Oman Air, under the umbrella of Ministry of Tourism is participating in the world's most important trade show for the travel industry, which opens its doors at Berlin's trade show site from 5th to 9th March. ITB Berlin is continuing the success of previous years with record participation.
In this regard, Mohammed Mubarak Al Shikely, Senior Manager Marketing, Oman Air said that ITB Berlin would be a fantastic B2B platform for excellent business dealings and enduring, first-class contacts for exhibitors from all over the world. On an area covering around 160,000 square meters, ITB Berlin he added offers a complete overview of all the products relating to travel, be it holiday or business travel. The range extends from service providers such as hotels and airlines to tour operators and individual countries and regions. Over five days, the trends will be set in the capital for an industry, which, with over 100 million employees, is indisputably one of the largest and most important growth industries.
He said the world’s leading B2B trade show would also include a comprehensive parallel programme of keynote speeches and conferences on market trends, innovation, and cutting-edge technology. With 70 events and over 200 speakers, ITB Convention is a leading think-tank for the global tourist industry. In addition, en entire hall has been reserved for youth travel trends and events, eco-tourism, adventure tourism, low-price accommodation and travel for the disabled, while training and employment in tourism, travel technology, wellness, culture tourism, cruises and the publishing world will also be highlighted. International destinations, tour operators, booking system providers, carriers, hotel, and other suppliers will be displaying their products to more than 180,000 visitors at the Messe Berlin trade show centre from 5-9 March 2008 he concluded.
Corporate Communication and Media of Oman Aviation Services (Oman Air) said, ITB remains one of the most important trade fair events in the travel industry, and we makes sure we are always present with our diverse portfolio of brands. The 42nd year of the event is evidence that ITB Berlin, the world’s largest tourism trade show is indisputably the number one in this global industry. They affirmed that ITB Berlin is a major international media event. In 2007, 8,000 journalists attended the world's largest trade show for the travel industry, of which 1,700 came from abroad. In addition to the industry's leading trade magazines, business, and travel journalists from 91 countries report on the latest travel trends and products.
This year they added ITB broken through the 11,000-exhibitor barrier for the first time ever. 11,147 exhibiting companies from 186 countries and regions will be showcased on Berlin's trade show site. They said that ITB Berlin is sending out clear signals for the industry. During the ITB Convention Market Trends & Innovations, eminent figures from the industry will discuss the challenges of the present and highlight prospects for the future. The ITB Berlin will be taking place from Wednesday, 5 March, to Sunday, 9 March 2008, and the ITB Berlin Convention Market Trends & Innovations is held from Wednesday, 5 March, to Saturday, 8 March 2008. The trade visitors’ days will run from Wednesday to Friday. They notified that Last year, with an exhibition area of 150,000m2 and 10,923 exhibitors, ITB Berlin 2007 attracted more than 180,000 visitors, of which 108,000 were trade professionals. In 2007 10,923 companies, enterprises, and institutions participated in ITB.
Corporate Communication and Media of Oman Aviation Services (Oman Air) informed that 33 Co-exhibitors would take part in (ITB) under the umbrella of Ministry of Tourism. The final list includes beside OMAN AIR Oman Airports Management Company, Radisson SAS Hotel, Musandam Sea Adventure Tourism, Zahara Tours, The CHEDI Muscat, Al Nahda Resort & Spa, Desert Adventure Tourism, Adonis Travel & Tourism, Bahwan Tours, Eihab Travels, Khasab Travel & Tours, Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa, SNTTA Emir Tours, Grand Hyatt Muscat, United Tours, Golden Oryx Tours, Al Hashar Travel & Tourism, Golden Tulip Hotels – Oman, National Travel and Tourism, Net Tours Oman, Hormuz Line, Travco Oman, Hilton Salalah Resort, Sheraton Hotel, Global Tours, Desert Thunder Travel & Tourism, Kurban Tours, Mezoon Travel LLC, Mark Tours, Intercontinental Hotels Group, Oman, Gulf Ventures, Promo Oman - Al Hoota Cave , The Blue City .