About

The Team

Our team at inclusiveGreece consists of international members of drivin experts each with their own expertise areas and strengths. The team members have different backgrounds, nationalities and personalities. This combination makes it a strong team who will always collaborate to find ways to bundle each other’s strengths to the benefit and solutions.

We are tourism professionals, economic experts, architects and engineers, that build the team of inclusiveGreece.
We collect and structure the essential information for every traveller to Greece, which helps planning the travel and avoid disappointments.
We aim for cost-effective solutions to help tourism companies achieve better accessibility and welcome guests with different needs.

Services Offered

  • Accessibility audit of sites and facilities
  • Labeling & Certification
  • Employee training
  • Solution plan and transition plan development
  • Accessibility complaint consulting
  • Access and inclusion policy development

Sabine Switalla

TRAVEL-FOR-ALL Regional Partner and Auditor for Accessibility in Tourism, Greece

An economist and marketing professional working in the tourism industry since 2001. She has worked as a destination manager in several destinations world-wide. Master’s Degree in Economy and Marketing from the University of Paderborn, Germany and a Degree in Tourism Management from the University Autonoma de Guadalajara, Mexico. During her postgraduate study, she has obtained a Human Resources Manager Degree from the Manager School of Harzburg, Germany.

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Maria Douvrou

Business Development partner of InclusiveGreece

Maria is a hotel business development specialist, evaluating investments, negotiating commercials, setting up hotel concepts and branding as well as budgeting. Maria has also a wealth of Corporate Finance experience in all aspects of M&A origination, strategy input, deal execution and post-merger integration. She holds a Public Administration Degree from Panteion University in Athens as well as a Masters Degree in Finance from City University in London, UK.

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Reinhard Gangelmayer

Understanding the fine lines in between hoteliers´ daily requirements with regards to lived hospitality as well as revenue insight and long term global tourism trends to establish a flourishing business, Reinhard´s Tourism Expertise covers the value chain in tourism with vast experience in the global hotel market. Paired with individual personal experience in the area of human accessibility requirements in travels creates a consulting potential of great support to the global task of making life more easy for people travelling and looking for accessibility information.

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Martha Skyrianou

Martha has completed her studies in the Department of Communication, Media and Culture of Panteion University. She specializes in communication and public relations management. She has also received additional training on “Management of Cultural Institutions” at the University of the Aegean. Her professional experience focuses on research, communication and public relations.

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Our Engineers and Architects

Dr. Sven Eckardt

Doctorate in engineering (Dr.-Ing.) at University Stuttgart for energy and environmental management in hotels and catering services
Consultant for sustainability: energy efficiency, accessibility, quality and environmental standards for hotel and spa hotels, industry and service companies, schools and public administrations.Has carried out numerous energy efficiency audits and EMAS projects, large knowledge of project management, expert interviews, setup of workshops and staff training.
As a handicaped swimmer is he most of the time in the sea or pool – nature is water for Sven!

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Nikolas Makhoul

With a degree in Biomedical and Electrical Engineering from the University of Balamand in Lebanon, Nicolas is an experienced member in the field of implementing the standards for countries’ medical facilities. The past years working with the Red Cross he was establishing medical infrastructure around Africa and MDE.

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Frank Gissmann

As an expert in Engineering and Sustainability with a degree from University of Berlin, Frank always delivered architecturals solutions under the highest environmental standards. Since 2018 his professional focus together with biggest providers of ALF’s in Germany, is creating living concepts for senior citizens and people with disabilities delivering barrier-free comfort solutions.

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Georgios Kordelas

As an architect , George graduated from the University in Dortmund in architectural faculty. Since then his professional life follows the demographic development and aging society of Germany providing the optimal facilities and adapted housing for seniors.

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Accessibility Tester

Andrea Eberl

Andrea is our valuable member and partner in facilities and digital communication for persons with visual impairment and blind people. As an expert in audio-description she works with the media industry and provides access to film materials for blind people.

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