About us.

What is the acronym for professional congress organizations?

Austropa Interconvention – the alpha and omega of the PCO.

One thing is absolutely clear when you are planning congresses and events: PCO, not DIY!

Nothing is more gruelling and time-consuming than planning and successfully putting on congresses and events. Thanks to its many years of experience as a leader in the congress organization industry, its excellent team and innovative concepts, AUSTROPA INTERCONVENTION, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Verkehrsbüro Group, successfully organizes about forty congresses a year.

A recipient of the “Austrian Congress Award” and trusted for many years by our clients, we are available to assist you with all aspects of PCO, DMC and event management.

So that you have time and energy and minimal stress and can enjoy the success of your congress or event.


Our brands and structures.

VERKEHRSBUERO is Austria’s leading tourism group with the operating divisions VERKEHRSBUERO TRAVEL and VERKEHRSBUERO HOSPITALITY as well as the HOLDING division; which is available as an internal partner for management and services with teams of experts. Our employees ensure that travel at home and abroad, both private and business, is a special experience. It is not surprising that the new headquarters in Vienna is called the “Home of Travel”; this is where the diverse range of products and services offered by the various brands is reflected and combined.


With its TRAVEL division, VERKEHRSBUERO is the market leader for leisure and business travel. With currently 75 travel agencies, Ruefa has the densest branch network in Austria and, as a tour operator, also offers high-quality long-distance, study and ship tours. Austropa Interconvention designs conferences & large-scale events and supports with hybrid or completely virtual platform concepts. The leading multichannel and direct sales specialist Eurotours International sells tailor-made vacation packages in Austria and neighboring countries, also under the Just Away brand in the online distribution sector.

The TRAVEL segment is rounded off with Business Services for corporate customers. Business trips & incentives are booked professionally at Verkehrsbüro Business Travel or online via BEasy. Customers of AX Travel Management have access to a global service thanks to the worldwide partner American Express Global Business Travel.


23 hotels in Austria and Slovenia, 2 hostels and 2 campsites in Vienna, 3 event locations and the Café Central in Vienna – with the VERKEHRSBUERO HOSPITALITY business unit, the Group is deliberately broadly positioned. Austria Trend Hotels is the leading hotel group in Austria, with two million overnight stays per year and around 7,000 beds in 16 properties in Austria and Slovenia. Four hotels are managed in cooperation with the Radisson Hotel Group. BASSENA is the youngest hotel brand in the group, with the BASSENA Wien Messe Prater. Away from the classic city hotel business, VERKEHRSBUERO HOSPITALITY also offers places in the countryside, with visitors staying at Camping Vienna West and Camping New Danube. Travelers will find inexpensive accommodation at Hostel Hütteldorf and Palace Hostel Vienna. VERKEHRSBUERO also distributes Palais Events, which offer perfect venues for events in Vienna: Palais Ferstel, Palais Daun-Kinsky, the Wiener Börsensäle and the historic Café Central in Vienna’s Herrengasse.