Martin Winkler, MBA, Chairman of the Verkehrsbüro Group Executive Board

Martin Winkler, born 1981, was appointed spokesman of the Verkehrsbüro Group’s executive board on 01 October 2017, followed by Chairman of the Board as of 12 December 2019. The Viennese manager has been a member of the company’s extended board of management since 2015, in which position he was responsible for the Group’s finances. Winkler is a member of the board of management of the subsidiaries Verkehrsbüro Hotellerie and Eurotours. From 2009 he was head of corporate marketing, from 2010 head of the controlling department and shortly afterwards the whole of the financial department. Winkler has been with the Verkehrsbüro Group since 2001.

Areas of responsibility: Group Division “Verkehrsbüro Group Hospitality” with the brands Austria Trend Hotels, Bassena and Palais Events. Group Human Resources, Group Strategy, Group Marketing and Communications, Group Finance, Group IT Infrastructure, Group Legal.

Helga Freund, member of the Verkehrsbüro Group executive board


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Helga Freund, born in 1961, has been a member of the company’s board of management since 2015 and is responsible for leisure tourism. She is a managing director of the subsidiaries Eurotours and Verkehrsbüro-Ruefa. The Tyrolean manager began her career at Idealtours in Brixlegg, before joining Eurotours in 1993. During her time with the company she has held several managerial positions, including hotel contracting, sales, incoming and product and yield management. From 2007 onwards, with her extensive experience in international markets, she was responsible for the whole tourism division.

Areas of responsibility:Group Division “Verkehrbüro Group Travel” with the brands Eurotours, Ruefa and Verkehrsbüro Business Touristik, IT strategy as well as the shareholding Intertravel.

Members of the supervisory board


Mag. Alexander Wolfgring


Deputy Chair

Mag. Robert Lasshofer



Mag. Dr. Christine Dornaus

Dr. Nobert Grießmayr

Dr. Erich Hampel

Richard Neidinger

Mag. Harald Nograsek

Dr. Herbert Pichler

DI Hans-Dieter Toth

Mag. Edgar Zrzavy


Members from the staff council:

Bettina Baumgartner

Nicole Göller

Paul Knapp

Karin Parzmair

Berend Tusch