Welcome to the NIT! For 30 years the NIT has been researching issues from tourism and related topics. On the basis of our research, we also develop tourism strategies within consultancy projects. On these pages you will find information about the Institute and our work. Please contact us for further information.
“Tackling Climate Change” – Project wins 2nd prize at the German Tourism Award 2022
Wadden Sea Tourism Radar
AIR – AI-based recommender for sustainable tourism development
The development of processes based on artificial intelligence is intended to equalize and manage visitor flows in the future. This will provide sustainable tourism with a further opportunity to identify any clusters of visitors that may arise and the resulting congestion of popular travel and excursion destinations at an early stage. Using the information, visitors […] Read more
Smart Destination in NRW’s major protected areas (Großschutzgebiete)
For both tourism providers and visitors, the coordinated guidance of visitor flows has advantages – and is an essential factor in reconciling tourism and nature conservation. Tourismus NRW has therefore commissioned the NIT to examine what possibilities there might be for new types of environmentally sensitive guidance systems in the Eifel National Park region and […] Read more
GTSC Sevilla 2022
NECSTouR Conference in Barcelona
On 23 September 2022, at the NECSTouR General Assembly Meeting in Barcelona, Ulf Sonntag moderated the panel at the conference on “Regenerative Tourism contributing to the wellbeing of the community”.
PROWAD LINK at the World Heritage Forum
On June 16, 2022, Henrike Beer presented the results of the PROWAD LINK guest survey at the World Heritage Forum in Wilhelmshaven.
First results of Reiseanalyse 2022
As every year, the Forschungsgemeinschaft Urlaub und Reisen e. V. (FUR) publishes its latest Reiseanalyse results. On 7 March 2022, Martin Lohmann presented the latest developments in the German holiday travel market. Following the presentation, the participants had the opportunity to address their questions to the Reiseanalyse team. As a long-standing partner of the FUR, […] Read more
Ulf Sonntag new Managing Director at NIT
CAST – Data for Tourism Roundtable
With his participation in the Roundtable on Data & Data Analytics of the CAST Network on June 8, 2021, Ulf Sonntag was able to share his contribution “Data needs of tourism destinations from a personal user’s point of view – Big Data Enabling Tourism Competitiveness” with other experts. CAST (Creative Accelerators for Sustainable Tourism) is […] Read more
Webinar Business Finland: Outlook on tourism industry in Germany
Ulf Sonntag was featured in the May 5, 2021 webinar “Outlook on tourism industry in Germany” with his contribution on the topic “Holidays in Corona times: How the Germans would like to travel in 2021 und what they think about Finland”.
BBC World News Interview
Ulf Sonntag was interviewed on May 3, 2021 in a television report by BBC World News. The topic of the interview with David Eades was the EU Commission’s intended relaxation of existing restrictions on travel from third countries and the resulting prospects for the travel industry.