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How do I qualify?

The Austria Destination Summit is by invitation only. Please read the requirements outlined in the enrollment section, and send your application. You will be notified within two weeks if you have been accepted.

What is included in the registration fee?

The Austrian National Tourist Office will provide the following arrangements: return airfares on Emirates including taxes from your nearest Australian airport, transfers to and from the hotel/airports, seven overnights in luxury and first class hotels, all local transfers, all meals, educational and social programs and entrance fees.

How much do I pay?

Your participation fee is AUD 895 . Upon acceptance, please send us your full payment to hold your space.

When do I get my travel documents?

Please check the online Summit Program. It will be updated with final details by the end of June.

Participants are responsible for organising their own travel insurance and a valid passport. Holders of Australian and New Zealand passports do not require a visa for Austria.

What kind of weather do I expect?

You will experience the splendor of late autumn in Austria. The average temperature for this time is between 3° Celsius, and 7° Celsius. In the western part of Austria, the temperatures can be a few degrees lower. Showers, rain, and snow are always possible, especially in the mountain region.

Who are the other participants?

59 top retail travel advisors from the U.S. and Australia.

Will there be Non-Smoking rooms?

Yes. Please indicate your preference in your online Registration.

Can special diets be accommodated?

Yes. Please specify your dietary requirements in the Registration.

 

What is the dress code and what should I pack?

We suggest business attire for the destination day, and elegant attire for the Vienna evening programs. For all other program activities, attire is business/smart casual and active wear for the outdoor programs. We will also be staying in some spas hotels (in Styria and Tirol) where you should bring a bathing suit.

Bring good walking shoes (a lot of sightseeing is done on foot); warm, comfortable clothes (ideally layers); and a wind breaker.

How do I handle tips?

Tipping is generally included, but if you feel you have received good service, use your discretion.

Where can I change money?

You will be able to convert money at the airport or during the week at local banks. Major credit cards are accepted in Austria, but usage is more limited than it is in North America and Australia. ATMs throughout Austria accept bank cards (Plus and Cirrus) with four-digit passwords and often offer competitive exchange rates. The current exchange rate for AUD 1.00 is 0.62 Euro; Check currency exchanges closer to departure for updated rates.

 

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