What we do

The tourism industry and the general mentality of tourism, is currently working against a sustainable future. MatKon Travel wants to help operators, destinations as well as national and international tourism organisations make a contribution to a near future, where the resources spend are much less, but the value for the traveler, destination and environment is much more.

Did you know? In 2019, 4.5 billion passengers used air travel – but only about 15% of the world´s living population has ever been on an airplane.

How can tourism become a catalyst for improved environmental action, improved intercultural learning and less inequality? If we can find a way to fairly distribute the economic outcome of tourism and remove the obstructions that stand in the way for the average tourist to understand and interact with the destinations’ people and nature, we’removing in the right direction.

Did you know? France is the country in the world who welcomes most international tourists, about 90 million per year. 9,7% of their GDP comes from tourism – but only 1/3 of that from domestic tourism. This is a clear example how international tourism doesn’t necessarily benefit the national economy.

In MatKon travel we take a holistic approach, with equal focus on 1), tourism practicalities – like using locally owned hotels and food supplies and other points of accommodation instead of international conglomerates and 2), the set of values currently forming the tourism industry – like informing about the impact of status quo, what we can all do to change it and building a new structure of incentive, where people would not need to use more, before they can enjoy.

Did you know? Developing countries holds the only biodiversity hotspots left on Earth – the same countries also has the fastest growing tourism sector – history shows, that a direct consequence of that is a fast destruction of these important areas. 

The tourism industry and the general mentality of tourism, is currently working against a sustainable future. MatKon Travel wants to help established agents, operators and bureaus to make a contribution to a near future where the resources spend are much less, but the value for the traveler is much more.

Did you know? In 2019, 4.5 billion passengers used air travel – but only about 15% of the world´s living population has ever been on an airplane.

How can tourism become a catalyst for improved environmental action and a broader human perspective? Obviously, a basic change in our set of values is necessary, in order to implement the changes that are in fact needed right now.

Did you know? France is the country in the world with most international tourists, about 90 million per year. 9,7% of their GDP comes from tourism – 70% from domestic tourism.

In MatKon travel we take a holistic approach, with equal focus on 1), tourism practicalities – like using locally owned hotels and other points of accommodation instead of international conglomerates and 2), the set of values currently forming the tourism industry – like informing about the impact of status quo, what we can all do to change it and building a new structure of incentive, where people would not need to use more, before they can enjoy.

Did you know? Developing countries holds the only biodiversity hotspots left on Earth – the same countries also has the fastest growing tourism sector – history shows, that a direct consequence of that is a fast destruction of these important areas.

The tourism industry and the general mentality of tourism, is currently working against a sustainable future. MatKon Travel wants to help established agents, operators and bureaus to make a contribution to a near future where the resources spend are much less, but the value for the traveler is much more.

Did you know? In 2019, 4.5 billion passengers used air travel – but only about 15% of the world´s living population has ever been on an airplane.

How can tourism become a catalyst for improved environmental action and a broader human perspective? Obviously, a basic change in our set of values is necessary, in order to implement the changes that are in fact needed right now.

Did you know? France is the country in the world with most international tourists, about 90 million per year. 9,7% of their GDP comes from tourism – 70% from domestic tourism.

In MatKon travel we take a holistic approach, with equal focus on 1), tourism practicalities – like using locally owned hotels and other points of accommodation instead of international conglomerates and 2), the set of values currently forming the tourism industry – like informing about the impact of status quo, what we can all do to change it and building a new structure of incentive, where people would not need to use more, before they can enjoy.

Did you know? Developing countries holds the only biodiversity hotspots left on Earth – the same countries also has the fastest growing tourism sector – history shows, that a direct consequence of that is a fast destruction of these important areas.