• Visitors welcome
    Visitors welcome ©Deutsche Zentrale für Tourismus e.V.
  • very good participation
    very good participation ©Deutsche Zentrale für Tourismus e.V.
  • parl. Staatssekretärin Iris Gleicke, Moderator Andreas Stopp
    parl. Staatssekretärin Iris Gleicke, Moderator Andreas Stopp ©Deutsche Zentrale für Tourismus e.V.
  • Penal 2
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  • Penal 2
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  • Karina Krauss (Sprecherin LAK Tourismus für Alle), Olaf Schlieper (DZT)
    Karina Krauss (Sprecherin LAK Tourismus für Alle), Olaf Schlieper (DZT) ©Deutsche Zentrale für Tourismus e.V.
  • Hans-Jürgen Goller (TMG Sachsen), Moderator Andreas Stopp
    Hans-Jürgen Goller (TMG Sachsen), Moderator Andreas Stopp ©Deutsche Zentrale für Tourismus e.V.
  • Horst Buchholz (Berlin Tourismus Marketing) im Podium
    Horst Buchholz (Berlin Tourismus Marketing) im Podium ©Deutsche Zentrale für Tourismus e.V.
  • Niall Strawson (Uni Oxford), Dr. Rüdiger Leidner (NatKo), Andreas Stopp (Moderator)
    Niall Strawson (Uni Oxford), Dr. Rüdiger Leidner (NatKo), Andreas Stopp (Moderator) ©Deutsche Zentrale für Tourismus e.V.
  • Titus Keerl (Berge und Meer Touristik), Moderator Andreas Stopp
    Titus Keerl (Berge und Meer Touristik), Moderator Andreas Stopp ©Deutsche Zentrale für Tourismus e.V.
  • Keynote Jens Allendorff (Lufthansa)
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  • View Panel 1
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  • Applause from the audience
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  • Niall Strawson (Uni Oxford), Klaus Lohmann (DZT London)
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Barrier-free Tourism Day on 7 March 2014 at the ITB in Berlin

The German National Tourist Board inviting industry professionals and press representatives to participate in a dialogue on the subjects of accessible travel and inclusiveness at its Barrier-free Tourism Day on 7 March 2014 at the ITB international travel fair in Berlin.

Barrier-free Tourism Day schedule
at the ITB on 7 March 2014

  Host Andreas Stopp, Deutschlandfunk
PART 1 Hall 7.1 a,
Room New York 1
10.30am - 10.35am Opening Prof. Dr. Jürgen Schmude, Chair for Economic Geography and Tourism Research at the Ludwig Maximilian University (LMU) in Munich
10.35am - 11.45am Subject ‘Challenges of demographic change/Development of barrierfree travel services'
  Keynote speech ‘Lufthansa and Inclusiveness – Sport leads the way’
Jens Allendor, Manager Sports Cooperations, Lufthansa
  Podium discussion Felix Karsch, Geschäftsführer Accamino Reisen GmbH/Mobilitätsmesse IRMA
    Hans-Jürgen Goller, Managing Director, Accamino Reisen GmbH
    Christian Schmidt, Managing Director, Tourismus-Agentur Schleswig-Holstein GmbH (until 31 March 2014)
    Niall Strawson, Journalist/Accessibility Adviser, University of Oxford
    Dr. Rüdiger Leidner, Honorary President of the National Tourism for All Coordination Agency (NatKo)
    Gerhard Buchholz, Representative for Accessibility, Berlin Tourismus & Kongress GmbH
11.45am - 12.30pm Break
PART 2 Hall 7.3,
Room Berlin 1
12.30pm - 12.45pm Welcome address Iris Gleicke, MdB, Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy
Federal Government Commissioner for the New Federal States
Federal Government Commissioner for SMEs and Tourism
12.45pm - 13.10pm Subject ‘Tailoring product design and communication to older people’
  Presentation Titus Keerl, Head of Marketing and CRM Division, Berge & Meer Touristik GmbH
1.10pm  -  1.55pm Subject ‘Challenges of demographic change/ Development of barrier-free travel services’
  Podium discussion Karina Krauß, Spokeswoman for the ‘Tourism for All’ working group of the German federal states
    Susanne Nielsen, Managing Director, SUS Travel in Denmark
    Dr. Carmen Hildebrandt, Spokeswoman of
the Association of Barrier-free Destinations in Germany
    Benjamin Suthe, Head of the Coordinating Office National Tourism for All Coordination Agency (NatKo)
    Olaf Schlieper, Innovations Manager, German National Tourist Board
  Subject ‘Accessibility at local level and in businesses’
12pm - 2.15pm Presentation CONTEL Hotel Koblenz ‘on the way to being barrier-free’
Vanessa Köhl,
CONTEL Hotel Koblenz
2.15pm - 2.30pm Presentation Accessibility – is the perfect scenario achievable?
Eckhard Schaaf, Managing Director, Potsdam Biosphere
2.30pm - 2.45pm Presentation Baroque universe of Gotha – How can we bridge the gap between heritage conservation and accessibility?
Marco Karthe, Spokesman for Press and Events, Friedenstein Palace Foundation, Gotha
2.45pm - 3pm Presentation cittaslow Deidesheim: More accessible travel – enjoying higher standards of comfort
Stefan Wemhoener, Managing Director, Tourist Service GmbH in Deidesheim
  Subject ‘Accessibility at regional level’
3pm - 3.30pm Presentation Barrier-free tourism for individual destinations
Dr. Carmen Hildebrandt,Spokeswoman of the Association of Barrier-free Destinations in Germany
  Subject ‘Accessibility at national level’
3.30pm - 4pm Presentation Development and marketing of barrier-free services in the spirit of ‘tourism in Germany for everybody’
Rolf Schrader,
Managing Director, German Seminar for Tourism (DSFT), Berlin
Annerose Hintzke, Associate Member of the Executive Board, National Tourism for All Coordination Agency (NatKo)
4pm Closing remark Dr. Rüdiger Leidner, Board Member of the National Tourism for All Coordination Agency (NatKo)
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