Friederike Grupp Sustainability Consultant, Thomas Cook Touristik GmbH, and Member of the Executive Board Futouris
The preservation of natural ressources, the sustainable treatment of flora and fauna as well as the respectful cooperation with people from holiday destinations are not only important for customer satisfaction and the quality of our trip offers, but are a question of responsibility. Our commitment to Futouris e.V. is another step to help the people who are in need of support and to protect nature.
Sponsoring the following projects
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.
The development partnership “Practice oriented education for hotel employees in Tunisia” focuses profoundly strengthening the role of practical experience in the overall Tunisian hotel education and to establish cooperations with hotel businesses as education partners in the long-term.
This project is designed to qualify hotel employees with the aim to increase service quality and raise awareness of sustainability in Tunisia. As a result, the project aims to promote the regional tourism development and employment opportunities in the long-term.
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.
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.
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.
The „Temple Savior“ project is one of a kind in Cambodia. With German help, a precious temple complex in Angkor is conserved for posterity.
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.
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.
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.
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.