Global travel sales, marketing & outsourcing

Germany

Margit Schwarz

Director
Margit Schwarz

  • Discover the World since 1995
  • Winner of the 2001 Discover Award, Discover's most prestigious award
  • Established independent operation in Austria 1997
  • Travel industry since 1991
  • British Airways, Marketing Executive
  • Puerto Rico Tourism Company, Regional Director for Germany, Austria and Switzerland

Contact details

Address:

Discover the World
Schenkendorfstr. 1

City: Wiesbaden
Postal code: 65187
Country: Germany
Telephone: +49 611 267 67 0
Fax: +49 611 267 67 60
Email: discover@discover-fra.com

Description of Market

Travel Industry Facts & Figures

  • # of IATA travel agents: 2,913 (approx)
  • # of non-IATA travel agents: 6,816 (approx)
  • Home-based agencies: 2007: about 10,000
 

Corporate Travel Agencies:
BCD
FCM
Carlson Wagonlit
FCM DER Travel Solution
HRG
Lufthansa City Center
Derpart Travel Service

Major Leisure Travel Agencies:
Leisure Travel of REWE agencies (DER,Derpart, Atlas); TUI Leisure Travel (First, Hapag Lloyd,TUI Reisecenter); Holiday Land; Karstadt Reisebuero; STA Travel; Thomas Cook

Tour Operators:
TUI Deutschland revenue 4,629 billion EURO; Thomas Cook (die AG) 2,834 billion EURO; REWE Touristik 2,664 billion EURO; Alltours 1,188 billion EURO; FTI 728 million EURO; OGER-Group 722 million; AIDA-Cruises 451 million; L'Tur 372 million; Phoenix 251 million; Schauinsland 248 million

Consolidators:
AERticket AG; TUI 4 U; FTI Ticketshop; Dertour Ticketfactory

GDS Usage:
Amadeus - 76%
Sabre and Amadeus - 15%
Sabre - 3%
Rest: Combination of GDS

Internet Usage:
67.1% of Germans use the Internet
96.1% of the age group 1-29 years use the internet regularly.

The biggest growth rates are expected in the 50+ generation of which so far 40.7% are online. In the age group 30-49 years, 84.2% use the internet.

% of population booking travel via internet: By the end of 2008, online travel bookings represented 29%of the 246 billion Europe travel industry, the world's largest regional travel market.

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Clients

  • Copa/Copa Colombia Airlines
  • GOL
  • LAM Mozambique Airlines
  • Caesars Entertainment
  • Expedia TAAP
  • Traveltek
  • Airline Metrics
  • City Sightseeing Worldwide
  • TAAG - Angola Airlines