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Discover the world of Futouris’ projects!

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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Get an overview on our project map and discover our most exciting projects. Simply click on the pins – and see more information about the project as well as a link to a detailled project description.


  • Sustainable travel industry
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Sustainable info and press trips

The aim of the joint project with the Spanish Tourist Office Berlin is to develop criteria for more sustainable information and press trips and to apply them to future press trips. Not only the trip itself should become more sustainable and climate-friendly, but also the visit to local projects, sustainable activities and the use of local products should be in the foreground.

Destination Resilience - Quality Infrastructures for Resilient Tourism

The project "Destination Resilience - Quality Infrastructures for Resilient Tourism", which Futouris is implementing in cooperation with the German Committee for Disaster Reduction and with the support of the German Corporation for International Cooperation GmbH on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), aims to increase the resilience of tourism destinations and strengthen sustainable destination development.

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.

Serving Sustainable Food in Dominican Republic

Serving sustainable food does not only help to protect the environment and climate, it also creates local value and offers holidaymakers an authentic food experience. The aim of the joint project of Futouris, TUI Care Foundation and KATE is to increase the offer of sustainable, biodiversity-friendly (especially local) food in 10 restaurants in the Dominican Republic.

Feasibility study on the creation of a CO2-framework to calculate the carbon footprint of travel offers

DER Touristik is conducting a feasibility study on the creation of a CO2 register which will be developed within the framework of the future Futouris industry project on climate protection. Among other things, already existing methods and tools for calculating the carbon footprint of travel will be compared and requirements evaluated.

Communicating sustainable tourism offers successfully

Travelers want their holiday to be sustainable, but sustainability itself plays only a minor role in actual travel behavior due to a lack of information and offers. In our joint project, Global Communication Experts works on the successful communication of sustainable tourism offers together with a destination and scientific partners.

"Bee good" - protection of insects and bees

Insects pollinate around 80% of our native crops and wild plants and make a major contribution to the preservation of biodiversity. In the frame of our new joint project dk-ferien is committed to the protection of insects, especially bees. The project aims on strengthening the awareness of holidaymakers and guests for the importance of insects and bees for our ecosystem as well as for their protection.

Climate protection at the counter

Everyone is talking about climate protection! The project of the Futouris travel agencies aims to strengthen and improving the travel agents' awareness and knowledge on sustainability and climate protection. The improved information tranfer intends to encourage customers to choose more climate-friendly travel offers and to offset the CO2 emissions caused by their trips through climate protection projects.

Setting up a Khwe community-based training and tourism enterprise

This partnership is based on the “wilderness tracker” project, initiated in 2013, which aims to preserve and transfer the unique knowledge of the Khwe community. The focus of the follow-up project is the independent management of the project by the Khwe, so that a stable and sustainable income can be generated.

Local and sustainable: Measures for the responsible handling of food

The project of FTI aims at increasing the awareness and knowledge of hotel staff on sustainable food and reducing food waste in the group's Meeting Point hotels. This will be achieved by intensive trainings and the development of individual measures in 3 pilot hotels that will be then transferred in all Meeting Point hotels.

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.

Sustainable Food with focus on avoiding food waste in Spain

The project of schauinsland-travel takes up the findings and measures out of the Futouris industry project "Sustainable Food" and implement those in the R2 hotels in Spain. After training employees on “sustainable food”, the focus will be on reducing food waste.

A sustainable future for traditional winemaking in La Geria

This project focusses on supporting the organic and traditional wine growing in order to preserve the natural resources of Lanzarote and the cultural heritage of La Geria. Simultaneously the local wine producers are being linked to the hotel industry so that new distribution channels will be built and guests can “taste” the unique character of La Geria.

Reducing Food Waste at Red Sea Hotels

The quality management of Red Sea Hotels develops internal training materials based on the Sustainable Food Staff Trainings und adapts those onto the Egyptian context. After laying the fundamental understanding for sustainability, sustainable procurement and acting sustainably in the daily routine, the focus is on the avoidance and reduction of food waste.

Information on seal protection in Denmark

Watching seals in the wild, on the beach or on sandbanks is a very special holiday experience. Holidaymakers can do this at the Danish coasts of the Baltic Sea and North Sea almost all year round. In order to protect these cute little sea creatures from the impact of tourism it is important to follow some crucial rules of conduct.

DeveloPPP: Practice oriented education for hotel employees in Tunisia

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.

Total quality training for hotel employees in Tunisia

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Sustainable Winegrowing, Crete

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

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.

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.

Energy efficient cookers, Kenya

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

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.

Economic integration of young people, Morocco

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.

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.

Solar power for education and jobs, Tanzania

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.