The NIT combines interdisciplinary research as a sound basis for economic, political and social decisions in tourism with the translation of research findings into practical strategies and concepts for tourism development.
The idea is to contribute to a responsible development of tourism by ‘creating knowledge’. During implementation however, the emphasis is usually not placed on gaining knowledge, but on solving problems, structuring ideas and formulating aims together with stakeholders.
Our work is geared towards our clients. We try to answer their questions with the means that are available to us and we will only carry out tasks which seem suitable for our tools.
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
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
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
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