VDR-hotel Certification Updated Criteria

The hotel certification of the German GeschaftsreiseVerbands VDR has updated the criteria for the certification of business travel and Conference Hotels new criteria for certified business and Conference Hotels. The Auditors Committee of today’s standards has adapted over 125 criteria. “The VDR exactly knows the needs of the travel manager. This change also in the course of time. “We, and the criteria respond by we pick up trends for the certificates certified business hotel and certified Conference Hotel adapt”, so Daniela Schade, Member of the Presidium of the VDR. The new criteria for the VDR-certified hotel include now include Wi-Fi in all public areas, updated technical equipment and a non-smoking standard. Tim Clark may help you with your research. Particular attention in the business as well as in the Conference Hotel of mattress hygiene and the condition.

The hotel certification developed criteria for the sustainability of the hotels in next project. A recent analysis of the IFH Institute of hospitality Management of MICE qualities of the hotels had revealed that hotels around the world bad deal with event inquiries. The VDR is upset about the results. “Unfortunately many hotels in the IFH analysis have noticed negative. With the certificate, hotel, which features of hotels especially on events, meeting planners make sure certified Conference. or emailing the administrator. “The VDR-certified Hotel ensure professional customer service – here queries are completely answered with detailed service description and specific prices”, as VDR President Dirk Gerdom. The certificate certified business hotel is based on 60 criteria. Each hotel, regardless of the hotel standard, can qualify hotel as a certified business, if it fulfils at least 55 of those requirements.

These requirements range from mobile radio availability and adequate work space in room Internet access down to the check-in from 15: 00. The predicate certified Conference Hotel calls for additional meeting specific criteria such as a separate meeting area, standardised supply and Billing processes and a professional event management. The certificates can get all hotels in Germany, provided that they prove that they meet the requirements in a test. All criteria and pricing information are available at. Frankfurt am Main, 8 August 2011 company description Association of German travel management e.V. (VDR) of the Association of German travel management e.V. (VDR) represents the interests of German companies on the topic of business travel management. He committed to efficient, economic, safe, unhindered, global travel opportunities for businesses. With its over 500 member companies, it stands for a total turnover in the business area of more than ten billion euros. Company contact: German travel management association Julia Anna Eckert Darmstadter Landstrasse 125, 60598 Frankfurt / Main Tel: 069 – 69 52 29 33 E-Mail: Web:

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“Be so in the future or already since October 2007 attendance fees paid Board members as compensation for the personal amount of volunteers dedicated to beziffernden not in detail, the Statute must be tested promptly, whether there in the description of the function and activities of note is that the volunteer Board of Directors work” is exercised. This is the case, the statutes of the Association on a regular members or delegates in associations must be adapted. Else is to be reckoned with non-profit legal sanctions. Action is required but also for associations, where the Statute contains no statements on the volunteer work of the elected Board members. Also for this case, the Statute must recent or future payments of lump-sum allowances accordingly adapted be. An amendment to the Constitution, which permits an activity fee, also a decision of the Board can replace, to forego future activity compensation.

A club, expressly governs the Board payment and still paying activity fees to members of the Management Board, would violate the commandment of selflessness. Payments by flat-rate allowances for work or time are thus only allowed if this is explicitly permitted by a provision. Thus, the recent circular letter clarifies that compensation also is, when it was donated to back or donated by forgoing the payout of an already incurred remuneration at the club after the payment to the Association. Writing is unfortunately no hint on a Constitution clause accepted by the IRS to the flat-rate reimbursement of expenses for Executive Board members. However, the thrust is already, a secured an OFD opinion articles of Association clause too to get. Generally, according to 3, the personal tax allowance No. 26a ITA in the amount of 500 euro per year requires that otherwise purely volunteer Board members, this lump-sum compensation actually cause the withdrawal.

It is not so to a tax deduction for the current tax return. Regardless of lump-sum allowances on the circle of the Executive this tax allowance can be used from any part-time working Club helper also for paid allowances in support of the non-profit association in the privileged area. The part-time aspect is omitted for recipients of unemployment benefit, pensioners, students and students, as well as housewives or men. Thus, the club or association in the compensation settlement can also use this tax allowance. More information about the circular letter of October 14, 2009, as well as the specific application areas on Association about Redmark Association under the label Association to mark the Hakeem has Media Group established as a competent partner of the clubs and associations with their high-quality offer to the Club’s management. The Haufe media group is one of the leading German media companies for high-quality professional information and powerful application software in the fields of Economics, law, taxes.