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DRV: Package Travel Directive – travel agencies breathe a sigh of relief

Staatssekretär Gerd Billen, Bundeministerium der Justiz und für Verbraucherschutz im Gespräch zur Umsetzung der Reisepauschalrichtlinie mit DRV-Präsident Norbert Fiebig

The news is a relief to the travel association Deutscher Reiseverband DRV, Bundesverband asr – Allianz selbstständiger Reiseunternehmen, and to 9,800 travel agencies in Germany. Brussels has been willing to make concessions on payment rules. For months the issue had created a stir in the German travel industry and divided opinion. Now travel agencies and their customers can breathe sigh of relief.

asr organises a “thought factory” on the success of the human factor

What are the challenges facing small and medium-sized tourism enterprises and what can travel agencies and tour operators do to overcome them? That is the key topic which the “thought factory“ will be examining on 13 June 2015 in Berlin. Its initiator is the Alliance of Independent Tour Operators (asr) which announced the interactive event at ITB Berlin 2015. asr developed the event concept in collaboration with the communications trainer Vivien Manzon, a member of the asr education committee.