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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]