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Ammerland, May 7, 2010
No. 04b/2010

Sustainable and oriented towards the future:
International contests TO DO! und TOURA D'OR again announced worldwide by Studienkreis

The TO DO! - Contest Socially Responsible Tourism is announced worldwide for the sixteenth time by Studienkreis für Tourismus und Entwicklung e.V. (Institute for Tourism and Development). Enterprises and public or private institutions that take into account the interests and needs of the local population in their touristic activities are welcome to apply. That socially responsible and sustainable projects and measures can be economically successful at the same time has been proven impressively by the latest TO DO! award winners from the Gambia and Mozambique. The winners receive their awards and the prize money during the International Tourism Exchange (ITB) in Berlin/Germany - after a thorough selection process by a jury and an on-site visit of an expert.

The international TOURA D´OR - Film Contest Sustaiable Tourism, which has been organized bi-annually since 1990, calls for entries of tourism-related films from professional filmmakers, producers, and agencies. Productions which support a socially responsible, environmentally compatible and thus future-oriented tourism are honoured in different categories. Accepted are contributions in PAL-system as VHS tapes or DVDs in German or English, produced within the period of 2008 to 2010. The TOURA D'OR award ceremony will also take place during the ITB 2011.

On the websites and further information about the contests as well as all TO DO! and TOURA D'OR winners (including short film clips) are available in German and English. The conditions of participation and applications forms are also available for downloading.

Deadline of application for TO DO! 2010: August 31, 2010.

Deadline of application for TOURA D´OR 2010: September 30, 2010.

For further information about both contests: Studienkreis für Tourismus und Entwicklung e.V. (Institute for Tourism and Development), Kapellenweg 3, D-82541 Ammerland, phone: +49-(0)8177-1783, fax: +49-(0)8177-1349, email:

Responsible for the Text: Astrid Kösterke

Cooperation Partners
- for TO DO!: German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Europäische Reiseversicherung AG, Church Development Service (EED), ITB Berlin, Swiss Foundation for Solidarity in Tourism, Studiosus Reisen München GmbH. - for TOURA D´OR: see

TO DO! award-winning projects come from:
Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belize, Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Germany, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Mexico, Morocco, Mozambique, Nepal, Nicaragua, Palestine, Peru, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Tanzania, The Gambia and Venezuela.

Sponsors of the TO DO!
For the TO DO! 2010 the Swiss Foundation for Solidarity in Tourism (SST) will donate 5,000 Swiss Francs prize money for each winner. The Europäische Reiseversicherung AG adds another 2,100 Euros for the award winners.