Navigating through the crisis

Fischer restaurieren Ihre Boote
© Antje Monshausen
Tourism Watch No 104

Where is tourism heading? From encouraging ideas and inspiring initiatives for more sustainability, climate protection and resilience to a return to old business models that are operated at the expense of people and the environment, everything is represented at ITB 2021. Read more about companies and initiatives that are on the way to "better" tourism in the midst of the crisis.

Domestic Tourism

Inlandstourismus_Domestic Tourism
© Karlie Cummins
Tourism Watch No 103

Domestic tourism is more resistant to shocks and crises and recovers from them more quickly than international tourism. Not only governments and tourism organisations are beginning to rely more on domestic tourism, but local populations are also becoming creative to ensure their survival in times of crisis.

Bildungsmaterial für Nachhaltigkeit im Tourismus

Jugendliche beschäftigen sich mit nachhaltigem Reisen
© Pixaby
Nachhaltigkeit im Tourismus lernen

Nicht nur die Anzahl der Reisen wächst rasant, auch das Interesse der Menschen für die ökologischen, sozialen, kulturellen und wirtschaftlichen Folgen des Tourismus.  Unser Bildungsmaterial ist für die Jugend- und Erwachsenenbildung geeignet und richtet sich an Lehrer*innen und Referent*innen des Globalen Lernens und der entwicklungsbezogenen Bildungsarbeit.

Inseln im Pazifik
© Sabine Minninger / Brot für die Welt

Climate justice in tourism?

Eight percent of global emissions of climate-damaging greenhouse gases - i.e. almost every 12th ton – come from tourism. The lion's share of this is generated when travelling to and from the destination, especially when flying.


Responding to the pandemic with reforestation

Gruppe indigener Mapuche
© Sebastiaìn Harambour

Planting trees during the crisis: A reforestation project organised by this year’s TO DO Award winner Rutas Ancestrales Araucarias in Chile generates new income for Mapuche families.


Interview with Kasia Morgan

Tourism Declares
© Karsten Würth-Unsplash

The initiative Tourism Declares calls on the tourism industry to declare a climate emergency. Kasia Morgan explains, why climate protection is so important – especially in times of COVID-19.


Sustainability Assessments in Tourism

Hand mit Kompass
© Ole Witt-Unsplash

Entrepreneurial and political decisions are often based on performance indicators. It is time to revise the existing success criteria for tourism.


From COVID-19 to Climate

Schulung „Earthquake“
© Antonio Balang

In the middle of the COVID-19 crisis hotels start to integrate disaster preparedness systematically in their strategies and actions.


For a new and just economy in tourism

Empty Road in India
© Sankalp Sharma - Unsplash

In many countries public programmes are trying to stabilize the tourism sector. Against the background of already existing problems of the sector, how can such programmes transform tourism.


Women first

Demo - We the people
© Alice Donovan Rouse - Unsplash

Women are predominant in tourism employment. But COVID-19 has revealed structural inequalities that are hitting female employees in the travel industry particularly hard.

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