Incentives, Meetings, Conferences, Congresses, Organizing Trade Fairs, Hospitality Programs, Special Interest Groups
Compass Tours Incoming was founded in 1974 and is Germany's only DMC with 4 own local offices. In Hamburg, Berlin, Munich and Frankfurt, the staff delivers local on-site assistance. The company promises an exceptional experience to the German MICE market. The teams of passionate professionals are committed to live up to this promise, they are backed by a huge number of years of combined experience in the group travel, incentive, conferencing and event industry.


Top Tours Travel / Compass Tours Incoming
Two Dr. Kater Marketing subsidiaries are celebrating a milestone birthday: 30-year jubilee for Compass Tours Incoming
and Top Tours Travel…

July 2004

The two companies are not only celebrating a milestone birthday this year. They do also have the same age. The two tourism subsidiaries of Dr. Kater Marketing GmbH in Düsseldorf, CTI Compass Tours Dr. Kater GmbH and TTT Top Tours Travel Dr. Kater GmbH have been operating successfully in the international tourism and incoming branch for thirty years now. CTI Compass Tours Incoming in Düsseldorf is one of the leading business travel agencies in Germany. The company offers full incoming services primarily in the field of large international trade fair and congress functions in Germany. Besides operating in the incoming line of business, Top Tours Travel, with its head office in Munich, is also active in the outgoing sector.

A glance back at how it all started

Klaus Schilling in Düsseldorf founded CTI Compass Tours Incoming on July 1st 1974, whereas TTT Top Tours Travel was started by Hartmut-Uwe Berger in Munich on May 10th 1974. The two original company founders had recognized in good time that foreign travel organizers had a great need for support in organizing trips to Germany. Initially the companies were mainly involved in offering hotel reservation services as well as other services, such as transfer services, restaurant reservations, tour guides and sightseeing tours through cities.

In November 1994 CTI Compass Tours Incoming was taken over by Dr. Wolfgang Kater, managing partner with Dr. Kater Marketing GmbH. Since January 2002 Top Tours Travel has also been a member of CTI Compass Tours Incoming network which operates throughout Germany.

Extending the range on offer and the branches

Over the years, the proposed services were regularly adapted to current customer requirements and were extended in alignment with the market. Nowadays the range of services goes far beyond hotel reservations. CTI Compass Tours Incoming and TTT Top Tours Travel have evolved into full service destination management companies. Total solutions are offered, comprising the drawing up of concepts, the organization and the implementation of programs for any type of occasion.

With branches in Düsseldorf, Berlin, Frankfurt, Hanover and Munich, CTI/TTT does currently dispose of an independent strategic network, which, with a team of around 25 experienced employees, offers destination management services in these regions and in population centers throughout Germany. The services are custom-made to suit respective local conditions.

PCO Professional Congress Organizer activities

Besides preparing and organizing congresses and meetings, and in alignment with the further extension of the range of services, a new area of business has been added. Among other activities, in 2003 CTI operated as professional congress organizer/PCO for the Deutsche Zentrale für Tourismus/DZT, Frankfurt a.M. (German Headquarters of the Tourism Industry) at the Germany Travel Mart/GTM in Chemnitz. The company also assumed this task for the DZT at the GTM in Hamburg during the current year.

EUROMIC member

CTI/TTT are proud of the fact that, for two years, they have been the sole partners representing Germany in the leading circle of EUROMIC members, THE association of the most distinguished Destination Management Companies in Europe and the Mediterranean. EUROMIC membership is both a privilege and a guarantee of quality. With this membership Dr. Kater and his two subsidiaries are also focusing more strongly on intensifying and expanding the hospitality, incentive and event line of business, especially since CTI/TTT is active in several other specialized associations in the tourism and meeting sector in Germany and abroad.

For more information on CTI and TTT, please contact Helga Cordes at

Dr Kater

CTI Team


CTI Team with EUROMIC President