Tourism Policy

Plakat von bebauter Weltkugel auf Wand
© Robert Wenzel

Even today, tourism policy very often is seen location policy. In too many cases it stops at the city or national border: wine regions in South Africa fiercely compete against each other for the attention of travellers and ministers of small countries in the Caribbean outbid each other in attracting tourism investments. This kind of mentality is unreasonable within the globally intertwined tourism sector. From a developmental perspective, it is even dangerous:  unchecked tourism growth does not only accelerate global warming, it also increases global competition for the cheapest labour and the reckless exploitation of resources and culture. We strive for stricter regulation of tourism on the pathway towards sustainability. Local people must actively participate in planning and decision-making processes in tourism.

Uganda: A game changer for women

Woman looking through Telescope_Uganda
© Slim Emcee_Unsplash

Due to COVID-19, domestic tourism is moving into focus in many countries - also in Uganda. This strengthens women in the industry and promotes female empowerment.

Video documentation on precariousness of work

With contributions from Brazil, the Gambia, Spain and the Philippines, the online seminar of the Transforming Tourism Initiative discussed the effects of the Covid19 pandemic on working conditions in tourism.

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 …

Video documentation on community resilience and tourism

The Transforming Tourism Initiative conducted an online-seminar on “Community Resilience and Change in Tourism”. With inspiring contributions, alternative tourism models for more resilience against disasters and catastrophes, especially in times of Covid-19 were discussed. In addition …

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