Matthias Beyer

mas contour Tourism Consulting & Regional Planning - Geschäftsführender Gesellschafter

Matthias Beyer is founder and managing partner of mas|contour, an internationally acting firm operating in the field of sustainable tourism consulting, regional development and change management.

He is a fully qualified graduate of the hotel business and graduate engineer in landscape planning (with focus on sustainable tourism planning). After his studies he worked for several years as a freelance consultant in national and international tourism projects. In 2005 he founded the Berlin based consulting firm mas|contour Tourism Consulting & Regional Planning ( which is specialised in sustainable tourism development and has already successfully implemented about 70 projects in more than 30 countries.

Core competencies:
Sustainable tourism development at destination and enterprise level (consulting, planning, marketing and management);
Tourism as instrument for poverty alleviation;
Community based tourism;
Tourism in protected areas;
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR);
Analysis of value chains, evaluation and monitoring.

Besides publishing professional articles on sustainable tourism, Matthias Beyer regularly works as a lecturer at Eberswalde University for Sustainable Development and University of Applied Science Bremen.
He is a member of BEST Education Network, of the academic advisory board of Bund für Umwelt und Naturschutz Deutschland (BUND e.V.) – German branch of Friends of the Earth – as well as of further organizations.

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