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


TO DO Award 2022 Announced: When Visions Turn Into Reality

– The Institute for Tourism and Development (Studienkreis für Tourismus und Entwicklung) has announced the 27th edition of the TO DO Award – International Contest Socially Responsible Tourism and encourages players along entire tourism value chains worldwide to apply with their innovative and – above all – socially responsible projects. The deadline for submissions is 15th August 2021; the prize money 5,000 Swiss Francs each. This prize money will be donated by the Swiss Foundation for Solidarity in Tourism.
Her you find the application form and the terms of participations

Here you can find the video of the TODO Award Ceremony

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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