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Supporting Institutions

The Association of Online Travel Agencies (Verband Internet Reisevertrieb e.V.) is a voluntary trade association in the German internet tourism sector. It works with companies and consumers to establish quality and security standards for doing business with online travel agencies and performs market research on new developments in the sector.

The FUR - Forschungsgemeinschaft Urlaub und Reisen e.V. was founded in 1994 as a non-profit research foundation for vacationing and travel. FUR publishes the yearly ''Reiseanalyse'' - a survey of the holiday travel behaviour of the German population, their travel related attitudes, motivations and interests.

The German Business Travel Association (Verband Deutsches Reisemanagement e.V. - VDR) represents the interests of the German business sector and promotes constant professionalization and the use of modern and innovative travel management methods among its approx. 550 members.

The German Convention Bureau is a central contact for planning congresses, conferences and meetings in Germany. It has about 200 members representing approx. 400 convention related businesses and provides an online location search as well as planning services.

The German Hotel and Restaurant Association (Deutscher Hotel- und Gaststättenverband - DEHOGA) is the trade organization of the German Hotel and Catering industries. It represents the political interests of more than 75,000 members and their businesses as well as bundling marketing activities for the sector.

The German Hotel Association (Hotelverband Deutschland e.V. - IHA) is the national trade association for the hotel industry. It represents more than 1,400 hotels in Germany and provides a variety of informational services for its members.

The German National Tourist Board (Deutsche Zentrale für Tourismus e.V. - DZT) has worked in cooperation with the Federal Government  to promote tourism in Germany for over 60 years. It markets travel to and within Germany all over the world. The German National Tourist Board works in close cooperation and economic partnership with all levels of the tourism industry in Germany.

The German Travel Association (Deutscher ReiseVerband - DRV) represents the interests of tour operators, travel agencies, suppliers of individual services in the travel industry as well as international tourist boards in political and business circles inside and outside Germany. It informs about the advantages of tour operator travel and the professional travel industry.


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