The annual Abend Gala organised by Corps Touristique Austria took place in Vienna's Ferstel Palace. Polish Tourism Organisation participated in a ceremonious meeting with delegates of the Austrian tourism industry.
This year's Gala Abend had a unique character due to the 45th anniversary of Corps Touristique Austria. The event was attended by 255 participants, including 215 representatives of travel agencies and trade press.
22 member states of the Association, including Poland, presented their offers during a B2B meeting preceding the gala dinner. Promotional videos of sponsors and member states were shown during the ceremony. Corps Touristique Austria also presented awards recognising outstanding achievements of tourism industry’s top bureau, media and personality.
The event was hosted by moderators well-known in the tourism sector - Simone Heher and Peter Agathakis - with musical backing provided by Double Jeu band.
An additional attraction of the evening involved a presentation of Museen, the latest promotional brochure of Corps Touristique, which featured Polish Tourism Organisation International Office in Vienna promoting Warsaw museums: Warsaw Rising Museum, Fryderyk Chopin Museum and POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews.
Together with the new brochure, invited guests received promotional sets prepared by particular countries. The Polish package included information about Kraków - the European Capital of Gastronomic Culture - and Polish Vodka Museum along with small gadgets.
Gala Abend Corps Touristique Austria has already become a fixture in the calendar of Vienna-based tourist events and enjoys remarkable popularity in the industry. An invitation to the event is treated as a special distinction and a way of saying thank you for year-long cooperation.