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The Berlin Travel Festival is back! Returning to the Arena Berlin from March 8-10, 2019, the festival offers a unique networking platform by creating a playground where consumers, brands, and travel pros meet face-to-face.

Organized by I LOVE TRAVEL GmbH in cooperation with ITB Berlin, the 3-day festival brings together people, stories, products, and brands with the common goal of addressing future travel planning with social as well as ecological awareness.

The 2019 festival is packed with new exhibitors, the Berlin Travel Festival Campus, an expanded offering of master classes, workshops, seminars, and screenings, as well as the return of Shop Shift – A Trend Lab for Creative Minds. Designed with travel industry professionals in mind, Shop Shift will pick up where it left off in 2018 by offering the travel trade the tools it needs to transform classic point-of-sales to engaging points-of-experience models.

The Future of Travel
The Berlin Travel Festival has already confirmed a range of exhibitors, including Ecocapsule—a sleek, self-sustainable micro-home, powered by solar and wind energy that can be transported to even the remotest location; Mercedes-Benz MYVAN, returning to share the latest in vanlife adventures; and Sudtirol, showing off the region’s summits, valleys, and all the culture in between. Also confirmed are STA Travel, the world’s largest purveyor of student travel offerings, and WomenFairTravel, who will show that the future of travel is most definitely female. In the Body, Mind & Spirit area, Neue Wege (New Paths) will introduce their approach to healthy, mindful traveling, while the Nest area will once again showcases innovators including Wowanders, an app for creating and sharing travel diaries.

Happiness, History & Human Rights
With the creation of the Campus area, the Berlin Travel Festival will significantly expand opportunities to learn, play, and explore. Here, visitors can register for master classes with photographers, journalists, and travel pros, have some fun in a DIY workshop, or explore the world through film at one of the many screenings. Already confirmed: Ha Vinh Tho, Bhutan’s Minister of Happiness, discusses his country’s pioneering approach; Nils Straatmann explores history in Israel and Palestine; celebrated human rights activist Rudiger Nehberg encourages traveling with purpose; and author/journalist Francoise Hauser draws on decades of experience for her travel hack seminar on avoiding faux pas.

For more information, visit berlintravelfestival.com.