Travel & Event Specialist
Tour Director & Event/MICE
My event management experience dates back to 1999 when I co-organized 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, organized and delivered large-scale events for clients in Europe, eventually becoming a Regional Manager in Doha, Qatar.
I have travelled extensively throughout South East Asia before I moved 2016 to Bangkok to work for Buffalo Tours, Abercrombie & Kent and Asian Trails in their MICE departments. As MICE Manager Southeast Asia my responsibility reached from creating compelling proposals, product development and group handling on ground to assure operational excellency. I led several tours in Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia.
More and more companies moving from employees to freelancer to optimise costs. Particular understandable in the event and MICE business. Instead of carrying employees through the whole year it is more cost effective to hire freelancer for particular projects. I provide global Tour Hosting Service for high profile guests. My clients are Domestic Management Companies, Tour Operators, Travel Agencies and Event Agencies.
Exceptional Tour Hosting Service for your most valued guests. I will coordinate all daily activities with your guests, work closely with your team and troubleshot if necessary.
Twenty years experience in event management. I planned organised and realised from small corporate events to big public events, government conferences, roadshows, meetings, exhibitions and incentives.
How it Works
Flexibility is most important these days. No matter if you need short term support for your VIP group, to run a FAM trip, or you need help with a complex and demanding event. Let’s get in touch and find the best solution.
I take care of your most valued guests during their travel to make sure they have their once in a life time trip.
I love to create, having new ideas, think outside of the cube 😉 and do things a bit different.
A FAM Trip in the middle of high season! No one from your team has time to go with the client? Let’s talk.
The planning phase becomes overwhelming? The tasks become more and more but you don’t have enough resources. I love planning.
Twenty years experience in incentive trips, sport events, roadshows, conferences, gala dinners, public and corporate events. You name it.
There is nothing more exciting than onsite operation. Perfect preparation is key to success. Finding quick solutions to problems as well.
Hosting a hight profile client at a three week tour – Asia.
My Travel Work
Incentive trip for a Singapore based publisher – Vietnam.
Incentive Group from Israel –Thailand
Country wide Roadshow to promote EM 2008 – Austria
My Event Work
JBOG Inauguration Event for Qatargas and Rasgas – Qatar
KraftFoods Corporate Event – Switzerland
FIFA Beach Soccer FAN ZONE – Qatar
Multimedia report, waste management – Maldives
Multimedia report, the plastic issue – Maldives
Crocodile Trophy. Worlds longest and hardest mountain bike race – Australia
Family holiday for 19; 3 weeks, 3 Southeast Asia 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?!
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 am highly recommened Jo to my colleagues and hope to work with him again soon.
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 salers. With Jo´s knowledge on site, his ability to fit in the client´s expectations and the skills to fight for the best rates, were the key of the success of that project. I hope to have the chance to collaborate with Jo again, anytime soon.
Biz Asia Events Incentive Vietnam
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