Environment and Tourism

A basic scientific report for the German federal government

The goal of this basic report is, proceeding from an analysis of the problem, to devise recommendations for action to make tourism more environmentally sound. More specifically, the aim is to identify the environmental effects of tourism in Germany as well as examples of the environmental impacts caused by German tourists abroad; proceeding from that basis, to propose required actions and to recommend measures and tools for the more environmentally sound development of tourism.

The complete report was published as "Environment and tourism: Data, facts, perspectives" in the “Berichte” series 4/02 of the German Federal Environmental Agency by Erich Schmid publishing house, Berlin (ISBN 3-503-06651-9; 19,80 €).