This is the main product of Burkhard Herbote, focusing travel industry professionals, media, researchers, goverments, educational and other institutions, libraries, business and pleasure travellers, tourists.
The editor and several multilingual assistants are permanentely busy with the updates following own research, comprehensive correspondence and provided by ministries of tourism, national tourist boards, embassies etc. worldwide. A product like WorldTourismDirectory.com permanentely is under construction, because of permanent updates, changes, new postal codes, telephone area codes, nationwide telephone numbering plans and so on.
Currently more than 130.000 entries within 330 countries and territories are listed and organized by following categories:
- Government Tourism Agencies
(ministries of tourism, departments of tourism, national tourist boards, national tour operators, national tourist information offices)
- Tourism Schools & Institutes
(programs at universities, government and private organizations, documentation centers, hotel schools etc.)
- Travel Associations & Services
(tourism associations, travel agents' associations, hotel & restaurant associations, tour operator associations, important incoming tour operators, farm holiday associations, b & b associations, hotel chains, central hotel reservation services, youth hostel associations, travel trade & consumer fairs, etc.)
(national airlines, airline reservation offices abroad, railways, automobile associations, touring clubs, ferry services)
- Outdoor & Recreational Activities
(parks & wildlife authorities, mapping services, tourism related sports associations of mountaineering, hiking, trekking, hang-gliding, camping, cycling, hunting, fishing, wintersports, skiing, swimming, surfing, canoeing, sailing, diving, golf, tennis, etc.)
- Publications & Information Sources
(travel magazines/newspapers for the travel trade and the consumer, important newspapers/magazines with travel sections, foreign language newspapers/magazines, ministries of information or government information services, national news agencies, main export book stores or specialized travel book stores or travel book publishers, travel writers' association.)
- Immigration & Foreign Affairs
(ministries of foreign affairs, immigration authorities, customs authorities)
- Chambers of Commerce
(national chambers of commerce & industry, some important regional and local ones; especialy in the USA the local chambers of commerce are responsible for tourism promotion)
- Regional & Local Tourist Information Offices
(regional tourism boards, branches of the national tourism authorities, local and municipal tourist information offices or tourism associations, spa administrations)
- Miscellaneous Information Offices
(general business, foreign trade and investment authorities, cultural organizations and associations)
- Information Offices Abroad
(national tourist offices abroad, specialized tour operators, friendship associations, cultural associations, scientific organizations etc.)
(embassies, general consulates, consulates, some honorary consulates and trade missions, government representatives, permanent missions to the United Nations Organizations).
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