Elgin & Co.mpany

"Strategy tells you where to go. Communication inspires people to go there with you. It's the only thing that ever does."

Karin Elgin Nijhuis


  • MA in (Ancient) History (Utrecht University)
  • MSc in Corporate Communication including the Andreas Award for Innovation in Corporate Communication (Corporate Communication Centre/ Rotterdam School Management / Erasmus University)
  • (Post-graduate) certificates: Internet Developer & Advisor, Information Strategy, E-commerce, Gamification, Education, UN Safety in the Field.


  • Combined for several years roles at Utrecht University with work for tour operators.
  • Joined the Netherlands Board of Tourism and Congresses (NBTC) to help develop the www.holland.com strategy and platform and other tourism websites.
  • Senior associate consultant in TEAM Tourism Consulting.
  • Co-founder / organiser of the Heritage, Tourism and Hospitality, International Conference, HTHIC.
  • Member of ICOMOS, the International Council  on Monuments and Sites, and IFITT, the International Federation for Information Technologies and Travel & Tourism.
  • Linkedin


  • Advisor, project manager, researcher, author, speaker, conference organisor.
  • Enjoys – more than anything else – teaching, mentoring and capacity building.

& Co.

  • The more than twenty years of experience in software development and architecture, ICT infrastructure and security Hakan Elgin brings in as partner and technical advisor.
  • The colleagues in TEAM Tourism Consulting. TEAM is an international consultancy specialising in strategic and operational planning of all aspects of destination management and marketing.
  • The wealth of expertise and specialist skills partners bring to projects and the generosity with which they contribute to research activities and events.
  • The collaborative approach brought to projects ensuring optimal use is made of the knowledge and experience of clients and all involved.

Photos: At work in Turkey, Finland and Zimbabwe.