After a long, wintery stretch of being holed up at the office, the Cheapos are heading out for a road trip!
Next Tuesday, Tom, Pete and Meredith are flying to Berlin to attend “The World’s Leading Travel Show” at ITB Berlin. Held in the massive Messe Berlin expo center, the Cheapos will be among the 150,000+ attendees swarming through acres of travel trade show bliss. EuroCheapo will be one of thousands of companies attending the conference, which spans all regions of the world and travel categories, including cultural tourism, eco-tourism and adventure travel (although this Cheapo is personally psyched about conducting a greater-Berlin Mensa cafeteria taste test.) ITB Berlin sponsors and partners include Eurosport, PhoCusWright, CNN, Yahoo! and many others.
Following the conference, the Cheapos will be driving from Berlin to Brussels and Bruges, where they’ll be hunting down the best budget hotels to publish on EuroCheapo. Thanks to the Cheapo community for sending so many helpful emails and blog comments with tips and recommendations for hotels they think should be included in our upcoming Brussels and Bruges guides. Your feedback has been tremendous!
We will be submitting blog posts from the road throughout our travels, documenting the planned (and unplanned) events of our jaunt, so stay tuned. And if any fellow Cheapos plan on attending ITB Berlin, send us an email and let us know!