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Austrian Airlines launches first US west coast route at LAX

Austrian Airlines’ inaugural flight OS 81 will touchdown at Tom Bradley International Airport in Los Angeles at 1:30 pm on Monday, April 10 from...

What is his objective? Colombia’s candidate for UNWTO spells it out

The Colombian embassy in Austria is giving out a brochure pitching for its ambassador to become the leader of world tourism. The global travel and tourism...

Lueftner Cruises committed to ecological principles

LOS ANGELES, California - Green Globe announces re-certification of the Amadeus Royal, Amadeus Elegant, Amadeus Princess, and Amadeus Diamond, all part of the Lueftner Cruises fleet of luxury river cr

Luxury hotels survey: Austria boasts most expensive ski hotel in...

The Aurelio Lech, an exclusive hotel located in Western Austria’s Lech am Arlberg, is the most expensive ski hotel in the world.

Vienna 2012: Best tourism result in history

VIENNA, Austria - The Viennese tourism industry can look back on its best year ever: 12.3 million overnight stays, up 7.5% on 2011, have set a new record.

Austrian police trying to id tourist who has lost his memory

VIENNA, Austria - Austrian police have made an appeal to the public for help over a tourist thought to be German languishing in the country for the past seven weeks who has lost his memory and has no

Russian tourist dies in Austrian avalanche

A Russian tourist died at a ski resort in Austria as a result of an avalanche.

Advent in the mountains: at Jagdgut Wachtelhof the eyes of design

Jagdgut Wachtelhof is situated in the Austrian Hinterthal, a little village in the midst of the impressive Sea of Stone mountain range, a part of the Berchtesgaden Alps.

The Ritz-Carlton Vienna opens today

VIENNA, Austria – The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. has opened its first hotel in Austria in the capital city of Vienna.

Hawaii appoints tourism ambassador from Austria

The Hawaii Tourism Association (HiTA) is pleased to announce their latest appointment of Paul Haselmayr representing FTI Touristik in Linz, Austria, as HiTA's latest global tourism ambassador.

Ritz-Carlton announces first hotel in Austria

CHEVY CHASE, Maryland - The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., a leader in luxury hospitality, has announced plans to continue its global expansion with the brand's first hotel in the capital city of

Travel agents rave about Seychelles experience

FRANKFURT/MAIN, Germany - “And the winners are …” About 500 German-speaking travel agents were hoping to win a trip to the Seychelles as a reward for successfully completing the Seychelles eLear

German, Swiss, and Austrian holiday makers looking for sunny destinations

Alain St.Ange, CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, has congratulated Edith Hunzinger, the Seychelles Tourism Frankfurt-based Manager, for having worked alongside the private sector to secure a promot

Chinese visitors flock to Austria

BEIJING - Shao Yu became fascinated by Austria when she was a little girl after hearing melodies echo in the Musikverein Golden Hall during a television broadcast of Vienna's New Year Concert.

Vienna Tourist Board goes vertical on “biggest temporary structure ever built...

Daring performers from Vienna on Tuesday “defied gravity” when they performed a horizontal public show on a 21m (69ft) vertical stage, the tallest temporary structure ever built in Trafalgar Squar

Vienna sets records for bed nights and hotel sales

VIENNA, Austria - Vienna set two new records in the first six months of 2011: visitor bed nights rose 5.3% to 5 million and net bed night turnover for hotels went up 12.1% to EUR 182.3 million in the

House to be torn down after becoming a ghoulish tourist attraction

Incest monster Josef Fritzl's house of horrors will be torn down this week.

Royal Jordanian Airlines always has a contingency plan, CEO claims

The chief executive officer of Royal Jordanian Airlines, Hussein H. Dabbas, recently met with members of the media from Canada and the United States at the airline’s corporate office in Amman.

Austria knows best about happiness

Berlin (eTN) - "Glück in Österreich" – "Happiness in Austria." This is the feeling that the Austria National Office of Tourism would like to convey to its visitors, at least to the German ones.

Airberlin connects Linz to its Berlin hub

Germany's second-largest airline, airberlin is commencing flights with effect from 1 June 2011 to Linz airport, connecting the state capital of upper Austria directly with its hub in Berlin.

Riyadh Travel Exhibition welcomes international participants

(eTN) - The sales promotion campaign for the Riyadh Travel Exhibition 2011 has witnessed a tremendous success and response from tourism companies, authorities, and ministries in many countries around

Austria gaining popularity among Eurail Pass travelers

UTRECHT, Netherlands - If you were going to only visit one European country this year, what would it be?

Vienna tourism grows 10.3 percent in 2010

VIENNA, Austria - Vienna reported growth of 10.3% in 2010, reaching a new record level of 10,860,000 visitor overnights.

Figures: fewer foreign guests, more guests from Slovenia

In the first two months of 2009, there were 3 percent fewer arrivals of tourists in Slovenian accommodation facilities and 2 percent fewer nights spent than in the first two months of last year, the S

Top 10 free things to do and see in Europe!

In this economy, the word “free” is the most alluring way to bring tourists to a destination.

Austria is looking to attract more tourists from neighboring countries in...

VIENNA (eTN) – Austria’s travel and tourism industry has plenty of reasons to celebrate. For one, it succeeded in increasing total number of overnights and visitors in 2008.

Central and Eastern Europeans boost Austrian tourism figures

Vienna - Austria's tourism sector grew by 4.7 per cent in arrivals in 2008, with large gains from Central and Eastern European visitors, according to data released by the statistics office on Monday.

Avalanches kill 3 tourists

VIENNA, Austria: Avalanches in the Austrian Alps killed three German ski tourists Sunday and blocked several roads in the Vorarlberg and Tyrol provinces, officials said.

Josef Fritzl ‘wanted to make dungeon a tourist attraction to raise...

The Austrian Josef Fritzl wanted to make a tourist attraction of the dungeon where he imprisoned his daughter and fathered seven children by her, it has been reported.

Austria says no ransom was paid to free tourists

VIENNA, Austria - Austria did not pay a ransom for last week's release of two tourists held for eight months by an al-Qaida affiliate in Africa, officials said Monday.