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The German Travel Association (DRV)

The Germans like to travel. They are worldwide amongst the nations which spend most for their trips abroad. The tourism industry in Germany is hence an important economic factor and secures around 2.9 million jobs.

The German Travel Association (DRV) is the leading special interest group of the tourism industry. We defend above all the interests of tour operators and travel agents. DRV is backed by a special economic clout: our members represent the lion’s share of the sales revenues on the tour operator and travel agency market. Several thousands of member companies, including numerous service providers, turn us into a strong community.

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Strong commitment in politics, business, and the public
By formulating the justified interests of our Members, we help them safeguard their commercial basis. Through lobbying and direct contact with political decision-makers we make sure that our views and arguments fl ow into the legislative process.

Strong support in times of crisis
It is part of our mission to coordinate an industry-wide crisis and security management for tourism operators.

Strong investment in the future
Only well-trained specialists can secure the basis of our business in the long term. Therefore we engage in promoting training in the tourism industry. With our vocational training initiative “Zukunft buchen”, we campaign for more training opportunities and explain why it is worthwhile investing in young people.

Strong commitment to environmental protection and social responsibility
Tourism very much depends on an intact environment. Along with the people in the respective countries, we are committed to the protection of the environment and nature conservation in tourist destinations so as to ensure that it will continue to be possible to discover foreign countries and become acquainted with new cultures in the future.

As early as 1987, exemplary environmental protection projects were awarded with the DRV’s annual EcoTrophea.

Social Commitment / Green Travel

Tourism very much depends on an intact environment. Along with the people in the respective countries, we are committed to the protection of the environment and nature conservation in tourist destinations so as to ensure that it will continue to be possible to discover foreign countries and become acquainted with new cultures in the future.

As early as 1987, exemplary environmental protection projects were awarded with the DRV’s annual EcoTrophea. Participants from all over the world compete for this international environmental award. With our innovative projects, we point to how both operators and travellers can contribute towards sustainable development. These initiatives focus, for example, on the sparing use of raw materials and energy or reducing and avoiding CO2 emissions.

A problem which affects all of us is sexual exploitation of children in tourist destinations. Due to their anonymous acts in an alleged legal vacuum of a foreign country, the offenders consider themselves to be beyond existing moral standards. However, they too use tourist infrastructures by booking fl ights. This is reason enough for the tourism industry to take on responsibility by fi ghting sexual exploitation of minors. We raise awareness both among employees in the tourism sector at home and abroad as well as travellers in order to protect children against abuse. Only together we are strong.

Contact

DRV Deutscher ReiseVerband e.V.

Schicklerstr. 5 - 7
10179 Berlin
Germany

Phone: +49 30 28406-0
Fax: +49 03 28406-30

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Homepage: www.drv.de
Facebook: www.facebook.de/DRVde