December 12, 2017
by Karsten Palme
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Further project in the realm of national monument and tourism: Tourism concept for Hambacher Castle

The Hambach Castle is THE symbol for the democratic movement in Germany in the 19th century. In 1832, about 30.000 citizens and revolutionaries from different European countries met here to prevail their democratic beliefs and thoughts towards the authorities. Today the “Feast of Hambach” is one of the most important milestones of Europe’s democratization.

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November 17, 2017
by Martina Leicher
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Strengthening Germany as a climate-friendly tourism destination

Contributing to Germanys´ goal on climate change, the project “Katzensprung” aims at improving its image as a sustainable travel destination. 

Tortoise- projects in Galapagos, nature adventures in an US-national park, watching wildlife in an eco-resort in South Africa: the demand for sustainable travel experiences has increased steadily over the last decades. According to a current study of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, about 20 million Germans attach importance to socially and ecologically sustainable travel offers. Especially young travelers in Germany are interested in more sustainable options for their holiday journeys. Nevertheless, they still take long distance-journeys because Germany is neither popular as a sustainable tourism destination nor regarded as an exciting place for active nature experiences.

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October 27, 2017
by Karsten Palme
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Project launched: Total Quality and Sustainability Training in Tunisia

Futouris e.V. and Thomas Cook Touristik GmbH launched a comprehensive project to improve quality standards and raise awareness on sustainable development in the Tunisian hotel industry. For this, COMPASS was awarded the contract as consultant and training partner. Continue Reading →

December 22, 2016
by Stefan Staub
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Where does the journey of and with Airbnb lead?

In mid-November Brian Chesky, CEO of Airbnb, presented news of the probably most famous sharing economy platform. Customers are now able to experience very “personal“ and “magic“ journeys that are offered on the Airbnb platform. The so called “trips“ combine the opportunity of overnight stays at flat/houses of private people with offers of locals, to get to know their city or region from their perspective. For example, the former prison guard of Nelson Mandela talks about his time during the 27 years long imprisonment of the Nobel Peace Prize winner throughout a tour on Robben Island. Continue Reading →