Travel & Event Specialist
Tour Director & Events/MICE
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.
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.
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.
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.
I take care of your most valued guests during their travel to ensure they have a once in a lifetime experience.
I love to create and cultivate new ideas, think outside the cube and do things a bit differently.
A FAM Trip in the middle of high season? No time to accompany the client? Let’s talk.
Planning can involve more tasks than there are resources. Let me know. I love planning.
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.
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
Multimedia report about plastic pollution – Maldives
Crocodile Trophy. The world’s longest and hardest mountain bike race – Outback Australia
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?!
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.
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.