Tina Hudnik biography

FORMAL EDUCATION

High school graduate 2002 (High School Jože Plečnik, Ljubljana)

University graduate 2010 (University of Ljubljana, Biotechnical Faculty – Masters degree in engineering of Wood Science and Technology – proud to say, that part of my thesis is depicted in the biggest science museum in the World)

2010 National licence for tourist guide and tour director by Chamber of Commerce of Slovenia TV970

2013 Local licence for Ljubljana issued by Visit Ljubljana

2016 Api Tourist Guide issued by Slovenian Beekeeping Association and KPTVS

2018 Switzerland Travel Expert by Switzeraland Travel Academy

WORK EXPERIENCES

2010-2012 tour manager for different companies

2012 – Representative on destination: Crete, Rhodes

2012 – present – Self employed at Tina Hudnik s.p. – working as a tourist guide, tour director or tour manager for different companies (in 2018 earned a certificate for beeing one of the 9% best companies in Slovenia)

2013 – present – working as a guide for guests from cruiseliners

2013 – present – helped, advised and participated in development of new touristic products in Ljubljana 

2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 Organizing Annual International meeting of tourist guides in Ljubljana

2014 – present – assistant trainer for tourist guides, tour managers

2015 – present – member of board of judges for the contest Young tourist guide in Slovenia (organised by Tourism association of Slovenia) 

2015 – present – working as a private tourist guide in Slovenia

2016 – present started working for Protocol of Republic of Slovenia

2016 – present – working as tour director for Viking river cruises

2018 – invited as a guest lecturer on Seabourn to give a lecture about Slovenia on board the vessel

2019 – Co-organizing the International meeting of tourist guides in Klagenfurt Austria

SKILLS:

Flexible, conscientious, thorough, precise, creative, optimistic and persistent

I like to get things done and I always try to improve myself.

  • I have been a continuous board member of different tourist guides associations (2012-2014 member of supervisory board of ZTVS, 2014-2016 member of general assembly of ZTVS)
  • In 2016 I was one of the founding members of Professional Guides Association of Slovenia (KPTVS), where I currently hold the position of the honorary tribunal)
  • Since 2016 I am a Green Destination Ambassador
  • I have Co-founded a start up company Dream Travel Box, which became one of 10 best start ups in Ljubljana-Graz pitch competition
  • The G-Guides contribution to sustainable tourism development has been recognized and supported by UNWTO as they have published our work and initiative on their web page Tourism4development.org

LANGUAGES:

Slovene – Mother tongue

English – excellent talking and writing, using every day

German – excellent talking and writing

French – good talking and writing

Croatian – good talking and writing

Italian – basic understanding 

ADDITIONAL EDUCATION

24.11.2001 Zertifikat Deutsch (Goethe Institut)

Driver’s license B category

2009 School of Entrepreneurship (Tovarna podjemov)

2012 Education in Tourism – Leonardo da Vinci – Bordeaux, France

2013 Certificate for working with people with disabilities

2013 – advanced educational course in french language for tourist guides

2015 – advanced educational course in german language for tourist guides

2015 –  attended a workshop in Zagreb, held by Innoguide on the subject of innovation in tourism

2016 – Certificate for Social media in tourism (by Berlin ITB academy)

2016 – finished educational training adjusted for guiding special beekeeping tours

2016, 2017, 2018 attended Viking college for tour director

2017 – TEFL certificate to teach english as a foreign language

2017 – UNESCO certificate for biosphere teritory of Karst and river Reka

2018 – attended KPTVS training for religious guide

2018 – finished Tourism and travel management at University of Queensland, Australia

2018 –  Tourism Management at UNESCO World Heritage Sites at Pantheon Sorbonne, Universite Paris

2018 – Attended Online Virtual Summer School: Co-creating on the road ICT solutions to promote Sustainalbe Tourism in World Heritage Sites, University of Turku, Finland & Universita della Svizzera Italiana (Lugano, Switzerland) 

2018 – Became a Live Interpretation Certified Tourist Guide by Interpret Europe

2018 –  studying Sustainable Tourism: Society & Environmental Aspects at WageningenX, Netherlands

ACHIEVEMENTS AND IMPACTS:

1. Attended the  conference, China, opportunity of Chinese outbound tourism for Western Balkans in 2014

2. Attending WTM and ITB in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 (going there)

3. Attended Global Green Destination day in 2016

4. Attended tourism week in Prizren in 2016, where I spoke as a key note speaker at a conference about tourism in Kosovo

5. Since 2015 I have been organizing events and tours on World Tourist guide day (21st of February) and International tourism day (27th September) 

6. Chapter leader at Travel Massive, in charge of organizing events on monthly basis

7. Taking part in various study tours, to learn about new products

8. Co-author of Code of conduct for sustainable and responsilbe tourist guides

9. Attended workshop Perspectives on Content marketing in Berlin 2016

10. Organized and held a workshop on cultural differences for tourist guides for a private tour operator

11. Invited and attended the Emitt fair – largest tourism fair in Istanbul

12. In january 2018 went to the Gambia to help and improve the development of tourism

11. In february 2018 I attended a conference on (Mis)understanding Chinese tourists: Are you really ready? Organized by Confucius Institute Academy

12. Co-organised a workshop: Tourist guides – Ambassadors of Responsible tourism at ITB Berlin Travel Festival

13. Developed a new tour for a private tour operator and held a workshop on the subject of culinary tourism for their tour guides

14. Organizing and managing the first award for tourist guides – The Green Microphone, which will was held on World tourism day, 27th of September 2018 and will be held in 2019 too



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