(German video report; please turn on subtitles for English)
In a report by the “Bayerischen Rundfunks” (Bavarian Radio), the non-profit association “Digitize the Planet” was featured. The aim of the association is to digitize all relevant regulations, including the laws and local rules for the sustainable use of the environment. The Nagelfluhkette Nature Park is one of the pilot regions implementing a digital project to combat the degradation of nature.
Overcrowded parking lots, cluttered hiking trails and protesting locals – more and more places that have for many years strived from tourism are becoming overwhelmed by the onslaught of travelers, and this has been occurring even before the days of Corona. The enormous coverage in the media shows that “over tourism”, with all its associated problems, is the dominant theme of modern tourism. These increasingly negative trends are forcing those responsible to look for the right strategies and solutions.
“We have been carrying out our work since 2009 to ensure that options for accessible leisure and vacations are expanded and made visible to guests. It is now only logical that we now include the existing information on accessibility in our travel planner, ”
explains Stefan Zindler, Managing Director of Rheinland-Pfalz Tourismus GmbH.
“Establishing the “Digitize the Planet” association makes us all very proud. Something is being done instead of just talking about what is needed and what is missing. It is a demanding task and there is a lot of work ahead of us, but I’m really looking forward to it. “
This was the remark of Mathias Behrens-Egge (of BTE Tourismus- und Regionalberatung), one of the founding members of the non-profit association, which launched on Thursday, March 5, 2020 in Berlin.
It is with great pride and pleasure that we can now announce the shortlist for the 2020 Outdooractive Awards. These partners of Outdooractive showed high commitment and dedication to generating content on the Outdooractive platform. Their important contribution inspires millions of outdoor enthusiasts. Given the current situation and the cancellation of the ITB, the awards ceremony has been postponed until further notice.
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