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Fischer am Strand die gemeinsam ein Netz aus dem Wasser ziehen
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Tourism is characterized by complex and internationally interwoven value chains. At the same time, tourism is a widely unregulated economic sector. In order to attract investors or travellers, destinations outpace each other with low environmental and social standards – at the expense of nature and people. Therefore, it is urgently necessary, that businesses within the tourism industry perform environmental and human rights risk assessments to fulfil their due diligence and transparency obligations. We strive for binding rules on corporate responsibility and are engaged in independent sustainability certification schemes.

Policy Paper: Migrant Workers in the Tourism Industry

The Center for Global Development released a paper about the impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on migrant workers in the tourism industry. Millions of migrant workers don´t have a permanent residence status nor a passport of the country they are working in - alone in Europe and the US this …

Women first

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

From Empty Hand to Mouth

Straßenreinigung durch indische Männer
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In India, the informal sector has been hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. A study now provides insights into the extent of the precariousness and coping mechanisms.

Migrant Workers in Tourism in Times of Covid-19

Tourismusmitarbeiterin in Eingangshalle
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In an interview with Tourism Watch, Christiane Kuptsch, migartion expert at ILO, explains why migrants working in tourism are particularly affected by the COVID-19-related drop in demand and how they could be supported.

Filipino Seafarers claim working rights

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Seafarers worldwide are stuck on their ships due to COVID-19 – among them many Filipinos. They are facing inadequate hygiene measures, financial difficulties and unemployment.

The end of the global travel warning in Germany

U-Turn
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While most European countries are about to re-start tourism, the German government extended the travel warning for countries of the Global South. What does this mean for the destinations and how can travellers act in solidarity?

Helpers in need

Schutzmasken gegen die Pandemie
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The platform Ubuntu Beds offers hotel rooms to medical workers in order to reduce the spread of the virus and losses in tourism. An interview with its founder Kim Whitaker.

Unsustainably Resilient?

Schild ,,we alle be okay - spread hope" an Eingangstür
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Resilience is the new buzz word. It is more than just returning to the old tourism models - which were neither sustainable nor resilient - but to learn from the crises to be better prepared for the next one.

Tourism As A Viable Livelihood?

Resilienz durch gemeindebasierten Tourismus
© Sreejith Nair

Due to the corona-crisis, the tourism industry is facing enormous challenges. The pandemic shows which providers and entrepreneurs are more resilient than others. A report from India.

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