A new German study has brought uplifting news for Austrian tourism sector businessman.Commerzbank said today (Weds) that it expects Germans to spend 3.5 per cent more on holidays this year than in 2009. The Frankfurt-based institute said its study suggests that Germans will fork out 61.3 billion Euros on holidays this year. The bank said […]
United Nation (UN) officials and diplomats working in Austria have the highest number of sick leave days, it has been revealed.Figures presented by Austrian health insurance officials today (Weds) show that officials employed at the UNs Vienna headquarters and at the Vienna-based Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) took an average 39.3 off days […]
Viennas University of Economics and Business (WU) remains shut due to technical problems after a blaze broke out at its transformer room last Monday.WU bosses had planned to reopen the institution for lectures today (Weds), but technicians failed to restore its energy supply last night.Officials said the fire caused only minor damage, adding that all […]
A 70-year-old German skier died yesterday (Weds) after skiing off piste and hitting a tree at the Bergeralm ski area in Tyrols Innsbruck-Land district, police said.The accident occurred at around 2pm. Rescuers were unable to help the man, who died on the spot owing to severe head and chest injuries.
A fire at a wood warehouse in Bad Eisenkappel in Carinthias Völkermarkt district early this morning (Weds) caused 300,000 Euros in damages, police said.The fire, which broke out for as yet unknown reasons shortly after midnight, consumed 200 cubic metres of wood. Six fire companies kept the fire from spreading to nearby buildings.Police said no […]