Paul Visser

After finishing my bachelor degree in media, film and cultural studies at the University of Wolverhampton in the UK, and working on a few turbulent projects in film production in Luxembourg, I left the film business in 2002 and switched to tourism.


From 2002 to 2015, I restructured as general manager the 5* holiday park Camping Birkelt with 430 pitches in Larochette in Luxembourg from the bottom up and managed the turnaround to modern, popular and profitable company. I negotiated the sale of the company to an international group in 2015, along with a fully planned and approved development project for a further 130 pitches and a new swimming pool complex.


Following my interest in tourism and destination development, I completed a master degree in regional economic management at the Fachhochschule Vorarlberg in Dornbirn / Austria. Since 2015, I have been working as an independent consultant and project manager on topics such as tourism, destination and business development, offering advice and support to companies, municipalities, cities and regions in the implementation of development and revitalization projects.


In addition to revenue management and business model development, the valuation of tourism companies and real estate such as campgrounds, holiday resorts and hotels has become a focus of both my personal interest and work, as this is almost inevitable in business transfers.

Formal qualifications

  • 2002 BA (Hons) Media, Cultural and Film Studies - University of Wolverhampton / GB
  • 2013 MSc Regional Economic Management - Fachhochschule Vorarlberg / Austria
  • 2019 Real Estate Valuation – IFS (Institut für Sachverständigenwesen e.V. - institute of certified expertise), participation to the certificate course 2018, graduation 2019


Further studies & seminars

  • 2009 Quality Coach - Service Quality Luxembourg, Level II – Europäisches Tourismus Institut (ETI)/Trier, Ministère de tourisme Luxembourg
  • 2013 Revenue & Yield Management - Spalteholz Hotel Consulting
  • 2015 Business Model Innovation - Handelskammern Luxembourg
  • 2016 Business Valuation and Due Diligence - Haufe Akademie



  • 2013 Tourism marketing concept for the revitalization and strategic reorientation of the Nordstad region in Luxembourg (master thesis, available on request)
  • 2018 Study on the mid-term development of existing tourist accommodation in the Mullerthal region - Succession planning and development potential for tourist accommodation in the Müllerthal region (in German language).

This empirical study analyses the succession dynamics in the regional accommodation industry and shows opportunities for the development of new accommodation capacities in the area. 

The study was conducted by GO GET Consulting on behalf of LEADER Regioun Mëllerdall and ORT Müllerthal / Little Luxembourg Switzerland from October 2017 to May 2018.

The full study is available upon request.

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