Born in Bavaria Germany, Rudi founded Sky-tours GMBH as a brick-and-mortar travel agency in Germany in 1973. Sky-tours focused on the airline sector in 1977, by joining Laker Airways as a general sales agency.
Then, in 1998 Sky-tours.com went online as one of the first flight booking engines on the worldwide web.
Through Rudi’s innovative passion, Sky-tours continues to evolve and now represents a global house of brands, Sky-tours International (STI) – through brands Sky-tours.com, Militaryfares.com, Sky-toursUSA and affiliate brand Era of Travel.
This powerhouse represents 2 decades of online transactions, sales and services to 90+ countries, exclusive platforms for USA Military service members, and discounted value fares to global, leisure travelers.
STI, now represents itself as a leading provider of packaged-leisure travel solutions, globalized sourcing of air, land, ground and sea travel products, and seamless online travel transactions. Rudi’s primary focus today is to ensure the house-of-brands under STI continue to evolve, yet maintain value to create vacation packages, and sell air, land, ground and sea offers to bolster the dream of tourism – worldwide.
Rudi is the “Grandfather” of travel agents who embraces technology, as a means to improving the travel experience for travelers. His favorite travel destination is currently: Acores, Portugal.