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March 04, 2020

eTravel World

Data Instead Of Surveys: How To Analyse The Travel Market In The Digital Age

March 04, 2020
10:30 - 11:00 h

Hall 7.1b, eTravel Lab

  • What are the travel trends in 2020?
  • What do travel customers actually think about a certain destination, brand or product?
  • Which marketing campaigns will be successful
  • It’s all in the data – if you know how to use it

eTravel World

How The Website Becomes A Personal Travel Advisor

March 04, 2020
10:30 - 11:00 h

Hall 6.1, eTravel Stage

  • Personalization in the travel industry (travel types, destinations, etc.)
  • Travel recommendations with relevance for users
  • Improving user experience through geo-targeting
  • Addressing new and returning customers

eTravel World

eTravel Stage Day 1

March 04, 2020
10:30 - 18:00 h

Hall 6.1, eTravel Stage

Product news on payment solutions; focus on super apps and chatbots; current insights on digitisation in tourism from Switzerland and Germany. Detailed event descriptions will be available here shortly.

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Future

ITB Co-Creators Keynote: WE Are Shaping The Future!

March 04, 2020
11:00 - 11:45 h

CityCube Berlin, Hall A4/A5

  • The future of society, economy and tourism. 
  • Which trends, technologies and developments do you need to know and know how to combine in order to be successful in the future?
  • Premiere highlight: The innovative, interactive Creators format. YOU are shaping the future with voting cards. 
  • Experience how the global tourism industry sees the future and wants to actively shape it. 
  • Vote with us and influence the future scenarios that are being demonstrated.

Future

ITB Keynote Panel: The Future Of The Tourism Industry In Times Of Digital Disruption, Climate Emergency, And Thomas Cook & Co

March 04, 2020
12:00 - 12:45 h

CityCube Berlin, Hall A4/A5

  • Disruptive technological developments, unmistakable climate crisis, bankruptcies like Thomas Cook, geopolitical trouble spots and threatening world recession, dramatic overtourism and much more. 
  • The global tourism industry in times of the perfect storm. 
  • What structural changes are to be expected in the European and global tourism industry? 
  • What will digital technologies achieve in the travel distribution of the future and how will artificial intelligence develop? 
  • How will people travel in the future and what role will sustainability play?

Destinations

Keynote Panel: Responsible Tourism Destinations: Roadmap To A “High Ambition Scenario”

March 04, 2020
12:00 - 12:45 h

CityCube Berlin, Hall A1

-In Cooperation with UNWTO-

  • According to the UNWTO/ITF report on “Transport-related CO2 emissions of the tourism sector – Modelling Results”, under the current ambition scenario, a total of 1,998 million tonnes of transport-related CO2 will be attributable to tourism by 2030, representing an increase of 25% over 2016.
  • The discussion of this high-level panel will build on the commitment of the tourism sector to advance towards a climate high ambition scenario in line with the goals of the Paris Agreement, as expressed during the COP25 official side-event “Transforming Tourism for Climate Action”.
  • Policy makers, destinations and industry leaders will explain their leading commitments to transform tourism and aim to support a “high ambition scenario” of climate action in tourism.

Future

ITB Executive Panel: Tours, Activities & Attractions

March 04, 2020
13:00 - 13:45 h

CityCube Berlin, Hall A4/A5

-In Cooperation with Arival- 

  • Tours, Activities & Attractions as in-destination services are a strategic mega topic. 
  • Tourists all over the world want special experiences in their destinations, they expect tailor-made offers and are prepared to spend more money on them.
  • How can this huge potential be tapped, and how can the technological challenges be overcome?
  • Are we experiencing a "quantum leap" in the individualization of travel offers, and can travel providers finally go back to differentiating themselves in terms of the quality of their offers?
  • This session will feature new insights from the first global study of this important sector, in partnership between Arival and ITB.

eTravel World

How To Engage With Your Chinese Visitors And Achieve The Best Customer Journey

March 04, 2020
14:00 - 14:30 h

Hall 6.1, eTravel Stage

  • 220 million Chinese tourists will travel outside China
  • How are you going to engage with your Chinese visitors and provide them a unique customer journey?
  • Experiences and learnings about how you can connect to your Chinese tourists
  • Get inspired on what´s possible with customer journeys within WeChat

Future

ITB CEO Interview: The Future Of Hospitality Will Be Hosted

March 04, 2020
14:00 - 14:45 h

CityCube Berlin, Hall A4/A5

  • As more and more Gen Z travelers follow on the heels of millennials and increasingly tilt the scales away from standardized travel toward authentic experiences, the brands that succeed will be those that invest in personal hosting, unique design, and genuine roots in their local communities.

eTravel World

Next Level Guest Communication - Getting Ready For The Future Of Conversational AI In Hospitality

March 04, 2020
14:30 - 15:00 h

Hall 6.1, eTravel Stage

  • The state of chatbots & voice bots
  • good use cases in hospitality and travel today
  • outlook on how the technology will further evolve and impact the industry

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.

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?

Deep Dive Sessions

ITB Market Research: Digital Tourism And The Impact Of Personalization And Individualization Trends On The eTravel Market

March 04, 2020
17:00 - 17:45 h

CityCube Berlin, Cube Club

-In Cooperation with Statista-

  • Digital Tourism: Status Quo and Trends
  • Customer wishes for tailor-made offers and individual approach.
  • Best practice examples in tourism and secrets of success of pioneers.
  • What can the travel industry learn from others: Retail - Millennials Shopping Behavior.

eTravel World

A Behaviour-Smart Look At Technology And Travel

March 04, 2020
17:30 - 17:50 h

Hall 7.1b, eTravel Lab

  • Borrowing insights from psychology this talk will take you to the crossroads where traveler behaviour meets technology. It will zoom into the ways technology modifies behavioural patterns before, during and after the trip
  • A review of both, the desired and undesired effects of technology on traveler behaviour, will serve as basis for proposing some behavior-smart tactics for destinations and service providers in the industry

March 05, 2020

Marketing

ITB CEO Interview: The Future Of Travel Distribution: Personalization, Retailing, Platforms

March 05, 2020
11:00 - 11:45 h

CityCube Berlin, Hall A4/A5

  • The future of the global travel industry.
  • Evolving consumer expectations.
  • How Sabre is creating the new marketplace for personalized travel.
  • Opportunities through intelligent retailing and new distribution channels.

Marketing

ITB CEO Interview: Operating In Unprecedented Times

March 05, 2020
12:00 - 12:45 h

CityCube Berlin, Hall A4/A5

  • TUI’s CEO has been orchestrating a major pivot for years.
  • The transformation saw this legacy tour operator become a deeply vertically integrated travel business with significant assets in multiple supplier categories. 
  • In the wake of Thomas Cook’s demise, a new wave of opportunities and challenges now require a renewed emphasis. 
  • Back for a second year at ITB, Fritz Joussen and Philip Wolf’s conversation on stage should not be missed.

Deep Dive Sessions

Google Masterclass: The Undecided: How YouTube Can Help Travel Marketers Win Undecided Customers

March 05, 2020
13:00 - 13:45 h

CityCube Berlin, Cube Club

  • When it comes to booking their holidays people like to take some time to research before committing to travel plans. 
  • It is an ongoing challenge for marketing teams to capture the attention of these undecided bookers. 
  • In this masterclass, you will learn how YouTube can help marketers turn prospects into customers through video ads. 

Business Travel

"Stay A Little Longer": How Hotel Overnight Stays Are Changing

March 05, 2020
14:00 - 14:45 h

Convention Hall 7.1a, Auditorium New York 1

  • Revolution in extended stay accommodation for travelers
  • What are the target groups in the companies?
  • Quality management in the Serviced Apartments sector

eTravel World

Ethics Can Control Digitization – Should There Be A Limit For Algorithms In Tourism?

March 05, 2020
15:00 - 15:30 h

Hall 6.1, eTravel Stage

  • Coping with visitor masses - pilot systems vs. laissez-faire
  • Data transparency vs. smart data personalization
  • Do tour operators and destinations need an ethical policy?
  • How to sync the technically feasible with the morally desirable

Marketing

Global Luxury Customers And Sustainability: Exclusive Empirical Study By Travelzoo & ITB

March 05, 2020
15:00 - 15:45 h

CityCube Berlin, Hall A4/A5

  • Latest results from the new global Travelzoo/ITB study
  • Customer attitudes on sustainability and climate protection
  • Importance of sustainability and climate protection in luxury travel
  • Customer readiness for limiting trips, price increases and changes in travel. 

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