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TO DO! – International Contest Socially Responsible Tourism again calling for entries

Berlin, 9 June 2009 – At a time when “Corporate Social Responsibility“ was not yet a hot topic, the Institute for Tourism and Development (Studienkreis für Tourismus und Entwicklung e.V.) initiated the “TO DO! Contest Socially Responsible Tourism.“ That was in 1995. Now the TO DO! for the fifteenth time is going in search of projects and measures which prove that a sustainable and future-orientated course of action in tourism is possible. Of special importance: The interests and needs of the local people have to be considered and safeguarded through their participation.

The latest TO DO! award winners from Brazil, Peru and Switzerland have once again shown how that is done. They received the awards at the International Tourism Exchange in Berlin (see: www.to-do-contest.org). “The winning projects show“, said the Institute’s Managing Director Wibke Reger, “that a tourism which is good both for tourists and people who work in tourism needs commitment and far-sightedness.“

Public and private institutions and organisations active in tourism may apply for the TO DO! 2009. The deadline for entries is August 31, 2009. The conditions of participation and application forms in German and English can be downloaded on the internet (www.to-do-contest.org) or requested from the organizer. The winners will be honored at the International Tourism Exchange 2010 in Berlin.

For further information please contact:
Studienkreis für Tourismus und Entwicklung e.V.,
Kapellenweg 3, D-82541 Ammerland, phone: +49-(0)8177-1783,
fax: +49-(0)8177-1349, email: [email protected]

1 Comment to TO DO! – International Contest Socially Responsible Tourism again calling for entries

  1. Recognition through awards like these are rewarding for the recipients but most of these awards tend to be bagged by the bigger and older companies as they have clients in numbers.

    There are thousands of socially responsible companies throughout this world i am sure but is the most deserving one getting it.

    I am a new new tour operator for Himalayan trekking tours. I have no doubt the social responsibility i have towards my employees and the service provided to my clients are of the highest standards if not the best.

    I handled less than 30 customers last fiscal year who consisted of middle aged to elderly who are not used to forums etc or just too busy with work to send in nominations etc.

    If there is an email address perhaps i could get my valued clients to contribute on my company’s behalf but more importantly just voicing the thoughts of a small and new tour operator.

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