Since the early 1970s, Armin Vielhaber has been working on tourism in developing and newly industrialised countries – in research projects, studies, publications as well as development related information and education (including “SympathieMagazin” booklets, intercultural tour guide trainings, dialogue projects, international contests). Furthermore, he was engaged in market research, marketing, product qualification and consultancy. In 1993 he co-founded the Institute for Tourism and Development, from 1994 to 2000 he was its CEO and from 2000 to 2012 chairman of the board. From 1994 to 2012 Armin Vielhaber was also a member of the board of Forschungsgemeinschaft Urlaub und Reisen, F.U.R. He is a founding member and has since 2005 been vice chairman of the Studiosus Foundation. Since 2012, he has also been a member of the advisory board of RESORT – International Tourism Congress. Armin Vielhaber has been member of the TO DO Award jury since the very beginning.