mascontour and IUS Latam have entered into a cooperation agreement to jointly promote innovation, digitalisation and sustainability in the tourism sector in Latin America and the Caribbean. IUS Latam is an innovation agency based in Chile and created with the purpose of facilitating the implementation of the 2030 Agenda through innovation processes and solutions in the public and private sector, aligning efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. We see promising opportunities in this alliance to successfully strengthen the resilience of destinations and tourism companies so that they can emerge stronger from the corona crisis. Together with IUS Latam and Danilo, our representative in Central America, we want to work towards this goal in the coming months and years.
We are supporting the Palestinian Territories in the tourism recovery process. In this regard we are developing a monitoring system including a training programme to check compliance with COVID-19 standards, which mascontour played a major role in developing. In addition, we are creating six microlearning courses to further expand the e-learning platform for the Palestinian tourism sector, which will serve as a tool to improve tourism service quality beyond COVID-19.
mascontour is the first tourism (consulting) company to be awarded the sustainability certificate of the German Institute for Quality Standards and Testing (DIQP). The rating of mascontour with "very good" underlines our successful work in sustainability issues. The certification is based on common international standards (e.g. the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals), takes into account all dimensions of sustainability and is carried out by an independent body (SQC-QualityCert). The certification process includes a company, employee, and customer survey. The certificate is valid for two years, after which recertification takes place.
MA good occasion to thank all our customers, partners, friends, and supporters for the long and trustful cooperation!! Without you we would not be where we are today. And for the future we also have a lot of plans and developed new things, which we will present to you in the next weeks and months. So be curious! But today we look back again and celebrate, albeit unfortunately only digitally.... Have a look
Matthias jointed the onTaP podcast of Time & Place Consulting and shared his thoughts on shaping Post-COVID-19 sustainable and resilient tourism. He points out that we have to think beyond sustainability in the future! But listen for yourself in the podcast
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on Timor-Leste’s already lacklustre tourism sector. The state of emergency and resulting isolation from the outside world has made it increasingly difficult for many Timorese to make a living. Domestic and international demand for tourism products and services has contracted substantially. To cope with these challenges, young entrepreneurs in Dili are being supported through a digital learning and coaching initiative developed by Agora Food Studio and mascontour, under the USAID Tourism for All Project.