December 8, 2014
by COMPASS
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Tourism and Peace project with Master students from Cologne Business School

Together with four students, Professor Dirk Reiser and the Peace Institute at the University of Klagenfurt represented by Cordula Wohlmuther, Compass has restarted the “Tourism and Peace” project. With the help of Bonnie Lewtas, Elisabeth Klemens, Xiaolu Zhang and Hanno … Continue reading

October 13, 2014
by Karsten Palme
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Minimizing negative effects of crises on tourism and how to improve the image of Vietnam in the media

How can tourist destinations respond to crises? Which elements does crisis management include? How can the media spotlight be turned away from bad news onto good news? What does belong to a successful tourism media campaign? Answers to these questions … Continue reading

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

August 22, 2014
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The Touristic Review on the World Cup 2014 in Brazil

by Hanno Martens, M.A. cand. Cologne Business School “We had one problem, our match against Germany. (…) We beat the pessimistic predictions and hosted the World Cup of World Cups with the immense and wonderful contribution of our people.” – … 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