International visitors are important to Charlotte County’s tourism industry, specifically during the summer season. Jennifer Huber from the Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach Visitor & Convention Bureau will be attending ITB Berlin, one of the world’s largest travel trade shows in March, to represent Charlotte County.

The VCB stand (booth) will be in the VISIT FLORIDA stand which is in the Brand USA Pavilion. Jennifer will meet with travel agents, tour operators and media interested in Southwest Florida.

Heiko Obermoeller, who has starred in a German soap opera and has appeared in a German-language promotional video for the destination, will be in the stand during the two consumer days.

Although this show is in Germany, travel buyers from throughout Europe attend because more than 38,000 travel suppliers and tourism offices exhibit from about 180 countries from 5 continents. Over the five-day show, about 160,000 members of the travel trade and consumers attend.