On the road with the Number 1

We're celebrating our 100th birthday!



You can always count on us!  The Verkehrsbüro Group is Austria’s most versatile enterprise in tourism and market leader in the hotel  sector, as well as in leisure and business travel. With 28 Austria Trend Hotels and five Motel One hotels, we are the leading hotel supplier in Austria. Our 108 Ruefa travel agencies, as well as the top brands Eurotours and Jumbo, are number one in leisure tourism. Verkehrsbüro Business Travel and AX Travel Management are specialised in business travel, from small family-run businesses to multi-billion dollar companies and every year organise hundreds of events and congresses – more than anybody else. Our event experts at Palais Events know how to celebrate. They annually greet 100,000 guests every year in the magnificent Palais Ferstel and Daun Kinsky, the Börsensälen in the old Stock Exchange and in Café Central.

More than just the market leader in the hotel business and tourism sector.

The Number 1 at a glance


We see the ability to deal with constant change as the key element for the sustained further development of our Group.

Martin Winkler, MBA, Spokesman of the Verkehrsbüro Group executive board

Ruefa is flying the flag and has launched its own Gay Travel portfolio for gays and lesbians.

Offers (in German)

Current press releases (in German only)

Ruefa Reisekompass 2018: Reisebegeisterung der Österreicher hält 2018 an

Die Urlaubswelten sind im Umbruch. Die Österreicher sind Frühbucher, Individualurlauber und Kreuzfahrer. Der Urlaub gewinnt immer mehr an Bedeutung, vor allem als Anti-Stress-Mittel und Qualitytime für Familie und Freunde.


Active responsibility

Social responsibility and sustainability are of absolute priority to us. Our ecological footprint should be as small as possible. We have already received the Viktualia-Award from the Ministry of the Environment for our reduction in waste food. Several of our hotels have been awarded the Austrian Eco-Label for companies in tourism. We work together with the Association for Integration in Lower Austria and the Association for Training, Integration and Further Education for apprentices in need of support. Through our sponsorship we also support the Kunsthistorisches Museum (the Museum of Fine Arts), one of the most significant art collections in the world.

Our Number One: our employees

The Verkehrsbüro Group is one of the most attractive employers in the Austrian tourist industry as it offers not only a secure working environment for the future, but also innovative training and further education programmes. Our approximately 3000 employees benefit from the more than 200 specialised seminars and workshops in the Verkehrsbüro Academy. We have been nominated one of “Career’s Best Recruiters” for our successful recruiting. The Federal Ministry of Health, Family and Youth as awarded us the state quality label “berufundfamilie” for our family-friendly approach in employment.