Focus on people

People, i.e. those who travel or do not travel as well as those working in tourism are the focus of our work with regard to content as well as methodology.

Preferably, we apply socio-scientific methods in order to generate detailed knowledge about a certain target group of holiday makers or about a specific segment of the tourism labour market or in order to reach a consensus within a certain committee. 

The results of our work do not have a normative character. We deliver knowledge about prerequisites required in order to act on certain issues, we highlight possible action strategies and we evaluate consequences. However, we cannot and do not want to take over the decisions to be made from the concerned tourism stakeholders or tourists.

We are convinced that we make a contribution to a development that ensures the wellbeing of guests and hosts today as well as in future.

The NIT has contributed data and findings from the 2018 Reiseanalyse on German outbound tourism to Asia and the interest of Germans’ in travelling to China to the publication UNWTO/GTERC Asia Tourism Trends - 2018 Edition.

UPCOMING Dates and events

November

On the occasion of the 13th Global Forum on Tourism Statistics in Cusco, Peru, Ulf Sonntag is talking about "How much is too much? Assessing the demand, economic impact and perception of 'sharing accommodation' in tourism destinations".

28.-30. November 2018
Cusco, Peru
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At the Label Day 2018 of the Swiss Tourism Association (STV), Martin Lohmann will speak under the title "Experience²" about the significance of holiday experiences, about the psychological and social backgrounds of the experience claim and what practical consequences this can have in product design.

29. November 2018
Frutigen, Schweiz
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April

International Conference in Berlin on 2 and 3 April 2019: “Measuring Sustainability in Tourism – Opportunities and Limitations” Dirk Schmücker is talking about: “Demand-side Indicators for Sustainable Holiday Travel: What consumers can tell us.” Further information

More on past events in our archive