Do you want to impress your colleagues or clients? We will tell you where and how to make your Christmas party one of the highlights of the year.

When the weather is summery, who is thinking about Christmas already? But to ensure a great party atmosphere, you should take care of the most important steps well in advance. Do you want to impress your colleagues, clients, or partners? Tell us when – we will tell you where and how!

  • We will find the perfect location for your event
  • We will make a plan based on your exact budget
  • We will take care of guest registration – you can forget those Excel lists!
  • We will provide that little something extra!

For example, how about a sporty event at the Hotel Congress in Innsbruck (Austria Trend Hotels), or a pre-christmas cocktail party at the Palais Ferstl in Vienna.

Our MICE specialists will be happy to advise you.

The newly opened Park Inn by Radisson Amsterdam City West is one of Europe’s largest conference hotels.

The Rezidor Hotel Group has just opened the new Park Inn by Radisson Amsterdam City West. This conference hotel is a part of Ven Amsterdam, the first multiplex building of its kind in the Netherland’s largest city. It takes just 5 minutes to get to the city centre by train, and Amsterdam Schipol is just a 10 minute train ride away. The hotel has 476 rooms and suites, as well as parking for up to 200 vehicles. Features include a 680m² two-storey ballroom with separate conference foyer area. The ballroom can accommodate up to 750 seated guests in a theatre format, making it one of the largest-capacity conference hotels in Europe. Its 19 event spaces are linked to three conference foyer areas, and all come with state-of-the-art technical and media equipment.

Our MICE Specialists will be at your service!

100 years old and still going strong: in 2017 we celebrated our centenary – as well as a highly successful financial year.

As Austria´s leading tourism company, the Verkehrsbüro Group reported revenue gains in all three of its businesses. In the Business Tourism segment we benefited from being a full-service provider and reaped the rewards of our internal restructuring process. An upturn in the economy and increased demand for travel gave our colleagues working in Leisure Tourism at Ruefa and Eurotours plenty to smile about. Investment activity and a trend towards city breaks are bolstering results in the hotel segment and fuelling new concepts for additional growth. Palais Events & Café Central in Vienna are booming!

Based on Group sales of EUR 951.1m (up 9.3% year on year), pretax profits (EBT) amounted to EUR 20.2m (up 30.9%) and consolidated profit for the year advanced to EUR 15.2m (up 24.0%). With developments in 2018 shaped by digitalisation, growth and a quality offensive, this year is already looking equally promising. www.verkehrsbuero.com

A tall ship for your next incentive trip or meeting. Time for something completely different!

Invite your guests or employees to join you on a luxury sailing boat. How about “Running on waves”? You don’t always have to settle for a city break. Anything is possible when our incentive specialists are on board!

An out-of-the-ordinary alternative for your event – state-of-the-art sailboats in a classic design, with all mod cons. Experience impressive coastal landscapes and discover hidden coves, historic cities and culinary treasures.

Luxury yacht charterers “Running on waves” also offers themed cruises that put participants’ shared interests in the spotlight, giving creative activities a chance to shine: underwater photography courses, painting and yoga are just some of the options available. Pilgrimages to holy sites in Italy and Greece are another popular choice.

Our congress pros newly MedTech certified.

Compliance support for medical technology companies! Our colleagues from Austropa recently became one of the first PCOs in Austria to qualify as a Trusted Partner of MedTech Europe.

At the end of 2017, Austropa Interconvention – a Verkehrsbüro MICE Services brand – was officially certified by MedTech Europe as a Trusted Partner, making it one of the first professional congress organisers to receive this certification. The Trusted Partner seal of approval confirms that a company’s employees are aware of the code of conduct and work in full compliance with its provisions.

The classic sponsorship activities in this area are being replaced with educational grants, which are made available to health facilities. In addition, conferences that receive financial support from a MedTech member company must be rated as compliant in accordance with its conference vetting system. In future, the Austropa Interconvention team will be available to provide support in all of these areas.

MedTech Europe is the European industrial association representing the in vitro diagnostic and medical technology industries. The new code of conduct governing ethical business relationships sets out clear and transparent requirements when it comes to interaction between industry and medical specialists and healthcare facilities. Generally speaking, the code of conduct focuses on the topic of financial support of doctors and medical specialists for internal corporate events, research, and medical training and education programmes.

 

Discover Tallinn!

Estonia’s fairytale capital offers a fantastic blend of medieval charm and modern sensibilities. Conveniently, a majority of the hotels are clustered in the city centre close to the popular sights and meeting places. The city is best known for its stunning Old Town, a centuries-old neighbourhood of cobblestone lanes, gabled houses, Gothic churches and charming squares, all surrounded by a system of sturdy defensive walls and towers. The area, which is protected as a UNESCO World Heritage site, is the spiritual heart of the city as well as the hub of its dining and nightlife scene. There are, quite simply, very few cities in the world that can rival Tallinn for its well-preserved medieval buildings and timeless atmosphere.

Unforgettable MICE locations.

Tallinn is guaranteed to wow your guests with unforgettable new experiences. Imagine hosting your gala dinner or social event in the opulent Kadriorg Palace, built in 1718 for the Russian emperor. Or alongside the hull of the 1930s-era Lembit submarine at the Tallinn Seaplane Harbour. Or under the vaulted arches of the medieval House of the Brotherhood of Black Heads guild hall. Other choices include the city’s 600-year-old Town Hall, a century-old power plant revamped as the Tallinn Creative Hub.

Perfect size.

In fact, its city centre is so compact that most hotels, venues, restaurants and sights are within easy walking distance of one another. Instead of hassling with buses, taxis or transfers to get from A to B, you’ll most likely be taking a quick – and economical – stroll. A taxi ride from Tallinn’s airport to the city centre takes a mere 10 minutes, so in most cases organisers don’t even have to bother with transfers. Tallinn offers a great mix of 3- to 5-star conference hotels with quality/price ratio that’s far better than the European average, with chains like Radisson Blue, Swisshotel or Sokos.

 

  • Creative Leather Workshops: Leather workshops are about having a great time with your colleagues or friends. Design and create something unique and beautiful in Stella Soomlais studio – a famous Estonian designer. In the studio you can make leather wristbands, watch straps, key holders and other accessories. More information
  • Medieval Dinner at Olde Hansa Restaurant: Olde Hansa is a medieval-themed restaurant located in a historical warehouse that has been fully renovated in the style of a rich merchant´s home. Capacity: 300 seats, on three floors. More information
  • Into the nature: Mystical Bogshoeing: Explore the bogs in Lahemaa National Park with your own swamp shoes, about 1 hour from Tallinn… More information

The conference center “municon” will be expanded to 34 rooms for conferences and meetings at the Munich Airport.

All conference rooms are flooded with light and equipped with the latest technology as well as new TV screens. They can accommodate four to a maximum of 180 people. The open and modern architecture creates a pleasant atmosphere for discussions, meetings and conferences. Only a few steps away from both terminals, the “municon” is centrally located and thus easily accessible. The exclusive restaurant caters to the conference guests. The operator is Allresto Flughafen München Hotel und Gaststätten GmbH. Our colleagues will be happy to assist you when planning your meeting: mice@ax-travel.at

The newly opened Motel One Amsterdam-Waterlooplein revolves around the themes of flea markets, upcycling and old masters.

In its second hotel in Amsterdam, Motel One has gone for an extraordinary and luxurious interpretation of the “flea market” theme, with old windows, doors, cabinets and wooden planks as wall cladding, a chandelier made of flea market lamps and a workbench made of various materials with integrated table lamps. The inspiration came from the famous flea market on the historic Waterlooplein Square, which the hotel is also named after. The Dutch artist Piet Hein Eek skillfully combines the themes. The hotel is in a prime city location.

“Austria Trend Hotel Park Royal Palace” now renamed “Radisson Blu Park Royal Palace Hotel Vienna.

Our colleagues from Austria Trend Hotels, Austria’s largest hotel group, are entering into a franchise partnership with Radisson Blu, Europe’s largest upper-upscale brand, for another one of its top hotels. The 4-star superior hotel, currently known as the Austria Trend Hotel Park Royal Palace Vienna, is now a Radisson Blu franchise. Austria Trend Hotels have already been successfully cooperating with the Radisson Blu Hotel Altstadt in Salzburg since 2001. The cooperation strengthens the positioning of the Hotel Park Royal Palace as a leading international hotel in the immediate vicinity of Schönbrunn Palace. With 233 rooms and a 900 square meter conference area, the hotel is one of the leading hotels in Vienna’s event hotel industry. Particularly striking is the extraordinary architecture with gold accents and the connecting bridge to the Technical Museum.