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ITB Berlin Convention 2020 is cancelled.

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March 04, 2020

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!

March 05, 2020

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. 

March 06, 2020

CSR

Keynote: Climate Change, Global Warming, Weather Extremes: Status Quo And Constraints To Action

March 06, 2020
11:00 - 11:45 h

CityCube Berlin, Hall A1

  • A hot summer and concerning climate reports: To continue on will lead into the abyss.
  • How can we still prevent the climate emergency?
  • Which measures to contain global warming and climate change are effective?
  • Which policy measures are unavoidable and to be expected?
  • To what extent is the global tourism industry affected?
  • Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, the world´s leading climate researcher, explains the status quo and the need for action. 

Convention Awards

Whales and dolphins in tourism: transitioning to a responsible future

March 06, 2020
11:00 - 12:00 h

Palais am Funkturm, ITB Convention Awards

How travel industry leadership and support is vital to phase out captivity of cetaceans for entertainment purposes and increase responsibility of wild whale and dolphin watching operations.

The captive dolphin entertainment industry and whale and dolphin watching are both multi-billion-dollar industries. But what does a responsible future for whales and dolphins in tourism look like? This event will present the issues of exploiting captive whales and dolphins for entertainment purposes and the essential role the travel industry can play in supporting change. Ocean sanctuaries for whales and dolphins currently in captivity are one part of the solution, but only an end to captive breeding, imports and wild-capture with an increased availability of responsible alternatives will ensure this is the last generation of whales and dolphins in captivity.

Highlights will include key findings from World Animal Protection’s recent Behind the Smile report; World Cetacean Alliance presenting the opportunities for responsible whale and dolphin watching including turning whole destinations into Whale Heritage Sites and beacons of best practice; and Whale and Dolphin Conservation introducing the world’s first open water sanctuary for beluga whales and their goal to provide alternative, more natural homes for captive whales and dolphins. A leading travel brand will also present their perspective on corporate leadership and travel industry support for a dolphin-friendly future. Presentations will be followed by a moderated panel discussion on how a vision for a responsible future can be achieved.

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