Excursion to Morocco

January 2019

Excursion of the HTW Chur 'Sustainable Tourism & International Development' Major to Morocco. Memorable days including topics like ecotourism for development, national park, argan oil cooperatives, Robinson Club hotel training for disadvantaged young people, cooking classes and much more ... Thanks to GIZ for great support.

Weltweitwandern Academy

December 2018

Weltweitwandern organizes together with Christian as trainer and facilitator the Weltweitwandern Academy with 50 participants from 30 countries. A both intensive but also amazing week for partner agencies and key-guides.

5 days (and nights) of Styrian excursions (Zotter, Gölles, ...) discussing the present and the future, exercises for improving guiding skills - and a lot of cross-cultural fun.

Workshop discussion with the German Bundestag committees


Workshop discussion with the German Bundestag committees for 'Tourism' and 'Economic Cooperation and Development'. Organised by GIZ / BMZ Christian was invited to give the keynote speech on 'Sustainable Tourism in Developing and Emerging Countries'.

LENA - Danube Guides courses in Vukovar / Croatia

September 2018

First two modules of the LENA - Danube Guides courses in Vukovar / Croatia. Including a ride in a solar boat, the visit in the museum of the Vucedom culture (the oldest European Calendar) and a visit in Kopacki Rit Nature Park - including masses of white-tailed eagles and (for the first time for me) a jackal.

Damavand Jubilee symposium


Some days in Teheran / Iran for the Damavand Jubilee symposium, organised by the Austrian Cultural Forum. (The Damavand is the highest peak in Iran, first ascended 175 years ago by Austrian climbers). I had a nice speech about "mountain tourism - from the conquerors yearning to a contribution to the SDG implementation."

Here with me very interesting people: Peter Habeler, Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner, Wolfgang Nairz, Andy Holzer, Kurt Luger, Andreas Schieder and many Naturfriends from Lower Austria.

Summer school teaching "Sustainable Leadership"

July 2018

Just back from Iceland. Third time summer school teaching "Sustainable Leadership" at the Bifröst University. Amazing nature, great students and colleagues. Looking forward to come back ...