Our Expertise For Development Cooperation

We work with donor organisations, NGOs, foundations and church institutions.

Effectively Linking Tourism Development With Development Policy Goals

Tourism offers numerous links to the core content of development cooperation. It offers countries in the Global South great opportunities to build infrastructure, create jobs, promote local economic cycles, preserve their natural and cultural heritage, and reduce poverty. However, uncontrolled tourism development can also pose great risks and have negative impacts on the society, culture and nature of these countries.

We therefore focus our consulting on the consistent protection as well as the preservation of natural and cultural resources and human rights in tourism development in the countries of the Global South. The targeted support of marginalised and vulnerable population groups as well as micro-enterprises and start-ups is just as much a focus for us as the consideration of the sustainability and growth limits of tourism. We promote political and economic participation in tourism and always link tourism development with risk prevention and risk management measures in the spirit of resilience.

How Do We Support Development Cooperation?

We offer services from a single source and accompany our partners in the Global South from the first analysis to the concrete implementation of measures.

Selection of Our Development Cooperations

Human Capacity Development (HCD) program for Albanian professionals in the fields of tourism, nature conservation and agriculture
Albania
Basic analysis of the conservation of (agro)biodiversity in rural tourism destinations
Albania
Protection of agro-biodiversity in rural regions - socio-economic household and enterprise survey
Albania
Rural tourism development in Albania
Albania
Promotion of marketing sustainable tourism providers from Madagascar on the German tourism market
Madagascar
Evaluation of development projects of the non-governmental organization Equations
Promotion of sustainable tourism investments in the state of Uttarakhand
Monitoring the tourism marketing process of the Central American countries as a joint tourism destination
Monitoring the tourism marketing process of the Central American countries as a joint tourism destination
Monitoring the tourism marketing process of the Central American countries as a joint tourism destination

Grundlagenforschung & Analyse

  • Entwicklungspolitische Grundlagenstudien zum Tourismus
  • Marktforschung und -analysen
  • Nachhaltigkeitsanalysen, -studien und -gutachten zum Tourismus
  • Fachliche Stellungnahmen und entwicklungspolitische Positionspapiere zum nachhaltigen Tourismus
  • Potenzial- und Standortanalysen zur entwicklungspolitischen Förderung von nachhaltigem Tourismus

Strategie & Planung

  • Entwicklungspolitische Strategien und Lobbyarbeit
  • Konzipierung von entwicklungspolitischen Instrumenten und Tools
  • Machbarkeitsstudien und Konzipierung von Programmen und Projekten zum nachhaltigen Tourismus
  • Beratung zum Aufbau von Public-Privat-Partnerships (PPP) und Entwicklungspartnerschaften mit der Wirtschaft (EPW)

Marketing & Public Relations

  • PR-Strategien und Kampagnenentwicklung
  • PR- und Medienarbeit
  • Online-Marketing und Social Media Support
  • Konzeption, Organisation und Durchführung von Messeauftritten
  • Öffentlichkeitsarbeit und B2C Aktivitäten

Ausbildung & Qualifizierung

  • Konzipierung und Durchführung von digitalen Capacity Building Programmen zur entwicklungspolitischen und touristischen Weiterbildung (Blended Learning, E-Learning, Micro Learning)
  • Konzipierung und Durchführung von analogen Capacity Building Programmen zur entwicklungspolitischen und touristischen Weiterbildung (Präsenzseminare, Workshops, In-House Training, Summer Schools, Fachexkursionen)  

Governance & Management

  • Entwicklungspolitische Beratung zum nachhaltigen Tourismus
  • Aufbau strategischer Partnerschaften und Dialogplattformen mit der Tourismuswirtschaft
  • Strukturelle und inhaltliche Beratung zur Förderung zum internen und externen Wissensaustauschs und -managements im Tourismus  

Evaluierung & Monitoring

  • Evaluierung von Programmen und Projekten nach anerkannten Standards (z.B. DAC-Normen, Capacity Works)
  • Entwicklung von Kriterien- und Indikatorensets für Programme und Projekte im Tourismus
  • Prozess- und Wirkungs-Monitoring
  • Entwicklung von Evaluierungs- und Monitoringsystemen

Prozess- & Umsetzungsbegleitung

  • Konzeption und Moderation von Stakeholderprozessen
  • Begleitende Beratung und Unterstützung bei der Umsetzung von entwicklungspolitischen Maßnahmen für eine nachhaltige Tourismusförderung
  • Projektmanagement und
    -durchführung sowie Backstopping
  • Supervision, Coaching und Mentoring
  • Begleitende Beratung zur Umsetzung von Public-Privat-Partnerships (PPP) und Entwicklungspartnerschaften mit der Wirtschaft (EPW)
  • Konzeption, Organisation, Durchführung und Moderation von Fachveranstaltungen und
    -konferenzen
  • Fachvorträge

Spezialthemen

  • Tourismus als Instrument für eine nachhaltige Entwicklung
  • Wertschöpfungketten-, Pro Poor- und Inclusive Business Ansätze im Tourismus
  • Kommunal- und Regionalentwicklung im Tourismus
  • Nachhaltige Wirtschaftsentwicklung und breitenwirksame Beschäftigungsförderung durch Tourismus
  • Entwicklungspartnerschaften mit der Wirtschaft (EPW)
  • Nachhaltige Ressourcen- und Energieeffizienz sowie Klimaschutz im Tourismus
  • Schutz und Inwertsetzung von Biodiversität durch Tourismus
  • Tourismusentwicklung in Schutzgebieten
  • Community-based Tourism
  • Good Governance und Tourismus
  • Menschenrechte und Tourismus

BASELINE RESEARCH & ANALYSIS

  • Baseline studies on tourism in development policy
  • Market research and analysis
  • Sustainability analyses, studies and expert opinions on tourism
  • Expert statements and development policy position papers on sustainable tourism
  • Potential and location analyses for the developmental promotion of sustainable tourism

STRATEGY & PLANNING

  • Development policy strategies and lobbying
  • Design of development policy instruments and tools
  • Feasibility studies and conception of programs and projects for sustainable tourism
  • Advice on setting up public-private partnerships (PPP) and development partnerships with the private sector (EPW)

MARKETING & PUBLIC RELATIONS

  • PR strategies and campaign development
  • PR and media relations
  • Online-Marketing and Social Media Support
  • Conception, organization and implementation of trade fair appearances
  • Public relations and B2C activities

TRAINING & QUALIFICATION

  • Design and implementation of digital capacity building programmes for development and tourism training (Blended Learning, E-Learning, Micro Learning)
  • Design and implementation of analogue capacity building programmes for development policy and tourism training (face-to-face seminars, workshops, in-house training, summer schools, expert excursions)

GOVERNANCE & MANAGEMENT

  • Development policy advice on sustainable tourism
  • Building strategic partnerships and dialogue platforms with the tourism industry
  • Structural and content-related advice to promote internal and external knowledge exchange and management in tourism

EVALUATION & MONITORING

  • Evaluation of programmes and projects according to recognised standards (e.g. DAC standards, Capacity Works)
  • Development of criteria and indicator sets for programmes and projects in tourism
  • Process and impact monitoring
  • Development of evaluation and monitoring systems

PROCESS & IMPLEMENTATION SUPPORT

  • Conception and moderation of stakeholder processes
  • Accompanying advice and support for the implementation of development policy measures for sustainable tourism promotion
  • Project management and
    -implementation and backstopping
  • Supervision, Coaching and Mentoring
  • Accompanying advice on the implementation of public-private partnerships (PPP) and development partnerships with the private sector
  • Conception, organization, implementation and moderation of specialist events and
    -conferences
  • Specialized lecture

Special topics

  • Tourism as an instrument for sustainable development
  • Value chain, pro-poor and inclusive business approaches in tourism
  • Local and regional development in tourism
  • Sustainable economic development and broad-based employment promotion through tourism
  • Development Partnerships with the Private Sector
  • Sustainable resource and energy efficiency and climate protection in tourism
  • Protection and valorisation of biodiversity through tourism
  • Tourism development in protected areas
  • Community-based Tourism
  • Good governance and tourism
  • Human rights and tourism