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Tourism in times of change - Less is more




We are very proud and thankful to organize the 61st EUHOFA congress at our Tourism Schools Bad Gleichenberg.

It will be the 3rd EUHOFA congress, which will be held at our school.

„Less is more“, „tourism in times of change“ and „congress of short distances“ are the main topics of our congress.
Our programme will offer five academic talks with tourism experts, interesting excursions, Austrian hospitality and culinary delights.

EUHOFA congress back to the campus


Cooperation of delegates, local teachers and students


EUHOFA congress will be project week for our students


The 61st EUHOFA congress of short distances


Styrian gastronomy – Austrian hospitality





Tourism Schools Bad Gleichenberg

Tourism Schools Bad Gleichenberg are among the world’s best and offer excellent qualifications to start an outstanding career.

They have been internationally known since 1946 as the private education institution for tourism in Austria.

Touristic, economic, digital subjects, sustainability, innovation management, entrepreneurship, future topics and social skills as well as communication and languages are at the centre of attention.

Thanks to internships and on-the-job trainings at international events as the Kitzbühel Downhill race or Bayern München Champion League matches, an ideal combination of theoretical and practical skills is offered. Almost 7,000 graduates are successfully working in more than 150 countries at present.


Why attend the 61. EUHOFA congress in Austria?

  • New People

    Meet new people and get to know Austrian hospitality.

  • Have Fun

    Have fun and enjoy the social program and excursions in Styria.

Excursions & Trips
Visionary Speakers
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Event Participants


Our Awesome Services​


Bad Gleichenberg is a small, fine village. All accommodations are within a walking distance of max. 10 minutes from the Tourism Schools Bad Gleichenberg


You do not need to worry about the transfer - we will be happy to pick you up from the airport.

Customer Support

Throughout your stay, tourism students of Bad Gleichenberg will be on hand to offer you advice and assistance.



The programme will offer five academic talks with tourism experts on the following topics:

  • Challenges and opportunities of the tourism industry
  • Best practice examples – excursions to local touristic flagship companies
  • Worldwide tourism on equal terms – closing the gap between poor and rich
  • Less is more – new ideas in tourism
  • Revolutionary concepts of learning – new education of new people


Conference Speakers



Professor for Sustainable Tourism
    Harald FRIEDL

    Harald FRIEDL

    Lawyer and Philosopher
      Ricardo LEPPE

      Ricardo LEPPE

      Visionary and Memory Trainer
        Julia ZOTTER

        Julia ZOTTER

        (Food & Biotechnology) Zotter Chocolate
          Melanie FRANKE

          Melanie FRANKE

          Hotel Manager Hundertwasser Spa Blumau


            Event Schedule

            DAY 1 - WEDNESDAY - 03.04.2024

            Arrival of the participants 

            Transfer GRZ – Bad Gleichenberg

            Transfer VIE – Bad Gleichenberg

            19:00 Welcome Dinner

            DAY 2 - THURSDAY - 04.04.2024

            07:00 Good morning EUHOFA

            09:30 Opening Ceremony

            10:00 Professional Program – talk 1 (Christian BAUMGARTNER)

            10:30 World Café (discussion and group work)

            11.00 Presentation of the results

            11:15 Professional Program – talk 2 (Harald FRIEDL)

            11:45 World Café (discussion and group work)

            12.15 Presentation of the results

            13:00 Lunch

            14:30 Hands on Styrian food – campus tours

            19:00 Styrian dinner and more

            DAY 3 - FRIDAY - 05.04.2024

            07:00 Good morning EUHOFA

            09:30 Professional Program – talk 3 (Ricardo LEPPE)

            10:30 Park Café (discussion and group work)

            11:30 Presentation of the schools of tomorrow

            12:30 Lunch

            13:30 Excursion to the world heritage city Graz

            14.30 Our pupils and students will guide you through Graz

            16.30 Reception at Graz Castle

            18:00 Dinner above the roofs of Graz

            20:00 Travel home to Bad Gleichenberg

            DAY 4 - SATURDAY - 06.04.2024

            09:00 Presentation of the Thermen- & Vulkanland

            10:00 Professional Program on the Road – talk 4 (Julia ZOTTER)
            Chocolate Theatre ZOTTER

            11:00 Zotter chocolate world (sweets and more)

            12:30 Buschenschank Lunch – Stand-up buffet at RIEGERSBURG Castle

            14:30 Professional Program on the Road – talk 5 (Melanie FRANKE)
            HUNDERTWASSER Resort Bad Blumau

            17:00 Travel home to Bad Gleichenberg

            19:00 Imperial gala dinner

            22:00 EUHOFA Congress closing party.

            DAY 5 - SUNDAY - 07.04.2024

            Departure of the Participants

            Transfer Bad Gleichenberg – GRZ
            Transfer Bad Gleichenberg – VIE

            PRICING PLANS

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            Early bird until 31st December 2023

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            Conference & Sightseeing

            In addition to the exciting discussions, there will also be an extensive sightseeing programme to get to know the region, its distinctive cuisine and its traditions as well as the world capital of culture Graz. Your partner is sincerely welcome and will be included with a comprehensive leisure programme (sport, culinary, thermal spa, etc.). Throughout your stay, tourism students of Bad Gleichenberg will be on hand to offer you advice and assistance.

            During the sightseeing program you will get to know our region


            Bad Gleichenberg

            Bad Gleichenberg is a spa town with over 180 years of tradition. The numerous hiking paths in Bad Gleichenberg that run along the gentle hills with fruit orchards, meadows and forests are a feast for the eyes. The heart of the town is made up of the 20 hectare spa park and the newly redesigned main square. The Tourism Schools are located next to the park.

            Thermen- and Vulkanland

            The tourist region of Thermen- & Vulkanland is located in southeastern Austria and spans around 1,300 square kilometres. Around 120.000 people live in the Thermen- & Vulkanland, which is popular for the culinary treasures, thermal spas and active enjoyment of nature.


            Graz is the second biggest city of Austria, the only Capital of Delight of Austria, the European Capital of Culture 2003 and City of Design. The charming provincial capital of Styria offers a lot of cultural and culinary highlights. All of it in close proximity to nature and lots of fascinating excursion destinations.

            WHO HELPS US

            Our Sponsors

            • Location

              Kaiser-Franz-Josef-Straße 18
              8344 Bad Gleichenberg

            • Line Phone

              +43 3159 2209

            • Email


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