February 14, 2023

ITB Career Center: Springboard for a tourism industry career

From 7 to 9 March the World’s Leading Travel Trade Show is bringing job seekers and tourism industry HR managers together at the ITB Career Center – Job seekers can take advantage of free individual career advice and have their application forms checked – Experts will share knowledge and offer tips for planning careers

Be they students, young professionals, trainees, qualified tourism professionals or anyone switching careers – from 7 to 9 March 2023 at the World’s Leading Travel Trade Show at the ITB Career Center in Hall 4.1, job seekers can find out about new opportunities for future careers. In addition to obtaining comprehensive professional advice on career opportunities and advanced training, job seekers can directly contact HR managers and meet potential employers at the event.

At the ITB Career Center around 20 universities, colleges, professional academies and service providers from Germany and other countries will be presenting their courses and advanced training for the tourism industry. Numerous potential employers will be located in the recruiting area of the Federal Employment Agency, the exclusive partner of the ITB Career Center, in Hall 4.1. They include the International Placement Service (ZAV), European Employment Services (EURES), Fair Job Hotels, Seachefs, Reisevor9, easyboarding, MSC Cruises and DSR Hotel Holding. Both the French company ACCOR, an international player, and StepStone with its recruiting platform Hotelcareer will be represented with their own stands in Hall 4.1.

On the stand of the Federal Employment Agency young professionals can get important tips on how to apply for jobs and have their application forms checked free of charge. Visitors who search the ITB Job Wall can find the job of their dreams from more than 100 employment vacancies.

Numerous keynote speeches, panel discussions and introductory speeches on planning careers
On the new ITB Lighthouse Stage in Hall 4.1, young professionals in the global travel industry can get inspiration for planning their careers. At various sessions, exhibitors will present topics on sustainable development at regional level, examples of best recruiting practices and university research projects.

On Tuesday and Wednesday from 11 a.m., business etiquette sessions organised by the Federal Employment Agency will provide tips on how to successfully launch a career. At the ITB Master Slam on Tuesday, 7 March at 1 p.m., various universities will present their Master’s degree courses.

On 8 March in Hall 7.1b, the Future Work track of the ITB Berlin Convention will also focus on the skills and labour shortage. At informative sessions, experts will have advice on how to confront this situation, and visitors can find out more about how to achieve future success in the tourism industry.

On Wednesday, 8 March, at 3 p.m. on the Blue Stage in Hall 7.1b, under the heading ’Wanted: staff urgently required’, Prof. Dr. Heinz-Dieter Quack, professor of Destination Management at Ostfalia HaW, Dirk Binding, director, Digital Economy, Infrastructure, Regional Development, at the German Chamber of Industry and Commerce (DIHK), and Otto Lindner, chairman, German Hotel Association (IHA), will discuss the challenges posed by the skills shortage.

Taking three best practices as an example, Stefanie Berk, CMO DB Fernverkehr, Christian Rex, general manager, Paulinen Hof Seminarhotel, and Michael Schumacher, Brand Partnership Lead Travel TikTok, will show how new narratives can help overcome the skills shortage. The session will take place on Wednesday, 8 March at 4 p.m. on the Blue Stage in Hall 7.1b.
Full details of the Future Work track can be found here.

Online accreditation for ITB Berlin 2023
As of now and subject to the guidelines on accreditation, media members and bloggers can register for ITB Berlin. After your application has been processed and approved you will receive an email with a PDF containing your ITB press accreditation, which you can print out.
Accreditation for ITB Berlin 2023

Please note: during ITB Berlin it will not be possible for press representatives to obtain accreditation at the press counters on the grounds. We therefore request you obtain accreditation online ahead of the event.

About ITB Berlin and the ITB Berlin Convention
Since 1966, ITB Berlin has been the World’s Leading Travel Trade Show. The ITB Berlin convention is the world’s largest travel industry event of its kind. In 2022 it took place as a virtual event on the brand’s website and registered 60,700 attendees from 125 countries who took part in more than 100 sessions featuring 223 speakers. Taking place on one day, the Digital Business Day gave 2,500 attendees from 96 countries an opportunity to exchange views and do business virtually from anywhere in the world. International attendance was high, with 78 per cent of buyers and providers taking part from abroad. A total of 20,000 business contacts were made, resulting in 14,000 leads and 3,200 business meetings being arranged. As a virtual industry platform, the Digital Business Day augmented the ITB brand family and rounded off the trade show concept. In 2022, under the heading ’TRVLX by ITB’, ITB Berlin is planning a series of B2B networking events in European markets – the kick-off event will take place in May in Georgia. Before the pandemic at ITB 2019, around 10,000 exhibitors from 181 countries displayed their products and services to some 160,000 visitors, including 113,500 trade visitors. Additional information is available at and from the ITB Social Media Newsroom.

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