General ITB-Berlin Travel

ITB Berlin 2010 Comments from Mr. Klaus Laepple, DRV President

Mr. Klaus Laepple, President of DRV, commented on Greek Tourism after the meeting with Under Secretary of Culture and Tourism Ms Angela Gerekou.

Deutscher ReiseVerband – The umbrella association of the world’s largest outbound market

Deutscher ReiseVerband (DRV) is the umbrella association of the world’s largest outbound market for foreign travel. Germans spend more money (€61.5 billion) on trips abroad than any other nation.

DRV represents all tour operators and travel agencies of all sizes and organisational forms, service providers (suppliers of individual services in the travel industry) and foreign tourist boards vis a vis political and business circles inside and outside Germany. It informs the public at large about the advantages of tour operator travel and the professional travel industry.

All members from owner-manged companies down to listed international groups make DRV one of the biggest and most influential travel associations in the world. Over 80 percent of the turnover of the German travel industry is being generated by the members of DRV.

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