Schladming-Dachstein: Austria's Third Largest Tourism Association Has Been Set Up

It was a forward-looking evening at Congress Schladming: Last Thursday, the first general assembly of the new Schladming-Dachstein Tourism Association took place here. The amalgamation of the eight tourism associations and the regional association with around 4,000 people interested in tourism corresponds to the structural reform decided by the state of Styria this year. All 13 tourist communities in the adventure region in the upper Ennstal are now members of the new Schladming-Dachstein tourist association, which is the third largest association in Austria alongside Vienna and the Ötztal. The Schladming hotelier Andreas Keinprecht, Keinprecht Hotels, Schladming was elected chairman of the commission. His deputy is Franz Eisl from Hotel Lindenhof in Ramsau am Dachstein, Gerhard Höflehner,

  • The structural reform decided by the state of Styria has now been completed in the upper Ennstal
  • Association of 13 municipalities with around 4,000 people interested in tourism
  • At the first general assembly, hotelier Andreas Keinprecht was appointed as the new chairman
Around 250 people interested in tourism who were present chose the new tourism commission, which consists of twelve regional businesses, on the basis of a list. In addition, there are 13 representatives of the municipalities in the commission. In addition, an agreement was reached on a 100 percent increase in the prospective fee. "We want to act as a new commission to build bridges between tourism, politics and the locals, the farmers and landowners," emphasized the new chairman Keinprecht. “It's important to create a dialogue. In terms of content, we will focus on quality and sustainability as well as good interaction with one another. "
The merger was a "mammoth project"
Mathias Schattleitner, as managing director of Schladming-Dachstein Tourismusmarketing GmbH, the coordinator in the structural process, was very pleased with the positive outcome of the structural process: “The aim was to align the new association with the future, in order to be as good as possible for the coming, partly new To be prepared for challenges in destination management. After intensive months and countless coordination and discussions, we have succeeded in ensuring a seamless transition and restoring a positive mood. In retrospect, the merger was a mammoth task. "
Further expand living space management, sustainability projects and digitization
The main challenges for the new Schladming-Dachstein Tourist Association are to maintain the national and international market pressure in marketing as successfully as before and to maintain the information locations and the usual high level of service in the towns with the team that has grown together. Events should also be organized and supported in a tried and tested manner. And the new association has also planned a lot in other ways. New projects have been started that respond to the current needs in the region. In addition to activities against the shortage of skilled workers, the focus is on culinary initiatives, living space management and sustainability projects. Other projects deal with mobility in the region and digital visitor management.

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