Almost 20 years ago, during ITB in Berlin, the well – known business film maker Wolfgang Jo Huschert noticed that budgets in tourism marketing spendings were changing from pictures and big catalogues to scenic films that were shown on comparatively small screens on the booths of tourism destinations. These films soon would be an integral part of that time´s tourism marketing activities.

After long discussions with tourism organizations, filmmakers, producers and marketing experts, the idea grew to organize another film festival – but especially for tourism films… And in 2000, the festival was born under the name “The Golden City Gate” – in German „Das Goldene Stadttor“.

During next year´s ITB there will also be the 20th edition of the the successful festival. Interested parties can submit their contributions starting in October 2019. As part of the ITB Berlin in March 2020, the winners will be honored on stage during the ITB business days.

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as you may know from the last years we make our own famtrip´s
This is a special for all confirmend delegates which are attending the IT&CMA in September. If you are interested – just let me know – we only have 10 places

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India leads inbound numbers with almost a million visitors
Dubai welcomed 8.36 million international overnight visitors in the first six months of 2019, posting a positive three per cent in tourism volume growth compared to the same period last year, according to the latest data released by Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism). The new figures reinforce the continued strength of Dubai’s tourism sector as a key driver of economic diversification and a reliable catalyst for GDP acceleration through 2020. The largest traffic generators as well as newer high-potential segments have set a strong preparatory pace to fuel Dubai’s climb to becoming the most visited global destination.

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Golden Sun kissed beaches, picturesque locations, lush greenery, an island compact with all the gifts of nature and an ancient culture and heritage going back to 2500 years, amazing and an exotic wildlife to experience your adventurous side, spicy cuisine to liven up your taste buds, that’s what Sri Lanka is all about.
CITE 2019 is honoured to have Sri Lanka as its Strategic Partner! The Sri Lankan pavilion which spans across 100sqm, will house various exhibitors from Sri Lanka to present a diverse range of products and services to some 400 pre-qualified Chinese buyers who are eagerly looking to expand their business to meet the burgeoning demands, especially in the area of customised tours.

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Maitria Residence Rama 9 Bangkok – A Chatrium Collection
Chatrium Hotels & Residences is opening its eighth property, Maitria Residence Rama 9 Bangkok. The project is designed for long-term stay patrons and offers the ultimate solution for modern-day urbanites.
Nestled in the heart of Thailand’s capital, the development is mere steps away from Shrewsbury International School Bangkok City Campus, RCA and Piyavet Hospital.

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Inbound travel to the United States from China has come under increased pressure from the ongoing US-China trade war. Escalating tariff coverage and rates, punitive travel advisories, critical media coverage, restrictive visa policies, and surging exchange rates have stifled flows of tourists and tourism spending in the US:
Inbound visits to the US from China to the US fell 5.7% year-over-year in 2018, ending 14 consecutive years of arrivals growth between 2004-2017.
Through six months, 2019 inbound visits are down by 2.2% compared to the same period in 2018.
Visa issuance to mainland China fell 13.3% year-over-year in 2018, leaving it 44.2% below its peak in 2015.
Through six months, 2019 visa issuance is down 12.5% compared to the same period in 2018.

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