Our team

More than 20 years’ experience in market research and consulting as well as an interdisciplinary team with specific tourism expertise, knowledge and work experience in different foreign countries guarantees high quality, commitment to excellence and passion for tourism market research and consulting.

The inspektour staff:

Interdisciplinary team

with more than 20 years of experience including intercultural and language competence.

Ralf Trimborn

Founder & Managing Partner

Founder & Managing Partner

Work experience:
Active in the fields of market research, further education and consulting in tourism since 2001

Specialisation:
Destination management, strategic tourism management, regional development

Employment:
Managing Partner at inspektour international GmbH: since April 2015
Managing Partner at inspektour GmbH: since 2002
FINEIS INSTITUT GmbH: CEO 2002 - 2005
FINEIS INSTITUT GmbH: Project Leader of different research and consulting projects, 2001 - 2002

Education & Trainings:
Cultural Studies (FernUniversität Hagen): 2006
Degree in Economics “Diplom-Kaufmann (FH)” in “Business Administration” at the West Coast University of Applied Sciences in Heide: 2000

Languages:
German (Native speaker)
English (Business fluent)

Ellen Böhling

Founder & Managing Partner

Contact person for interested parties outside of Germany

Founder & Managing Partner

Contact person for interested parties outside of Germany

Work experience:
Active in the fields of market research, further education and consulting in tourism since 2004

Specialisation:
Destination management, strategic tourism management, strategic marketing and sales management

Employment:
inspektour international GmbH, Hamburg / Germany: Managing partner since April 2015
IMT Instituto de Management y Turismo, Salta / Argentina: Managing partner since 2008
Institute for Management and Tourism IMT, Heide / Germany: Project Leader of different research and consulting projects, 2004 - 2008

Education & Training:
Master-Degree “Master of Arts (FH)” in “International Tourism Management” at the West Coast University of Applied Sciences Heide: 2006
Degree in Economics “Diplom-Kauffrau (FH)” in “Business Administration” at the West Coast University of Applied Sciences Heide: 2003

Work experience abroad:
London / United Kingdom (Aug. 2000 – Jan. 2001)
Salta / Argentina (Dec. 2007 – May 2014)

Languages:
Deutsch (Native speaker)
English and Spanish (Business fluent)
French (Basic knowledge)

Nadine Reede

Project management DESTINATION BRAND Germany

Contact person for interested parties in Germany

Project management DESTINATION BRAND Germany

Contact person for interested parties in Germany

Work experience:
Active in the fields of tourism and marketing since 2003
Working on DESTINATION BRAND since 2016

Specialisation:
Brand, marketing, sales, tourism projects

Employment:
inspektour GmbH, Hamburg: project management since 2016
CinemaxX GmbH, Hamburg: Brand Management, 2013 – 2016
Stage Entertainment GmbH, Hamburg: Marketing Tour Productions, 2011 – 2013
Deutsche Zentrale für Tourismus e.V., Hamburg: Marketing Domestic Market, 2004 – 2011
Sauerland Tourismus e.V., Schmallenberg: Marketing, Fairs, Roadshows, 2008
IFH Institute for Hospitality Management, Frankfurt: International Sales, 2003 – 2004

Education & Training:
Degree in Economics “Diplom-Betriebswirtin (FH)” with focus on tourism at the Westphalian University of Applied Sciences Bocholt: 2002

Languages:
German and Dutch (Native speaker)
English (fluent)
French (intermediate)

Alexander Koch

Project management Market Research

Project management Market Research

Work experience:
Active in the fields of tourism and market research since 2007
Working on DESTINATION BRAND since 2009
Lecturing at the West Coast University of Applied Sciences since 2015

Specialisation:
Market research, statistical data analysis, monitoring, measing economic effects of tourism

Employment:
inspektour GmbH, Hamburg: project owner in the field of market research with focus on the study series DESTINATION BRAND since 2017
Institut für Management und Tourismus (IMT), Heide: market research, 2009 – 2017
PROJECT M GmbH, Lüneburg: student assistent in the field of market research, 2007 – 2008

Education & Training:
Master-Degree “Master of Arts (FH)” in “International Tourism Management” at the West Coast University of Applied Sciences Heide: 2015
Bachelor-Degree “Bachelor (hons) of Business Administration” in “Leisure and Tourism Management” at the University of Applied Sciences Stralsund: 2009

Work experience abroad:
Nykøbing Falster / Dänemark, 2006 – 2007

Languages:
German (Native speaker)
English (Business fluent)
Danish (Intermediate)
Swedish (Basic knowledge)
French (Basic knowledge)

Simon Leimbrinck

Co-Worker DESTINATION BRAND

Co-Worker DESTINATION BRAND

Work experience:
Active in the fields of tourism since 2014
Working on DESTINATION BRAND since 2014

Specialisation:
Market Research, tourism projects

Employment:
inspektour GmbH, Hamburg: co-worker since 2014

Education & Training:
Master-Degree “Master of Science” in “ Sport Tourism and Recreation Management” at the German Sport University Cologne: 2014

Languages:
German (Native speaker)
English (intermediate)

Prof. Dr. Bernd Eisenstein

Scientific Advisory Board

Scientific Advisory Board

Professional career:
From 2009 to 2011 Dean of the Economics Department at the West Coast University of Applied Sciences in Heide
Since 2008 Vice-Director of the China Outbound Tourism Research Institute (COTRI)
Since 2006 Director of the Institute for Management and Tourism (IMT) at the West Coast University of Applied Sciences in Heide
Since 1997 Professor for International Tourism Management
Geology and Economic studies: Dipl.-Geogr. and Dipl.-Kaufmann; Dr. Phil. (University of Trier)

Specialisation:
Destination management, tourism demand, strategic tourism managementMemberships:
Member of AIEST (International Association of Scientific Experts in Tourism); DGT (German Association of Tourism Science / Deutsche Gesellschaft für Tourismuswissenschaft)

Publications:
Various publications, scientific studies and practice-orientated expertise in tourism and adjacent service industries as well as teaching at the West Coast University of Applied Sciences in Heide, University of Applied Sciences Worms and University of Trier

Languages:
German (Native speaker)
English (Business fluent)

Anne Köchling

Scientific monitoring

Scientific monitoring

Work experience:
Active in the fields of market research and further education in tourism and destination management: since 2005

Employment:
Institute for Management and Tourism at FH Westküste in Heide / Germany, project leader since 2010
Tourismus Agentur Schleswig-Holstein GmbH in Kiel / Germany, project leader 2007-2010
German National Tourism Board DZT e.V., in Frankfurt am Main / Deutschland, project manager Marketing management 2005-2007

Education & Training:
Master-Degree “Master of Tourism Management” in “Tourismusmanagement” at Freie Universität Berlin / Germany: 2005
Degree in Economics “Diplom-Kauffrau” in “International Business Studies” at Universität Paderborn / Germany and Universidad de Santiago de Compostela / Spain: 2004

Specialisation:
Destination management, touristic demand, strategic tourism management

Languages:
Deutsch (Native speaker)
English and Spanish (Business fluent)
French (Basic knowledge)