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Why we sould be ashamed when taking a flight

Leere Flugzeugsitze und Notausgang
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Flying is a luxury that only small global elites enjoy. However, it causes tremendous amounts of CO2 and severely damages our climate. It is high time for each one of us to take responsibility for our actions, recons Stefan Gössling.

Shared Responsibility

Regenwald und Nebel
© Brot für die Welt - Helge Bendl
The awareness for climate change is increasing amongst Peruvian tourism businesses. This article shows how they assume responsibility and take action.

Flight Exclusive

asiatischer Zug
© Robert Wenzel
The most popular destinations abroad amongst German travelers are Spain and Italy - spots that are all in medium distance and are accessible without planes. So how can tour operators get their guests to their destination without taking them to the airport first?

India Takes Off

Indischer Flughafen
© Andreas Jäger
Air travel has become an integral part of life for the upper class and parts of the growing middle class. India’s Civil Aviation Policy seeks to make flights more accessible and affordable for the less affluent.

Taxing Aviation

Flughafengebäude in Frankfurt
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Bill Hennings sheds light on the current political debate within the EU and demands action in order to drastically reduce the effects from aviation on our climate.

Online – Offline

Kinder am Computer
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The Internet opens new avenues for travelling sex offenders. ‘Cyber-grooming‘ on social media enables offenders to develop contacts with children and adolescents. They win young people's trust in order to initiate sexual abuse online and may travel to meet them in person.

Avoiding the Trap

On their journeys to the Global South, tourists from Europe and North America risk to unknowingly reinforce stereotypes about other countries. Videos, pictures and hashtags on social media catalyze the spreading of outdated, neo-colonal clichés. This can be avoided.

Using their Influence for Good?

Lempuyang Tempel auf Bali. Instagram Instagram-Touristen in der Schlange
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Via Blogs, Instagram or Youtube travel bloggers reach thousands of people in search of inspiration and information for their travel - influencing a huge number of travellers in the choice of their holiday destinations, accommodation, or means of transport.

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