The ITB Berlin Tourism Trade Fair 2019 commences today
With the continued urge to grow visitor numbers in Uganda, the Uganda Tourism Board is set to showcase Uganda at the ITB Berlin Tourism Trade Fair 2019. There are over 30 Uganda Tour operators led by the State Minister for Tourism, Godfrey Kiwanda and the Uganda Tourism Board officials set off for the 2019 ITB Berlin Tourism Expo. The Minister of Tourism; Professor Emphraim Katuntu will join the Ugandan Team on the last day as he flies to Hungary where he has another a product development meeting.
This annual trade fair is the World’s Leading Travel Trade Show for every international expert in the tourism industry that is always slated for 6th-8th March this at the Messe in Berlin.
The ITB Berlin Tourism Trade fair is one of the world’s four major international tourism gatherings and one of the most important to Uganda’s tourism sector given that Germany, the host country, comes third as a source market for tourists in Uganda annually. This trade fair is where companies and organizations meet, as well as top decision-makers, experts, buyers and young professionals from every touristic area: Hotels, tourism organizations, tour operators, travel agencies, transport companies, booking portals, systems providers and all others.
This ITB Berlin trade fair is a great opportunity for Ugandan tour operators to attract new business from other countries given the high profile as well as large number of participants that grace the event every year. This will enable tour operators to get bookings as well as get connections to new markets.
Uganda’s stand will yet again be a star attraction given its impressive showing at the two previous editions. Uganda was voted 5th best exhibitor out of more than 800 participants in the African category at the annual showcase in the 2017 and 2018 trade fairs. This is a position Ms. Ajarova hopes the country will better this year given the preparations tour operators and the marketing board have undertaken.
According to ITB, more than 109,000 trade visitors and potential travelers seeking business opportunities as well as inspiration for their next trip visited last year’s trade fair. That number is expected to increase this year.
We hope to gt a good number of visitors interested in safaris in Uganda like, gorilla trekking safaris Uganda, chimpanzee trekking safaris Uganda, birding safaris Uganda, nature walks, fishing safaris, mountain hiking safaris Uganda, adventure safaris Uganda, cultural safaris Uganda and many more.