Our publications have been an important contribution to information and education on development – first of all the ”SympathieMagazin“ series, which by now encompasses more than 50 country booklets, booklets on the world religions as well as on specific topics. They are guide books of a slightly different kind, informing readers in an entertaining manner and offering insights into different cultures of the host country. In our “Schriftenreihe für Tourismus und Entwicklung“, topics from our research, from an academic and practical context are published – with a focus on the perspectives, risks and opportunities of tourism, especially in developing and newly industrialised countries. Furthermore, we provide background information, analyses and comments on recent developments and debates in tourism. We inform the media, experts and the public by regularly publishing press releases and newsletters.