April 26, 2019
by Martina Leicher
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The curtain rises for: The old city as an experience

A review of the symposium of the “AG Historische Stadt- und Ortskerne” (working group focusing on historic city centers) in Detmold on 11th October 2018: Almost 100 participants had travelled from all corners of North Rhine-Westphalia to Detmold to spend … Continue reading

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

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