ITB Berlin Guide for First Time Visitors

ITB Berlin (Internationale Tourismus-Börse) is the largest tourism trade fair in the world. The trade fair started as a small event back in 1966 with only 250 visitors, but it has grown to become one of the most important travel trade shows, not only in Germany and Europe but throughout the world. Today, it is a global industry marketplace, showcasing …

Chinese New Year, also known as Lunar New Year or Spring Festival, is a holiday that celebrates the beginning of a new year based on the traditional lunar calendar. Akin to Christmas in the western world, over a quarter of the world’s population observes this holiday, especially in East Asia. This celebration is family oriented, as parents take vacations with …

When natural disasters strike, they can leave massive devastation in their wake. In 2018, there have been 11 natural disasters that have totaled over $1 billion each in damages. The wildfires in California are the most recent event to capture attention across the country and pose a threat not only to lives and property, but also to the livelihood of …

This past year, we’ve seen some striking changes in summer travel trends. While traditionally favored destinations like the US, Canada, the UK, France, and the Mediterranean continue to attract a steady stream of vacationers, new regions are rapidly increasing in popularity. One reason for this shift seems to be the lure of global sporting events, such as the Olympics and …

Last week, we had the privilege of attending the Direct Booking Summit in Dallas. Nicholas Ward, President and Co-founder of Koddi, moderated the panel discussion on metasearch alongside an esteemed panel of experts including Jay Hubbs, Senior Vice President of eCommerce at Remington Hotels; Adrian Hands, Senior Director Key Accounts EMEA and Americas at TripAdvisor; Gil Harel, Head of Strategic …

Travel trends across the globe are constantly in flux due to a variety of different factors including: Socio-economics – including shifts in exchange rates like those seen in the U.K. after the Brexit decision; The draw of different types of popular events, such as the Olympics and FIFA World Cup; and The popularity of television shows and movies – the …