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Austrian National Tourist Office partners with Wego to attract Middle East travellers

The online travel marketplace will campaign to position Austria as a safe destination

Austria will be promoted on all Wego platforms through the Wego website and app. This will include targeted emails to Wego’s MENA users in addition to articles, push notifications and social media campaigns focusing on Austria as a safe tourist destination.

To visit the county without the need to self-isolate, travellers from Saudi Arabia and Qatar can either show proof of a negative PCR test or a completed vaccination.

Fully vaccinated travellers from the UAE, Bahrain, Oman and Kuwait can enter Austria without the need to self-isolate, while travellers from Saudi Arabia and Qatar can either present either proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test.

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Mamoun Hmedan, managing director of Wego MENA and India, said: “We’re excited to expand our partnerships to one of the most beautiful European countries. Located in the heart of Europe and nestled between the Danube and the Alps, Austria is a must-go-to country for every traveller.

“Through such partnerships, we aim to drive more travellers to the country by promoting it to our large user base in the MENA region. We look forward to forging a long-lasting relationship with The Austrian National Tourist Office.”

Austria has kept its Covid-19 numbers low and is applying stricter measures to curb the spread of the virus. From 15 August 2021, guests have to be fully vaccinated or present a negative PCR test to enter restaurants and hotels.

Robert Gröblacher, Austrian National Tourist Office director for the Middle East, commented: “In 2019, almost half a million visitors from the GCC created about 1.4 million bed nights in Austria. In 2020, there was almost no touristic activity from the GCC due to the Covid-19 situation. We can see a vast interest in visiting our country again since the borders for travellers from the region reopened on 1 July 2021.”

For more information, visit www.wego.com

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