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


... our Events at ITB 2019


Thursday, 07 March 2019, 11:55 - 12:45 h
City Cube Club

Subject: The plastic Paradox or – Lifestyle hits Lifestyle.
We are both culprits and victims of marine pollution

Panel Guests:
Victoria Barlow, Group Environmental Manager, Thomas Cook, Manchester, UK
Mark Hehir, CEO, The Small Maldives Island Co (TSMIC) Amilla Fushi/Finolhu, Maldives
Wybcke Meier, CEO TUI Cruises, Hamburg
Martina von Münchhausen, WWF Centre for Marine Conservation, Hamburg

no registration needed

TO DO Award Ceremony

Thursday, 07 March 2019, 16:30 - 18:00 h
Palais am Funkturm

Award winners TO DO Award: Awamaki from Peru, Open Eyes from India

Award winners TO DO Award Human Rights in Tourism: Las Kellys from Spain

Keynote TO DO Award:Norbert Barthle, Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development
Keynote TO DO Award: Dr. Lutz Möller, Deputy Secretary General and Head of Sustainable Development, Science, German UNESCO Commision
Afterwards: Get-together with buffet
no registration needed
For making an appointment with one of our award winners please contact us:


Studienkreis für Tourismus und Entwicklung e.V.

We would be pleased to welcome you at our booth 257 in hall 4.1.
For making an appointment with us please write us an e-mail:

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.


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