Alexandra Partale funded benchmark:services in 2009 and coordinates the network.
After her study of tourism geography, business administration and sociology at the University of Trier her experiences have been determined by her work for the European Tourism Institute GmbH for nearly 10 years.
As part of her doctorate she has developed the assessment tool of the "Comparative evaluation of quality for German town spas from a tourist perspective".
In 2010, she has developed the concept for the Comparative Visitors Monitor, which now involve 40 tourist destinations from all over Germany.
Since 2012, she works on crowdfunding as a tool of sustainable regional development. With the objective of establishing a Germany-wide best practice example, she launched in 2015 the regional crowdfunding platform place2help Munich. Her concept which the platform is based on, has been awarded the label National Urban Development Policy (NSP) of the Ministry of Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB). Her knowledge and experience in this area she now shares within the framework of lectures, workshops and expert discussions.
Latest publication: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH (2019): Destination management in developing and emerging countries. Handbook and guidelines for building sustainable destination management organizations, Bonn and Eschborn