Aberystwyth Tourism Students Visit the ITB Berlin Convention

08 April 2014

Accompanied by tourism teaching staff Amanda Talbot and Olga Garcia, students joined 17,000 other participants, 250 high-ranking speakers and panel guests from the industry and politics, for more than 120 sessions in 15 tourism theme days. The Aberystwyth students took the opportunity to improve their employability prospects by arranging interviews and prospective job opportunities with some of the prominents organisations in Europe and the world.

As the Leading Travel Industry Think Tank the convention addresses the most important issues in the global tourism industry and presents solutions and best practice examples for current and future challenges. At the ITB Berlin Convention particular attention was paid to the financial debt crisis, technology trends, the over-exploitation of destinations, sustainability, mobility as well as internet and social media trends.