World Tourism Directory - About Us

Our Philosophy: is the most extensive travel and tourism directory in the world. With an ever growing number of vetted travel and tourism contacts, we offer the travel and tourism industry a trustworthy source of information. Our approach is to enable the travel industry to connect, engage and do business around the world by finding the most relevant partners in any countries, as well as supporting the growth of the industry and eventually generate travel jobs.

Should you be a travel agent, a travel operator (tour operator, ground handler, hotelier, etc.), a tourism board or involved in travel academic studies, you can use to find the correct contact details of an organisation you wish to trade with or get in contact with. Worldtourismdirectory is a travel website dedicated to offer relevant support to the travel industry. We aim at supporting any travel companies of any sizes to build and grow their business.

Our Editorial Team:

Chief Editor - Burkhard Herbote

Burkhard Herbote lives and works in Beckum, Germany, a small city in Warendorf county in the heart of the German region of Westfalia (

Since the 80s he has been well-known as an international "information authority". He operates a network of information contacts or correspondents around the globe. His main specializations are travel and tourism, aviation, hospitality and tourism media. He is also interested in German international relations, cultural exchanges, foreign trade, third world issues, development and human rights. 
As a member of several travel, tourism, cultural and bi-national associations, Herbote writes regularly for German magazines and newspapers and makes frequent guest appearances on German radio.

Burkhard Herbote began his career in the early 80s, while still a student, by acquiring volumes of information on far-away places. During this time he attended the College of Economics in Ahlen ( and worked for Krupp-Polysius AG, in Beckum ( on international sales. Today, his work is recognized as one of the world's best collections of travel and tourism data, with an unique sensitivity to the world's diverse cultures. A considerable part of Herbote's archive, particularity that covering lesser-known destinations, is not available from any other source.

Burkhard Herbote is a Founding Trustee of the World Tourism Foundation ( and has served as a Special Consultant to the UN-funded World Tourism Organization ( Until 1999 his main work was the World Tourism Directory, published by the German academic publisher K.G. Saur Verlag GmbH & Co. KG ( in Munich, Germany. This was first published as the Worldwide Travel Information Contact Book by Gale Research Inc. (, Detroit, a well known U.S. publisher of research and scientific works.

Since 2001 the Africa Travel & Tourism Directory (2nd edition 2003) is available in cooperation with the British publisher World of Information.

Burkhard Herbote is also author of the Handbuch für deutsch-internationale Beziehungen (Handbook of German-International Relations), also published by K.G.Saur Verlag ( in Munich in association with the German Institute of Foreign Relations ( in Stuttgart. Herbote also provides international information consulting through Herbote Research International. In his spare time he loves the pleasant environment of friends or to walk and relax on the German North Sea Coast (

For more details refer to his curriculum vitae or contact him direct:

  • Burkhard Herbote, Editor
    Weststrasse 25
    59269 Beckum, Germany
    phone: +49-2521-823333
    mobile: +49-170-9017565
    fax: +49-2521-823334
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Editor for North America - Denis Dionne / Biographical statement

Denis Dionne lives and works in Montréal, Canada, a cosmopolitan city in the province of Québec.

Since the end of the 80’s, his passion for travel and tourism pushed him to regularly contact embassies and tourism authorities where he developed good relationships that still last today. His main interest is the aviation world and the airline industry, however, tourism plays also a great part on his passions. One of its main interest is the development of third world countries through their tourism industry.

Denis is a member of some tourism associations and has a particular relationship with the Africa Travel Association ( for whom, he regularly writes articles for their magazine and website.

He also regularly contributes articles to several north american travel newspapers and magazine and help to keep the industry informed about the latest news from the destinations. 

His interest in tourism goes back to the end of the 80’s were, to develop its international knowledge, he was regularly in contact with foreign embassies and tourism offices, acquiring brochures from those countries to learn more about their culture, the economy and history. Tourism was an excellent way to learn about all those beauties our planet has to offer. He also develop relationships with airlines timetable collectors and acquired a good knowledge of the international airline industry from this. 

Today, he works for Bombardier (, a canadian aircraft manufacturing company, leader in the production of regional jets and corporate aircraft flown all over the world. He is also working for the development of the african tourism in Canada through, Maison de l’Afrique, a small society who acts as a tourism office for Africa in Canada. He also contribute hours to help embassies and tourism offices from around the world to learn about the canadian market as a consultant and regularly exhibits in travel fairs in Canada for african nations. 

He strongly believes that a better world can be develop through tourism exchanges and this lead him to become assistant editor, in 2006, to world famous World Tourism Directory (, the bible of tourism contacts written by Burkhard Herbote. He is also in regular contact with the World Tourism Foundation ( 

He is a travel passionate and his wife regularly joined him to explore the world.

  • Denis Dionne
    P.O.BOX 93
    Brossard, (Québec)
    J4W 3L8

    Phone / fax: +1-450 923-0564
    Email : americas [@]

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