ITB Berlin 2020 Canceled Over Covid-19 Fears

Organizers of the ITB Berlin 2020, the biggest travel trade fair in the world, have announced that they have canceled the event over Covid-19 fears. This is the first time ITB was canceled.

“We take our responsibility for the security and the health of our guests,
exhibitors and employees very seriously. It is with a heavy heart that we have to look at the necessary cancellation of the ITB Berlin 2020,” said Christian Göke, chairman of organizers Messe Berlin.

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The fair was due to open next Wednesday (March 4th), but concerns grew over the viability of hosting huge numbers of visitors as Germany recorded a jump in the number of infected residents.

With confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Europe’s biggest economy rising above 60, more than 1,000 people were in quarantine in Germany’s most populous state by 28th February.

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