IBTM World 2018 is an event addressed to business travel professionals, event planners and destination management companies. Exhibitors from all over the world, including agencies, hotel chains, tourist offices and destinations, take part in the event every year.
IBTM World was known in the past as EIBTM and its main goal has been always to be the leading business tourism conference. At IBTM World you will find all the latest trends in the industry, new destinations, products and all sort of specialised services.
IBTM Barcelona attracts more than 15,000 business tourism professionals to Barcelona every year, including suppliers, destinations, technologies, event organisers, event planners, and decision makers of the industry.
Attending IBTM Barcelona 2018 will allow you to gain a competitive advantage in the organization of business trips as you will have the ability to keep up to date with the latest industry trends, technological developments, safety, sustainability, customer satisfaction and recruitment through a training program with conferences and workshops.
If you are an agency, an association or a corporate department of a large company, IBTM World Barcelona 2018 is an excellent opportunity to discover innovation in the field of business travel organization.
IBTM World 2018 will be held from 27 to 29 November in Barcelona, Spain, at the Fira Barcelona venue, one of the largest trade fair complexes in Europe, where more than 120 trade shows, congresses and events are organised every year, bringing together more than 30,000 companies and receiving more than 2 million visitors from both Spain and abroad.
Since 2004, at IBTM World Congress you can find different types of exhibitors. For example
In addition to the companies that participated in the past edition, 2017 edition, you will find: Accor, Dubai Business Events, etouches, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts, Global DMC Partners, Royal Caribbean International, Marriott International, Virgin Limited Edition and many others.
IBTM World Barcelona 2018 edition performs a large programme with a lot of content, including many local and international experts on the tourism sector.
Some of the main attractions you will find:
IBTM World 2018 is held at the Fira de Barcelona in the Gran Vía venue, whose address is:Joan Carles Ave. I, 64
Due to the importance of the Fira Gran Vía, access is easy from different types of transport. We recommend going by public transport (metro) or taxi, or by private transfer so you don't have to worry about anything.
Barcelona's metro connects a large part of the city. The Fira de Barcelona has its own metro station from which it is very easy to get in and out of the venue.
L9 South of TMB ('Fira' and 'Europa/Fira' stations).
In Barcelona is easy to get a taxi because they are 11,500 approximately. There are very recognizable because they are yellow and black. Also, you will have identified the taxi stops easily. On the other hand, on the street and the Fira Barcelona venues also have fully equipped taxi ranks.
Note that all taxis have a taximeter and offer the possibility of payment by card, which can be an advantage if you don’t have cash money.
You can attend to IBTM World congress by bus. However, the quickest and most recommended way is by subway, EnjoyBCN transfer service or taxi.
TMB H12 and 79 lines.
If you prefer to always travel by yourself (public transport and taxi services are often in high demand during these fairs and are not even available at peak times), with EnjoyBCN you have the possibility to set-up private transfer service in the city.
Whenever you need it and on any journey since your arrival in Barcelona and during your stay: airport transfer, arrival at the apartment, transfers to the fair from any point in Barcelona, etc. Our team is at your disposal.
Barcelona is a contemporary city that offers a large number of hotels, hostels and tourist apartments that adapt to different needs and budgets.
If you are willing to attend the IBTM Barcelona 2018, you can stay in the downtown at "Passeig de Gràcia" or "Plaça Catalunya". You will have easy and fast access to public transport and taxis. In this area, you will find the access to the lines: L3 - Green Line/L4 Yellow Line/ L2 Purple Line/ L1 - Red Line). This area offers a lot of entertainment options with restaurants and nightclubs.
If you prefer to enjoy your stay at Fira de Barcelona Gran Vía area, you will find hotels and apartments specially conceived for the public who visit Barcelona for work. You will be very close to the fairgrounds and you will be able to just walk to the IBTM Barcelona 2018 Congress.
From EnjoyBCN, we recommend the following accommodation near the Fira de Barcelona area, so that you have all the necessary services close by and at your disposal:
By booking one of our luxury apartments in the centre of Barcelona, you can enjoy any of our free services:
The apartment was extremely clean and easy to get to. We took the airport bus and it was an easy walk. Coming from the US, you will probably arrive early...
The apartment was extremely clean and easy to get to. We took the airport bus and it was an easy walk. Coming from the US, you will probably arrive early and have to store your luggage until check in at 3PM, unless they didn't rent the apartment the day before. You can store bags free at their office where you can relax and enjoy one of the best views of Barcelona in one of the tallest buildings in the area. Make sure they explain how the electronic key works. It's not hard once you get the hang of it but if you've never used one, it may take a few tries. The WIFI was fast and you will be close to restaurants, public transportation and small groceries to purchase supplies. Be prepared to bring an adapter if you're an American. We did find a store 1 1/2 blocks away which sells them if you don't have one. Placa Cataluna is where the Hop on/Hop off buses are and several nice sightseeing options are close or easy to get to by Metro. There is an elevator. In the kitchen, there is a dishwasher, coffee pod machine, small cleaning supplies, fridge, etc. There are two bathrooms although one shower is a bit smaller than the other. When leaving, you will be asked to take out the trash to the street bins. You leave the keys inside and close the door. This has nothing to do with the apartment, but if you want to visit popular attractions, such as Sagrada Familia, purchase your tickets well in advance or they may be sold out. Everyone was very nice at EnjoyBCN and we appreciated all of their help with questions and arrangements. You can call or text them using Whatsapp using WIFI if need free calling. If this apartment doesn't work for you, they have others which may work out just as well or better!
Dear Mary, Thank you so much for this wonderful and detailed comment!
We are so happy to see that you had such a great stay at the apartment and felt well taken care of. Regarding the adapters, next time do not hesitate to ask us for them, as we have some for our American guests. It is also so nice to see that you enjoyed our new office that much. We are more than welcome to come back next time you visit Barcelona!
It has been a pleasure to host you. We hope to see you soon!
Honestly, this was one of the best rental experiences I have had. The communication went above and beyond to make sure we had all of information entered...
Honestly, this was one of the best rental experiences I have had. The communication went above and beyond to make sure we had all of information entered correctly and that the process of checking in was easy. I came home from this work trip with full intentions of coming back to Barcelona with my wife and will only be looking to stay with enjoybcn in the future. Thank you for a memorable experience and being great hosts.
Wow, what a wonderful comment, thank you! We are so happy to see that you had such a great experience and felt this well taken care of. We do a great effort everyday to make you feel at home and this feedback really motivates us to keep on doing a good job.
It has been a pleasure to host you. We'll be more than glad to see you and your wife soon!
Great experience. the managers were great with making the arrangements .The apartment appears newly renovated and everything was clean and comfortable....
Great experience. the managers were great with making the arrangements .The apartment appears newly renovated and everything was clean and comfortable. The onsite manager was great and even provided stocked the apartment with some key food/drink. Very happy with my stay. P.S.- very easy location to walk to the Congress Conference Center.
We are so glad to see that you had such a great stay at the apartment and felt well taken care of. It is also nice to know that the location was convenient for you.
It has been a pleasure to host you. We hope to see you soon in Barcelona!
Stayed here with my husband, 3 kids and my mum... it was a perfect space to accommodate us all. The apartment was clean, comfortable, with a modern decor...
Stayed here with my husband, 3 kids and my mum... it was a perfect space to accommodate us all. The apartment was clean, comfortable, with a modern decor and was great for what we needed. The communal roof terrace was an added bonus and my daughter enjoyed the small pool... it is small though, so more for dipping than swimming, and was too chilly for me!! BCN were really helpful and I always got really quick responses from any queries. We had a problem with the safe not working, but they got an engineer to come and sort this out, so not a problem. The apartment is in a great location in the Gothic quarter and right next to Las Ramblas. We were also very close to the sea and the marina, so a nice easy walk along the promenade to look at boats or walk to the beach. Would recommend and would happily stay here again.
We are so glad to see that you had a great stay and felt this well taken care of. We appreciate your feedback that will help us to improve the apartment for future travelers. It has been a pleasure to host you. We hope to see you soon in Barcelona!
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If you make a booking on enjoybcn, you will have spacious apartments with multiple bathrooms in order to ensure privacy among colleagues. Our buildings are very safe and have good locations, in order to guarantee the best connections. These are undoubtedly the best apartments for active professionals.
And as we like to go a step further, our spectacular terraces with a pool are the perfect solution for relaxing after a long day of work. Also, my 24 hr assistance will make the stay much more pleasant. I will help you with anything you need, from booking a good restaurant, a spectacular meeting room or the fashionable spot you choose. Everything you need, when you need it.
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