Martin Merta, founder and CEO of Distinctly Deutschland, and his wife Karen have spent half their adult lives living in the US, South Africa, New Zealand, France, Wales, England, Belgium, Russia and even Fiji…
After working for several U.S. companies, Martin graduated from Harvard Business School in Cambridge, MA., and has been a successful entrepreneur in the IT industry for most of his professional life.
Being passionate travellers themselves, they have appreciated unique service experiences even in remote places like Mongolia or Sri Lanka.
Whilst being proud of the scenic beauty and cultural wealth of Germany, Martin and Karen had to concede that when travelling in Germany alas the personal touch was often lacking.
In their quest to organizing the ultimate travel experience for international visitors with their dedication to presenting Germany and its many hidden gems in their best light, Martin and Karen decided to launch Distinctly Deutschland in 2009.