With the presentation of the ITB BookAwards, the World’s Leading Travel Trade Show annually honours the most outstanding travel publications. In the Calendar category the jury honoured five titles – including the large-format wall calendar ’Fernweh Fernost 2023’ from the publisher teNeues Verlag, as well as the ensemble ‘UNESCO Erbe der Welt 2023’ and ’UNESCO Naturerbe der Welt 2023’ from Kunth Verlag.
Focusing on the same theme, the calendar jury honoured the photographic journeys to selected natural and cultural heritage sites, published in the format of two equally high-quality, spectacularly illustrated spiral-bound table calendars featuring outstanding impressions of world heritage sites.
The portrait-format wall calendar Fernweh Fernost 2023 with images by the two photographers Alexandra Schels and Patrick Pichler was “a gorgeously illustrated declaration of love to Asia”, said the jury chairman David Ruetz, director of ITB Berlin. The calendar visits a wide range of places in the Far East – including Lijiang, the ancient Chinese City of Kings in Yunnan Province, South Korea, Myanmar, Tokyo, Kyoto, Mongolia, the Taroko National Park in Taiwan’s east, and the stilt fishermen in Sri Lanka.
This well-chosen selection represents a work of photographic art that inspires buyers to pack their bags and head off, Ruetz added. The photographs are taken from the illustrated book ’Fernweh Fernost’, also published by teNeues Verlag.
The ITB Berlin BookAwards 2023 will take place next year live at ITB Berlin. The date and details of the event will be announced in the coming weeks