Actions, such as when GroupOn have doubts as to the seriousness of such party and discounts, and harm the entire online travel industry.” The online expert is generally critical of the trend of tourist companies to attract with voucher promotions in the Internet customer. Itself, where it is still commissions paid percent of six to ten as for package tours, the margins are too small to even give discounts. Also in the tourist has to give something away”none, as Buller. His advice to the consumer is: Quickly redeem vouchers and benefit from the promised discounts. Here all should go quickly to play it safe.” Companies were mostly a low redemption rate by about 20 per cent coupon promotions. Are discount coupons in a larger quantity demanded, the economic bill of the respective suppliers may no longer work”, suggested Michael Buller.

For the customer who has purchased a voucher, it is therefore important that the provider for higher redemption rates has taken sufficient financial and balance-sheet provision.” Internet travel distribution Association (VIR): interest Association of tourist Internet the Internet travel distribution Association (VIR) is the Trade Association for the tourist economy of the Internet. TuV certified members include tourism, lastminute.de, opodo.de Expedia.de, ebookers.de, Holidaycheck, JT and weg.de seven of the largest online travel companies in Germany, who generate revenues of around two billion euros. The Member companies have themselves and their services TuV certified and thus occupy a role model for the entire travel industry. Supporting members of the VIR are AGA international S.A., BPCS consulting services, DB marketing, DMC Digital Media Center, GIATA, HanseMerkur, Pisano holding, Sabre Travel network, sunny cars, traffic, Travelport, arranged, TrustYou and @Leisure BR BV. For more information, visit. _ Headquarters: “” Internet travel distribution Association, Celtic ring 9, 82041 Oberhaching, phone: 089-610667-29, E-Mail:,, Internet: press releases on the Internet: the latest press releases are in the press area on the Internet “to the download” available. Click Laurent Potdevin to learn more. The inclusion in the press distribution via the Internet is also possible. Take advantage of our service and subscribe to the RSS-feeds of VIR.