Our partners in the German tourism industry

The BVGD is a member of four strong German tourism associations: the DZT (German National Tourism Board GNTB), the DTV (German Tourism Association), the DRV (German Travel Association) and the RDA (International Coach Tourism Federation). Thus, the BVGD is involved in the intensive exchange with the institutions and persons politically and economically important to the German tourism industry and becomes a reliable and competent partner when it comes to the matters of professional tourist guiding in Germany.

The BVGD is represented at the world‘s largest travel fair ITB in Berlin with a booth within the DZT section. Regularly, BVGD representants visit the leading European trade fair for international coach tourism – the RDAWorkshop in Cologne. Furthermore it is represented at the annual German Tourism Day Meeting. In addition, the association regularly attends meetings of the Advisory Board of the DZT and participates in the DTV committees “Sustainable Tourism” and “Quality Initiatives in Tourism”.

2011 the DTV added BVGDs “Certification for Guides to European standards(Guidelines for BVGD certificate DIN EN 15565) to their list of “Quality Initiatives in Germany DMO / Service Certification.

Deutsche Zentrale für Tourismus (DZT)





Deutscher Tourismusverband (DTV)


Deutscher Reiseverband (DRV)


Internationaler Bustouristik Verband (RDA)