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ITB Book Awards 2014 at Messe Berlin

October 26, 2013 MICE No Comments Email Email

First presentation is the Calendar Award in December 2013 – Destination Awards focus on Brazil – the country hosting the 2014 World Cup

Preparations for the ITB Book Awards 2014 are now under way. To whet appetites for this coming travel season, in December 2013 the event will open with an award for next year’s travel calendar featuring the best images, to be chosen by ITB Berlin in cooperation with the RavensBuch bookstore from Friedrichshafen.

Together with the jury’s choice of other awards – for the best traditional travel guides, travel books, illustrated books, publishing innovations and specialist tourism publications – the Calendar Award will be presented at the world’s largest travel trade show in March 2014 in Berlin.

The Destination Awards 2014 will focus on Brazil as a travel destination.

Chairing the jury of the ITB Book Awards 2014 will be Astrid Zand (ITB Berlin). Other members include:

• Eckart Baier (editor-in-chief, Buchjournal)
• Cornelia Camen (editorial department, BuchMarkt)
• Armin Herb (jury spokesman, editorial offices, Armin Herb)
• Martina Kraus (RavensBuch)
• Burghard Rauschelbach (independent consultant for sustainable tourism, GIZ)
• Gerd W. Seidemann (travel desk, Der Tagesspiegel)
• Michael Zehender (dpa Themendienst)

Jury members presiding over other categories:

• “Brazil as a Travel Destination“, Karl Mertes (journalist), Regine Kiepert (Schropp Land & Karte)
• Travel Guides, Travel Books, Travel Cook Books, Lifetime Achievements, Margrit Philipp (Büro Philipp)

The presentation of the ITB Book Awards 2014 will take place on Friday, 7 March 2014 at 4 p.m. at the cinema in the Marshall Haus in the Summer Garden on the Berlin Exhibition Grounds

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