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Meet Local Expert | Resi Nickl, Spain

Originally from Austria, Resi fell in love with Barcelona as a university student and soon returned after graduating. She originally studied translation, has a masters degree in cultural communication and got into guiding after years of showing friends around the city informally. She decided she wanted to make a career out of her passion. She passed the exam to become an official licensed guide for Catalonia in 2012 and has...

Meet Local Expert | Stig Frislid Torset, Norway

Stig is a self-employed certified local guide in Oslo who partners with Ethical Travel Portal for local walks in Norway's capital. His local knowledge is superb as he constantly contributes to creating better experiences for the travellers, in a mindful way. As a result of doing this, he gets outstanding feedback from travellers. His knowledge about history, culture and tradition is huge. His walks are also based on him providing a...

Meet a Local Expert | Michael Borio, Bavaria, Germany

For Michael Borio, being a tour guide is not only living a passion through the work he does, but it is also much more. It is a personal commitment and his life mission to contribute to the sustainable development of the region, creating a deeper understanding of history and culture of Bavaria by engaging visitors on all levels. First is his rich knowledge of history, geography, culture, art, economy and contemporary...

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Meet a Local Expert | Barbara Zeintlinger, Austria

My story of becoming a guide starts when I went to Greece, where I worked as a tour manager, but I fell in love with the country, the culture and the people. I loved to travel, and I wanted to do it as a job, professionally. Becoming a guide was the way to do it. In addition, I was extra motivated as this truly changed my life, in more than...