International Destination Strategies (IDS) is a boutique consultancy company, specialized in developing the creative concept,  design briefing and brand strategy, for the public-private project development of a multi-brand destination, with retail, food & beverage, m.i.c.e and hotel accommodations, fully integrated with location based entertainment themed as destination icon & brand experiences

International Destination Strategies (IDS) is located in Epe, Netherlands. IDS was formed to fulfill the demand for practical knowledge and hands-on experience in the attendance driven industries such as leisure, hospitality and mice.

Hans van Driem has more than 47 years of  practical experience in the leisure & hospitality industry.  As Managing Director of International Destination Strategies, he has been involved in the development of a large number of leisure projects in the Netherlands, Germany, Poland, France and China.

Hans van Driem was a member of the board of NHTV University Breda and guest lecturer at Saxion University of Applied Sciences (Deventer).

Previous experience:
– 2007 – 2010 Managing Director of HBPO (Holland Business Promotion Office)
– 2000 – 2007 Managing Director of NBTC (Netherlands Board of Tourism and Conventions)
– 1993 – 2000 Managing Director of Walibi Flevo & Six Flags Holland
– 1988 – 1993 Director Commercial & Operational Affairs of the World Horticulture Exhibition Floriade 1992
– 1979 – 1988 Director Sales & Marketing Europe for Crest Hotels and Holiday Inn
– 1974 – 1979 Sales Manager Germany for Beach Resort Scheveningen
– 1970 – 1974 Tour Manager Europe for Lee Kirkland and Emhagee Travel USA

For more detailed info see:

Hans van Driem . Career timeline version 4, December 30th 2015. from International Destination Strategies

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