The city of Berlin is acting irresponsibly. It’s about money and not about protecting citizens and 100,000 visitors from across the globe. This is the opinion and response from many insiders in the travel and tourism industry. eTurboNews still predicts the cancellation of ITB.
An eTurboNews survey is receiving daily NO to ITB for a full week. Many exhibitors told eTN they just simply cannot afford to write off the investment of their stand. Going to Berlin will not be fun is the overall response.
Today the German Federal Minister of the Interior Horst Seehofer (CSU) agrees and said in a press conference referring to ITB: “I personally believe that you should not perform,” according to the German Wirtschaftswoche.
That Risk at such a large tourism fair with representatives from those affected regions and with an expected 150,000 visitors is not calculable.
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