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TO DO Award 2024 honours socially responsible projects at ITB Berlin

Since 1995, the Institute for Tourism and Development (Studienkreis für Tourismus und Entwicklung e.V.) has been awarding the international ‘TO DO Award’ to initiatives that contribute to sustainable and socially responsible tourism. What distinguishes the winners is their active involvement of the local population, the creation of income opportunities for locals in tourism, and the promotion of intercultural encounters between hosts and guests.

Since 2017, the TO DO Award Human Rights in Tourism has also been presented annually. It honors initiatives that are particularly committed to protecting human rights principles along the entire tourism value chain. The award ceremony will take place during the ITB Berlin 2024.

Three wooden TO DO awards in front of a beach background.

The TO DO award ceremony followed by networking will take place at ITB Berlin on Wednesday, 6 March 2024, from 18:00 - 18:45 on the eTravel Stage (Red Stage) in Hall 6.1.

The winners of the TO DO Award 2024 are:

Fernweh Fairtravel from India
This women-led project in the Indian Himalayas was initiated to provide perspectives for vulnerable groups such as widows and victims of domestic violence. It combines nature-based adventures with indigenous culture. Overnights in forest cabins and experiences on a permaculture farm managed by the local community offer unique experiences and promote the local community and environment.

Yunguilla Community from Ecuador
Launched near Quito in 1995 in the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve 'Chocó Andino de Pichincha,' this project demonstrates the successful transition of a community to ecotourism in a biodiverse forest region. Visitors experience sustainable living through homestay programs and explore historic Inca trails.

The winner of the TO DO Award Human Rights in Tourism 2023 is:

Michael Kajubi from Uganda
For many years, he has been committed through his foundation to supporting older people and youths who face familial rejection due to their sexual orientation or gender identity. The foundation's work focuses particularly on educational offerings, skill development, and health support.

TO DO Award Ceremony followed by Networking

Wednesday, 6 March 2024 from 6:00 PM to 6:45 PM at the eTravel Stage (Red Stage) in Hall 6.1

TO DO Award 2024
• Mrs. Poonam Rawat-Hahne: Fernweh Fair Travel / India
• Rolando Collaguazo: Yunguilla Community / Ecuador

TO DO Award Human Rights in Tourism
• Michael Kajubi: McBern Foundation / Uganda

Moderator: Katharina Stechl
Keynote: Rika Jean-Francois
No registration required