Kai Partale studied Tourism Geography, Business Administration and Sociology. Between 2001 and 2008 he worked as a consultant and later as senior consultant for the European Tourism Institute. Among others he was responsible as Chief Representative and Director for the institutes in Xiamen (China), and Samedan / St. Moritz (Switzerland).
In addition, he has worked since 2004 for various clients, including UN, EC, GIZ, especially in international lodging, leisure and tourism projects.
Kai has worked in strategic planning for the General Investment Authority in Egypt, assisted UNCTAD in FDI / Investment Promotion in Tourism and advised the Center for Investment Promotion in Mozambique on Community-Based Tourism. He was responsible for the development of the National Hotel and Tourism Institute in Yemen and also worked in Egypt and in Jordan's education projects. Other activities were the development of strategies to strengthen the SMEs within the Mongolian hospitality and tourism industry.
He is specialized in market intelligence and strategy consulting, investment promotion and business development, destination marketing management, human resources development and sustainable development.
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