September 19, 2014
by Henriette Stieger
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Second Pilot Phase of European Tourism Indicator System – CBS Master students support VVV Zuid-Limburg

Around one year ago, we wrote about the European Tourism Indicator System of the EU Commission. The European Tourism Indicator System (ETIS) consists of 27 core and 40 optional indicators for sustainable destinations in order to monitor, manage and enhance … Continue reading

September 9, 2014
by Silke Tosch
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The INTERREG V A programme 2014-2020 is waiting for its approval – the German-Dutch community is about to begin

During the INTERREG IV programme a lot of innovative projects were successfully completed such that a continuation of the programme with increased financial means will take place for 2014-2020. The main focus of the new German-Dutch INTERREG V A programme … Continue reading

August 29, 2014
by COMPASS
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The end of zoos or the revival of human stewardship: public attitudes, visitor perceptions and management implications for zoo tourism in a changing world

by guestauthor Prof. Dr. Dirk Reiser from Cologne Business School While the later part of the article focuses on wildlife parks and zoos in Australia, the first part turns around zoos in Germany and the history of zoos to later … 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

August 8, 2014
by Henriette Stieger
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Innovation Competences for Destination Managers

Innovation and leadership are the most important ingredients for competitiveness! Anywhere, no matter which organization or sector. This is also valid for tourism destinations. But how do you “reach” innovations? Not at all! Being capable to innovate needs the right … Continue reading