Tourism Watch at the ITB 2019

ITB Stand 2018
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Tourism Watch

The World's Leading Travel Trade Show (ITB) is going to take place from 6th -10th of March 2019. Tourism Watch will a share booth no. 257 in hall 4.1 together with ECPAT, The Code and Studienkreis für Tourismus und Entwicklung. Below you will find a selection of events organized by Tourism Watch and its partners.


6 March 2019

15:00-16:00h / Hall 4.1 (Big Stage)

“Human Rights in Practice: Working conditions in tourism”.

Organized by Roundtable Human Rights in Tourism.

Speakers: Myriam Barros (Association of the chambermaids “Las Kellys”, Spain), Sibylle Baumgarter (focusright, Switzerland)Susana Ceron Baumann (VENTURA Travel, Germany), Madhu Rajesh (International Tourism Partnership, United Kingdom).

Moderator: Antje Monshausen, Bread for the World / Roundtable Human Rights in Tourism.


16:00-17:00h / Hall 4.1 (Big Stage)

Tourism related Land Grabs, Evictions and Displacements.

Organized by Tourism Watch

Speakers: Prof. Andreas Neef (Department Development Studies, University of Auckland, New Zealand), Dr. Mary Kristerie Baleva (ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity, Philippines), Sibylle Baumgartner (focusright, Switzerland).

Moderator: Dr. Minu Hemmati


7 March 2019

16:30-18:30h / Palais at Funkturm

„Ceremony TO DO Award 2019 for Socially Responsible Tourism

Organized by the Institute for Tourism and Development (Studienkreis für Tourismus und Entwicklung)

The TO DO Award will go to the Peruvian associación civil and U.S. non-profit organization “Awamaki” and the travel agency “Open Eyes” in India this year.

Laudatio: Norbert Barthle (BMZ, Germany)


8 March 2019

10:30-11:30h / Hall 4.1 (Big Stage)

 “Paying attention to child protection during work-related trips”

Organized by ECPAT Germany.

Speakers: Jessica Espinoza (Germany), Kirsten Cibis (DER Business Travel, Germany), Petra Kohts (Bread for the World, Germany), Anja Turner (BCD Travel, Germany)
Moderator: Dr. Carolin Stamm.



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