An exclusive market study by DGT and AIEST for the ITB Berlin Speakers: Profs. Jürgen Schmude (President of DGT), Harald Pechlaner (President of AIEST), Christian Laesser (Secretary General of AIEST) Tourism is threatening to suffocate itself: due to the limited space, further growth in tourism inevitably leads to ever more and ever greater conflicts in … Continue reading Overtourism – How do we not destroy what we travel for?
Dairy farmers are trying to regain dwindling margins. Tourism should be acting like them. No - I did not smoke too much. No, I am not an old Communist who - with the aim of "learning to win" - looks back romantically on Soviet-style socialism. Rather, in the last few days, two messages have gotten … Continue reading Learning from dairy farmers means learning to win!
This article discusses the Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index of the World Economic Forum in the context of existing research on this topic as well as from a methodological perspective. A positive ranking can be achieved when ranking the tourist competitiveness of individual countries, however, a critical examination of the procedure is appropriate. Main criticisms … Continue reading The WEF Tourism Competitiveness Report: Measuring the non-Measurable?!
Do not teach but do nudge tourists to behave environmentally friendly! Have a look at this very refreshing TedX by Sara Dolnicar from the University of Queensland. There is hope and there are ways that one can nudge tourists to behave environmentally friendlier. https://youtu.be/gtv4BHqEpN8
Switzerland contributes a great deal to the attractiveness of Europe as a destination for Chinese people. But the number of easily accessible destinations – e.g. due to the abolition of visas, visa facilitation, and better air links - is rapidly increasing for Chinese tourists worldwide. In the competition for their holiday budgets, Europe and … Continue reading Switzerland constitutes a very good reason for Chinese people to travel to Europe – but the competition is intense