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 … Continue reading

June 7, 2016
by Martina Leicher
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COMPASS in the German Bundestag

The Tourism Committee of the German Bundestag (Geman Federal Parliament) deals with “Regional Building Culture and Tourism”. On the 11th of May, the research team of COMPASS and HJP Planer was invited to Berlin in order to present the research … Continue reading

August 14, 2014
by Martina Leicher
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UNWTO «International Handbook on Tourism and Peace» now published online

Is tourism a potential tool for peace-building efforts? Tourism is very vulnerable to any form of conflict and thus highly dependent on a certain level of security and safety in order to carry out its operations, cater for tourist arrivals … Continue reading

March 25, 2014
by Martina Leicher
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How to measure trade fair success?

The ITB 2014 once again is over, the booths are dismantled and the exhibitors from all over the world are back at their desks. After the follow-ups with the most important customers, feedback sessions with the own fair staff are … Continue reading

December 4, 2013
by Martina Leicher
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Meet-up of the German Tourism Industry: BTW Tourism Summit

Monday at the legendary Adlon Hotel in Berlin: everybody who is anybody in the German tourism industry met for the BTW Tourism Summit, taking place for the 17th time in a row. Like every year, of course the importance of … Continue reading