In our various projects we critically and constructively deal with the opportunities, risks, and responsibility of tourism development.


Visit us at our booth 242 in hall 4.1.
For appointments please contact us:

Our Events at ITB 2020

Thursday, 05 March 2020, 11:55 - 12:45 h, City Cube Club
No Time For Excuses!:
The tourism industry must deliver sustainable concepts of relevance to protect our climate…
A lot needs to be done in tourism in times of climate change …
Panel Guests: Álvaro Blanco-Volmer, Tourism Expert; Dr. Susanne Götze, Environmental and Science Journalist, Editor and Writer; Prof. Dr. Harald Pechlaner, Chair of Tourism, Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt; Petra Thomas, General Manager, forum anders reisen e.V.
No registration needed

TO DO Award Ceremony
Thursday, 05 March 2020, 16:30 - 18:00 h at Palais am Funkturm
Award winners TO DO Award: Esfahk Historic Village, Iran, Banteay Chhmar Community Based Tourism, Cambodia
Award winner TO DO Award Human Rights in Tourism: Fundación Renacer !La muralla soy yo!, Colombia
Keynote: Dr. Mathias John, Member of the Board, Amnesty International Deutschland e. V.
Join us for a get-together with buffet and drinks
No registration needed
For appointments with our award winners please contact us: 

Events of our Cooperation Partners

"Child protection in tourism" - organised by ECPAT Germany
Wednesday, 4 March 2020, 11:00 - 12:00 h, Hall 4.1, big stage
"Human Rights in Practice: Assessing Social Impacts in the Tourism Value Chain" - organised by Roundtable Human Rights in Tourism e. V.
Wednesday, 4 March 2020, 15:00 - 16:00 h, Hall 4.1, big stage
“How Do Platforms Change the Value Chain in Tourism? What Does this Mean for SMEs in the Global South? ” - organised by Tourism Watch
Wednesday, 4 March 2020, 16:00 - 17:00 h, Hall 4.1, big stage

What we do

For 25 years, the Institute for Tourism and Development has been a pioneer in eco-friendly and socially responsible tourism. It does important work in the fields of information and education: Apart from the SympathieMagazin series, consisting of booklets on different countries, religions and topics, it publishes a series of research papers ("Schriftenreihe für Tourismus und Entwicklung“) as well as various publications and research papers. Furthermore, the Institute is engaged in consultancies and organises training seminars for staff in tourism: the “Intercultural Tour Guide Qualification“. It conducts international contests such as the ”TO DO Award“ and  “TO DO Award Human Rights in Tourism".. With the event formats “Ammerlander Talks“ and “ITB Interjections“ it promotes dialogue in tourism. The Institute for Tourism and Development is a registered not-for-profit organisation working independently.


SympathieMagazines (only in german)