29. TO DO Award competition announced
Studienkreis für Tourismus und Entwicklung has announced the 29th TO DO Award – International Competition for Socially Responsible Tourism, which is sponsored by ITB Berlin. With it, the non-profit organisation from Seefeld in Upper Bavaria encourages actors worldwide from every tourism market to enter the competition with their innovative projects and social responsibility as the topic. The deadline for applications is 15 August 2023.
The award can be presented to more than one winner and each will receive prize money totalling 5,000 Swiss francs, sponsored by the Swiss Stiftung für Solidarität im Tourismus., An additional incentive for entrants is the support offered to them for marketing projects on the European tourism market, in particular with tour operators.
Tourism projects and initiatives which have developed uniquely socially responsible forms of travel, thereby making tourism more crisis-proof and stable, are invited to submit their entries by the deadline. According to the Study Group, the future belongs to offering socially responsible and sustainable products for the tourism market worldwide. Tourism projects of this kind have the potential to create and secure jobs at destinations, reduce social inequality and protect resources. Tourism in smaller groups always takes the needs and experiences of local people into account and promotes intercultural and mutual understanding.
For this reason, the Study Group is looking for projects that effectively engage local people in creating and putting tourism initiatives into practice, while enabling those involved to directly benefit from their business success.
Award presentation in March ITB Berlin
The jury, whose members include ITB Berlin’s CSR officer Rika Jean-Francois, will make its selection, followed by official examinations of the projects locally. All TO DO winners will be honoured at ITB Berlin in March 2024. The Study Group will endeavour to bring the projects’ creators together with European tourism industry members and policymakers. The award presentations also attract considerable media attention.