GNTB launches recovery programme with virtualGTM 2020

The German National Tourist Board (GNTB) is launching its recovery programme from 22 to 24 June, with the first virtual Germany Travel Mart, the largest sales event for German incoming tourism, after three months of lockdown. As many as 450 key accounts from the international travel industry in 49 countries have registered for virtualGTM 2020.
During the three days of the event, they will meet 250 German companies from the hotel, transport and leisure industries, incoming services and regional tourism organizations to get to know their offers and negotiate for the coming year.
Even in the midst of the pandemic, the demand reflects a strong interest of the foreign travel industry to continue doing business with German service providers in the future. The GNTB’s tried-and-tested GTM networking tool enabled appointments to be made online in advance.
Petra Hedorfer, CEO of the GNTB, explains, "The GTM has established itself as an extremely efficient platform for business contacts and contracts between key accounts of the international travel industry and German providers. With more than 5,000 agreed meetings, the virtual marketplace alternative we have developed has met with an exceptionally positive response".
Romit Theophilus, Director, Sales & Marketing, German National Tourist Office, India said, “Indian participants from the travel trade are not only updated on various attractions of destination Germany but are also given an opportunity to be part of one-on-one interactions with German suppliers, along with varied panel discussions and webinars conducted to showcase and deliver regular updates on the current situation. We have further presented new insights on how the market has changed over the last months and several campaigns have been launched to ensure continuous brand awareness and travel inspiration for Destination Germany”.
In addition to the business platform, virtualGTM offers a comprehensive information program. This includes panel discussions and webinars with market insights into the status quo of German incoming tourism, the latest trends and developments of major partners in the German tourism industry and the GNTB’s current and planned marketing campaigns over the next two years.
The GTM 2020 in Rostock, originally planned for May, was postponed for Corona reasons in close consultation between the GNTB and the Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania tourist board as host. The next physical GTM will take place in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania from 25 to 27 April 2021.
Related posts

Vivaah at Novotel – meticulously crafted for new age virtual weddings

Weddings are considered as the one of the most important days in one’s life. Marriages are a special time for celebrations, and these are the moments that become precious memories. India is known for its grand wedding ceremonies and to make it more special and exclusive; Novotel has introduced Vivaah at Novotel.

Rishi Neoge appointed as new Group General Manager at The Sai Leela Group

Rishi Neoge has been appointed as Group General Manager at The Sai Leela Group. In this new role he will be responsible…

Cygnett Hotels and Resorts is set to expand with 4 new properties across North India

Cygnett Hotels and Resorts announced that they are further expanding the brand to include 4 new properties in North India

Thomas Abraham joins vibrant Hyatt Regency Pune as the new General Manager

Hyatt Regency Pune & Residences is pleased to announce the appointment of Thomas Abraham as General Manager, in addition to his role of…

Attractive Ramada by Wyndham Jaisalmer Barmer Road set to open in 2021

With the new signing of Ramada by Wyndham Jaisalmer Barmer Road, JAH Developers Private Ltd, the New Delhi based real estate company…

Shobhit Sawhney appointed new General Manager of the luxurious Park Hyatt Hyderabad

Shobhit Sawhney has been appointed the new General Manager of Park Hyatt Hyderabad

Dev Thakur appointed as the new Director F&B, Sayaji Hotel Indore

Dev Thakur has been appointed as the Director of Food & Beverage at Sayaji Hotel Indore. He comes with over 15+ years…

Ruth Dolla: Get your fix of Nature travel and freedom to roam the great outdoors

Ruth Dolla, Manager – India, Visit Sweden AB speaks with Today’s Traveller on how Visit Sweden satisfies the need for nature travel and its initiatives in…

Kerrie Hannaford: The hospitality industry will remain dynamic but will now be extra cautious, agile and innovative

Kerrie Hannaford, Vice President Commercial, India and South Asia speaks with Today’s Traveller on how thinking out of the box and exploring…

The Connaught - a new opening announced by IHCL

The Indian Hotels Company (IHCL), South Asia’s largest hospitality company, announced the opening of The Connaught, New Delhi. The Connaught presents a unique…