Mission Statement

To be fit for the future, tourism needs visions! Being the third largest economic sector in the world tourism is not only of major economic importance, but also affects many parts of social life in the countries involved, and it affects nature and the environment. The tourism sector therefore has a special responsibility. Tourism makes people meet other people. International travel promotes encounters and intercultural learning – an important contribution to reducing stereotypes on both sides. The travel philosophy of the Institute for Tourism and Development (Studienkreis für Tourismus und Entwicklung e.V.) is based on curiosity, open-mindedness, and respect for people and nature. We are committed to sustainable, socially responsible and eco-friendly tourism development.