Palm traveled to ITB Berlin expo
WILLEMSTAD – The Minister of Economic Development, Stanley Palm traveled this week to Germany to attend the Internationale Tourismus Börse 2015 (ITB) in Berlin.
The Minister also attended last year's fair in Berlin, where usually participants from about 180 countries across five continents participate.
Palm wants the opportunity to conduct meetings with several airlines, such as AirBerlin, KLM and ArkeFly. The Minister will be accompanied by a representative of the Curaçao Tourist Board (CTB).
The fair is considered in Europe as one of the biggest events within the tourism industry. Covering an area of 160,000 square meters with 10,000 exhibitors. Every year that there are approximately 20,000 visitors. They can count on the presence of 600 buyers, 110,000 visitors who aim to trade and another 50,000 private visitors.
At the fair, countries, cities and regions, in other word travel destinations represented, tour operators, representatives of booking sites, hotels, the hospitality sector in general and all other allied companies that provide services and products in the tourism sector.
The organization of the ITB Berlin indicated on their website that with the fair, there is a turnover of 6 billion euros (12 billion dollars) generated.