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World Tourism Directory: The Most Comprehensive

BECKUM, Germany,, the very first globally accessible online information portal which provides tourism related contacts and general information for literally every country and territory around the globe.

Visitors will appreciate the easy navigation tools to be able to find more than 130.000 addresses within 330 nations, countries and dependent territories.

Under every country listed there is a comprehensive index of over 100 categories including:

• Government and national tourism boards and their related agencies within the country and abroad.
• Regional tourism board associations and local tourism offices;
• Hotel chains, hotel reservation agencies and incoming tour operators;
• Airlines, railways, ferry services and motoring associations;
• National park service and key ecotourism associations;
• Tourism-related sports, mountaineering, winter sports, sailing, diving, tennis, golf, cycling, etc;
• Travel trade and travel consumer medias, foreign language medias
• Major business, trade and investment agencies, chambers of commerce;
• Cultural organisations
• Embassies and consulates and much much more... incorporates in-depths lists of all categories for each country – a service provided by no other directory, either digital or printed.

The ‘’embassies/consulates’’ section is a perfect example of the unique nature of as nowhere is so much detailed information, so readily available for tourism stakeholders.

The British publisher World of Information (WI), through their portal and Eturbonews, a tourism news service provides visitors with a constant updated country information and news service. successfully serves the tourism industry, media, governments and international organizations. The directory also offers a wealth of information to leisure and business travellers. Content of this portal is mostly based on updated information from the former three volumes, hard copy publication World Tourism Directory, published previously in association with the UN World Tourism Organization and the World Travel and Tourism Council. is a product of Editor Burkhard Herbote in Germany. Editorial assistance is provided by Denis Dionne in Canada, Technical Director is Geoff Fuller in France. There are over sixty contributors from around the world. “Travel and tourism is the world largest employer. The industry provides more than selling tickets. Beside of business interests, it is our intention to build bridges among countries, nations, cultures and religions. Not just the traveler himself serving as an ambassador of his country or culture, but this industry has the responsibility to highlight its services to contribute as a piece of mutual understanding among the cultures. The traveler himself and the international travel and tourism industry hand in hand as the world largest employer and most influential trade should contribute and understand themselves being the “Peace Industry.” Tourism is more than selling tickets, it’s the way forward!” stated by Burkhard Herbote, who is member of the Advisory Board of the International Institute for Peace through Tourism IIPT.

1986-1988 Miscellaneous 1 96
1987-01 Reisefieber - Vom Kaufmann zum ... Wie man sein Hobby zum Beruf macht 103
1987-07-24 Westfalenpost - Burkhard Herbote weiß alles über weiße Flecken auf dem Globus 106
1987-08-30-1 Die Glocke - Die große Welt im Kleinformat 89
1987-08-30-2 Die Glocke - Die große Welt im Kleinformat 88
1987-08-30-3 Die Glocke - Die große Welt im Kleinformat 84
1987-08-30-4 Die Glocke - Die große Welt im Kleinformat 86
1988 Miscellaneous 1 92
1988-07-29 BILD - Die letzten weißen Flecken der Landkarte 86
1988-08 Check-In - Archivar mit Ambitionen 92
1988-08-06 Frankfurter Rundschau - Eine Fundgrube für Spezialisten 110
1989 Miscellaneous 1 91
1989 Miscellaneous 2 95
1989 Miscellaneous 3 97
1989 Miscellaneous 4 93
1989 Miscellaneous 5 95
1989-01-20 Weser Kurier - Gewußt wie .. Von Albanien bis Tristan da Cunha 123
1989-04 Bundesstelle für Außenhandelsinformationen 115
1989-06-22 Wersekurier - Burkhard Herbote füllt weiße Flecken der Landkarte 109
1989-08 Bundesstelle für Außenhandelsinformationen 112
1989-12 Gale Gazette - NPD Goes Global - A Tale of One Author, Four Languages, and Innumerable Cities 81
1990-04 Hamburgführer - For Many, Beckum is Just a Blank Spot on the Map 113
1990-04-01 Sonntag Aktuell - Experte für Exoten 113
1991 Miscellaneous 1 85
1991 Miscellaneous 2 88
1991-01 Touristik Management 95
1991-01-08 Die Glocke - Kurzreise nach Kiribati eine Kleinigkeit 85
1991-05 Bulletin der touristischen Information, Moskau 81
1991-06 Nepal Informationen 88
1991-1993 Miscellaneous 1 88
1992 STO Presse Reisedienst 88
1995-08-18 Die Glocke - Per Tel u Fax vom Schreibtisch aus Kontakte in die Welt 74
2000-01-20 Blickpunkt am Sonntag - Der Globetrotter am Schreibtisch 75
2000-01-20 Die Glocke - 74000 Anschriften in Nachschlagewerk vereint 75
2005 Der Trotter - Länderinfo-Archiv wird aufgelöst 109
2007-01-21 Westfälischer Anzeiger - Die Welt zu Hause 106
Directing World Tourism A Conversation with Burkhard Herbote by Ron Mader 96