Together we can bring about a great deal of change.
CSR Commitment throughout the year
Sustainability is a holistic subject which requires continuous action. That is why ITB Berlin’s commitment continues the whole year long, well beyond the trade show itself.
We offer long-standing support to projects which significantly contribute to environmental protection, advocate human rights or foster tolerance and diversity. And we have worked very faithfully over many years with partners whose know-how, creativity and courage are a tremendous support and asset.
Calling for social entrepreneurs in tourism!
Overcrowded destinations, polluted oceans, climate change, loss of biodiversity and cultural heritage… and the sad thing is: Tourism has its share. We only have this one planet and we need to do something!
We’ve teamed up with our friends from the Berlin Travel Festival, TravelMassive, Stiftung Entrepreneurship and HNEE, represented by Prof. Dr. Claudia C. Brözel, and are proud to present the Sustainable Tourism Competition!
We invited you to submit your innovative ideas and projects with a societal impact, which champion and help implement one or more of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Honest votes by a worldwide community and an expert panel have chosen the best ideas & projects!
Winners of the category "Ideas"
1. "WeView" / Niky Gharahgozlouyan (Iran)
2. "EdUnify" / KingJames Egbe (Nigeria)
3. "The Conservatory" / Ornessa Saint-Hilaire (Haiti)
Winners of the category "Projects"
1. "Frutas y Verduras" / Margaret Hefner (Canada)
2. "Re-Cycling Tours" / Goodluck Minja (Tanzania)
3. "Fisea" / Ioannis Emmanouil Kosmadakis (Greece)
More information about the entrepreneurship competition you can find here.
Additional ITB Berlin activities
ITB Berlin regularly conducts charitable activities as immediate aid to support social projects:
- Fundraiser for an action from Kindernothilfe in cooperation with the Ruhr area (2009)
- Fundraiser for post-earthquake reconstruction in Haiti (2010 and 2011)
- Ongoing support of the development of touristic infrastructure in Haiti: www.haiticare.de
- Fundraiser to protect dolphins in the Red Sea (2012): www.hepca.org
- Fundraiser for the Aswan Heart Centre in Egypt (2012): myf-egypt.org
- Support for Education for Indonesia, a student-founded relief project for children from socially disadvantaged families and neighborhoods (2013)
- Fundraiser for a “MisiónMéxico” orphanage in Tapachula, Chiapas (2014): www.lovelifehope.com
- Fundraiser for Wings of Help who are offering relief supply after natural and humanitarian catastrophes and support refugee camps
- Ongoing support of Berliner Kältehilfe’s “Frostschutzengel” project for the protection of the homeless during the winter: www.kaeltehilfe-berlin.de
The aim is to help people to help themselves.
Furthermore since 2010 ITB Berlin has been a sponsor of a solar cell on the wing of the “Solar Impulse HB-SIB”, the airplane which Bertrand Picard and André Borschberg used in 2012 for the very first solar-powered flight around the world. We share the view that it is absolutely essential to find alternative energy sources and to invest in the future of our planet by means of projects which are ecologically and economically sound.