ITB responds to airport strikes

BERLIN, 6 March 2017: ITB Berlin reports it has measures in place to minimise the impact of ground crew strikes at Berlin’s airports.

The world’s largest travel trade show opens Wednesday, 8 March,  at Berlin’s sprawling exhibition grounds.

ITB Berlin announced, Friday, that it was providing the latest updates from the city’s airports and would activate measures to minimise travel inconvenience in the event of strikes.

On the website of ITB Berlin visitors can find live updates with a link to the latest information from Berlin’s airports: www.berlin-airport.de.

ITB Berlin also provides live updates and links at How to get to Berlin and www.itb-berlin.com/travel for visitors travelling to the show. The social media channels Facebook and Twitter also have live updates on ITB Berlin.

ITB Berlin advises visitors to contact their airlines directly for updates on the situation and if necessary to take other forms of transport, such as trains, buses or cars. Visitors can travel to ITB Berlin with a Deutsche Bahn ITB Berlin event ticket from any DB mainline railway station in Germany.

The price of a 2nd class single ticket is 49.50 euros and a 1st class ticket costs 79.50 euros.

The price of a ’flexible’ 2nd class single ticket is 69.50 euros and the same ticket costs 99.50 euros for 1st class. DB event tickets are valid from 6 to 14 March 2017.

For more information on this event ticket call +49 (0)1806 99 66 44 or enquire online at www.bahn.de.

From 8 to 12 March visitors arriving by car can use the ICC indoor car park or the parking area in front of the Olympic Stadium, where a shuttle bus service (M1) will provide transport to the southern entrance of Messe Berlin.

The bus tour operator FlixBus (www.flixbus.com) is offering trade visitors a 25% discount on single and return fares.

The cost of a ticket includes on-board Wi-Fi and a guaranteed seat. The bus stop (ZOB Berlin) is in close proximity to the exhibition grounds. For more information call +49 (0) 30 300 127 137.

At ITB Berlin various shuttle bus services are available offering free transport for visitors to the exhibition grounds. The following bus routes will be operating this year: the ‘M1’ shuttle bus from the parking area at the Olympic Stadium to the southern entrance of Messe Berlin; the ’A’ route City Shuttle from the bus stop on Unter den Linden/ Friedrichstrasse to the southern entrance; and the ’B’ route City Shuttle from Wittenbergplatz to the southern entrance.

Bus transport for transferring visitors to the hotels participating in the shuttle services is also guaranteed.

Trade visitors can also make use of the weekend for their meetings. On Saturday, 11 and Sunday, 12 March 2017 ITB Berlin is remains open from 1000 to 1800 for both trade and consumers.

ITB Berlin 2017 will take place from Wednesday to Sunday, 8 to 12 March. From Wednesday to Friday ITB Berlin is open to trade visitors only. Parallel with the show the ITB Berlin Convention, the largest event of its kind, will be held from Wednesday, 8 to Saturday, 11 March 2017. Admission to the ITB Berlin Convention is free for trade visitors.