Sustainable Tourism

Travelling to new destinations. Versatility and accountability.

Europe is on the move. But tourism is booming on a global scale too.
By 2030, it is estimated there will be 1.8 billion tourists every year. In the process, long-distance travel is becoming more and more popular.

There is major touristic potential in emerging and developing countries.

A warm climate, a wealth of culture, natural diversity – often still intact – and impressive fauna all make these countries attractive destinations. But it is also important to protect these natural resources. This is why many travellers nowadays call for offers that are attuned to the nature, culture and society of the host country. They want travel that is environmentally friendly and socially sustainable.

Sustainable, responsible tourism is very much in demand, but it is hard to find reliable partners.

Tours to Ecuador, Tunisia, and Nepal

The IPD liaises selected tourism companies for the European tourist industry in the partner countries Ecuador, Tunisia and Nepal.

The local enterprises offer diverse products customised for the European market. In designing their offers, they give attention not only to sustainability, but also particularly to the needs of tourists from Europe. All providers have been carefully examined and have been trained on the requirements of the EU travel market.

Thanks to IPD's brokerage, European tour operators can expand their portfolio of sustainable products and unusual destinations. In this way, they lower their costs for the selection and quality control of potential partners. At the same time, they make a substantial contribution to the responsible promotion of social and ecological developments in these countries.

Our partners’ travel offers are tailor-made and they are distinct from mass tourism. For example, they organise group tours and individual tours for families, singles, best agers, or travellers with disabilities.

  • Cultural or study tours focussing on the language, cities, cultural highlights of the country of destination, etc.
  • Adventure travel like desert expeditions, wildlife observation, etc.
  • Active / sporting travel such as hiking, trekking, diving, cycling, etc.
  • Health, wellness trips or culinary travel
  • Recreational trips such as sun and beach holiday
  • Special needs travel

In promoting sustainable tourism, the IPD supports its partner countries in developing their infrastructures, creating jobs, and increasing incomes. As a labour-intensive segment, the tourist sector makes an important contribution towards sustainable economic development.

Your contact person

Nora Eichkorn (Office Berlin)

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Establish contacts with carefully selected travel providers in our partner countries.
Learn more about new destinations and sustainable offers.


Sustainable tourism is being more and more popular.

Many travellers are looking for intensive relaxation, authentic experiences. But they also want to be sure that their trips are attuned to the nature, culture and society of the host country.

Especially the developing and emerging countries offer undiscovered tourism potential.

Are you looking for new travel providers of sustainable packages? Adventure-oriented tours to new destinations?

We arrange contact between European tourism operators and reliable travel providers in our partner countries. In designing their offers, our partners give attention to sustainability and especially on the needs of European tourists.
All companies were carefully examined and have been trained on the requirements of the EU travel market.

At ITB we connect you with reliable travel suppliers.
Take advantage of the ITB trade visitor days for individual discussions.

Detailed information on our suppliers will be available in February 2019.

If you have any further questions, please contact us:

Nora Eichkorn

www.itb-berlin.de

Product Fact Sheets

 
Product Fact Sheet

Sustainable tourism (provided by CBI)

Europe is one of the largest source markets for trips to developing countries. European tour operators, especially in Northern and Western Europe, increasingly focus on working with sustainable suppliers. To increase their chances on the EU market, tourism businesses in DCs are therefore recommended to implement sustainable practices. The main sustainability requirements of EU tour operators include a sustainability policy, decent working conditions, poverty reduction, conservation of natural and cultural heritage and competitiveness. Although most tour operators do not require sustainability certification yet, it is expected to become more important over the next few years.

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