A short history of the NIT

The privately organised institute was founded April 26th, 1991 and is based in Kiel, Germany. The intention of the founding partners was to establish tourism research competence in Northern Germany and to apply this competence to the practical work in the tourism industry.

From the beginning there were no regional limits for the activities of the new institute. Hence, the name affix ‘… in Northern Europe’ is rather a designation for the home of the NIT than its field of activity.

The institute has a partnership with the Christian-Albrechts-University in Kiel, Germany. A scientific advisory board and a board of representatives accompany and support the work of the institute.

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.

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