The Berlin-based tourism consultancy mascontour GmbH was founded in 2005.
We are an interdisciplinary network of national and international experts for whom travelling means more than just relaxing and getting away from everyday life. That is why we are working together with great enthusiasm on solutions to make tourism innovative and responsible. You can expect a team that has many years of practical experience in tourism consulting, thinks and works in a customer-oriented way and always meets new challenges with an open mind, fresh ideas and perseverance.
We have already successfully implemented around 180 tourism projects in over 60 countries.
We are your sustainability advisors in tourism!
All the facts at one glance:
Economic success, satisfied guests and employees as well as a high quality of life on site will only be achievable in equal measure and in the long term if we place the resilience of destinations and businesses at the centre of tourism development. For us, resilient tourism means thinking holistically and giving equal weight to competitiveness, modernisation, sustainability and risk prevention in our work.
Our vision is to provide impulses for sustainable tourism and to create lasting added value for our customers!
We stand for competent advice and partnership-based cooperation to make tourism more resilient and sustainable together. mascontour offers services from a single source, accompanies you from the analysis to the concrete implementation of measures and also advises digitally.
We won’t change everything, but we will make a lot of things better!
We are one of the world’s leading consulting firms with regard to resilient and sustainable tourism development and see ourselves as pioneers and co-creators of a megatrend. For us, resilience and sustainability are not just buzzwords, but a long-term corporate principle that is systematically applied in our consulting activities.
We have successfully supported clients on five continents and in more than 60 countries from the local to the national level in the design and implementation of resilient and sustainable tourism. Whether established or lesser-known destinations, market leaders or small niche companies, we are used to developing the right answers and measures for a wide range of customer needs.
We do not only advise on resilience and sustainability in tourism, but are also committed to these issues inside and outside the company. All business trips are 100% compensated by us. We stand for climate-friendly advice and increasingly rely on digital solutions to proactively avoid CO2 emissions.
The wishes of our customers are always at the centre of our work. We develop practical results with long-term benefits and added value on the basis of well thought-out and realistically timed service offers. We follow a participatory and interactive advisory approach and already pave the way for the implementation of effective measures during our consultancy work.
We also leave the beaten track sometimes. There is no copy & paste with us. For us, every project is a challenge in its own right, which we always meet with creative approaches and individual solutions.
Beyond our consulting activities, we are also intensively involved in various organisations to ensure that sustainable solutions for the tourism industry are more widely disseminated and applied nationally and internationally.
The DRV is the largest organisation of travel agencies and tour operators in Germany. The association represents the interests of medium-sized and large companies in the travel industry vis-à-vis service providers in Germany and abroad as well as German, European and international politics. It also actively promotes sustainable tourism.
Matthias Beyer is a member of the DRV Sustainability Committee. The committee’s aim is to encourage tour operators and travel agencies to use natural resources sparingly and to operate in an environmentally friendly manner, and to provide assistance in this respect. Furthermore, the committee advocates for environmentally and socially responsible tourism in the destinations.
ECPAT (“Association for the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation”) is a nationwide association of 29 institutions and groups. The association works to ensure that the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child is respected, that causes of non-compliance are identified and that violations are prosecuted with all available means. In addition, ECPAT is involved in various fields of work (politics, justice, economy and education) and, in cooperation with governmental and non-governmental organisations, carries out campaigns and projects to raise public awareness, develop preventative measures and create legal foundations for the protection of children.
FCCCO is a prestigious non-profit organisation under the patronage of Madame Kareen Rispal, Ambassador of France to Canada, the French Embassy and the Chambre de Commerce et d’industrie (CCI) France International. The Chamber works hand in hand with the French and Canadian governments to support bilateral trade between France and Canada and addresses the market gap between France and Anglophone Canada’s trade and commerce hub, Ontario. In 2021, mascontour was appointed to FCCCO’s Sustainability Think Tank and works with global companies on sustainable strategies for tourism and other industries.
GATE is committed to socially and environmentally responsible travel. The association bases its work on ethnological perspectives and points of view in order to promote intercultural dialogue between travellers and those who have travelled, as well as mutual understanding. GATE holds specialist conferences and seminars at schools and regularly organises a Jour Fixe on selected topics related to sustainable tourism in Berlin.
The GSTC is the most important global institution for establishing sustainability standards in destinations, hotels and tour operators. In order to improve the verifiability, transparency and credibility of existing certification systems in tourism, global minimum standards for sustainable tourism were developed by the GSTC. Companies can obtain accreditation in a three-stage procedure and thus prove that they comply with these minimum standards.
The Code is a tourism industry-sponsored initiative composed of stakeholders with a mission to raise awareness, provide tools and support in the tourism sector to combat child sexual exploitation in the context of travel and tourism. The initiative takes into account six criteria that form the Code of Conduct for the Protection of Children from Sexual Exploitation in the Travel and Tourism Industry. mascontour signed the Code of Conduct in March 2020.
The federal working group TT Network e.V. is a non-profit association and registered lobby group with the German Bundestag. It is an interdisciplinary network of tourism professionals committed to professional development and quality in tourism. It is the only Europe-wide “Trainers in Tourism Network”. The network cooperates at home and abroad with educational institutions and organisations that implement tourism qualification and quality assurance measures.