PKF Hospitality Group appoints head of destination development

PKF Hospitality Group appoints head of destination development

Florian Van Der Bellen will be tasked with expanding the international tourism consulting arm of the business

PKF Hospitality Group, a hospitality and tourism consulting firm, has appointed Florian Van der Bellen as the head of Destination Development for the PKF tourism experts division.

In the region, PKF hospitality group has provided advisory support for destination development in Abu Dhabi in the UAE and Yenkit in Oman, and has managed more than 1,000 consulting projects in more than 70 countries in the hotel industry.

Van der Bellen studied at the Tourism College in Innsbruck and at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration (WU Wien) and most recently ran his own company in the field of tourism consulting in Austria, Romania and Georgia, among other countries. 

Prior to his tourism career, Van der Bellen served as hotel manager at various four- and five-star hotels in Austria, Germany and Australia. 


PKF Hospitality Group global CEO Michael Widmann said: "We are very pleased to have Florian Van der Bellen, a proven expert in the field of tourism, on board. Destination development on a national, regional and local level as well as for a variety of tourism destination types is becoming increasingly important. 

"With PKF tourism experts, we offer a wide range of services for tourism destinations, from comprehensive tourism master plans and tourism development strategies to digitalisation and marketing strategies."

MSC Cruises names general sales agent in Qatar
Aman introduces new itineraries to mark 35th anniversary
Dubai most popular Gen Z travel destination on TikTok

Van der Bellen said: "I'm very pleased to be working for PKF hospitality group. I see great potential for synergies in the combination of PKF's global presence and my experience in both the hotel industry and destination development. 

"My goal is to further expand PKF in tourism consulting internationally. I look forward to many exciting projects with our partners." 

For more information, visit 

Share article

View Comments