ETW Staff – Mumbai
The Vienna Tourist Board served as host to a large group of Vienna Experts Club International (VECI) members in Vienna. Around 120 key accounts in the travel industry, from 22 markets worldwide in which the Vienna Tourist Board is actively involved, accepted the invitation to “Magic moments in Vienna”.
In addition to the cultural highlights, like a tour of the 21er Haus and the Kunstkammer at the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna, the programme also included a wine tasting and an interactive guessing game. Followed by a visit to the traditional Viennese Heuriger and a horse-drawn carriage ride through Vienna’s old city. While riding on the Vienna Ring Tram, the VECI members enjoyed the preview of the main theme for 2015, “Ringstrasse: 150 Years”. The chance for an informal meeting with Vienna based partners from the tourism industry provided the international guests with an array of information.
The highpoint of the programme was the Viennese Ball on September 20 in the Kursalon Vienna, which set the perfect mood for the annual theme “Vienna 2014: The art of enjoyment – dancing and celebrating.” Several members of the Vienna based Experts Club were likewise in attendance, ensuring an optimal networking opportunity between Austrian and international partners.
The inspiration for this programme was the global expansion of the Vienna Experts Club International at the start of 2013. Since then, employees of travel agencies and tour operators from every country in the world that offer Vienna travel services are eligible for membership. The Club’s goal is to foster opportunities for its members to familiarise themselves with the City.