Signifying the importance it attaches to the Indian market, Austria is offering two summer deals on the Austrian Rail Pass exclusively for Indian travellers. The OBB federal railways offers are buy one ticket get the second half price, and children under 16 years old travel free. Austrian Tours summer package 2013 is priced at Rs 99990, inclusive of economy class airfare including taxes on Swiss international airlines, three days rail pass, two nights’ accommodation each in Innsbruck, Salzburg and Vienna, Swarovski crystal world tour, Salsburg Sound of music tour, Vienna city tour and visa and insurance fees.
During a recent tour, tourism officials and suppliers spoke of efforts to boost Indian arrivals, with more attractions and promotions of winter and summer tours, to cater to the maturing market from India. One of the areas being promoted is Zell am See Kaprun, which is being marketed as a region with all in one attractions. Tourism officials also noted they would be moving away from the country’s movie promotion as they felt interest was tapering off in that sector.