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Reduce Your Carbon Footprint With Eco-Friendly Austrian Visits

A new section on the website of the Austrian National Tourist Office UK & Ireland is highlighting the country’s strong eco-friendly travel options for visitors. Although being green is a way of life for Austrians they have until now not heralded their green credentials as much as other tourist destinations.

“Staying in one of Austria’s leading environmentally-friendly resorts, such as Lech, could in some cases even cause fewer CO2 emissions than staying at home in the UK,” says Veronica Tonge. She has recently completed a study into “The Role of Ski Tourists’ Level of Awareness of Responsible Tourism Issues in Determining Destination Choice” in association with the International Centre for Responsible Tourism.

Alfred Strigl, deputy director of the Austrian Institute for Sustainability, says: “When it comes to the environment Austrians are top of Europe and top of the world.” Continue Reading

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‘Europa-Sportregion’ celebrates Emperor Franz Joseph and many other historic events

Royal knights in armour and helmet are challenging each other to a duel in the inner courtyard of the Kaprun Castle. Emperor Franz Joseph is delivering a speech to the crowd gathered in the town square of Zell am See. In the streets, traditional post buses and old-fashioned vintage convertibles from the cradle of the automobile are cruising. In Zell am See-Kaprun history is still alive. In picturesque Pinzgau, in the west of the province of Salzburg, people are very aware of their traditions and customs. That is why the region wants to invite visitors to share its opulent past and revives sequences of its history in a careful but nonetheless exciting way. It is no accident that Zell am See is among the 18 carefully selected ‘small historical towns’ in Austria. Continue Reading

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