Prize winners include: Andrea Wulf, Paul Theroux, Susanne Koelbl, Wilfried Erdmann, Arnulf Conradi, Robert Bösch, Michael Poliza and Klaus Wolfsperger

From cultural or adventure trips to beach or hiking vacations to business or city travel: Each year at the ITB Book Awards an independent jury bestows prizes to outstanding literary or journalistic works in the area of travel and tourism.

The 2020 Book Award of the Year for “Cultures” was given to Susanne Koelbl’s Book: “Twelve Weeks in Riyadh”.

The aim of the awards is to draw attention to a wide range of travel and tourism publications for the discerning reader. The ITB Book Awards do not confer money prizes.

The ITB Book Awards are given by Messe Berlin. The award ceremony takes place on ITB Friday in the »Palais am Funkturm« on the Berlin Exhibition Grounds. The event will be hosted by Mary Amiri.

Winner of the 2020 Book of the Year Award for “CultureS“

Susanne Koelbl | Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, Spiegel Best-Seller List
‘Zwölf Wochen in Riad – Saudi-Arabien zwischen Diktatur und Aufbruch’

It will be published in English on May19th 2020 and be available at many English language retailers and on-line.