ITB Berlin 2019 – Invitation to the press

ITB Berlin 2019

From 6 to 10 March 2019 the 53rd ITB Berlin will be presenting the entire range of products that the international travel industry has to offer. Senior figures from the industry will also be there. We would like to inform you of the following ITB Berlin press events that will be taking place during the show:


LGBT Media Brunch

Wednesday, 6 March 2019,
11 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.
City Cube Berlin, Room M6

Please register for LGBT Media Brunch at:

Members of the media and bloggers can gather in a relaxed atmosphere to meet with destinations and suppliers of specific products to discuss the latest trends and LGBT topics.

The LGBT Media Brunch is presented by Argentina:

Other exhibitors include: Costa Rica, Dresden, ELLA Travel, Ibiza LGBT, IGLTA – International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association, Keihan Hotels, Japan, Malta Tourism Authority, New York City & Partners,, Tourism Authority of Thailand, US Travel Association


Medical Media Lunch

Wednesday, 6 March 2019,
12.30 – 2 p.m.
Hall 21b, Medical Tourism Pavilion

Please register for Medical Media Lunch at:

The huge prospects that medical tourism has to offer the global tourism industry will be highlighted at ITB Berlin. Medical tourism has been increasing for many years. For the third time we are organising a Medical Tourism Pavilion in Hall 21b which is devoted entirely to this rapidly expanding and important segment.

Rika-Jean Francois and Thomas Bömkes (ITB Berlin) will officially open the event

Announcing 2019’s Top 10 World’s best hospitals for medical tourists by the Medical Travel Quality Alliance
Julie Munro, president of the Medical Travel Quality Alliance,

The event is presented by Turkeyana Clinic, Istanbul and Dormo-Med, Kraków, two hair transplant clinics.

Other exhibitors include: HTI Health Tourism Industry, Brussels, (Belgium Dalmatia Health Cluster (Croatia), Dentexperts, Bucharest, (Romania), Stomatologia, Warsaw, (Poland), Allmedica Clinic, Warsaw, (Poland), EHTTA – European Historic Thermal Towns Association, CGH Earth, (India), Viaggiare & Sonidore (Albania), Dünyagöz Eye Clinic, Istanbul, (Turkey), European Spas Association, MKT (Poland)


ITB BookAwards 2019

Friday, 8 March 2019,
4 – 6 p.m.
Palais am Funkturm (Messe Berlin), ITB-Award Location

Please register for ITB BookAwards at:

From cultural or adventure trips to beach or hiking vacations to business or city travel: Each year at the ITB BookAwards an independent jury bestows prizes to outstanding literary or journalistic works in the area of travel and tourism. David Ruetz, head of ITB Berlin and chair of the jury, invites you to attend the Award Ceremony at the Palais am Funkturm.

The event will be hosted by Mary Amiri, with artistic support provided by Istana Budaya, Kuala Lumpur.

Afterwards, a get-together will take place in the foyer at 5.15 p.m..

We look forward to personallywelcoming the following award-winning authorsin Berlin:

Roland Esterbauer, Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Frank, Mareike Guhr, Elke Heidenreich and Tom Krausz, Sarah Henke and Jan C. Brettschneider, Peter Hinze, Thomas Joussen and Frank Mesterharm, Prof. Dr. Kerstin Heuwinkel, Matthias Kröner, Stefanie Sohr and Volko Lienhardt, Renate Loose, Stefan Loose, Mischa Loose and Moritz Jacobi, Torsten Oestergaard, Stephan Orth and Mina Esfandiari, Martin Schmidt, Ilija Trojanow as well as Dr. Frank Vorpahl.


If you have not yet obtained accreditation please register online at or at one of the entrance counters at the entrance area.

We look forward to welcoming you!

About ITB Berlin and the ITB Berlin Convention

ITB Berlin 2019 will be taking place from Wednesday, 6 to Sunday, 10 March, and from Wednesday to Friday will be open to trade visitors only. ITB Berlin is the World’s Leading Travel Trade Show. In 2018 a total of 10,000 companies and organisations from 186 countries exhibited their products and services to around 170,000 visitors, including 110.000 trade visitors. Parallel with the show the ITB Berlin Convention, the largest event of its kind, will be held from Wednesday, 6 to Saturday, 9 March 2019. Admission to the ITB Berlin Convention is free for trade visitors and exhibitors. For more information please visit, and the ITB Social Media Newsroom.