The complete guide to ITB Berlin on your mobile
An Android and iPhone app with a map of the grounds and information on exhibitors and events
Visitors to ITB Berlin who have the free ITB Mobile Guide app are always well informed. This trade fair guide has numerous useful features, including “What’s on“, an overview of current events, plus an A to Z of ITB, which lists everything they need to know about the world’s largest travel trade show (6 to 10 March 2013). This year the Android and iPhone versions showing the grounds are once again linked to a comprehensive map of the halls. Besides a map of the grounds, information includes a list of events along with press conferences, presentations, receptions, and a function for looking up exhibitors. As usual, the app provides a list of every exhibitor, links to the Virtual Market Place, detailed descriptions, logos as well as product information. Users can also easily access the events at the ITB Berlin Convention. This year, for the first time, a function called “My Programme“ lets users organise their own convention agenda, search the list of speakers and follow live feeds. The app also offers a wealth of information for visitors attending the show. After the fair closes the ITB Mobile Guide provides users with information on the quickest way to the city centre and tips on Berlin nightlife. Also included are restaurants, bars and information on tourist attractions.
The ITB Mobile Guide – provided by GIATA & TOURIAS – is available for downloading free of charge from the App Store and Google Play. This smart, pocket-sized companion can be topped up by accessing www.itb-berlin.de/mobil via a mobile/smartphone browser at itb-berlin.mobi or by texting +49-177 1781424 (keyword ITB). SMS / download charges apply.
The ITB Mobile Guide was developed by leading tourism content providers TOURIAS & GIATA. Both companies offer comprehensive smartphone and tablet solutions for hotels, tour operators and travel portals. With the GIATA TOURIAS Travel Guide travel agencies and tour operators can provide their customers with free smartphone travel guides to more than 100 of the most popular holiday destinations. “Apps have become an indispensable part of the travel industry“, says Christoph Schotter, the managing director of Tourias Mobile GmbH. “For destinations, tour operators and hotels they open up completely new prospects in terms of marketing and atttracting visitors.“
Ordering reduced-rate tickets online
Visitors on Saturday, 9 and Sunday, 10 March, the Open Days of ITB Berlin, can obtain reduced-rate tickets both online and from any S-Bahn ticket offices and BVG customer information centres. A day ticket from these outlets costs 12 euros instead of 14.50 euros from the ticket offices on the exhibition grounds. These reduced-rate tickets can be ordered in comfort from a home PC at www.itb-berlin.de/eintrittskarten until 10 March 2013 and are available from BVG and S-Bahn Berlin outlets until 8 March 2013.
Children up to the age of 14 accompanied by an adult are admitted free of charge. Schoolchildren and students can purchase tickets at the reduced rate of 8 euros. Last-minute tickets for admission on 10 March from 2 to 6 p.m. are available from the ticket offices at 8 euros. To ensure you travel stress-free we recommend using public transport.
The daily opening times at ITB Berlin are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
More details and suggestions for tours at ITB Berlin 2013 can be found at www.itb-berlin.de/publikum .
About ITB Berlin and the ITB Berlin Convention
ITB Berlin 2013 will be taking place from Wednesday, 6 to Sunday, 10 March, and from Wednesday to Friday will be open to trade visitors only. Parallel with the trade show, the ITB Berlin Convention, the largest travel industry event of its kind in the world, will be held from Wednesday, 6 to Friday, 8 March 2013. More details are available at www.itb-convention.com . Azerbaijan is the Convention & Culture Partner of ITB Berlin 2013. Basic Sponsors of the convention are the World Tourism Forum Lucerne and Studiosus. ITB Berlin is the world’s leading travel trade show. In 2012 a total of 10,644 exhibitors from 187 countries displayed their products and services to 172,000 visitors, who included 113,006 trade visitors.
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