Dietmar Quist has been working in tourism for the past 30 years: Teaching tourism in the United Arab Emirates, consultant to the tourism ministry in Syria and Yemen and several governors in the Philippines. He offers training and communication programmes for adults. For more than 20 years he has been working as a tour guide (round trips, adventure tours) and has been head of an incoming tour operator in Yemen from 1996 till 2001. Since 2007 he has been a member of the team of trainers for the „Intercultural Tour Guide Qualification“ seminars run by the Institute for Tourism and Development. Since 2007 he has been a member of the jury and an expert to check projects for the TO DO Award, and since 2012 he has been treasurer of the organisation. He has been a board member since 2012.