Tirol is known far beyond its borders for its enthusiastic hosting and authentic hospitality. Convention Tirol partner businesses also embody these values and put them into practice every single day.
We asked around at Tirolean conference hotels, congress centres and event agencies and were touched by all the great stories and tales of solidarity, inquisitiveness and kindness.
We have compiled a few of these stories for you here:
“We aspire for quality. We aspire for happiness. What we mean by this, is that we want to make our guests happy with happy employees,” says Sigrid Blumschein, Managing Director of Hotel & Wirtshaus Post. She told us about her “secret sous chef”: “Tawab came to Tirol six years ago as a refugee from Afghanistan. In 2016, he started his apprenticeship as a chef with us, with hardly any German language skills. In 2020, he successfully completed his apprenticeship. He is a great employee and we can’t imagine our team without him.”
We agree 100% with Sigrid Blumschein: Happy people make people happy!
Margaretha Auer, MICE Sales employee at AREA47, reports: “During the high season, we employ around 160 people from circa 30 different countries. It is often not easy for individual employees to keep track of everything. “To help the international team get to know each other and find out who does what in which departments, they have introduced a regular Monday Funday – by employees for employees.
There are no limits to their creativity, ranging from speed dating (organised by the Booking department) to the Mega Swing Contest (organised by the Climbing Base) or Splash Track races (organised by Water AREA).
It’s nice that this initiative not only ensures stronger team solidarity and an improved perspective, but that is has also generated other positive side effects: for example, organisation of these mini-events has already brought one or two hidden talents to light, or new event ideas have emerged that can in turn be offered to customers. All in all, a great example of a classic win-win situation for everyone!