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


This year the ITB will be presented in an online format and we have a virtual booth (Studienkreis BrandCard). We look forward to your visit!

If you don’t have the login details for the ITB NOW yet, you can use our Guest Voucher with the following code, which will bring you straight ahead to our brandcard: ITBNOW-E73DXC8DV6UUBYVP.

Tuesday, 9 March from 14:00-14:40 the TO DO Award Ceremony will be presented at the ITB Congress in a digital format. The winners of the TO DO Award and the TO DO Award Human Rights in Tourism 2020 and 2021 will be honoured during this year’s online ceremony.

In addition to a virtual booth we will present our projects also at the ITB Responsible Tourism Café, together with our partners from ECPAT, Tourism Watch – Bread for the World, The Code and  Roundtable Human Rights in Tourism.

On Friday, 12 March from 15:15-15:55 Antje Monshausen from Tourism Watch – Bread for the World will discuss the topic „Just Transitions in Global Tourism“ with guests.

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.


SympathieMagazines (only in german)