Travel & Event Specialist

Tour Director & Events/MICE

 

About/Story

My event management experience dates back to 1999 when I co-organised a mountain bike race in the Australian Outback. I turned my passion for events into a profession in my home country of Austria, from where I created, organised and delivered large-scale events for clients in Europe, eventually becoming a Regional Manager in Doha, Qatar. 

I had traveled extensively throughout South East Asia before moving to Bangkok in 2016. Since then I have worked in the MICE departments of Buffalo Tours, Abercrombie & Kent and Asian Trails. As MICE Manager for Southeast Asia, my responsibility reached from creating compelling proposals, product development and group handling on the ground to assure operational excellence. I have also led several tours in Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia.

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Services/Products

To optimise costs companies are increasingly engaging freelancers for specific projects, particularly in the Event/MICE and travel industries. I provide event and travel services from proposal development through to on-site execution, and host tours for high profile guests. My clients are Domestic Management Companies, Tour Operators, Travel and Event Agencies. 

Travel Service

Exceptional tour hosting services for your most valued guests. I will coordinate all daily activities with your guests, work closely with your team and troubleshoot if necessary. 

 

Event Service

I have twenty years of experience planning, organising and realising projects, from small corporate events to large-scale public events, government conferences,  roadshows, meetings, exhibitions and incentives. 

 

How it Works

Flexibility is crucial these days. Whether you need short term support for your VIP group, are running a FAM trip, or need help with a complex and demanding event, let’s get in touch and find the best solution.

 

Travel 

Travel Host

I take care of your most valued guests during their travel to ensure they have a once in a lifetime experience.

Travel Consulting

I love to create and cultivate new ideas, think outside the cube and do things a bit differently.

Fam Trips

A FAM Trip in the middle of high season? No time to accompany the client? Let’s talk. 

Events

Planning

Planning can involve more tasks than there are resources. Let me know. I love planning.

Experience

I have twenty years of experience in Europe, the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific managing incentive trips, sports events, roadshows, conferences, gala dinners, public and corporate events. You name it.

Operations

There is nothing more exciting than on-site operations. Detailed planning before and unobtrusive troubleshooting throughout are key. 

  

Hosting a high profile client for a three-week tour – Southeast Asia.

My Travel Work

Incentive trip for a Singaporean publisher – Vietnam. 

 

Incentive Group from Israel –Thailand

  

Country-wide roadshow to promote European Football Cup 2008 – Austria

My Event Work

Inauguration event for Qatargas and RasGas – Qatar

 

KraftFoods (Mondelez) corporate event – Switzerland

FIFA Beach Soccer FAN ZONE – Qatar

  

Multimedia report on waste management – Maldives

Special Projects

Multimedia report about plastic pollution – Maldives

 

Crocodile Trophy. The world’s longest and hardest mountain bike race – Outback Australia

Testimonials

  • Family holiday for 19 people; 3 weeks, 3 Southeast Asian countries, one incredible travel host

    Imagine…planning, coordinating, and catering to a family of 19. Jo was truly fantastic! He was so knowledgeable transitioning seamlessly with travel arrangements, special requests, and one-of-a-kind experiences. Always professional, he also fit well with the group, and literally we had not one detail to concern ourselves with! Humbly, no one could have done it better; a trip of a lifetime! Jo, where are we going next?!  

    Alexa Skjodt
  • MICE Incentive

    I had the privilege and excellent experience working with Asian Trails MICE Manager Jo Aigner. We worked together on a few successful incentive tours that took place in Thailand. Everything went smoothly throughout the projects thanks to Jo’s support, flexibility, creativity and negotiation skills. I felt that I have a partner by my side and all of this helped us to achieve very successful and unforgettable projects. I highly recommend Jo to my colleagues and hope to work with him again soon.

    Oshrat Sichel
    MICE Specialist
  • Incentive Planning and Inspection

    I´ve had the opportunity of working with Jo in the arrangement of a very VIP group last year. It was the incentive travel of an international insurance company for their best sellers. With Jo´s knowledge on site, his ability to fit in the client´s expectations and the skills to fight for the best rates, was the key to the success of that project. I hope to have the chance to collaborate with Jo again, anytime soon.

    Carlos Lombardia St. Germain
    Event & MICE Specialist

My world is travel and events

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