Saturday, March 20, 2010

Greece on the ITB 2010 in Berlin

The ITB in Berlin, this year lasting from March 10th to 14th, is the worlds largest tourism and travel trade show. 11.127 exhibitors from 187 countries all over the world in 25 halls and approx. 180.000 visitors during the 5 days. Admission tickets were 28 Euros per day from Wednesday to Friday (professional visitors) and 14 Euros per day on the public days Saturday and Sunday.

Here are some of my photographic impressions of the stand of Greece in hall 2.2. on the ITB 2010 in Berlin, Germany.  

The stand of the prefectures of Lesbos and Chios, offering some nice red wine from Limnos.

Late Sunday afternoon, nobody anymore on the stand of Mykonos. Sunny islands inside the hall, while it is snowing heavily outside in Berlin!

If you might wonder why there are no photos of the stand of the prefecture Samos-Ikaria-Fourni ......, well to my disappointment I have to say that this year they didn't show up, they had no stand. As I learned "...due to technical reasons".

Nevertheless, most of the other greek exhibitors/prefectures from last year were there again with their stands, as can be seen on the map of exhibitors. So, no need to worry!

If you intend to come to Greece this year and you are the typical young and smart tourist (from this year on - according to new marketing strategy - you will be called "guest" instead), don't forget to take your Laptop to the beach then !
No more home computing, beach computing in Greece will become trendy;-)

Interview with Pavlos Geroulanos, Minister of Culture and Tourism of Greece on the ITB 2010 Berlin by Reuters.

More photographic impressions from stands of other countries like Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey, Georgia, Spain in other halls of the ITB 2010 in Berlin I will publish within the next weeks in a special set on flickr.

Some videos can be found in my video channel on YouTube: