A united team for responsible tourism
The Trail Angels
“The best times in life are those little moments when you feel you’re in the right place at the right time, with the right people.” This is how the inspiring journey of the Trail Angels began in 2015. Off the beaten track with a genuine sense of individuality in a sea of conformity. And a never-ending enthusiasm for a different, responsible tourism. Diversely experienced, always curious, tactfully unconventional, skillfully innovative and above all consistently team-oriented. „Smells like Team Spirit“
This is us, the Trail Angels.
This is us, the Trail Angels.
The Trail Guru
The certified geographer is naturally not native to the city. It’s just not his habitat. The mountains and trekking in pristine nature make him feel much more at ease. He is therefore enthusiastic about the vision that man and nature can be reconciled after all. With the help of responsible and sustainable tourism, for example.
A majority of his career was dedicated to working for the Hohe Tauern National Park, the largest national park in the Alps. Firstly, through the management of the protected area and then as the Managing Director for tourism in the region. Then he co-founded Trail Angels, together with his brother Werner and Nathalie. This step enabled him to fulfil his passion, product development for responsible tourism, even more consistently.
The Booking Queen
Whatever this Travel Executive is all about, she does it with incredible energy, paired with good humor. She started her career from scratch: right after tourism school, she joined the Hohe Tauern National Park to make a name for herself over the years as an energetic implementer, and expert in booking and quality management.
These were the best prerequisites for starting her own business with the Trail Angels. Since then, she has increased her know-how to an international level, whereby she manages to put every sustainable tourism product into the status “Ready for Booking” seemingly effortless. With persistence, consistency, and – we are pleased to repeat – her infectious good humor, also for project partners.
The Lord of the figures and more
You can tell by the academic titles: the business economist and enthusiastic climber initially pursued a scholarly career at university. He lectured at various universities, set up numerous courses and penned over a dozen specialist books. Nevertheless, he turned his back on academic pursuits, in order to translate his knowledge into practice from then on.
As a management consultant, board member, company founder and most recently a pioneer of sustainable economic models, he has dedicated himself to the development of wooden towers for wind power plants and to sustainable tourism. He co-founded the Trail Angels with his brother Günter and Nathalie Reichhold, where he has more than just an eye for the figures and contributes through his many years of strategic experience.
The IT Wizard
The computing expert actually wanted to stop programming in this life altogether. After a few exhausting years, he consciously left the hectic world of international finance behind him and ended up in the Mölltal valley via a detour in sports and event management – where he was on a roll with some of the biggest players in tennis and swimming.
Henceforth he lived with and from nature as a sheep farmer and mountain hiking guide. Admittedly, his expertise did not remain hidden for a long time and after two years with the National Park Region, he promptly joined Günter and Nathalie at the Trail Angels. Here, he not only runs the international funded projects with great calmness and sovereignty but has also rediscovered his love for programming. Bookyourtrail® and Trail Manager would not exist without Rudi.
The good fairy
A sprained foot, a misplaced piece of luggage, a missing signpost, dark clouds on the horizon or the special wish for the next dinner: There are hardly any requests that Sonja has not been able to deal with at the Trail Angels Info & Booking Center. Her ambitious approach to solving all these issues cannot be denied.
Regardless of whether its travellers, service partners or project partners – they all value Sonja’s competence and commitment in the Booking Center. Since 2017, Sonja has been contributing to the Trail Angels team, having previously proved her skills in the information, booking and service partner management at the Carinthian National Park Center and at Destination Millstätter See.
The Scout for all cases
Stefan is predestined for scouting vertical heights: As a state-certified Mountain and Ski Guide and extreme climber, he is most at home in the mountains. But the environmental systems scientist and devout vegetarian can really be placed anywhere. He already stood his ground in Trail Scouting in the plains of the Puszta, where, as we know, there are hardly even hills to be found.
Stefan has been with the Trail Angels since 2018, having previously worked for an eco-bureau and also as an independent Mountain Guide and alpine author. Tolerance and a love for details are the strengths of the native Bavarian, who, according to his profession, is in addition to trail scouting, always in demand when it comes to pure outdoor competence.
Cosmopolitan with roots
Traveling is her thing. Due to her former professional stints in the hotel and gastronomy industry, the freshly graduated cultural scientist was able to settle down in some beautiful places all over the world. Yet without forgetting her roots, which are located on an organic farm near Feldkirchen.
There it was a matter of tackling things in an uncomplicated way – a skill that Veronika has graciously retained and which has earned her the appreciation of the Trail Angels team, of which she has been part of since 2018. Veronika loves to approach people and has worked with Sonja to hone her expertise for the qualification and integration of our service partners. Whether she meets them in vibrant tourist resorts like Sölden or in the remote villages of Vojvodina: Veronika ably convinces them all of the advantages of the Trail Angels model!
You have often thought about developing a project or business model for responsible tourism? But you weren’t sure how to make it work? No problem, we are happy to advise you!
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