Hej, my name is Holger, I am a tourism and hospitality expert.


After studies in Tourism Management and a career with steps at a tour operator, a destination management company and an incoming operator, I am self-employed since 2004, realising projects in destination management, event marketing, tour operating and being a host myself. With more than 20 years of practical experience in tourism and hospitality, I also work as a trainer and speaker internationally. 


Although I love to explore known and unknown places myself, visit friends abroad and believe, that travelling opens one's mind and has a positive impact on our global community, it is a fact that tourism has negative impacts on the environment and cultures. I am engaged in this topic as well as in ideas of a more sustainable life in general.


Originally from Heidelberg my homebase is Zurich. I love good food and cooking, preferably together with friends. I enjoy music, reading and watching movies. I do yoga and running and I commute by bike as often as possible. You may see me standup paddling on lakes, rivers and the sea.

My professional focuses are

  • Hospitality Management: Online Ratings and Reviews, Online Reputation Management, Feedback Management, Communication, Product Management, Distribution and Pricing
  • Destination Management & Events: Organisation and Management of Destination Management Companies and Destination Management Services for Incentives and Events (experienced in events for up to 2500 participants)
  • Tour-Operator and Travel Advisor: Product Development and Buying of all services for Business and Leisure Travel and Events, Organising trips world wide, Management of tour operators and travel agencies