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Oiden Tour

Who we are

  Who we are
  
The name ‘Oiden’ is Japanese. In the dialect of Aichi, the province where our business partner Keiko Sawayama was born, it means ‘come here’ expressed in a friendly manner. “Alto Adige ni oiden ! Dolomiti ni oiden !”, “Come to Alto Adige! Come to the Dolomites!”
It is both an invitation and an expression of goodwill.

Company founders
Massimiliana Franch – When Keiko and Paolo suggested founding Oiden Tour together I agreed to it without delay. After years of experience working in travel agents in Milan and the provinces of Bolzano and Trento, offering more or less exotic destinations, this new adventure allows me to acquaint foreign and Italian tourists with the extraordinary beauty of my own region. It is a challenge that I seized with enthusiasm, putting my experience as technical director of various travel agents and as a travel representative at the disposal of the company.

Keiko Sawayama
– I was born in Toyohashi, province of Aichi, and am Japanese. During my first trekking tour of the Dolomites in 2002, I was captured by the landscape of this area and the beauty of the mountains. I have been going to the mountains ever since, both in summer and in winter and it is this passion that pointed me in the direction of tourism. After first graduating in Japan I have since completed a diploma training me to work as a technical assistant to travel agent and tour operator managers. I would like to give other Japanese people the chance to get to know the Dolomites and Alto Adige/Südtirol. The tours proposed on this site are a selection of the most interesting and spectacular tours I that have been on myself.
Position held: Co-owner, tour programmer and tourist guide

Paolo Gelmo
– I have travelled quite a lot in my life and spent long stretches of time abroad, living various experiences and engaged in such diverse occupations as journalism and photography. I have been to around forty countries on four continents and am an attentive and curious traveller, choosing respectful tourism over ‘here today, gone tomorrow’-type trips; I would also the tours and excursions that we offer to include a little of this philosophy. In addition, I am a guide and travel representative certified by the Province of Bolzano.
Position held: Owner and administrator, tourist guide, photographer 

Our co-workers and experts
Lots of professionals and experts work with us on various technical and scientific matters and in the field we rely on certified guides and tourist representatives, professionally registered alpine guides and other operators in the tourist sector. As our co-workers we count all those who have worked with us on one or more phases of tour development and who continue to bring their passion to their work in the field.






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