Frequent Asked Questions

What do we have to pay for our entry in the World Tourism Directory?

Nothing, you just have to let us know your full postal details, phone/fax numbers, central email address and website address. And of course the profile of your organization has to fit with one of the used categories of the World Tourism Directory. Please do not just send an email with your website/URL, even if we could find your details there.


Is there a guarantee of qualification or existing through the entry?

Of course not, although we try to work as precise as possible. Any publisher and editor of international directories can provide a long list of potential, repeating and permanent difficulties regarding updates. The is a real worldwide directory, and we cannot guarantee for the integrity or correctness of any single entry.

If you know about a dead entry listed with our, please let us know.


Why do you not list individual hotels?

Our products are deliberate no hotel guide. There are already several hundred good ones, and our intention is not to create a further one.

But we intent to list the main hotel chains per country and central reservation services, so far available. If you realize some mistakes or missing ones, please let us know.
With exception of individual accommodation, rent-a-car-services and ordinary ticket agencies, most relevant branches of the tourist industry and the environment around of travel and tourism is considered by the editor.


Why do you not inform about names of the CEO's, directors, ministers etc.?

Because of the value of the complete content. Names of individuals usually change much quicker than the general contact details.
To be up-to-date with the names of the staff, a regular individual mailing would be necessary, and please understand it is a real worldwide directory which requires a permanent cross-cultural communication. This would enlarge the costs and all efforts enormously. If the future allow this supplements, we would be glad to provide you with this data, too.


We are from the tourist industry. Why we never heard about the World Tourism Directory yet?

This publication used to be focused to the library market by the publishers Gale Research Inc., Detroit, and K.G. Saur, Munich, both leading international publishers for information and documentation with thousands of academic reference publications - books, journals, microforms, CD-ROM editions and online databases. Lot of academic and educational institutes of tourism do have the earlier editions of the World Tourism Directory with their libraries. In the past 95% of the marketing efforts has gone to that direction. With the website we now open the doors for the international travel and tourism industry around the globe.


How and how often do you update the content?

We are busy with the updates permanent, but cannot work within the chapters of all countries and categories every day.
Partly our research and the editorial updates for the overlaps with our second publication, the Directory of German-International Relations In the past the hard copy publications have been published in a rhythm of 2-3 years, not annual. We are in more or less permanent contact with lot of national tourism authorities, travel trade associations, travel media, embassies and consulates and we work through approx. 500-600 kilos of publications per year, beside of endless print outs and our regular participation at international tourism exhibitions. Some of our contacts with national tourism authorities etc. inform us about news, updates, new entries, developments and often assist us with very detailed lists of corrections to enable us to update the data of the relevant country.
Although we try to work as accurate as possible we do hope for your understanding we cannot guarantee for the correctness of any single entry. Sometimes it is just a question of time.


Are you interested in updates?

Yes, of course. We always appreciate any update and supplement. If an address has been changed, please send the outdated entry, plus the new data, not the new data only.
Please feel free to send new entries by email, but make sure there is a category for with the World Tourism Directory.


How are your long term plans?

With the we intent to add company profiles, which would allow you to locate a tour operator (for instance) by their profile with assistance of a site-wide search engine. Further we intent to add and produce videos with the products and services of tourism stakeholders and destinations. We also intent to create a further directory, a company registry from and for the industry, covering all fragments of the wide travel and tourism industry.


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