When was the Vienna Experts Club International formed?
The Club was formed in Austria on January 29, 2006 to coincide with the "Austrian Travel Business" (atb) travel fair in Vienna.
Are there similar Clubs in other European cities?
Not as far as we know. The Vienna Tourist Board made history when it formed Vienna Experts Club International.
What is the purpose of the Vienna Experts Club International?
The Vienna Experts Club was set up to provide members with exclusive information about existing and new attractions in the city.
Who can join the Vienna Experts Club International?
Sales and marketing employees of travel agents and tour operators offering trips to Vienna.
How do I join the Vienna Experts Club International?
Register at www.viennaexpertsclub.at. Next, submit your details. Once your industry membership has been confirmed you will receive an e-mail which gives you exclusive access to all the Club materials.
What does membership cost?
Membership is free.
What are the advantages of a Club membership?
You get to find out more about Vienna and give customers insider tips for their visit. As a Vienna Expert you have access to special conditions for flights and hotels in the Austrian capital. There are also concessions for cultural attractions, leisure activities and bars and restaurants as businesses try to persuade you to recommend their products. Upon arrival in the Austrian capital please visit the Tourist Info Vienna behind the State Opera House (Albertinaplatz/Maysedergasse, 1st district) or the Tourist Info Main Station (Am Hauptbahnhof 1, 10th district) to claim your complimentary Vienna Card and welcome pack.
What are my commitments as a member?
We expect you to visit Vienna and to get to know the destination.
How do I find out about Club offers?
Visit the exclusive Club homepage at www.viennaexpertsclub.at to view the latest offers. You will also receive our regular Club newsletter.
How often can I take advantage of Vienna Experts Club International offers?
Please note that Club concessions including free Vienna Cards may only be claimed up to three times per calendar year. There must be a period of at least 14 days between each visit. The special offers will only be made available to preregistered members.
Are Vienna Experts Club International offers also extended to the person I am travelling with?
Yes! The offers are open to you and one accompanying person. An additional free Vienna Card will be issued only if the intended recipient appears in person at the Tourist Info with the Club member.
Can I keep my membership if I change jobs?
Yes, provided that the change is within the industry. Individuals and not companies are members. Please inform the Club office of any changes to your job description or address. Your membership will be cancelled automatically if you leave the tourism industry.
Am I still a member if I am on parental leave?
Yes, your membership will be temporarily frozen during this period. Please inform the Club office when you return to work and you membership will be automatically reactivated.