focus on controversial issues in tourism development.
... commit ourselves
to tourism development which attempts to sustain human dignity, security
and justice for all actors involved in tourism.
... act in a critical,
well-researched, practically orientated manner on a non-profit basis.
... monitor conditions,
phenomena and effects of tourism development.
... increase awareness
of the opportunities and risks of tourism development for people, nature
and culture as well as of the respective responsibilities of all actors
... focus on tourism
developments in economically less developed regions, especially in the
so-called 'developing countries'.
... support forms
of tourism which contribute to intercultural encounter, which allow
for joint learning processes, mutual respect as well as respect for
cultural diversity and the sustainable use of natural resources.
... develop concepts
to optimise tourism development in line with principles of socially
responsible and environmentally sustainable tourism.
... take part in
the public debate on tourism development issues.