The Barrier-free Travel Destinations Association in Germany is a group of cities and tourism regions which are especially committed to barrier-free tourism in Germany and who work to continuously develop and communicate barrier-free tourism in cooperation with the partners of the association.
The principles of the association form the basis of our work and define the minimum requirements for existing and potential new members.
Our holiday regions are waiting to welcome you:
We aim to accommodate the needs and wishes of all our visitors. There are great tips and suggestions for family holidays, including families with very small children.
Check out some of our barrier-free offers and packages. You will find a whole range of barrier-free accommodation, service facilities and opportunities for active holidays. We are actively engaged in removing any remaining barriers that are still to be found. Our aim is complete satisfaction for all our visitors.
This joint website features all of our eight holiday regions in Germany. You will also find links to other websites about the regions, which can help you to plan and organise your holidays.
We hope you enjoy your holiday in our regions without barriers!
The Barrier-free Travel Destinations Association in Germany is a group of cities and tourism regions which are especially committed to barrier-free tourism in Germany and who work to continuously develop and communicate barrier-free tourism in cooperation with the partners of the association. Barrier-free tourism is a top priority for the members of the Association.
The objectives of the Association are as follows:
The members of the Association make their decisions for the good of the Association as a whole. The work of the Association is based on these principles and the rules of procedure.
Minimum requirements of the Association members
Membership of the Association
The Association is open to towns/cities and tourism regions in Germany, represented by the respective official tourism organisation, who subscribe to the principles of the Association and satisfy the minimum requirements. The members decide whether new applicants can join the Association on the basis of a written application and a presentation by the applicant to the Association.
The Association comprises the following founder members:
as well as the new members:
The founder members have already devoted significant time and financial resources to the Association. New members are therefore required to pay a joining fee of €1,500 (plus VAT). All joining fees will be used in the work of the Association.
New members will be admitted on 1 July of each year, and the contribution to the marketing budget shall be payable pro rata.
Membership shall be for an unlimited period. It may be terminated by 30 June each year with effect to the end of the year. The Association meeting may adopt a resolution to exclude a member in accordance with the rules of procedure, if due cause exists. Cause includes in particular failure to comply with the minimum requirements.
The Association welcomes donations from donors who subscribe to its principles.
The members of the Association shall elect a spokesperson for a two-year term. The tourism organisation of the spokesperson shall act as the Association office for this period. The office shall receive a flat-rate of 5 per cent of the annual marketing budget as compensation for expenses incurred.
Plans for joint marketing activities are drawn up each year by the end of November. All members shall contribute equally to the marketing budget. The annual marketing contribution in 2008 and 2009 per member is €3,000 (plus VAT). The marketing budget will be managed by the office of the spokesperson. The spokesperson shall account for the budget at the Association meetings. At the end of the year all members shall receive a written statement of account.
Use of the logo
All members of the Association are entitled to document their membership of the Association. This includes in particular use of the logo.
Meetings of the Association
The essential decisions concerning the work of the Association are made at the meetings of the Association. In accordance with the rules of procedure, these are held as and when required, generally twice a year.
Erfurt, 27 November 2008