic look like in the future on the ground and in the air?
  • What are the consequences for business and leisure tourism?
  • What should countries, cities and rural areas do now to make transport systems fit for the future?

Young Professionals

Smart Tourism: The Future Of Travel Between Sustainability And Digitalization

March 04, 2020
16:00 - 16:45 h

Hall 11.1, Young Professionals Stage

  • The pictures and emotions speak for themselves in this presentation. 
  • Brian Young takes us with him to the natural wonders of the earth and shows us how to gently explore them in the future.
  • How much tourism can the earth tolerate and what role does digital infrastructure and offers play in this?

Deep Dive Sessions

Tourism Science Slam – In Cooperation With DGT And AIEST

March 04, 2020
16:00 - 16:45 h

CityCube Berlin, Cube Club

Please note: This session is in German!

Convention Awards

Sustainable Destination Awards and Tourism 2030

March 04, 2020
16:00 - 18:00 h

Palais am Funkturm, ITB Convention Awards

The Sustainable Destinations Awards is the world's leading award series for destination sustainability efforts. A Jury representing 12 international organisations will unveil the winners in the award categories Nature; Communities & Culture; Best of Africa, Best of the Americas, Best of Asia-Pacific and Best of Europe. The flagship award is the ITB Earth Award, recognising global leadership in combatting climate change and environmental degradation.

Prior to the ceremony, ECOTRANS and high-level representatives from UN-CBD, UNESCO, GSTC, WWF, SUNx will present the urgency to boost sustainable tourism as driver for advancing the Sustainable Development Goals until 2030. They will announce their collaboration under the “Travel Green Planet 2030” initiative with the flagship aim to mainstream credibly certified tourism in all destinations with protected areas and cultural heritage sites, using the commonly shared Green Travel Maps on the Tourism2030 platform for knowledge networking and annual reporting. Green Destinations, bookdifferent.com and FairVoyage.com will announce their cooperation to highlight certified travel offer to consumers; and the Good Travel Guide will be presented as tool for Top100 destinations to showcase and book sustainable travel options.

The event is organized and sponsored by ITB Berlin, Green Destinations, the Sustainable Top 100 Partnership, TravelMole, Travelife for Tour Operators and Ecotrans.

eTravel World

Corporate Startup - A Success Story For The Travel Industry?

March 04, 2020
16:30 - 17:00 h

Hall 6.1, eTravel Stage

  • Advantages and disadvantages of a Corporate Startup
  • Learnings from two years PiNCAMP powered by ADAC
  • milestones

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