Frequent contacts with key tourism organizations by nation/territory (incl. historical contacts, incl. former states) and with international tourism organizations and associations

Related contact details and websites of the following and other tourism organizations, associations, and companies you will find with

Additional - after 30 years of research and publishing - we had and have numerous contacts with several thousand of other government agencies (embassies, consulates, ministries of information, ministries of foreign affairs, chambers of commerce, chambers of tourism, tourism industry associations, tour operator associations, travel agency associations, related tourism industry media, airline companies, especially with tourism companies of the private sector), not to forget lot of former official contacts around the globe meanwhile changed into private contacts and some individuals even developed into valuable and trustful friendships…

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ASIA (incl. Middle East)



Ministry of Civil Aviation and Tourism, Kabul (formerly)

Ministry of Information and Culture, Tourism Division, Kabul

Afghan Tourist Organization (ATO), Kabul


Ministry of Economic Development and Investments, State Tourism Committee, Yerevan

Ministry of Trade & Economic Development, Department of Tourism Development, Yerevan (formerly)

Armenian Tourism Development Foundation, Yerevan

Armenian Tourism Development Agency ATDA, Yerevan (formerly)

National Competitiviness Foundation of Armenia, Tourism Division, Yerevan (formerly)

Armenian Council of Tourism and Excursions, Yerevan (formerly)

Fund of Development of Tourism in Armenia, Yerevan


Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Baku

Ministry of Youth, Sport and Tourism, Baku (formerly)

Azerbaijan Tourism Association, Baku



Ministry of Culture, Tourism Affairs, Manama


Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation, Dhaka

Banglades Tourism Board, Dhaka

Ministry of Tourism & Civil Aviation, Dhaka


Department of Tourism of the Royal Government of Bhutan, Thimpu (formerly)

Tourism Council of Bhutan, Thimphu


Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources, Bandar Seri Begawan

Brunei Tourism, Bandar Seri Begawan


go to Myanmar



Phnom-Penh Tourism (Kampuchea, the “old times”)

Ministry of Tourism, Phnom-Penh


go to Sri Lanka

China, People’s Republic:

China National Tourism Administration, Beijing + abroad

The Chamber of Tourism of China, Beijing

China International Travel Services CITS, Beijing + abroad

China Travel Services CTS, Beijing + abroad

East Timor:

go to Timor Leste


Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development, Tbilisi

Ministry of Economic Development, Division of Tourism, Tbilisi (formerly)

Department of Tourism & Resorts of Georgia, Tbilisi (formerly)

Georgia National Tourism Authority, Tbilisi

Hong Kong (Special Administrative Region of China):

Hong Kong Tourism Commission, Hong Kong

Hong Kong Tourism Board, Hong Kong + abroad


Ministry of Tourism and Culture, New Delhi (formerly)

Ministry of Tourism and Poverty Alleviation, New Delhi

Government of India Tourist Office / IndiaTourism, New Delhi + abroad

+ Tourism Boards of all Indian states


Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy, Jakarta

Ministry of Tourism and Creative Industries, Jakarta (formerly)

Indonesia Tourism Promotion Board, Jakarta + abroad


Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance, Dept for Tourism and Pilgrimage Affairs, Tehran (formerly)

Iran Travel & Tourism Organization ITTO, Tehran (formerly)

Iran Cultural Heritage and Tourism Organization ICHTO, Tehran (formerly)

Iran Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization ICHHTO, Tehran

+ lot of incoming tour operators


Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, Baghdad

Tourism Board of Iraq, Baghdad


Ministry of Tourism, Jerusalem

Government of Israel Tourist Office, Jerusalem + abroad


Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, Dept. of Tourism, Tokyo

Japan National Tourism Organization JNTO, Tokyo + abroad


Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, Amman

Jordan Tourism Board, Amman + abroad


go to Cambodia


Ministry of Tourism and Sport (formerly), Almaty (formerly)

Ministry of Transport, Communications and Tourism, Almaty (formerly)

Ministry of Transport and Communications, Tourism Department, Astana (formerly)

Ministry of Industry and Trade, National Tourism Administration, Astana (formerly)

Ministry of Industry and New Technologies, Committee of Tourism Industry, Astana

Kazakh Tourism, Almaty

Agency of Tourism and Sport, Almaty (Alma-Ata) (formerly)

Kazakhstan Tourism Association, Almaty

Korea, Democratic People’s Republic (North Korea):

The National Tourism Administration of the D.P.R. of Korea, Pyongyang

Korea International Tourism Company, Pyongyang + abroad

Korea, Republic of (South Korea):

Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Seoul

Korea National Tourism Organization (KNTO), Seoul + abroad



Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Tourism Sector, Kuwait-City

Kuwait Tourism Services Company (KTSC), Kuwait-City

Touristic Enterprises Company of Kuwait, Kuwait-City


State Agency for Tourism of the Kyrgyz Republic, Bishkek (formerly)

Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism, Bishkek (formerly)

State Committee of the Kyrgyz Republic for Tourism, Sport and Youth, Bishkek (formerly)

Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Bishkek

Destination Marketing Association of Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek

The Silk Road Tourism Association, Bishkek


Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism, Vientiane

National Tourism Authority of the Lao PDR, Vientiane (formerly)

Laos National Tourism Authority (LNTA), Vientiane


Ministry of Tourism, Beirut + abroad

Macao (Special Administrative Region of China):

Direcção dos Servicos de Turismo, Macao

Macao Government Tourist Office, Macao + abroad


Ministry of Tourism, Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia Tourist Promotion Board, Kuala Lumpur

Tourism Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur + abroad


Ministry of Tourism & Civil Aviation, Malé

Maldives Tourism Promotion Board, Malé (formerly)

Maldives Marketing & Public Relations Corporation, Malé


Juulchin – National Mongolia Tourism Authority, Ulaanbaatar/Ulan Bator (in the “old times”)

Ministry of Roads, Transport and Tourism, Ulaanbaatar (formerly)

Ministry of Nature, Environment and Tourism, Ulaanbaatar (formerly)

Ministry of Culture, Sports & Tourism, UIaanbaatar

Mongolian National Tourism Organization, Ulaanbaatar

Mongolian National Tourism Center Discover Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar

Mongolian Tourism Board, Ulaanbaatar (formerly)

Mongolian Tourism Association, Ulaanbaatar


Ministry of Hotels & Tourism, Yangon (Rangon) (formerly)

Ministry of Hotels & Tourism, Directorate of Hotels and Tourism, Naypyitaw

Myanmar Tourism Promotion Board MTPB, Yangon

Myanmar Marketing Committee of MTPB, Yangon


Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Kathmandu

Nepal Tourism Board, Kathmandu

North Korea:

go to Korea, Democratic People’s Republic


Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Directorate General of Tourism, Muscat (formerly)

Ministry of Tourism, Muscat + abroad


Ministry of Interprovincial Coordination, Dept. of Tourism, Islamabad

Ministry of Tourism, Islamabad (formerly)

Ministry of Minorities, Culture, Sports, Tourism and Youth Affairs, Islamabad (formerly)

Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC), Islamabad

EcoTourism Society of Pakistan, Lahore

Palestinian Territories:

Ministry of Tourism & Antiquities, Bethlehem + Gaza


go to Iran


Department of Tourism, Manila + abroad

Philippine Tourism Authority

Philippines Convention & Visitors Corporation, Manila


Qatar Tourism Authority, Doha

Tourism & Antiquities Department, Doha (formerly)

Saudi Arabia:

Saudi General Commission for Tourism & Antiquities, Riyadh

Ministry of Pilgrimage, Riyadh


Singapore Tourism Board, Singapore + abroad

South Korea:

go to Korea, Republic

South Yemen:

go to Yemen, Socialist Democratic Republic

go to Yemen

Sri Lanka:

Ministry of Economic Development, Division of Tourism, Colombo

Ministry of Industries, Tourism & Investment Promotion, Colombo (formerly)

Ceylon Tourist Board, Colombo + abroad (formerly)

Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Board, Colombo

Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority, Colombo


Ministry of Tourism, Damascus

Taiwan, Republic of China:

The Tourism Bureau of the Republic of China, Taipei + abroad


Ministry of Economy and Trade, Dushanbe

Committee of Youth Affairs, Sport and Tourism, Dushanbe

Tourism Authority of Tajikistan, Dushanbe

State Unitary Tourism Company SAYOH, Dushanbe


Ministry of Tourism and Sports, Bangkok

Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), Bangkok + abroad

Timor Leste:

Ministerio do Turismo, Comercio e Industria (MICI), Dili

Direcção Nacional do Turismo, Dili

Secretaria de Estado do Turismo, Ambiente e do Investimento, Dili (formerly)


Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Ankara + abroad

Ministry of Tourism, Ankara (formerly)

Kültür ve Turizm Bakanligi, Ankara

Turizm Danisma Müdürlügü, Ankara

TÜRSAB Türkiye Seyehat Acentalari Birligi, Istanbul

Union of Turkis Travel Agencies, Istanbul


The State Committee for Tourism and Sport, Ashkhabad

Turkmensyakhat State Tourism Corporation, Ashkhabad (formerly)

United Arab Emirates:

National Council for Tourism and Antiquities, Abu Dhabi

Department of Tourism and Culture, Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority, Abu Dhabi (formerly)

Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA), Abu Dhabi (formerly)

Ajman Ministry of Information, Ajman

Ajman Tourism Development Department, Ajman

Dubai Corporation of Tourism and Commerce Marketing DTCM, Dubai + abroad

Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing, Dubai + abroad (formerly)

Fujairah Tourism Bureau, Fujairah (formerly)

Fujairah Authority for Tourism and Antiquities, Fujairah

Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority, Ras Al Khaimah

Ras-Al-Khaimah Tourism Investment & Development Authority, Ras-Al-Khaimah (formerly)

Sharjah Commerce & Tourism Development Authority, Sharjah

Umm-Al-Qaiwain Department of Planning and Area Development, Umm-Al-Qaiwain


Uzbektourism National Company, Tashkent


Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Hanoi

Vietnam National Tourism Authority, Hanoi


Ministry of Tourism, Sana’a

Yemen Tourism Promotion Board (YTPB), Sana’a

The General Tourism Development Authority of the Republic of Yemen, Sana’a

Yemen, Socialist Democratic Republic (formerly):

Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Aden

Public Corporation for Tourism, Aden

Ministry of National Guidance and Information, Aden

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