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WORLD-TOURISM-DAY 2017: TOURISTS GO HOME!?
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Locals protesting on the streets vs the tourism industry rejoicing in rising guest numbers – Naturefriends demand quality and sustainability rather than thoughtless growth!


Vienna, 25 September 2017

„Sustainable Tourism – a Tool for Development“ is this year’s motto for the World Tourism Day on 27 September. During the “International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development” the international tourism organisation UNWTO focuses on the importance the tourism industry has for a sustainable development according to the Agenda 2030.

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TOURISM NEEDS TO TRANSFORM FOR 2030 AGENDA!
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Civil Society Organisations demand fundamental change within the current tourism model
Vienna, 13. March 2017
 
In a joint declaration with partner organisations from all over the world, Naturefriends International request the tourism industry to transform its business model. Tourism development needs to be fair, consider future consequences and show responsibility towards the environment and the people it affects.
 
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VOLUNTOURISM – saving the world while travelling?
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What you should know before you volunteer.
  Vienna, 1st of February  2017
 
Travelling and spending a few days working for a social or environmental project at the destination. More and more tour operators offer such holidays. But how, when and where does it make sense to volunteer while on holiday? Naturfriends International – respect and ECPAT Austria produced a short video in which they take a closer look at the most common clichés and misconceptions regarding Voluntourism. 
 
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Frischer Wind für Nachhaltigen Tourismus zum UN-Schwerpunktjahr 2017
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(v.li) Dr. Gunter Schall, Leiter Wirtschaft & Entwicklung, Austrian Development Agency; Marco Giraldo, Geschäftsführer TourCert; Fernanda Machado, Geschäftsführerin GeoReisen Ecuador; Harald Hafner, Präsident Travel Industry Club Austria; Emma Arvidsson, CSR Projektmanagerin Kontiki Reisen; Mag. Manfred Pils, Präsident Naturfreunde Internationale; Ronald Rengifo Pezo, Geschäftsführer Machete Tours © Christian Mikes
 

Wien, 12. Jänner 2017

2017 wurde von den Vereinten Nationen als ‚Internationales Jahr des Nachhaltigen Tourismus für Entwicklung‘ ausgerufen – das zeigt: die Reisewirtschaft spielt eine wichtige Rolle zur Erreichung der globalen Entwicklungsziele. Zum Auftakt der Wiener Ferienmesse präsentiert die Zertifizierungsorganisation TourCert mit Unterstützung der Austrian Development Agency einen nachhaltigen Lösungsansatz für Tourismusunternehmen und Reisende.

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