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



Impressions of TB 2024

At our booth with Brot für die Welt/Tourism Watch, The CODE, ECPAT, Futouris and Roundtable Human Rights in Tourism


"Fading Rainbows - LGBTQA+ in Africa and What this Means for Human Rights and Tourism"


Award Ceremony of the TO DO Award and TO DO Award Human Rights in Tourism 2024 followed by a Networking Reception






What we do

For 30 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)