A Preview of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Program at ITB Berlin 2013

A Preview of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Program at ITB Berlin 2013

ITB Berlin: Celebrating Heritage, Sustaining Communities

ITB Berlin

Join TIES and sustainability leaders from around the world at ITB Berlin! Last year the ITB brought together over 180,000 visitors from 187 countries, making it the world's leading travel trade show. The ITB Berlin 2013 Convention will take place from Wednesday to Sunday, March 6th to 10th.


With the theme "Earth's Wetlands & Geoparks", the Adventure & Responsible Tourism Hall (Hall 4.1b) at ITB Berlin will provide a platform for professionals and destinations to showcase their programs and sustainable tourism practices.


TIES booth at the ITB Berlin 2013 will be located in Hall 4.1b at Stand 236.


Fifth Annual Corporate Social Responsibility Day

ITB Berlin CSR ProgramIn a continued effort to make comprehensive responsible tourism practices mainstream, a key feature of ITB Berlin 2013 will be the fifth annual ITB Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Day. Major topics will include: Water shortages, certified sustainable destinations, protecting children from sexual exploitation at tourism destinations, holiday encounters with local people, and the United Nations Green Climate Fund (GCF).


The official ITB CSR Day is scheduled for Thursday, March 7th, but additional CSR events will be held throughout the conference in halls 4.1 and 5.1. A full schedule of CSR Day sessions and panels can be found on ITB Berlin’s website.


Additional highlights of the upcoming ITB CSR Day include the annual presentation of the TODO! Awards for socially responsible tourism projects, as well as the International Responsible Tourism Networking Event that will take place on Friday evening, March 8th.


More About CSR Day at ITB Berlin

ITB Berlin undertakes, understands and encourages Corporate Social Responsibility as an overarching concept for sustainable corporate development in tourism. ITB CSR Day is an opportunity for prominent experts from the tourism industry and politics to discuss strategies, best practices and the economic potential of sustainable tourism.


ITB Berlin's Contact for CSR questions:

Messe Berlin

Rika Jean-Francois

Messedamm 22, 14055 Berlin

Telefon: +49 (0)30 3038-2157

Fax: +49 (0)30 3038-2330

E-Mail: jeanfrancois[at]messe-berlin.de




About TIES

As the world's oldest and largest international ecotourism association, TIES seeks to be the global source of knowledge and advocacy uniting communities, conservation, sustainable travel..




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The Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference will highlight global challenges and local opportunities, supporting sustainable development of tourism and promoting solutions that balance conservation, communities and sustainable travel.

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