18. März 2019
The 44th Columbus Honorary Award of the Association of German Travel Journalists (VDRJ) went to Karl B. Bock, the founder and managing director of the German specialist tour operator RUNA REISEN. The prize was presented to him at ITB Berlin 2019 at the Conference on Barrier-free Tourism, which took place for the eighth time. For a number of years now the programme has been organised by the German National Tourism Board (DZT). The award is a bronze replica of what is thought to be the world’s oldest cartwheel, the original being from the sixth century B.C.