Klaus Lohmann

German National Tourist Office

Klaus Lohmann joined the German National Tourist Office (GNTO) in 2009 as Director for the UK and Ireland.
Klaus worked with a variety of major German cruise lines and tourism offices in the past including Hapag-Lloyd and Studiosus, before joining VW’s AUTOSTADT in Wolfsburg, as Head of Sales and Tourism in 2005.

He travels extensively throughout the UK and Ireland on his quest to meet people from all sectors of the tourism industry and regards both places as continually ‘inspiring and exciting’. With his team in London, he has also established one on the GNTO’s most prominent campaigns: ‘Discover Germany BarrierFree’ - a multi media campaign and specialist tourism website for accessible travel in Germany.

As a tourism expert, Klaus believes responsible tourism is key and that awareness of the environment should begin at school. This, with accessible tourism, will be vital to the global tourism industry in future.

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Feeling Fearless? Why accessible travel is less scary than you think…

Disability friendly tourism can be full of variety and fun and everybody should be able to travel with enjoyment, with ease and without “barriers”. Travel experiences guarantee excitement and inspiration and many cities, regions and tourist attractions are able to provide amazing facilities for all visitors - including wheelchair users, people with limited mobility and for the hearing and visually impaired as well. Using the example of Germany as a cosmopolitan and hospitable travel destination, this seminar will give you an honest and captivating insight of ‘barrierfree’ travel in a time where everybody talks about being accessible but where the reality often does not meet the promises. Please join us for an inspiring and motivating session about accessible travel solutions and find out why your next trip abroad is only a mouse click away.