"The IPD builds a bridge between sustainable service providers in developing countries and the German travel industry. This offers the chance that valuable products and services can be dis-covered and marketed off the beaten path. This may lead to a broadening and upgrading of the range of products offered by tour operators and travel distributors."
Volker Adams has been working at the German Travel Association (DRV) for four years. As the Head of Politics/Foreign Tourism, he is responsible for representing the interests of the travel industry vis-à-vis the German Bundestag and the European institutions as well as the industries-relevant stakeholders in third countries. Previously, Mr. Adams worked as a parlia-mentary group consultant in the German Bundestag for several years. He studied sociology in Bielefeld and optained an MBA in Public Affairs & Leadership in Berlin.