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Straße in der Wüste
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In this section we give tips on events and literature around the topic of fair and socially responsible travel as well as further information and advice on the critical examination of the topic of tourism.

100 issues of the Tourism Watch Newsletter

Ballons
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In 1994, the Tourism Watch newsletter was sent out for the first time, making information from tourist destinations in the Global South available here in Germany. For our 100th issue, we invited our partners to look in the past but also the future with us.

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.

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 Videos, pictures and hashtags on social media catalyze the spreading of outdated, neo-colonal clichés.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.

Fair tourism – A matter of heart and mind

Fair tourism – A matter of heart and mind. Tips for fair travel
© Brot für die Welt

The booklet in a convenient pocket format stimulates reflection and analysis regarding the impacts of tourism and gives practical tips for a fair and socially responsible way of travelling. At the same time, it is humorous and without a moralising undertone.

Tourism Watch at the ITB 2013 in Berlin

The ITB 2013 in Berlin is starting next weeks and as in the past years, Tourism Watch will have a booth there, together wit TourCert and ECPAT. We are also following up with our topic human rights in tourism by organising the panel discussion „Human rights in practice" and present recent …

Travelling into an unknown future: 2050 – Tomorrow's Tourism

„2050 – Tomorrow's Tourism" by Ian Yeoman brims with enthusiasm, optimism and daring prophecies as his predictions are projected from today’s wealth, technology and resources. As a result, the consequences of global technology and income divides that will definitely persist beyond 2050 are …

Travelling into an unknown future: 2050 – Tomorrow's Tourism

„2050 – Tomorrow's Tourism" by Ian Yeoman brims with enthusiasm, optimism and daring prophecies as his predictions are projected from today’s wealth, technology and resources. As a result, the consequences of global technology and income divides that will definitely persist beyond 2050 are …

A Caleidoscope of Academic Tourism Critique

Critical Debates in Tourism edited by Tej Vir Singh is bound to be one of the most significant additions to the multi-disciplinary tourism discourse as 35 leading tourism experts voice passionate opinions on diverse issues ranging from the sustainability of mass tourism to the relative new …

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