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ITB Berlin News Your Official Information Source at ITB Berlin FRIDAY 28 th FEBRUARY 2014 PREVIEW EDITION EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW REGIONAL SPOTLIGHT: OCEANIA SPECIAL FEATURE: EDUCATION TRADE TALK Pr. Dr Roland Conrady Scientific Director of the ITB Berlin Convention “…the convention addresses the most important issues in the global tourism industry and presents solutions and best practice examples…” Read page 15 Michel Monvoisin President Tourism Board of Tahiti “Our new and highly appreciated Travel Planer will come out in April” Read page 24 André Witschi President of the Board of Governors, Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) “What is needed is an excellent balance between vocational training and academic education” Read page 25 Arlett Walleck Senior Product Manager, Thomas Cook Selection “One challenge is always finding ‘off the beaten track’ destinations” Read page 13 Hall 22B Stand 210 Hall 1.1 / 204 Hall 3.1 / 104 Hall 4.1 / 206 Rolling Out the Red Carpet ITB Berlin 2014 bends over backwards to facilitate business for top level buyers Hall 18 Stand 125 Hall 9 Stand 123 at UNWTO is once again undertaking a number of events and activities at ITB Berlin 2014. Don’t miss! Launch of UNWTO/UNODC/UNESCO Anti-Trafficking Campaign Wed 5, 14.00 – 15.00, 7.1, Auditorium New York 1 Presentation of UNWTO Prototype Madrid Precious Time Wed 5, 16.45 - 17.30, 4.2/ 101 (Turespaña) “Presentations room” 3rd Silk Road Tour Operators’ Forum Thu 6, 11.00-13.00, Palais West UNWTO Press Conference Thu 6 March, 11.00-12.00, ICC, Hall 4/5 DESTINATION SPOTLIGHT: OCEANIA With over 110,000 trade visitors and 11,000 represented companies from 180 countries, ITB Berlin is again expected to generate over 6 billion Euros in business in 2014. A special selected elite of just 700 leading buyers will receive a silver service welcome – as they alone generate a turnover of 1.8 billion Euros. By creating the ITB Buyers Circle lounge, the organisers offer leading decision-makers from the international tourism industry a suitable environment, concentrating valuable resources and significantly reducing their workload – increasingly important in these stressful times. The first days of the show (the B2B days) allow you to conduct business, network with important decision-makers and exchange information on the latest trends and developments in international tourism. According to the CEO of Messe Berlin GmbH Dr Christian Göke, “During this period reserved for trade visitors, ITB Berlin is able to satisfy the needs and high demands of tourism professionals from around the world.” See interview page 3 Dr Christian Göke CEO Messe Berlin GmbH World Tourism Network on Child Protection Fr 7 March, 10.30-13.00, ICC, Hall 7 Visit the UNWTO stand Hall 20/127 Follow @UNWTO Contact comm@unwto.org According to IPK International, Australasia alone welcomes around 9 million foreign visitors each year, accounting for 100-million inbound nights in the region. Outlook for travel to Australasia Pacific is very good, as global travel growth drives outbound markets like China and South East Asia, located nearby. Today, we spotlight this dynamic and beautiful region! From page 19 Victoria - The south-eastern state in Australia offers an amazing virgin coastline