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These Are the 10 Finest Hotels in Austria

After two lean years, Austrian tourism is looking forward to the new season. More hotel guests are expected again, and this is urgently needed. We present you the 10 best hotels in Austria. One of them, belonged to the controversial Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska. Read on if you want to know which one and where to book your upcoming luxory vacation.

April 6, 2022

Austria's Population will Exceed Nine Million this Year

Austria's population is nearing nine million and should reach this mark sometime in 2022. Read more about Austria's recent population increase.

February 16, 2022

Opening of the 75th Bregenz Festival

After being canceled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the 75th anniversary of the Bregenz Festival is finally happening. President Alexander Van der Bellen gave a passionate address about climate change and other issues at the opening of the festival.

July 22, 2021

How Expensive is Rent in Austria?

The rent costs in Austria vary depending on the duration, region and type of rental segment. Find out more about the exact amounts you have to pay across Austria!

May 25, 2021

Vorarlberg Eases Lockdown on March 15

The model region Vorarlberg will start the easing of its lockdown on March 15. Opening steps as announced by the Austrian Health Minister and Vorarlberg's Governor include the sectors of restaurants, youth sports, events and self-help groups. The whole project will be accompanied scientifically.

March 10, 2021

Covid-19 in Austria: Slight Easing of Regulations

The Austrian government has announced some new regulations with regard to the Covid-19 situation in Austria. The province of Vorarlberg will be facing relaxations of the current regulations as early as March 15, while the rest of the country will need to wait until the end of March and April for the opening of gastronomy and the cultural sector.

March 2, 2021

"Equal Pension Day" Shows Significant Gap for Women

Women in Vienna receive 32.6% less pension compared to men. Therefore, the risk of old-age poverty is dramatically higher for women than for men. The information is issued with reference to the Viennese "Equal Pension Day" on September 2.

August 31, 2020

Austria: No more Border Controls with Neighbouring Countries except Italy

Restrictions on freedom of travel due to the Corona pandemic will be discontinued. The only country for which restrictions remain in place for the time being is Italy. A further evaluation is planned next week.

June 3, 2020

Austria and Germany Agree to Open Borders on 15 June

The gradual opening of the borders between Austria, Germany and Switzerland will begin as early as Friday. From May 15th onwards there will only be spot checks at the borders between Austria and Germany, both countries announced. From 15 June, the borders are to be opened completely. Opening to Italy is not an issue for the time being.

May 13, 2020

Self-Sufficiency in COVID-19 Mask Production

A first step towards Austrian self-sufficiency in mask production for medical protective equipment was taken. In future, it should be possible to produce up to 500,000 corona protective masks of the "Made in Austria" brand every day.

April 8, 2020

Bregenz Festival: Austria's Artistic Showpiece all over the World

On the occasion of the opening of the Bregenz Festival 2019 (Bregenzer Festspiele) Alexander Van der Bellen reminded the audience that many challenges can only be solved together and with great efforts, and Alexander Schallenberg pointed out that the festival is like big multilateral meetings, where people from different backgrounds meet for a few days and exchange ideas.

July 22, 2019

Analysis: Vienna's 900 Years of Close Ties With Former Tax Haven Liechtenstein

Federal President Alexander Van der Bellen visited the Principality of Liechtenstein during a state visit to Vaduz. After 14 months, he has finally visited the last of Austria's neighbouring countries. The state was known as a tax haven until November 2013. The Liechtenstein tax affair and offshore leaks have contributed to the neighbouring country signing an international agreement to prevent tax evasion.

March 22, 2018

Huber Holding Acquires French Premium Men Lingerie Maker

Huber Group, the Götzis/Vorarlberg based lingerie maker has acquired the French premium brand Hom for men from Triumph Group to target the upmarket male underwear category.

January 19, 2015

BTV: Moderate Increase in Profits

The Austrian regional bank for Tyrol and Vorarlberg reached growth in profits, total assets and lending.

February 10, 2012

Vorarlberg Invests Massively in Renewable Energy

The Austrian province aims for enlarging renewable energy production together with the South-German energy group EnBW. Investments total € 600m.

February 7, 2012

Zumtobel Group Refinances Loan Agreement to 2016

The Vorarlberg-based lighting company and seven banks signed an agreement that will replace an existing syndicated facility of € 480m.

November 17, 2011

Zumtobel Invests in New Production Facilities

The Austrian lighting company expands its capacities as part of the company’s global growth strategy. Internal plans for up to 200 new jobs by 2020.

October 11, 2011

Wolford Increased Sales and Earnings

In the first three months of the current fiscal year, the Austrian luxury clothing company continued on the growth path prevailing in the prior year.

September 16, 2011

Slight Decrease in Profits for Zumtobel

The Austrian lighting company reports rising revenues in the first quarter 2011. Profits are declining.

September 6, 2011

VKW with Declining Profits in the First Half of 2011

The regional energy company reported a drop in power generation due to the dry weather in the period from January to June.

August 3, 2011

Wolford Doubles Profit

The Austrian luxury clothing company achieved considerable growth in revenue and earnings in financial year 2010/11.

July 22, 2011

Pfanner with Record Investment

The Austrian fruit juice and ice tea producer will make the largest investment in its history. A 5% increase in revenue is planned this year.

June 29, 2011

Zumtobel Achieved Turnaround

The Austrian lighting company announced strong results. Revenues increased by 10.2%. Net profit for the year is firmly back in the black at € 51.3m.

June 27, 2011

Vorarlberger Kraftwerke: Increase in Net Profits despite Sales Decline

The regional energy company could raise operating profits by more than 13%. Production remained stable.

May 2, 2011

Doppelmayr Scores € 105m Contract

Doppelmayr Italia GmbH was awarded the contract for the construction of the new ropeway on the Mont Blanc.

April 29, 2011

Strong Profit Growth at Huber

The Austrian lingerie manufacturer managed to increase its earnings by 74%. Sales increase at 3.8% was relatively moderate.

March 29, 2011

BTV with Record Figures in 2010

The regional bank for Tyrol and Vorarlberg was able to increase its net income from 20.4% to 61.8%.

March 26, 2011 · Updated: March 26, 2011; 13:03

Rising Sales for Pfanner

The Austrian fruit juice producer achieves sales at its pre-crisis level. In 2010, sales amounted to € 235m after € 225m in 2009.

March 19, 2011

Zumtobel: New Light Center in Dubai

The lighting company based in Vorarlberg, Austria, is multiplying its competences in the Middle East. The Dubai Light Center aims to present realistic solutions for professional interior lighting.

March 8, 2011

Zumtobel: Earnings Doubled

The Austrian lighting company announced its results for the first nine months of 2010/11. EBIT rose by 66%.

March 8, 2011

Doppelmayr Awarded Major Contract in Sochi

The Austrian Doppelmayr Group has been awarded the contract for a 3S installation (tri-cable ropeway) in the Russian Olympic location of Sochi.

January 20, 2011

JCL Logistics and Rail Cargo Austria Step into Strategic Alliance

Both logistics companies agree to establish a cooperation in groupage service. Their common target is to reach synergies in their transport network.

December 15, 2010

Cooperation Between Korean LG and Austrian Zumtobel

LG Innotek and Zumtobel Group conclude LED cooperation agreement.

December 15, 2010

New Logistics Center for Gebrüder Weiss in Romania

The logistics company Gebrüder Weiss has entrusted the construction of a logistics center in Sibiu to the Unger Steel Group as general contractor again.

December 14, 2010

Zumtobel Announces Increasing Profits

Dynamic components business brings Austrian lighting group 60% increase in Profits. Revenues were up by 8%.

December 2, 2010

Doppelmayr: Slight decline in Sales but Good Result

Doppelmayr, The aerial and surface ropeway manufacturer from Vorarlberg underwent a slight drop in sales, but net income hasincrea sed significantly. Cautious optimism is being shown.

December 1, 2010

Austrian Airlines Loses Swiss Destination

As the St. Gallen-Altenrhein airport in eastern Switzerland will operate its own airline, AUA will no longer fly to this airport

October 19, 2010

EU accuses Austria of hurdles in buying property

The European Commission refers Austria to the European Court of Justice. Reasons are fundamental barriers to the acquisition of agricultural land in Vorarlberg.

June 24, 2010
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