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ITB Book Awards 2013 of Messe Berlin

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October 10, 2012

ITB Book Awards 2013 of Messe Berlin

The event kicks off with the Calendar Award in December 2012 – Destination Awards focus on Indonesia, the partner country of ITB

Preparations for the ITB Book Awards 2013 are now under way. To whet appetites for this coming travel season, as in 2011, the event will kick off with an award for next year’s travel calendar that features the best images, to be chosen by ITB Berlin in cooperation with the RavensBuch bookstore from Friedrichshafen.

Together with the jury’s selection of other awards – for the best traditional travel guides, travel books, illustrated books and publishing innovations – the Calendar Award will be presented at the world’s largest travel trade show in March 2013 in Berlin.

The Destination Awards 2013 will focus on Indonesia, the official partner country of ITB Berlin 2013.

Chairing the jury of the ITB Book Awards 2013 will be Astrid Zand (ITB Berlin). Other members include:

• Eckart Baier (editor-in-chief, Buchjournal, Frankfurt)

• Cornelia Camen (editorial department, BuchMarkt, Meerbusch)

• Armin Herb (jury spokesman, editorial offices, Armin Herb, München)

• Martina Kraus (RavensBuch, Friedrichshafen)

• Gerd W. Seidemann (travel desk, Der Tagesspiegel, Berlin)

• Michael Zehender (dpa Themendienst, Berlin)

Jury members selecting other categories:

• Destination Indonesia, Karl Mertes (journalist, Deutsch-Indonesische Gesellschaft)

• Travel Guides, Travel Books, Travel Cook Books, Lifetime Achievements, Margrit Philipp (Büro Philipp)

The presentation of the ITB Book Awards 2013 will take place on Friday, 8 March 2013 at 4 p.m. in the Indonesia Hall (Hall 26a) on the Berlin Exhibition Grounds

Contact, submissions, organisation:

Büro Philipp

Schanzstraße 5/1

D-88045 Friedrichshafen

tel. +49-7541-37 48 635

fax: +49-7541-37 48 636

mobile: +49-0-170-4 57 91 83


More information on the ITB Book Awards 2013 can be found at:


About ITB Berlin and the ITB Berlin Convention

ITB Berlin 2013 will take place from Wednesday to Sunday, 6 to 10 March. From the Wednesday to the Friday ITB Berlin is open to trade visitors only. The ITB Berlin Convention is held parallel with the trade show, from Wednesday to Friday, 6 to 8 March 2013. It is the world’s largest specialist convention for the industry. More details are available at . ITB Berlin is the leading trade show for the worldwide travel industry. In 2012 a total of 10,644 companies and organisations from 187 countries exhibited their products and services to 172,000 visitors, who included 113,006 trade visitors.

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