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ITB Berlin News 2019 - Day 2

THURSDAY 7 TH MARCH 2019 DAY 2 EDITION ITB BERLIN CONVENTION EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS DESTINATION SPOTLIGHT Norbert Barthle MP Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany “We are committed to ensuring that tourist spaces remain spaces worth living in.” Read page 18 Christoph Weigler General Manager, Uber Germany “We know that congestion and pollution are a big burden in many cities” Read page 19 Peter DeBrine Senior Project Officer - Sustainable Tourism UNESCO “One of the biggest challenges will be balancing tourism development with protecting heritage and the environment” Read page 22 Hon María Amalia Revelo Raventós Minister of Tourism Costa Rica “Climate change is a tremendous challenge for the tourism industry.” Read page 48 Hall 2.1 Stands 111,112 Hall 5.2b / Stands 205, 205a Cruising to success ITB Berlin 2019 underlines growing customer choice, individuality and sustainability on the seven seas Hall 17 Stand 109 With the cruise industry growing and evolving globally, ITB Berlin is not only a showcase for the latest offerings by the world’s leading cruise lines, it also sees a gathering of thought-leaders discussing key issues affecting the market. How will the market evolve in coming years? What are the growth markets for the future? How is the industry dealing with the current challenges such as overtourism and environmental protection? These and many other questions are being addressed at the ITB Berlin Convention in sessions such as “Trends and Challenges in the Global Cruise Industry”, (tomorrow, 12 midday in the CityCube). New technologies and sustainability are at the heart of new offerings, as explained by Friedrich Joussen, CEO, TUI Group, in his exclusive interview, page 23. The face of the industry is changing, and ITB Berlin is THE place to be to stay in touch with the trends. Friedrich Joussen CEO, TUI Group DESTINATION SPOTLIGHT: THE AMERICAS © Fernando de Noronha (PE) According to the UNWTO, the Americas saw solid growth of 3% in 2018, equalling its expansion in 2017 and equating to 217 million international tourist arrivals - a 10 million increase yearon-year and a 15% share of world arrivals. Interestingly, growth picked up in the US (+7% through May) from almost flat results in 2017. South America saw 3% growth, and Central America was down 2%. Find out more, and discover the latest news from American destinations at ITB Berlin from page 45. Dois Irmãos Mirante, Brazil

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