70th Anniversary - Let's celebrate!

Since 1951 the AIEST as the first scientific organisation in tourism has been shaping tourism futures. 2021 wel celebrated its efforts and successes in applied, interdisciplinary and solution oriented research and consultation. It is also a time to ask  for visions of and innovative solutions for the future(s) of tourism and tourism related challenges.

Anniversary Book

Contest of Fresh Ideas

As a prelude to the anniversary year the AIEST invited young people not older than 30 years to a Contest of Fresh Ideas on "tourism systems of a sustainable future". 28 contributions had been received. They tell their visions and solutions of tourism and tourism related challenges. 

Based on the evaluations of the jury, a close race between the following three entries resulted in the following ranking:


Katrin Hörmann, Germany
Patrizia Frimmer, Germany

The last MilePDF
2Julia Martin, Germany
Elisa Hallschmid, Germany
Eco PointsPDF
3Lea Rubenbauer, Germany
Charlotte Schweitzer, Germany
The suSTAYnable GuestcardPDF

The authors of the three best evaluated submissions were invited to present their ideas on the international AIEST conference 2021 in Lucerne, Switzerland.

The following AIEST members have volunteered to act as jurors:

  • Prof. David Airey, Great Britain
  • Prof. Marcjanna Augustyn, Great Britain
  • Prof. Liběna Jarolímková, Czech Republic
  • Dr. Stella Kleinrath, Austria
  • Prof. Jean-Pierre Lozato-Giotart, France
  • Prof. Moustafa Mekawy, Egypt
  • Dr. Claude Origet du Cluzeau, France
  • Dr. Gulnaz Partschefeld, Switzerland
  • Ingrid Schneider, Austria
  • Dr. Thomas Steiner, Switzerland
  • Georg Steiner, Austria
  • Prof. Peter Williams, Canada

Contest Submissions

Internships that motivate: a new look at the job market for tourism studentsBárbara BastosPDF
How will humankind travel in the future and what needs to be done that travel becomes increasingly sustainable? Nora BělousovováPDF
JuteReise Lea Bortolus,
Lisa Möbius
Sustainable baskets for holiday apartments Sophie Braun,
Alexandra Otting
The RECUP system as a contribution to a more sustainable air travelAnja Breyer,
Miranda Brehm
Employees as a factor of success – Measures for the sustainable safeguarding of skilled workers in the hospitality industry as a counteraction to the skilled labor shortageGreta BurzywodaPDF
Concept for an event series for more social sustainability in major citiesFranziska Rein,
Nicole Dobmeier
Reinventing signature dishes to reduce the environmental footprint of tourismDavid FechnerPDF
Nice to harvestGabriella Grassinger,
Sara Fresl
Pick N' HikeMarilena Kehrer,
Mira Fischer
Ecologically degradable hard shower utensilsStefanie Lenski,
Annalena Kaltenbach
GreenAdvisor – The green alternativeNathaly Boric,
Natalie Mählenhoff
SUSthaiNABLE - mindful wildlife tourismLeonie Julia Maletzky,
Juliane Latz
License to chill (the planet): an integrated green tourist school programSarah Jules Constance McInnesPDF
Mandatory social offsetting in tourism: we want you!Sarah Jules Constance McInnesPDF
How can community events benefit from tourism?Rudi MedvedPDF
Airport Museum of SustainabilityAmanda Meuer,
Darlene Beck
Immersive Travel Pod (ITP), the ultimate solution for work-related stress?Oscar Yuheng ZhuPDF
What is the future of space tourism?Sven PiljekPDF
Green retreatMarco Rosenkranz,
Jonas Unterreitmeier
Tourism for the futureJelena Cimaš Vešligaj,
Rozalija Sekula
Seeking leadership for a sustainable futureAlice WannerPDF
Student2student internet service: Youth exchange programs as an anti-crisis measure in the tourism industryAlina ZiabbarovaPDF
The green mountain hostelCarolin Scharfenstein,
Alicia Zierahn