Organising Committee


Karin Elgin-Nijhuis

The Netherlands | Independent consultant | Elgin & Co. | TEAM Tourism Consulting | Co-founder and organiser of the Heritage, Tourism and Hospitality, International Conference | read more >

Burçin Kalabay Hatipoğlu

Turkey, Australia | Until recently affiliated with Boğaziçi University in Istanbul | Currently visiting research fellow at the UNSW Canberra, School of Business & Industrial Relations Research Centre (IRRC) in Sydney | read more >

Heritage and Slow TourismLAB Committee Members

Advisory Committee


Sara Mair Bellshaw

United Kingdom | Senior Innovation Manager University of the Highlands and Islands Center for Recreation and Tourism Research | Coordinator Slow Adventure in Northern Territories project (SAINT) | read more >

Jurn Buisman

The Netherlands | Director of Geelvinck Music Museums | ‘Supporter’ of the Cittaslow Heerde | Initiator of the Slow Food Convivium Amsterdam Center | Secretary of ICOMOS Netherlands | read more >

Lorenzo Cantoni

Switzerland | Professor at the Faculty of Communication Sciences | Director of the Institute of Digital Technologies for Communication and Pro-rector at USI – Università della Svizzera italiana in Lugano | Chair-holder of the UNESCO chair in ICT to develop and promote sustainable tourism in World Heritage Sites, established at USI in 2013 | read more >

Valeria Croce

Italy | Brings in her experience as Manager International Relations and Insights at Eurail, International Liaison Officer at UNWTO Academy and Associate Researcher at MODUL University in Vienna | read more >

Michelle Hillebrand

The Netherlands | Department Tourism and Leisure at Cittaslow Alphen-Chaam (ABG-gemeenten) | read more >