The Danube Tourist Commission brings together countries with such varied histories as Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Romania and Serbia. The Republic of Moldova takes part as observer. Ukraine is not currently a member of the Danube Tourist Commission.
A unanimous resolution adopted by the General Meeting on 19 June 2007 expelled Bulgaria from membership of the Danube Tourist Commission for failing to fulfill its obligations.
Casinos Austria, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia, the Romanian tour operators Karpaten Turism and Prestige Tours International as well as the Port of Belgrade, the Austrian shipping company GTA-SKY-WAYS, Intercruise Shoreside & Port Services (Netherlands), Avalon Waterways/Globus Travel Services S.A. (Switzerland) and since May 2010 the NGO World and Danube/ SVET I DUNAV, Serbia participate in the Commission’s work as a supporting members.
The Danube Tourist Commission has endeavored to work together with important EU bodies, regional and national Danube organizations. As part of these activities mutual membership relations were established in 2004 with the Working Community of Danube Regions (ARGE Donauländer), the Institute for the Danube and Central Europe (IDM), International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River (ICPDR) and the Danube Co-operation Process. Close collaboration is also maintained with EU Corridor VII (Danube)/Tina Vienna Transport Strategies and the association “The Route of Emperors and Kings – Regensburg to Budapest”. The Danube Tourist Commission is a member of the UNESCO working group in Vienna.
The Danube Tourist Commission is organized officially as an association. Member states are represented by their national tourism organizations. They are assisted in their activities by supporting members. The commission is financed by membership dues.
President of the Danube Tourist Commission since 1996 has been Gerhard Skoff. The president is assisted by two deputies, Simion Giurca of the Romanian Tourism Office in Vienna and Michael Duscher of the Austrian National Tourist Office.
DANUBE TOURIST COMMISSION has moved to new office premises. Please note the new address:
DIE DONAU – Danube Tourist Commission
Tel. +43/1/ 9229394
Fax: +43/1/ 253 30 33-1475
Prof. Gerhard Skoff: firstname.lastname@example.org
With the creation of a uniform corporate identity—the distinctive blue Danube wave—the members of the Commission established a common platform and trademark for the organisation’s marketing activities. The Danube Tourist Commission’s activities and services aim to position firmly the river with the variety of inspiring landscapes and attractions from source to delta as one of the top river destinations, to boost the numbers of guests visiting the region, and help generate income for the tourism sector of its member countries.