The VDR – Germany’s business travel association
We are Germany’s largest network for business mobility covering any form of business travel from rail and air to rental cars. The VDR represents a cross section of the German economy with over 560 member companies including large corporate groups, SMEs, organisations and service providers to the business travel management sector. We provide companies with a network of experts and as the Verband Deutsches Reisemanagement e.V. (German Business Travel Association, VDR), we are active throughout Germany in dealing with issues relating to business travel. Unique, experienced and professional.
We help companies and organisations set up and professionalise their mobility management systems. Efficient, modern and sustainable.
We maintain a continuous dialogue with our members, business travel service providers, public authorities, the German government and other associations. We focus on acting in the interests of our member companies and represent them nationally and internationally. The VDR is also the sector’s networking platform as well as a knowledge database.
Practical tips for travel managers in their daily work
An important part of our work is to provide members with active support in their daily work – from strategic procurement of travel services to sales control and process management. We not only focus on the quality and safety of travel services, good service and flexibility in travel processing but also on achieving quantifiable, economic benefits. We help our members to identify where improvements can be made. And our mission is quite clear: we want to improve the professionalism of mobility management and promote innovative methods of handling it. This also involves cost-efficiency and process optimisation, a continuous dialogue with industry colleagues and education and training opportunities.