FUR - Forschungsgemeinschaft Urlaub und Reisen e.V.

In the summer of 1994, the association "Forschungsgemeinschaft Urlaub und Reisen" was founded by users of tourism research to provide the means for surveying holiday travel behaviour continuously, independently and across all industries. With the continuation of the Reiseanalyse - a survey (representative for the population) recording and describing the holiday travel behaviour of the Germans, their travel related attitudes, motivations and interests - FUR succeeded the "Studienkreis für Tourismus e.V." that had conducted this study annually for 23 years.

What is the FUR?
The FUR is neither a market research institute nor a management consultancy. Above all, it is an independent association of domestic and international users of tourism research in Germany. It is a non-profit organisation commissioning tourism research projects. The independence of FUR is guaranteed by the composition of its members and also the manning of the board to which - according to the statutes - representatives of all tourist sectors belong.

FUR deals with a lot ...
With the help of the "Reiseanalyse" FUR elaborates research achievements to a value of EUR 500.000 and above. According to the statutes, FUR does not make any profit, but re-invests any surpluses completely into research work. The detailed research results are - above all - available for members and subscribers to the RA: a broad spectrum of companies and organisations in the tourist industry, specialized tour operators, hotel chains, regional, national and international tourism organisations, government ministries, and publishing houses.