ITB 2012, the leading B2B travel industry trade show, will be held March 7-11 2012 in Berlin.
“Travel & Tourism accounts for 258 million jobs globally. At US$6 trillion (9.1% of GDP) the sector is a key driver for investment and economic growth and at a global level. It is larger than the banking sector at 8% GDP, and just smaller than banking at 11%.
Our key challenge in the industry is to stimulate jobs and investment, eliminating barriers to travel such as visa restrictions, taxation, and outmoded infrastructure systems. I am confident that these issues will be addressed at Europe’s premier travel trade fair – ITB Berlin. It is the key place to learn about new trends, market developments, and to deepen existing business relations”, David Scowsill, President & CEO, World Travel & Tourism Council