On behalf of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, mascontour supports the tourism development of the Karakalpakstan region, which is located in northwest Uzbekistan near the Aral Sea. The region is characterised by its cultural and historical wealth, but is also economically affected by the increasing drying up of the Aral Sea. Sustainable tourism development offers the opportunity to create new jobs and alternative sources of income. mascontour is fostering this process with activities in marketing and sales, the establishment of a local tourism organisation as well as training measures for craftsmen, tour operators, hoteliers and tour guides.
We are very pleased to announce that mascontour will have its own representative for the Asia Pacific Region, Maeve O´Brien. Maeve lives in Jakarta and has been working in tourism consulting for over 20 years. Matthias and Maeve signed a Memorandum of Understanding in Brussels, which represents the starting point for the joint cooperation. Welcome on board Maeve!
Climate protection is currently on everyone's lips and naturally also affects the tourism sector. As part of the UNDP project Towards Carbon Neutral Tourism, mascontour is currently conducting a representative survey on climate-friendly consumer behaviour with tourists in Montenegro. This is supplemented by further studies focusing on Montenegro's tourism industry and its efforts to further develop low-emission tourism products and services. We are looking forward to the results!
In cooperation with GSTC, mascontour’s team will deliver training and skills development opportunities for tourism industry professionals. The GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training Program (STTP) offers practical insights and effective steps to help you improve your sustainability practices. With the aim of strengthening awareness of sustainable tourism in destinations around the world, the training program covers global trends in sustainable tourism and sustainability best practices for businesses and destinations. Further informationen about GSTC.