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Equality & Responsibility Forum

Convention Awards

March 7, 2019

11:00 - 17:30

Palais am Funkturm, ITB Convention Awards


Human Rights as a tourism success driver: How does LGBT+ Tourism help developing the overall success of a tourism destination?

Thomas Bömkes
Managing Director, Consultant ITB Berlin, Diversity Tourism, Germany

Rika Jean-Francois, CSR Commissoner, ITB Berlin

Moderated by:
Thomas Bömkes, Managing Director, Diversity Tourism, Consultant, ITB Berlin

Panel guests:
Lipian Bongani Mtandabari, Director, Ntsako Travel Africa
Stephan Gellrich, Accenture
John Tanzella, President, IGLTA (International Gay& Lesbian Travel Association)

Rika Jean-François
Commissioner ITB Corporate Social Responsibility, ITB Berlin


Ajay Prakash, International Institute for Peace through Tourism, India

Followed by 30 min Reception and Networking

16:30 - 18:00

Since 1995, the TO DO Award honours tourism related projects and measures which respect the interests of the local population during planning and implementation.

For the third time, the Studienkreis für Tourismus und Entwicklung awards the TO DO Award Human Rights in Tourism in cooperation with the Roundtable Human Rights in Tourism and Studiosus Reisen München. The German Commission for UNESCO has taken over the patronage for the award ceremony.

Keynote: NN
Moderation: Nadine Kreutzer

Winners TO DO Award 2019:

  • Awamaki, Peru
  • Open Eyes Project, India

Award winner TO DO Award Human Rights in Tourism 2019:

  • Las Kellys, Spain

Followed by a reception with buffet.