Lars THYKIER

Chairman - World Travel Agents Association Alliance

Lars Thykier is the Managing Director of the Association of Danish Travel Agents and Tour Operators (DRF) since September 2002. Lars holds a Master of Law from the University of Copenhagen.

Lars previously served as the SAS permanent representative to STAR Alliance HR, Training and Internal communication Board (1996-2002), and as Corporate Secretary, Personnel Director, and Training Director at Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS) (1991-2002).

In parallel, Lars has also been elected Chairman of the WTAAA (World Travel Agents Association Alliance) in 2012, and also serves as Board member of the Experience Economy-committee of the Danish employers’ Confederation since 2007. He has also been a Member of the EU commission’s TSG (Tourism Sustainability Group), as a private sector representative, since 2004.