Forschungsgemeinschaft Urlaub und Reisen e.V.

The Forschungsgemeinschaft Urlaub und Reisen e.V. (Research Association for Holidays and Travel) is a 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.

Research performance

With the Reiseanalyse, the FUR provides research services amounting to more than half a million euros annually. In accordance with its statutes, the FUR does not make any profits. Any surpluses are fully invested in the research work. The research results are primarily available to members and recipients. These include, among others:

  • regional, national and international tourism organisations (DMOs)
  • Tour operator
  • hotel chains
  • associations and interes groups
  • publishers
  • universities
  • ministries


The Forschungsgemeinschaft Urlaub und Reisen e.V. as the supporting association of the Reiseanalyse ensures the coordination of the research services and the networking of the members.

The NIT, Institut für Tourismus- und Bäderforschung in Nordeuropa GmbH in Kiel, was commissioned with the operational tasks of the RA and the scientific supervision of the study. The NIT also takes care of the organisational aspects of the association.