ITB Business Travel Days With Attractive Travel Arrangements

Messe Berlin is providing a full service travel package especially for those attending the ITB Business Travel Days, offering real value for money. The flat rate price of 209 euro covers 1st class return travel to and from Berlin with Deutsche Bahn, one overnight in a single room with breakfast at the Kongresshotel Potsdam on Templin Lake, participation in the range of seminars and a bus shuttle between the hotel and the Exhibition Grounds. Travel and office managers and, for the first time, event planners, have until 25 February 2009 to apply to for the exclusive "Business Travel Package", which is valid from 12 to 13 March (one-day extension possible).

The ITB Business Travel Days from 11 to 15 March 2009 are an important platform for everyone involved in the sector of business travel. They are an ideal source of first-hand travel management expertise for travel managers, business travel bookers, suppliers, those with MICE responsibilities and event planners. The ITB Business Travel Forum features an outstanding programme of highly topical subjects which will be discussed by prominent figures in the industry. The questions to be addressed by the experts will include the obstacles associated with visas, and they will also investigate ancillary flight costs as an inflationary factor. This year for the first time the MICE sector will be included as a separate component of the programme of the Business Travel Forum.

The ITB Business Travel Forum will take place from 11 to 13 March 2009 in Hall 7.1A, New York 3, during the ITB Berlin Convention.

The ITB Berlin Convention

ITB Berlin 2009 will be taking place from Wednesday, 11 to Sunday, 15 March, and will be open to trade visitors from the Wednesday to the Friday. Parallel with the trade fair, the ITB Berlin Convention will be taking place from Wednesday, 11 to Saturday, 14 March 2009. The ITB Berlin Convention is the world's largest travel industry convention. Last year some 100 events attracted more than 11,000 participants. For full programme details click on

Fachhochschule Worms and the US-based market research company PhoCusWright Inc are partners of the ITB Berlin Convention. Turkey is co-hosting this year's ITB Berlin Convention. Other sponsors of the ITB Berlin Convention include Top Alliance, responsible for VIP service,, the media partner of the ITB Hospitality Days, Flug Revue, the media partner of the ITB Aviation Days, and the Planeterra Foundation, the sponsor of the ITB Corporate Social Responsibility Days. Partners cooperating with the ITB Business Travel Days are Verband Deutsches Reisemanagement e.V. (VDR), HSMA Deutschland e.V., A&O Hotels and Hostels, Deutsche Bahn, geschaeftsreisekontakt,, IHK Organisation and Intergerma.

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