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Jointly developing strategies for sustainable food in holiday regions, reducing the water consumption in holiday hotels in Greece, reading tracks with the Khwe in Nambia and protecting coral reefs in Curacao…

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Crete - first steps towards a sustainable food destination

In this project local farmers are brought to a better understanding of sustainable management methods and are connected with local tourism professionals. The link will be used to identify and exploit synergies between food producers and holiday makers.

Sustainable Food, Mediterranean region

The members of Futouris e.V. want to develop a more sustainable range of dishes and drinks in hotels and on cruise ships and to promote local supply chains.

Tourism Academy at the NFA Girls Center Windhoek

In a pilot project of BMZ, TUI Care Foundation an Futouris e. V., 20 girls from the "NFA Girls Center" were able to attend a three - month preparatory course in the hospitality industry and apply for the Scholarships. Twelve of them have already begun with the training.

Avoiding Food Waste, Mediterranean region

Food waste measurements in the participating hotel are carried out in cooperation with United Against Waste e.V. and their waste analysis tool. Based on the findings, a set of recommendations will be developed to promote a more responsible handling of food.

Sustainable Food - guest communication

Where does the food that is offered on the buffet come from, how is it produced, is the food on my plate typical for the country? These are questions inwhich more and more travelers are interested.

Green Travel Transformation, Germany

In dialogue with the travel industry this project aims at finding ways how to make sustainable travel offers in travel agencies visible and easily bookable.

Reduction of food waste on cruise ships

Avoiding food waste is an important aspect of sustainable tourism. There are as yet no studies on the extent to which food waste on cruise liners can be avoided.

Sustainable Kitchen, Egypt

The Sustainable Food industry project has shown that the training of the hotel staff is one of the key factors for realizing a sustainable food offer in hotels.

Green Search - How to communicate sustainable travel products within travel agencies

Representative studies such as the F.U.R. Travel analysis show: More and more travelers want information about sustainable travel.

Sustainable Winegrowing, Crete

The projects aims at developing Crete as a sustainable winegrowing region and destination in the Mediterreanean Sea.

Guest-parliament Juist, Germany

By building an guest parliament the visitors are integrated into the decison making procedures of the ongoing destination and product development on Juist.

Hotel School Sihanoukville, Cambodia

The project supports the trainees of the Don Bosco Hotel School in Cambodia in gaining an understanding of sustainable tourism and thereby enhances the job opportunities of the young people. At the same time, the tourism in Cambodia in general will get more sustainable by profiting from their multiplier effects.

KAZA - Sustainable Lodges

The commitment of the Futouris' members in the KAZA - Kavango Zambesi Transfrontier Area- aims at creating a concept for the sustainable development of tourism and improve the marketing possibilities for sustainable lodges.

Sustainable shore excursions, Baltic Sea

Sustainable shore excursions not only provide AIDA guests with unforgettable holiday experiences, but also contribute to the economic development, the environmental protection and the protection of cultural heritage.

Precious water, Greece

The project “Water footprint” aims to understand how hotels can save water and to raise the tourist’s awareness for the water consumption problem in the tourism industry.

Wilderness-Tracker, Namibia

The aim of this project is to make the unique knowledge of the Khwe people about nature perceptible for tourists. In this way, the cultural Khwe heritage is preserved and an income source for the local communities is ensured.

Climate-neutral island Juist, Germany

Futouris helps Juist to reach the climate-neutral status and become a global flagship project with scientific expertise as well as with financial and political support.

Taste the culture, Turkey

The awareness for the benefits of sustainable food will be enhanced and the participants will become advocates for sustainable buffets in hotels.

Temple Savior, Cambodia

The „Temple Savior“ project is one of a kind in Cambodia. With German help, a precious temple complex in Angkor is conserved for posterity.

Travel Agency Ecology, Germany

The projects wants to point out ways for travel agencies to integrate sustainability concepts into their daily work routines. This will help to enhance the branch's reputation and motivate the employees to feel more responsible.

Protection of the Almond Blossom, Mallorca

The project aims at protecting the diverse almond tree species on Mallorca. By ensuring the livelihood of the almond farmers and thus the organic almond cultivation, tourists shall be drawn to this natural attraction also in the future.

Erlebbare Nachhaltigkeit II, Germany and Namibia

Travel agents shall develop a profound understanding for sustainability through personal experiences in the destination. Thus, they can direct and improve their consultation in the travel agency in the sustainable direction.

Coral Conservation, Curaçao

In cooperation with TUI Cruises artificially cultivated corals are set free in order to counteract the massive decline of the coral reefs on Curaçao. Subsequently, the operation shall be implemented worldwide.

Solar power for education and jobs, Tansania

Dk-ferien compensates the CO2-emissions of the arrivals since the 1st January 2015 and supports a project from myclimate in Tansania.

Economic integration of young people, Marocco

The project bases on the AHLI program that enables young people from Moroccan city Taroudant an education in a traditional craft. It supports young people in the essential phase of starting a career.

New life for old traditions, Turkey

The inhabitants of the Turkish small town Tire produce felt and silk products since more than 1,000 years. To protect the tradition of falling into oblivion, eight adolescents are being trained in the felt manufacture of the Cön family since 2013.

Life Cycle, South Africa

The project „Life Cycle“ enables the inhabitants of Capetonian townships to become bicycle guides. In the long term, both jobs are generated and a contribution to a sustainable and climate-friendly city tourism is made.

Tropical forest guardians, Cuba

The Alejandro de Humboldt National Park is the last large contiguous tropical forest in Cuba and in danger due to illegal clearances, livestock farming and soil erosions. The nature preserving and environmental education measures of this project ought to stop the destruction of the environment.

Safari Runner, South Africa

The project "Running Safari" provides young people from South Africa with a comprehensive sports education to accompany tourists during running training. The projects aims at improving job opportunities and strengthen economic independence.

Energy efficient cookers, Kenya

In order to reduce the high use of firefood for food preparation local craftmen and - women developed efficient cookers.

Wind farm Burgaz, Turkey

By supporting this project and within the frame of its annual conference, the DRV wants to compensate its CO2 emissions largely. The renewable energy won of wind power stations helps to reduce Turkey’s energy deficit in an environment friendly way.

Organic Farmers Market, Thailand

The tourist region Pranburi is situated southwards of the capital Bangkok and is characterized by agriculture. By promoting organic agriculture and through the expansion of a local farmers market the popular tourist destination shall be preserved and the farmers are provided with a fair income for their production.

Erlebbare Nachhaltigkeit I, Germany and South Africa

Based on the projects „Safari Runner“ and „Life Cycle“ in South Africa the project develops a program of three seminars which teaches travel agents all aspects of sustainable tourism.

Women breaking Limits, Costa Rica

The project supports the longterm securing of job opportunities for women from rural areas in order to enable them to secure their livelihoods.

Green Map - Local Compass, Thailand

The "local compass" provides information about authentic local suppliers and their commitment in order to contribute to a sustainable development in Huan Hin.

Build a local seed asset, Tenerife

The aim of the project ist the revalorisation of 24 diverse bean, grain and vegetable varities in order to build a local seed asset which offers the local farmers the possibility for the sustainable cultivation of original local varities.

Sustainable fishing pleasures, Denmark

The projects aims at sensitizing german speaking anglers and tourists with the development of a sustainable fishing manual in order to preserve danish fish stocks.

Wildlife resource inventory & monitoring in the KAZA

The conservation project consists of two schemes: The inventory of the wildlife in the Angolan national parks Mavinga and Luiana as well as the monitoring of lion populations and their migration paths.