The Forschungsgemeinschaft Urlaub und Reisen e.V. is neither a market research institute nor a management consultancy. Rather, it is the neutral interest group of the users of tourism research results.
The FUR is the largest non-commercial organiser and commissioner of tourism research in Germany. The neutrality of the FUR results from the composition of its members and the composition of its board. According to the statutes, all sectors active in tourism are represented on the board.