I'm a Futourist

Ingo Lies Founder and owner Chamäleon

because Chamäleon's goal has always been to give people in the destinations a better life and to preserve nature.


  • 70% of the tour price goes to the destination, to the local partners, accommodations and tour guides.
  • 59 social, income-generating und ecological projects worldwide are supported by the Chamäleon foundation.
  • 15 million square meters of rainforest have been purchased and proclaimed as nature reserve so far. For the carbon footprint, for the animals, for the indigenous people. Every guest receives a plot of 100 m².
  • For 0 Euros climate-friendly to the airport: Rail&Fly is included.
  • 650.000 plastic bottles are saved each year thanks to our “NatureBottles” which are filled with fresh water for our guests.
  • With 5.000 Euros endowed: Our accommodation award for outstanding investments in processes and facilities with which the local partners support our idea of sustainable tourism.
  • There are already over 16,000 trees in the Chamäleon forest on the Yucatán Peninsula. In cooperation with Plant-for-the-Planet, we have been planting trees there for every guest who books via a travel agency since 2019.

Since its founding in 1996, Chamäleon's goal has been to be a pioneer in the development of sustainable tourism.

Sponsoring the following projects

Travelling climate-consciously

The tourism industry is a major contributor to global warming, accounting for around 8% of all emissions. In order to substantially and measurably reduce the absolute carbon emissions of the industry and also to help customers choose more climate-friendly holidays, Futouris and its members are developing a standard for the calculation of carbon emissions from the individual components of the (tourism) value chain.

Plastic-free holidays on Balearic Islands

Reducing the plastic waste generated by tourism and improving the recycling of unavoidable plastic waste on Balearic Islands – these are the goals of the industry project "Plastic-free holidays on the Balearic Islands" the Futouris members are implementing together with the Government of the Balearic Islands.