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ITB Berlin Media Registration

Online accreditation for media and travel bloggers for ITB Berlin 2019 is now available.

Please note the accreditation guidelines.

Online accreditation for media and travel bloggers

Online accreditation - Instruction for media (PDF, 745.3 kB)
Online accreditation - Instruction for travel bloggers (PDF, 881.6 kB)

After your application has been processed and approved you will receive an email with your press pass attached in a PDF file which you can print out yourself (in colour or black and white).

If at all possible please make use of the online accreditation facility, as this avoids long waiting times at the show.

Media registration on-site

Members of the media can obtain accreditation online for the entire duration of ITB Berlin 2019. Media representatives can also register on-site during ITB Berlin.

North Entrance (Hall 19)
5 - 8 March 2019: 8 am - 6 pm
9 - 10 March 2019: 9 am - 4 pm

South Entrance
6 - 8 March 2019: 8 am - 6 pm
9 - 10 March 2019: 9 am - 4 pm

6 - 8 March 2019: 8 am - 6 pm

Entrance Hall 7: only 5 March 2019, 8 am - 6pm

No accreditation counter at ITB Berlin media center.

Important: Please have proof of your journalistic activities ready (i.e. copies published a maximum of three months ago) on arrival at the accreditation counter.

Please note: During ITB Berlin travel bloggers will not be able to obtain accreditation at the press counters at the show. Please register online in advance.

Accreditation guidelines of Messe Berlin

In the course of providing accreditation for journalists Messe Berlin shall be entitled to demand evidence of journalistic activities.

The presentation of a current valid press pass can serve to indicate that journalism is the holder's main professional activity.

In each case Messe Berlin reserves the right to demand to see examples of actual, current published items.

A simple way of obtaining accreditation is through the automatic submission or presentation of supporting documentation relating to trade fairs. This is particularly applicable to freelance journalists. Confirmation provided by an editorial department will only be accepted in exceptional cases.

The submission of articles with no relevance to a trade fair may lead to the refusal to grant accreditation, and should therefore be accompanied by an adequate explanation of their relevance.

Messe Berlin reserves the right to refuse to grant accreditation, without stating any reasons.

Media accreditation is reserved for working members of the media only. This includes Editors, Reporters, Producers, Camera Crews, Photographers.

Press Accreditation will NOT be granted to:

  • Publishers, Authors, General Managers, Account Representatives, Sales Executives, Marketing and Advertising Sales Staff, Engineers, Public Relations Reps (if they are not officially working for an exhibitor), Industry Analysts, etc.
  • Anyone whose principal purpose for attending ITB Berlin is, in our judgment, for reasons other than editorial coverage

A history of being registered at previous ITB Berlin events does not guarantee approval or waive the accreditation requirement. Misconduct or misrepresentation of position and/or publication/news organization will bar you and your organization from all future ITB Berlin events.

YouTube, Facebook, Twitter sites, Forums, Video Productions (if they are not officially working for an exhibitor) and Communities will not be considered for media accreditation.

Press spokespersons and PR agencies: We only grant accreditation to representatives of PR agencies who are speaking on behalf of an exhibitor at ITB Berlin or are acting as senior consultants for such exhibitors. The following restrictions also apply: There may be no more than two press spokespersons for each exhibitor or two PR agency staff acting as spokespersons on behalf of an exhibiting company. Please send us an official letter of authorization from the exhibitor, confirming your PR activities at ITB Berlin.

Accreditation of Travel Bloggers

Note to travel bloggers:

  • In order to obtain accreditation your blog must be relevant to ITB Berlin. Blogs focusing on non travel-related subjects will not be taken into account.
  • The blog in question must already be in existence for six months and the blogger applying for accreditation must have made regular and relevant contributions. In order to obtain accreditation the visibility of a blog must be high, it must be topical and a reach of at least 5,000 visitors per month is required.
  • A high visibility and a relevant reach of the following travel-related social media channels can also lead to successful accreditation:
    • Instagram: 200,000 subscribers
    • YouTube: 10,000 subscribers
    • Facebook: 5,000 likes
  • The application must include corresponding proof and statistics, to be uploaded as a ’Media Kit’ in the form of a PDF file (in German or English). Independent software for example such as Google Analytics or Statify should be used to supply a screenshot of the relevant data (unique visitors, page impressions and duration of visits, in each case covering the last three months from the date of accreditation). The name of the account and the date of the screenshot must be visible and recognizable.
  • Only persons taking editorial responsibility for a blog may obtain accreditation. We reserve the right to set a maximum number of persons we shall accept per blog.
  • Only blogs that do no promote sales will be accepted.

Upon receiving accreditation the holder will be granted admission to ITB Berlin and the ITB Berlin Convention free of charge. Accreditation does not automatically include registration for the Blogger Speed Dating event.

Approved travel bloggers are able to register for the Blogger Speed Dating.

Please note: During ITB Berlin bloggers will not be able to obtain accreditation at the press counters at the show.

Further information for bloggers.

All accredited blogger from ITB Berlin receive free entry at our Partner Event, the Berlin Travel Festival. Just register onsite at the Berlin Travel Festival venue or online

We reserve the right to modify this policy without public notice and to revoke previously issued accreditation/registration at any time.