What should travelers look for at the Berlin Travel Festival?
My first bit of advice: get a festival pass. There are just too many incredible talks and exhibitors to only come for one day. One of the first speakers we booked was Ha Vinh Tho, the Happiness Minister of Bhutan! The range is truly inspiring – from solo female travel to master classes with travel photographers and DIY workshops. We also have a number of topics dedicated to families, including special offers and children’s events. Today, more and more families aren’t just going to the beach for a long week every summer – they’re doing road trips, having hiking adventures, experiencing the world for a year or more together.
I also recommend looking for expertise and consultancy. Do some research into the brands and topics that interest you at home, but talk to the exhibitors at the festival – they have insider tips and expanded brand offerings. Ask them about limited edition products, or products you can’t find elsewhere. Coming to an event like this can save you hours of online research… This year we have two new areas: Body, Mind & Spirit – which focuses on well-being – and Travel Services, to help you with visas, communication, transportation, and everything else you need to work from the road.
Insider tip: the festival is a great place to make a deal too, from a weekend city package to the latest in outdoor gear, talk to the brands, maybe they can offer you something special.
Also, just hang out and experience the vibe! We’re all about having fun. Take in a talk, grab a bite to eat, do a DIY workshop, meet your next travel buddy, and talk to the people behind the brands.