DRV is a strong, quality-driven organisation which safeguards the interests of the travel industry with a single voice on a political level and in the public at large in Germany and abroad. Apart from political lobbying in Berlin and Brussels to enforce justified industry interests, the priority goals of the Association include:
DRV offers a network for co-operation and exchange within the industry and contributes technical input and contents to different themes of the tourism industry through expert groups, committees and working groups. Members are provided with competent advice by DRV experts to clarify legal issues (for instance concerning travel law, competition law or the review of standard terms and conditions), on all issues relating to initial training and continuing education in the tourism industry as well as up to date market research results and forecasts.
DRV reflects the structure of travel distribution and the tour operator market in Germany. Within the trade association the individual interest groups are spread over five sections and the group of supporting members:
DRV is run by a Presidential Council consisting of DRV President Jürgen Büchy, CFO Axel Duhr and the Vice Presidents of the Sections A to E.