Tourban – Accelerating the capacity and innovation of SMEs for sustainable urban tourism

Tourban is an EU-funded project that supports urban tourism SMEs in becoming more competitive and more sustainable – not only from an environmental but also from an economic and social point of view. NIT is one of eight partners from seven European cities: Amsterdam, Barcelona, Budapest, Copenhagen, Dubrovnik, Kiel, and Tallinn. […] Read more

Reiseanalyse 2021

The NIT is happy to announce that the Forschungsgemeinschaft Urlaub und Reisen e.V. (FUR) has assigned us with the conceptual design and the implementation of the next Reiseanalyse. The Reiseanalyse is the longest-standing and most extensive survey on the holiday travel behaviour of the German-speaking population resident in Germany. […] Read more

Modules of the Reiseanalyse 2021

In addition to the standard question programme of the Reiseanalyse 2021, NIT has developed three specific topics in coordination with the RA partners. The following topics will be analysed in the coming RA 2021: Corona Recovery (additional survey in September 2020!), Sinus-Milieus®, Image of holiday destinations […] Read more

Prowad Link customer survey in the German, Danish and Dutch Wadden Sea (2020/2021)

As part of the Interreg VB Project PROWAD LINK the federal agency for coastal protection, national parks and marine protection in Schleswig-Holstein (LKN.SH/NPV) has assigned the NIT with the coordination, implementation and evaluation of a cross-border customer survey in the Wadden Sea regions of Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands. This survey aims to provide information on guest […] Read more


Together with NECSTouR, NIT supports the EU project CIVITAS DESTINATIONS through its tourism expertise in the development of sustainable mobility concepts for cities in the following partner regions: Funchal in Madeira, Las Palmas in Gran Canaria, Valletta in Malta, Portoferraio and Rio Marina in Elba, Rethymno in Crete and Limassol in Cyprus.

Assessing the meaning of peer-to-peer tourism markets

Sharing economy, peer-to-peer-markets or collaborative economy are some of the labels attached to phenomena which are not new to tourism. Renting out a place to sleep, to drive or to eat has become a global and quickly rising aspect of tourism because of global digital platforms facilitating the peer-to-peer economy. We study, what this could mean for destinations. […] Read more