TO DO Award Human Rights

Human rights are not a matter of time and place. They apply universally, are indivisible and therefore concern everybody. Against this backdrop, the tourism industry along its entire value chain is very naturally concerned with the topic of human rights. Especially because the sector creates jobs for hundreds of thousands of people, because very different cultures, convictions, and value systems clash, and because a tourism development aligned with human rights is the foundation of economic and socio-political success. The players in this sector have understood and increasingly invite to expert panels and discussions with affected people and with political decision makers.

Into these dynamics, for the first time in 2017, the Institute for Tourism and Development – in close cooperation with the Roundtable Human Rights in Tourism – offered an award for “Human Rights in Tourism“. Since then, the prize has been awarded once a year as “TO DO Award Human Rights in Tourism“.