Travelling was and is my passion. After exciting positions in Africa, the Middle East and Asia, I finally returned to Europe, where I co-founded RMC International in 2003. My professional know-how from tourism marketing to conference, event and trade fair organisation combines fantastically with my intercultural know-how, acquired during my many years abroad in various countries. My motto:
“One must travel to learn.” Mark Twain
Willi K. Kollmann
Faraway places, the big wide world and exotic cultures always had a fascination on me and led me to start an international career in hotel management. The job brought me from Germany, via Dubai, Kenya, Liberia, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong and China back to Europe. During my many years overseas, I have not only managed international five-star hotels, but also gained extensive experience as a member of the ICCA Board (Int. Congress & Conference Association), or as member of the Marketing Advisory Board at PATA (Asia Pacific Travel Association) which also allowed me to build up an excellent international network.
Furthermore, I was Member of the Executive Board of Kärntner Holding Beteiligungs-AG, a 100% subsidiary of Hypo Alpe-Adria-Bank International AG in Austria, where I was instrumental for the planning, projecting and construction of the Hotel Carinzia Falkensteiner in Tröpolach and the Hotel Schloss Velden as well as the planning and development of a medium sized congress centre, all in Austria.
In my more than 30-year career I have worked for InterContinental Hotels, Beaufort Hotels, the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group and the New World Hotel Group.
My main area of responsibility at RMC International is tourism consulting and acquisition. My motto:
“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way to seeing things.” Henry Miller