Austria takes show on the road

NEW YORK -- The Austrian National Tourist Office here will be hosting "Experience Austria" trade shows and workshops in September.

The road show will visit Denver, Chicago, Philadelphia and Washington. Each seminar will begin with a trade show at 5 p.m., followed at 6:30 p.m. by a presentation of the Austrian National Tourist Office and Austrian Airlines and a dinner and raffle at 7:15 p.m.

Last year's average turn-out was about 150 guests per evening, a tourist office spokeswoman said.

The workshops are open to agents and tour operators and are by invitation only. Agents can contact the tourist office in New York to be placed on the invitation list.

Raffle prizes will consist of various trips to Austria, including land-only packages; hotel stays and performance tickets, and an array of gifts such as Swarovski crystal items.

The "Experience Austria" road show schedule follows:

  • Sept. 11, Denver
    The Westin Tabor Center
    1672 Lawrence St.
  • Sept. 12, Chicago
    Hotel Allegro
    171 W. Randolph St.
  • Sept. 13, Philadelphia
    Park Hyatt at the Bellevue
    Broad and Walnut streets
  • Sept. 14, Washington
    The Westin Fairfax
    2100 Massachusetts Ave.
  • For information, contact:
    Austrian National Tourist Office
    Phone: (212) 575-7723
    Fax: (212) 730-4568
    Web: www.experienceaustria.com

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