Ammerland, May 28, 2009
For a Tourism Development Orientated Toward the Future:
"TO DO! - International Contest Socially Responsible Tourism" again calling for entries
At a time when "Corporate Social Responsibility" was not yet a hot topic,
the Institute for Tourism and Development (Studienkreis für Tourismus und
Entwicklung e.V.) initiated the "TO DO! Contest Socially Responsible Tourism."
That was in 1995. Now the TO DO! for the fifteenth time is going in search of
projects and measures which prove that a sustainable and future-orientated
course of action in tourism is possible. Of special importance:
The interests and needs of the local people have to be considered
and safeguarded through their participation.
The latest TO DO! award winners from Brazil, Peru and Switzerland have
once again shown how that is done. They received the awards at the International
Tourism Exchange in Berlin (see: www.to-do-contest.org).
"The winning projects show", said the Institute's Managing Director Wibke Reger, "that a tourism which is good
both for tourists and people who work in tou-rism needs commitment and far-sightedness."
Public and private institutions and organisations active in tourism may apply for
the TO DO! 2009. The deadline for entries is August 31, 2009. The conditions of
participation and application forms in German and English can be downloaded on the
or requested from the organizer. The winners will be
honored at the International Tourism Exchange 2010 in Berlin.
For further information please contact:
Studienkreis für Tourismus und Entwicklung e.V.,
Kapellenweg 3, D-82541 Ammerland, phone: +49-(0)8177-1783,
fax: +49-(0)8177-1349, email: email@example.com
Responsible for the Text: Klaus Betz
The TO DO! is supported by:
German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development,
Europäische Reiseversiche-rung AG,
Church Development Service (EED),
Swiss Foundation for Solidarity in Tourism,
Studiosus Reisen München.
Donors of prize money:
The Swiss Foundation for Solidarity in Tourism (SST) will donate 5,000 Swiss Francs prize money to each award winner.
The Europäische Reiseversicherung AG adds another 2,000 Euro for the award winners.
Award-winning projects so far from: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belize, Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Gambia, Germany, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Mexico, Morocco, Nepal, Nicaragua, Palestine, Peru, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Tanzania, The Gambia and Venezuela.
See also website in German and English: www.to-do-contest.org