Environment and Climate
This year's ITB Berlin, took place virtually from the 9 – 12 of March 2021. Tourism Watch participated with a virtual booth and own events.
A new study by Greenpeace Germany shows how a reduction of climate-damaging subsidies in Germany could relieve the federal government budget by up to 46 billion euros annually.
The Center for Responsible Travel (CREST) has published its annual report on the state of sustainable tourism in 2020.
Tourism experts and entrepreneurs from Thailand explain how their country manages the COVID crisis, with a particular focus on community-based tourism.
With their borders closed to international tourism, the people of Bali use their creativity and collaborative spirit and rely on domestic tourism.
Disrespectful behaviour, waste and noise pollution, lack of interest, and now COVID-19. In Brazil the risks that domestic tourism entails for traditional communities seem bigger than the opportunities.
Animal welfare activists, development workers and NGOs report that poaching is increasing again in times of pandemic lockdown. This could also be due to a lack of income from tourism.
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.
We asked young people if and how the hot topic of fyling is discussed amongst their peers.
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.