Tourism
Nach Süden – Gegen den Schmerz
Nach Süden - Gegen den Schmerz

Es gibt viele Gründe zu reisen. Manchmal reist man, um zu vergessen. So wie Michael. Nach dem Tod seines Vaters trampt er monatelang ziellos durch Europa – auf der Suche nach sich selbst.

Article: Sightseeing, without seeing
Article: Sightseeing, without seeing

Smelling, touching, listening – getting to know a city without actually seeing anything. The blindwalks in Cologne make that possible for everyone, who is interested in experiencing a city tour without using your eyes.

Den Wald erleben
Den Wald erleben

Mustafa liebt Spaziergänge und das obwohl er fast nichts sehen kann. Trotzdem wagt er sich mehrmals im Monat in den Wald. Begleitet wird er dabei von seinem Blindenhund. Dabei spürt er seine Umwelt ganz deutlich.

Tourismus – die dunkle Seite
Tourismus - die dunkle Seite

Nicht jeder reist in ferne Länder, um dort die Sonne zu genießen. Sexuelle Ausbeutung von Kindern ist ein gravierendes Problem. Dabei scheinen Sextouristen ihren Moral zu Hause zu lassen: Gegen Geld oder Geschenke missbrauchen sie verzweifelte Kinder.

Gay- Tourismus
Gay- Tourismus

Das Reisebüro Teddy Travel in Köln hat sich auf Trips für homosexuelle Urlauber spezialisiert. Cran Canaria und Ibiza sind Hochburgen des Gay- Tourismus. Andere Orten sind noch immer gefährlich: in manchen Ländern droht Diskriminierung oder sogar das Gefägnis. drohen.

Travelling without moving
Travelling without moving

It is not always possible to travel somewhere far. Sometimes the budget is tight and time is rare. But there is a way to take our minds to exotic places by paying a few Euros only.

Getting to know the World
Getting to know the World

What could be a better way to experience an unknown country than to stay with the locals? “Servas” is an initiative that enhaced cultural unterstanding: local people host foreigners for a couple of days. This way travellers can really dive into different habits.

Die Krise in Marokko
Die Krise in Marokko

Die Wirtschaftskrise in Europa hat fatale Auswirkungen auf den Tourismus in Marokko. Noch vor zehn Jahren boomte das Geschäft. Viele Fremdenführer mussten ihre Jobs bereits aufgeben, Profit gibt es nur noch für die großen Reiseveranstalter.

Work to Travel
Work to Travel

Living abroad is a luxury many people cannot afford. Maja from Georgia became an au-pair in Germany, so she could get to know Europe, earn money and leave her motherland behind. It is hard work in exchange for new experiences. Is it really worth it?

Pilot for a day
Pilot for a day

The ‘Green Hell’, also known as the Nürburgschleife, is a attraction to car enthusiasts around the world. Ruperto Sánchez and Emilio Ruiz from Spain decided let their dream come true: they came to Germany to experience the famous racetracks for themselves.

Venice of the North or Drugs Paradise
Venice of the North or Drugs Paradise

Amsterdam: magic mushrooms, brownies, weed and prostitutes. The capital of the Netherlands is famous for its liberal drug policy. About one million tourist go there every year to visit the legendary coffeshops. But not everyone in the city is happy about that.

Auf den Spuren der Nachtwächer
Auf den Spuren der Nachtwächer

Wie es war im Mittelalter ein Nachtwächter in Bonn zu sein, das kann man von den Brüder Jochen und Ulli erfahren. Auf ihrer historischen Stadttour durch die dunklen Gassen erzählen sie allerlei Anekdoten von Caesar und den Römern, der Pest und der Hexenverfolgung.

Forgotten Paradise
Forgotten Paradise

For many years Madagascar has been a tourisit hospot: exotic animals, a rich fauna and beautiful beaches. But since the political crisis began in 2009 tourism has declined dramatically – with severe consequences for the island.

Das Tor zur Welt
Das Tor zur Welt

Nicht immer hat man im hektischen Alltag Zeit und Geld in ferne Länder zu reisen. Aber Reisejournalistinnen wie Meike Nordmeyer helfen beim Träumen: Mit ihren Reportagen bringt sie ihre Leser in eine andere Welt.

The Egyptian Crisis
The Egyptian Crisis

The ongoing political crisis in Egypt destroys the tourism sector. A sector essential for the economic survival of the country. Deserted hotels and empty restaurants raise the question of what could be done to bring the tourists back?

Travel and Education
Travel and Education

Jennifer Miller and her husband have decided to raise their kids in an unusual way. The Miller-kids learn while traveling. They go to a muslim country to learn about Islam and to a communist country to learn about communism. Psychologists however argue that children need stability more than anything else.

IMS Glocal Live Magazine: Tourism
IMS Glocal Live Magazine: Tourism

There a many ways to be a traveller: some people travel to work, other people travel to experience political upheaval on site, many travel to meet new people. The reasons to go on a trip are as different as the experiences itself. The Glocal Magazine presents a few of the impressions of the multifaceted tourism sector.

Radio Piece: Sightseeing, without seeing
Radio Piece: Sightseeing, without seeing

Smelling, touching, listening – getting to know a city without actually seeing anything. The blindwalks in Cologne make that possible for everyone, who is interested in experiencing a city tour without using your eyes.

Handicapped Tourism
Handicapped Tourism

Travelling with handicapps is a major challenge. Especially in Bonn finding their way around the city is difficult for handicapped tourists. Isolda Pflaum-Weidlitsch knows how hard it is to enjoy the beauty of Bonn being in a wheelchair.

Reisejournalismus
Reisejournalismus

Travel for a living – that sounds like a dream to many. Traveljournalists earn money with what most of us do for fun. But it is not well paid, surviving is hardly possible. Andrea Tapper knows the details.

Hometourism
Hometourism

It is not always necessary to travel overseas. Very often we underestimate our direct sourrounding. Why not experience the sights around your own house? There might be joyful surprises!

Couchsurfing
Couchsurfing

Wem Massentourismus zu doof ist und wer außerdem mit kleinem Budget reist, für den ist Couchsurfing genau das Richtige. So lernt man die Menschen vor Ort richtig kennen. Lukas ist aktiver Host. Er teilt sogar sein Schlafzimmer.

Tourism and Dictatorship
Tourism and Dictatorship

There are all kinds of fancy tourism spots, countries in political crisis do not belong to them. Yet, some people travel there, precisely to experience turmoil and chaos. What is it that is so fascinating about a dangerous trip to turbulent destinations?