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The Vienna Pop Festival 2017

Even if the weather does not really come into the picture yet, we firmly believe that summer is just around the corner! And together with it the Vienna Pop Festival: From July the 27th 60 acts are going to show their skills within four days on the lake stage in front of the Church of St. Karl and in the adjacent buildings. Last year the Festival for young and local pop music attracted 60.000 visitors and also at the coming event the innovative Austrian musicians and bands will give everything they got. And the best thing about it: the admission is free! As always, the programme will be organised by a professional curator team that is already set for this year: Ana Threat Ana’s actual name is Kristina Pia Hofner and during the week she teaches and researches as media scholar at the University of Applied Arts. Otherwise, under her pseudonym, Ana Threat makes music herself in the garage scene and she has already released several songs with the postpunk-duos “The Happy Kids” and “Kristy And The Kraks”. Currently she has a try as a solo artist with her latest album “Cold Lve” and moreover she conducts the label “Trash [...]

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The open day of hotels 2017

The 23rd of June is the day when Austria’s hotels open their doors for teenagers and their parents, so that they can get the possibility to take a look behind the scenes of the hotel business. The ÖHV (Österreichische Hoteliervereinigung) has started the biggest job market initiative in the tourism sector and the open day of hotels is its highlight. The Boutiquehotel Stadthalle takes part in this event and shows you why you should commence an apprentice ship in the hotel branch. Why working in the hotel industry? Working where others spend their holidays – it is unlikely that there is a better or a more exciting working environment than in a hotel. Besides, there are infinite possibilities to make a work-related progress, also from an international point of view. One gets the possibility to upskill or to specialize in the most different sectors and thereby enhance one’s career options. Nonetheless in the hotel business you profit not only vocationally, but also personally. Especially the contact to others enforces social competences like sociableness and a self-confident manner. One is frequently confronted with new challenges and gets the opportunity to grow with them. In addition to that monotonous routine does not [...]

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2017 is the international year of sustainable tourism

The United Nations declared the year 2017 as the „international year of sustainable tourism for development“. This goes hand in hand with the announced global agenda 2030 of the world touristic organisation (UNWTO) which aims on a general change of the political, economic and ecological understanding towards more sustainability. Goals of UNWTO Sustainable tourism has, as we especially know, the potential of becoming a significant factor in developing countries. Beyond this background, the UNWTO formulates the following goals: Sustainable economic growth Social inclusion and reduction of poverty Efficient use of resources, protection of the environment and clima Protection of common cultural values and diversity Agreement about common values like peace, safety and human rights A "Roadmap" lists hereby different activities for authorities and the whole tourism industry to support the defined goals and even travellers themselves are intensified addressed. Tourism already distributes a major part to the global economy.  So is already 10 % of the global GDP directly driven by tourism with an average growth rate of 4 % per year and is already the most important economic sector for many developing countries. Risks of sustainable tourism  But there is also a flipside to economic growth. There’s no positive [...]

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Spring fever in Vienna

When the days grow warmer and the evenings longer, when the first flowers blossom and the winter coat can go back to its place in the cellar – spring is here! We feel lighter, are more enterprising and more active. This is the perfect time to escape from the everyday life and explore a new city. In the low season, Vienna can be explored without long waiting lines in front of attractions as it is in the summer months. Pure nature – Vienna in spring When the first sunrays of spring grass little by little the city, the metropolis unfolds its irresistible charm. The numerous parks and gardens offer everything from lovely compiled rose gardens to unadulterated forests. Besides the Volksgarten and the Stadtpark in the centre of the city, Vienna offers the famous Prater and the gardens at the Castles Schönbrunn and Belvedere. Just outside the city, nature lovers can enjoy more parks, just as the Lainzer Tiergarten or the Kurpark Oberlaa. Even for enthusiastic hikers, Vienna has something to offer: the Wienerwald nearby the city can be reached easily with public transport and offers the opportunity for a spontaneous hiking trip in a beautiful scenery. There is a lot going [...]

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Africa Days in Vienna 2017

For the 13th year in a row, this year the Africa Days (Afrika Tage) take place from 18th August until 13th September in Vienna. 18 days non-stop this extraordinary African celebration with a lot of esprit, music, dance, international artists and a colourful bazar will light up Vienna’s Donauinsel (island in the river Donau). The festival offers a wide variety of concerts, speeches, readings and information desks and charity events. Of course, there is a special program for children, too. History of the Africa Days The Africa Days’ initiator and organiser is Medhat Abdelati who started the festival in 2004. According to him, he had the wish for a long time to bring some of his heritage to his new home country. The first festival took place in Munich according to the motto “Out of Afrika – mitten in München” (Out of Africa – into Munich’s inner-city). In Vienna the festival started in 2005. The Africa Days are organised without any public funds or sponsoring. The officials want to stay independent. With the help of numerous Africa lovers and partnerships the festival is able to organise itself each year with great success. The festival is designed to help building bridges [...]

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