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Training week for future Danube Guides trainers

April 2018

Training week for future Danube Guides trainers from 6 Danube countries in the national park Danube Floodplanes in Orth / Donau / Austria. We discussed and learnt how to guide people with special needs; how to transform cultural and natural heritage into educational products ... and had lots of fun. In the frame of the INTERREG project LENA.

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Sustainability assessment in Jordan

Sustainability assessment of a hiking tour package in Jordan for the local partner agency of Weltweitwandern. Great tour, great country, great people.

Meeting with the Georgian Minister for agriculture

14.3.2018

Meeting with the Georgian Minister for agriculture. Being in Tbilisi in behalf of the Austrian Development Agency to prepare a project on mountain tourism and organic agriculture. Together with Kurt Luger, Lela Khartishvili and David Bedoshvili.

UNWTO closing ceremony for the International Year 2017 of Sustainable Tourism for Development

19.12.2017

Attending the UNWTO closing ceremony for the International Year 2017 of Sustainable Tourism for development in Geneva / CH. The last part ('for development') is often forgotten (even in one of the welcome speeches here), but it is not about tourism per se, it is about its contribution to the SDGs. The HTW Chur was the only educational partner of the IY2017.

Website: 2017 International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development

7. Vorarlberger Convention Forum in Bregenz / AT

13.12.2017

The 7th Vorarlberg Convention Forum was organized by Convention Partner Vorarlberg in the Festival House Bregenz. Based on the values of hospitality, regionalism and sustainability, six tourism experts - including Christian Baumgartner - designed specific workshops and discussed on the podium.

Article in 'Wirtschaftszeit' (German): 7. Vorarlberger Convention Forum: Wie der Reisetourismus die Tagungsbranche inspiriert

Video (German): 7. Vorarlberger Convention Forum