myclimate Awards for tourism pioneers

13. March 2014

Many tour operators are dedicated to climate protection and to the sustainability of their destinations. myclimate hands awards to pioneers in this sector at ITB, the world’s largest tourism fair.

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myclimate ITB Awards, 2014 winners, left to right: Stefan Baumeister - myclimate; Daniel Jacot - Globotrek; Anja Dobes - Hotelplan; Ingo Nicolai - DAV Summit Club

At this year’s ITB (Internationale Tourismusbörse) in Berlin, myclimate Germany CEO Stefan Baumeister handed myclimate Awards to four tourism enterprises that serve as pioneers in matters of climate protection. 2014’s winners are: DAV Summit Club, Hotelplan, Globotrek and the Courtyard Hotel in Zurich-North.

The DAV Summit Club is a tour operator in the German Alpine Association (DAV) that has developed an innovative back-office solution with myclimate. This effectively protects the climate via international climate protection projects and local initiatives in the Alpine region.

Hotelplan won the award in the “Sustainable Travel” category. This Swiss operator has systematically and consummately integrated carbon compensation into its consultancy work, which helped it achieve significant growth last year.

This is the first year that tour operator Globotrek from Bern has offered trips taking guests to myclimate climate protection projects. These projects benefit both directly and indirectly from concrete support and a great deal of public attention.

Our last award winner, the Courtyard Hotel in Zurich-North, is another example of creative climate protection. This year the Courtyard will sell its 10,000th climate-neutral room. By taking up this option, guests support Climate Education projects in Zurich as well as a climate protection project in Malawi.

Before the awards ceremony, Stefan Baumeister led a panel discussion on the subject of sustainable tourism with Professor Harald Zeiss, Head of Sustainability Management at TUI Group, and Jared Buoga, myclimate project partner from Kenya.

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