10 years Foundation

DER Touristik Foundation

DER Touristik Foundation reaches a decade of global impact with 10-year anniversary

DER Touristik Foundation, the non-profit association founded by DERTOUR Group, formerly known as DER Touristik, in 2014, proudly marks a decade of impactful global initiatives as it celebrates its 10-year anniversary this year. In honor of this milestone, DERTOUR Foundation is excited to reflect on the journey and share highlights of a decade of positive change.

new brand DERTOUR Group


DER Touristik Group evolves to DERTOUR Group: A strategic milestone in its internationalisation journey

DER Touristik Group, the second-largest tour operator in Europe and a key player in the international travel and tourism industry, announces a significant step in its strategic evolution through a rebranding initiative by becoming known as DERTOUR Group. This strategic move signifies the Group’s commitment to internationalisation and the cultivation of a joint international identity.

Acquisition of majority stake DR Hospitality

DERTOUR Hotels & Resorts

DERTOUR Group acquires a majority stake in DR Hospitality

DERTOUR Group has just made another major investment in its growing hotel business and increased its holdings in the market for land-based travel. The hotel division of the Group, DERTOUR Hotel & Resorts GmbH (Cologne), has acquired a majority stake in DR Hospitality GmbH & Co. KG, a company based in the northeastern German city of Rostock.

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Hotel brand awards

DERTOUR Hotels & Resorts

DERTOUR Group hotel brands Sentido, Aldiana and Cooee win 13 HolidayCheck Awards including two Gold Awards as well as other industry distinctions. The first fruits of the quality campaign can already be seen.

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Diversity and competence in  tourism

As one of the leading European tourist groups, DERTOUR Group will make your dream holiday come true. Each year, millions of guests entrust the group of companies with their holiday and business travel. To do so, they rely on the expertise of renowned tour operators, specialists, travel agencies, hotel brands, agencies at the resort and business travel experts of the competent and strong group. DERTOUR Group is a trusted partner that is guided by the needs of travellers. The group of companies can look back on over 100 years of history and is the travel and tourism division of the REWE Group, one of the leading European trading companies. More about us


Dieter Zümpel appointed Chief Sales Officer at DERTOUR Group Hotel Division

The experienced tourism manager Dieter Zümpel returns to DERTOUR Group in a new role. With immediate effect, he takes over as Chief Sales Officer for the hotel division of DERTOUR Group and will report directly to Karl J. Pojer, CEO Hotel Division DERTOUR Group. The hotel division comprises of 10 brands, including Aldiana, Sentido and Playitas, with over 100 hotels in 14 countries.

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Pojer, Karl J. / CEO DT Hotel Division

Karl J. Pojer appointed new CEO of DERTOUR Group Hotel Division

With immediate effect, Karl. J. Pojer will be overseeing the entire Hotel Division of DER Touristik Group. With extensive management experience in the international hotel and cruise industry, he will head up one of DER Touristik Group’s main growth areas. As the new CEO of DERTOUR Group Hotel Division, Mr. Pojer will report to Dr. Ingo Burmester, CEO Central Europe and Member of the Executive Board of DERTOUR Group.

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Strong brands under one umbrella

DERTOUR Group combines many international brands under one umbrella. This includes renowned tour operators and specialists, popular hotel brands and global destination agencies as well as strong travel agency and online sales and business travel experts.

What sustainability means for us

Sustainability is an important component of DERTOUR Group’s philosophy. As a travel group operating internationally, we take our responsibility towards people and nature in the holiday destinations very seriously, and advocate this as part of our sustainability programme “DER Welt verpflichtet” (Dedicated to DER World).

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