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Experience Austria Showcase 2019

The Experience Austria Showcase is bringing Austria to the US. Come and visit us on Tuesday, April 9th in New York and on Thursday, April 11th in Los Angeles. Find out who you will meet below.

Destinations

The Arlberg Region

Located in the westernmost part of Austria, the Arlberg region is a legend in itself, a synonym for passion, and a hub for elegant outdoor adventures! It is the cradle of Alpine Skiing and the home of choice for all those who have succumbed to the fascination of the Alpine winter (and summer too!).

Meet Wilma Himmelfreundpointner
Arlberg resident, incredible skier and Deputy Director of the St. Anton Tourist Office

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Innsbruck

Alpine, Imperial, and Urban meet in a city that embraces a perfect blend between past and future. A well-preserved medieval old town boasts the world-renowned Golden Roof, groundbreaking postmodern architecture, and yet it's just ten minutes to the towering mountains that dominate Innsbruck's skyline.

Meet Peter Unsinn 
an Innsbruck native, global traveler, and head of Market Management
at the Innsbruck Tourist Board

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Innsbruck Norkette

Nordkette Cable Cars Innsbruck

Get ready for an eight minute cable car ride to indulge in a breathtaking 360-degree Alpine view. For nearly a century, a funicular system offered passage up to the Hungerburg, and the  Nordkette mountain range in Innsbruck. In 2007, the system was retired and replaced with something so architecturally stunning that it became a tourist destination in its own right. The journey is what matters with the Nordkette Cable Cars, and that in a futuristic style.

Meet Florian Krimbacher
a Tirol native and Sales Manager of the Nordkette Cable Cars Innsbruck

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Vienna

There are few places in the world where Baroque architecture, Imperial traditions, sleek modern-day design, and avant-garde movements come to life in such a vibrant way. Vienna, famous for its many cultural events, Imperial architecture, coffee houses, cozy wine taverns, and the very special Viennese charm is not only a historic gem but also one of the most innovative smart cities in Europe.

Meet Tom Bachinger
a Viennese native and Market Manager USA of the Vienna Tourist Board

vienna.info
A nice moutianlake in the Salzkammergut

Holiday Region Dachstein-Salzkammergut

In the heart of Austria, just a few miles outside of Salzburg, lies the stunning Dachstein-Salzkammergut lake district region. Enchanting green hills roll down to crystal clear lakes and colorful flowers cascade from wooden balconies. The air fills you with energy and you won’t want to be anywhere else. It is truly food for the soul.

Meet Pamela Binder
native of the Lake District Region and Director of the Dachstein Salzkammergut Holiday Region

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Kufsteinerland

Halfway between Innsbruck and Salzburg, at the foot of the scenic Kaiser mountain range, sits the medieval town of Kufstein. A fortress, an extremely cool Gin bar, the home to the legendary Riedel glass company, a very charming christmas market and an amazingly beautiful (car-free) nature preserve with eight mountain villages makes this an Alpine must-see. 

Meet Kathrin Baumgartner 
Incoming Sales Manager, Kufsteinerland Tourist Office

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Panorama depuis les berges

Salzburg

Nestled between the Northern Alps and the German border, you’ll find the picturesque city of Salzburg. The city is known as the birthplace of Mozart, the stage for the Salzburg Festival, and as the film location of The Sound of Music. The medieval Fortress of Hohensalzburg perches regally over Salzburg and welcomes visitors to the Baroque jewel of the Alps.

Meet Klemens Kollenz
R
esident of Salzburg and Sales & Marketing Manager, Salzburg Tourist Office

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Hotels

Hotel Goldener Hirsch

Hotel Goldener Hirsch Salzburg

Dating back to 1407, the Goldener Hirsch is probably Salzburg's most historic traditional inn-style hotel, tucked in along Salzburg's charming Getreidegasse. Rustic walls, exposed wood beams, and decorative hunting trophies are found at every turn. Part of the Starwood Luxury Collection, the five-star hotel is currently undergoing renovations and will re-open later this summer.

Meet Isabel Laczkovich
a resident of Salzburg and Director of Sales
for the Goldener Hirsch and the Sheraton Grand Salzburg 

goldenerhirsch.com
Happy Birthday Hotel Sacher Salzburg

Hotel Sacher Vienna & Salzburg

The Sacher Hotels in Vienna and Salzburg are one of the very few privately owned five-star luxury hotels still run by a family. They are passionate about maintaining the traditions of the world-famous hotels and are giving their guests the quality, style, and comfort that is synonymous with the Sacher name.

Meet Marissa Miklautz
Sales Manager, Hotel Sacher Vienna and Hotel Sacher Salzburg

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Grand Hotel Wien

Grand Hotel Wien, a member of “The Leading Hotels of the World,” combines classic Viennese ambience, outstanding service, and delicious gourmet fare. 205 rooms/suites, 13 meeting spaces, four restaurants and two bars make this an elegant Viennese hotel for your clients, just a few steps away from the Vienna State Opera.

Meet Angela S. Rittig-Boucher
Director of Business Development Grand Hotel Wien


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SO/VIENNA

A bold contrast to the traditional Viennese landscape, SO/Vienna invites travelers to 182 exquisitely designed guest rooms and suites. Inspired by the Gothic magnificence of nearby St. Stephen’s Cathedral, renowned French architect Jean Nouvel has created a soaring sloping tower wrapped with glass, which reflects Vienna’s historic skyline, making the luxury hotel a living work of art.

Meet Monika Waitusch
Vienna native and Director of Sales & Marketing of SO/Vienna

so-vienna.com

Museums

Albertina Vienna

The Albertina is a cultural icon on Vienna' s museums scene. Home to the Habsburg’s enormous collection of graphic arts, it houses works by Dürer and Rubens along with masterpieces by Schiele, Cézanne, Klimt, Kokoschka, Picasso and Rauschenberg. Its latest exhibition collection presents masterpieces of the Modern, spanning from Monet to Picasso to Baselitz. It is located just across the street of the Vienna Opera House.

Meet Ines Groß-Weikhart
Head of the Education & Tourism of the Albertina Vienna 

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Museum of Applied Arts (MAK)

Design is the main feature of MAK. As the home of the Wiener Werkstätte archives, the MAK is unique in its ability to present designs from Vienna’s most important art movement. The permanent collection covers important designs from Renaissance to Art Noveau. Changing exhibits highlight current design trends. Make sure your clients see the amazing Thonet chair exhibition.

Meet Helmut Lenhardt
Sales Manager for Tourism at the Museum of Applied Art in Vienna

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Wien Holding Cultural Enterprises

Four important Vienna museums, an event ticketing company, and two river boat companies are managed by the Wien Holding group. The individual members are; the Mozarthaus Vienna, the Haus der Musik, the Kunst Haus Wien, the Jewish Museum Vienna (with two sites devoted to Jewish history), Wien-Tickets, DDSG and the Twin City Liner from Vienna to Bratislava.

Meet Nina Nöhrig
Vienna native and Sales Manager of the Mozarthaus Vienna
representing the whole group

Belvedere Vienna

Vienna’s stunning Belvedere Palace houses the world’s largest collection of Gustav Klimt paintings, and the highlights are "The Kiss" and "Judith." The Palace consists of two separate buildings: the Upper and Lower Belvedere, which are connected by a stunning Baroque garden. You can enjoy beautiful views of Vienna’s first district from the Upper Belvedere.

 

Meet Angelika Czerny
Head of 
Tourism & Sales at Belvedere Palace Vienna

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Swarovski Crystal Worlds

Swarovski Crystal Worlds

Twenty minutes outside Innsbruck, a fairy tale world of shimmering crystal has been created by the world-renowned Tyrolean crystal manufacturer Swarovski. The Swarovski Crystal Worlds are unlike any other – welcome to a glittering fantasy realm where top international artists reveal their personal crystalline fables and invite you to a world of art, crystals, and mountains.

Meet Eva Guem, a Tirol native and Market Management Manager for the USA at Swarovski Crystal Worlds

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Concert Organizer

Schönbrunn Palace Concerts Vienna

The Schönbrunn Palace, the former Habsburg summer palace is the setting for wonderful Viennese music. Held at the Orangerie, a very large conservatory, the Schönbrunn Palace Orchestra performs works by Mozart and Strauss. They are accompanied by two opera singers, a soprano, a baritone and two ballet dancers.

Meet Peter Hosek
Managing Director of Schönbrunn Palace Concerts Vienna

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Wine & Spirits Producer

Grapes

Premium Estates of Austria

Premium Estates of Austria is a collaboration of five top winemakers and spirit producers; Alois Gölles, Fred Loimer, Gernot Heinrich, Willi Sattler, and Fritz Wieninger founded Premium Estates in 2004 and together they represent some of the best wines, distillates and vinegars you will find in Austria.

Meet Stefanie Lobner
Managing Director of Premium Estates of Austria

premiumestates.at

Airline

Austrian Airlines

Austria’s national carrier has been the leading airline in Austria for over 40 years, setting the highest service standards. Direct flights to Vienna from North America leave from: Washington D.C., New York, Newark, Chicago, Miami, Toronto and Los Angeles. On April 29, 2019, Austrian Airlines will introduce year-round flights to and from Montreal to Vienna. This marks its 8th North American destination.

Meet Frank Bornemann
Senior Manager, B2B Sales Promotions, The Americas of Austrian Airlines

austrian.com