Elgin & Co.mpany

Combining expertise in communication and heritage and cultural tourism
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Karin Elgin-Nijhuis 

MA in History & MSc in Corporate Communication.
Awarded: the Rotterdam School of Management/Erasmus University’s
“Andreas Award for Innovation in Corporate Communication 2018”. 
Post-graduate courses and certificates:  Communication Strategy, Information Strategy,  E-commerce, Gamification,  Internet Developer & Advisor, Education, UN Safety in the Field.
Roles: more than 20 years of experience as managing partner, advisor, researcher, author, teacher and speaker.
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The more than 25 years of experience in software development and architecture, ICT infrastructure and   security partner and technical advisor Hakan Elgin brings in.

The colleagues in TEAM Tourism Consulting, an international consultancy specialising in the strategic and operational planning of all aspects of destination management and marketing.

The wealth of expertise and specialist skills other partners bring to projects and the generosity with            which they contribute to projects.

The collaborative approach we bring to projects ensuring optimal use is made of the knowledge and    experience of clients and their stakeholders.

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Elgin & Co. worked/work among others with:
UNWTO – United Nations World Tourism Organization* (From 2024 on: UN Tourism) 
UNWTO Themis Foundation | UNWTO  Academy
Fáilte Ireland – National Tourism Development Authority, Ireland*
UNCTAD – United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
GUtech – German Technical University in Oman
Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, Netherlands
ETC – European Travel Commission*
Province of Zeeland & Heritage Zeeland, Netherlands*
Visit Flanders | Toerisme Vlaanderen, Belgium* 
STB – Slovenian Tourism Board*
MTA – Malta Tourism Authority*
NWDA – North West Development Agency  for Liverpool & Merseyside, Cheshire, Lancashire, Manchester, Lake District & Cumbria, United Kingdom*
Municipality of Middelburg, Netherlands
Municipality of Heuvelland, Belgium
Province of Drenthe, Netherlands*
GOBT – Gelders en Overijssels Bureau voor Toerisme, Netherlands
Università di Trento, Italy
CTO – Carribean Tourism Organization
Mali Lošinj & Cres, Croatia
Jadranka Hoteli | Lošinj Hotels & Villas, Croatia
Visit Britain & Visit England*
Municipality of Leeuwarden, Netherlands
Province of Friesland, Netherlands
*in cooperation with a.o. TEAM Tourism Consulting

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Tourism and leisure CAN be tools for positive change, natural and cultural heritage conservation and meaningful cultural exchange.  Karin Elgin-Nijhuis is:
Co-founder & organiser of HTHIC | Heritage, Tourism and Hospitality, International Conference & LAB
Member of ICOMOS  NL | International Council for Monuments and Sites
Voting Expert Member of ICOMOS ICTC | International Cultural Tourism Committee 

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Supporting Brooke Hospital for Animals.  Karin Elgin-Nijhuis:

“Animals should not be used for fashion, sports, entertainment or tourism-related services. We must strive to limit the use of animals for any other purpose to an absolute minimum and respect their right to live a life of freedom and well-being.

While visiting Luxor many years ago I happened to stumble upon the Brooke Hospital for Animals there in the middle of the city. I was deeply moved by the dedication of the doctors and nurses, who sought to alleviate the suffering of donkeys and horses.

Since then, Brooke Hospital for Animals has been one of the animal welfare organisations I support. I ask organisations and tourists to respect the Happy Horses Holiday Code or, better yet, refrain from using animals entirely.”  

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