ICOMP Announces the Verband Internet Reisevertrieb e.V (VIR) as a New Member

The Initiative for a Competitive Online Marketplace (ICOMP) is delighted to announce theVerband Internet Reisevertrieb e.V  (VIR) as our latest member.

The Verband Internet Reisevertrieb e.V. (VIR) is the parent association of German online travel portals and represents its members interest along several core themes such as, security on the internet, trust, transparency, and quality standards.

VIR’s chairman Michael Buller said, “The key ICOMP focal points – fair competition, intellectual property rights, data protection and transparency – are exactly in line with the issues that VIR has been promoting since its foundation”

The VIR represents the internet tourist business and also works as a point of contact for consumers, the media and the industry itself. Among its members are seven of the leading online travel portals in Germany (ebookers.de, expedia.de, holidaycheck.de, jt.de, lastminute.de, opodo.de and weg.de). VIR member companies commit themselves to maintaining the highest standards: secure online bookings, transactions and customer care. Member companies and their services are certified by the neutral TÜV, thus setting benchmarks for the entire travel industry.

Members of the VIR include: Allianz Global Assistance, Amadeus Germany, BPCS Consulting Services, CEWE COLOR, DB Vertrieb, DERTOUR, DMC Digital Media Center, FACT-Finder, FTI Touristik, GIATA, HanseMerkur, Pisano Holding, Sabre Travel Network, Sunny Cars, Traffics, Travel-IT, Travelport, TravelTainment, Travelzoo (Europe) Ltd., TrustYou, TUI interactive und @Leisure BR BV.

For further information please visit www.v-i-r.de or find the full press release in German here.


The ICOMP Secretariat