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March 04, 2020


Expedition Cruises: Tourism In Fragile Ecosystems

March 04, 2020
13:00 - 13:45 h

CityCube Berlin, Hall A1

  • Expedition cruises: a fast and rapidly growing market segment. 
  • Uniqueness, authenticity and luxury on board of small high-tech ships at an ultra-exclusive level of comfort in remote regions of the world.
  • What are the operational and logistical challenges in remote regions of the world? 
  • How do shipping companies deal with the ecological challenges? 
  • How can expedition cruises be made environmentally friendly and how can luxury and sustainability be reconciled? 
  • Above all, will the announced armada of new ships lead to overtourism in the Arctic and Antarctic as well?

March 05, 2020


ITB CEO Interview: Trends And Challenges In The Global Cruise Market

March 05, 2020
13:00 - 13:45 h

CityCube Berlin, Hall A4/A5

  • The global cruise market: trends, demand, future potential and its growing place within the overall tourism industry
  • The cruise industry’s commitment to sustainability – beyond environmental sustainability

Deep Dive Sessions

Plastic-Free Holidays – But How? The Deep Dive Into Practice In Hotels And On Cruise Ships

March 05, 2020
17:00 - 17:45 h

CityCube Berlin, Cube Club

-in Cooperation with Futouris-

  • The awareness of the problem of marine pollution from plastic waste has reached the tourism industry.
  • In Futouris´ current industry project, member companies, the Balearic government and local partners are working together to reduce plastic waste in tourism.
  • How do processes need to be changed so that less waste is generated and not just shifted from plastic to other materials?
  • Are alternative solutions for the currently used disposable plastic products really more sustainable?
  • How can employees and guests be actively involved in the programs to motivate them to make their own contribution?

March 06, 2020


The Hot Seat: Tourism Between Fridays for Future And Flight Shaming

March 06, 2020
12:00 - 12:45 h

CityCube Berlin, Hall A1

  • In the Hot Seat: Fridays for Future and tourism providers
  • New: Fact check with climate experts
  • Goals and objectives of the Fridays for Future movement.
  • What should happen in tourism? 
  • Can we still travel as we are used to?
  • What do tourism providers like hotels, airlines and cruise lines do and is that enough? 
  • The positions of Fridays for Future and tourism providers: Are they irreconcilable or can compromises be found?