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NEWS 3 EDITORIAL Richard Barnes Editor-in-Chief, ITB Berlin News CONTENTS DAY 1 EDITION Wednesday 9 th March 2016 Welcome to the World’s Premium Travel Event News.............................................. page 5 Trade 17 ITB Berlin Convention................. page 19 Exclusive 20 SPECIAL FEATURES City Breaks................................... page 23 Travel Technologies.................... page 30 Transport..................................... page 33 SPECIAL DOSSIER: MALDIVES................................. page 39 REGIONAL SPOTLIGHT Africa & Middle East .................. page 63 WHERE TO GO IN BERLIN..... page 69 ITB BERLIN NEWS is a CLEVERDIS Publication. 65 av. 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If any of these risks or uncertainties materialises or any of these assumptions proves incorrect, actual results could differ materially from the expectations outlined in these statements. Cleverdis assumes no obligation and does not intend to update these forward-looking statements during the period of publication. Photo Credits and Copyright: All Rights Reserved. As the gates of ITB Berlin open for the 50th time, the importance of this event becomes increasingly evident. This show shines in particular through the exceptional thought leadership that is made available not only through the ITB Berlin Convention, but also through the countless “shows within the show”, such as CSR events, eTravel World, Youth and Adventure Travel events, Book Awards, MICE under the spotlight, speed networking for trade and bloggers… the list goes on. A mere glimpse of the convention programme is indeed daunting, especially when combined with the size of the show in general, the number of exhibitors, and the volume of organised meetings one generally has throughout the day. For a single visitor, there is definitely too much to do, and too much to take in, in one hit. ITB Berlin News attempts to play a key role in your “decision making” process, helping FREE WI-FI AT ITB BERLIN Network: ITBWifi Password: itb2016 you in one sense with ideas of what to do, where to go and who to see, and in another by completing the information you missed in a “package” that you can take home (or pass on to colleagues). Our online version is also ideal for this. This process, developed over the past 19 years by Cleverdis – publishers of ITB Berlin News – is what we term “Information Intelligence”. Our team of award winning editors do not have the aim of making a “magazine”, but of making a “decisionmaking tool”. A perfect case at hand is that of our special Maldives feature in this edition – underlining the ITB Berlin 2016 partner country’s strengths in the tourism sector. Through the structuring of the information and the presentation of the specific “USP’s” of key resorts, you are given a clear vision of the current state of play. Enjoy the read! ITB BERLIN NEWS • Wednesday 9 th March 2016

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