Fritz Kraft

About Fritz Kraft

“The only way to do great work is to love what you do.”

Fritz Kraft is a convincing example of how technical know-how, long-standing experience in tourism and practical implementation can go hand in hand. As one of the first tourism experts, he has been supporting alpine-urban projects with his expertise for more than 40 years, from developing innovative strategies to managing their practical implementation. He enjoys rising to the refreshing challenge of mastering the balancing act between theory, experience and best practice. Fritz Kraft is dedicated to urban and leisure tourism in an unparalleled way, identifies trends and pursues visionary ideas until their successful completion.

Competence & Experience

“A region which treats its inhabitants well, also treats its guests well.” Drawing on 40 years of professional experience, Fritz Kraft knows all the mechanisms of the tourism sector leading to success.

1977 – 1983: Deputy Managing Director of Kitzbuehel Tourismus

1983 – 1989: Managing Director of the Bad Kleinkirchheim Tourism Association

1989 – 2015: Managing Director of the Innsbruck and its holiday villages tourism association – Innsbruck Tourismus

As destination manager and developer for rural, regional and urban infrastructures, Fritz Kraft connects all fields of city and holiday tourism. Especially in his exciting and innovative approach of merging alpine and urban environments, Fritz Kraft is unrivaled in the Alpine region. Whether it is innovative bid or sales management for tourism, leisure, culture and entertainment centers, or project management for touristic innovations in the regional and international tourism sector – his long-standing experience combined with established know-how form a successful overall concept. Fritz Kraft is a person who sees the progress, prepares a concept for you and thus maximizes your chances of success.

“THE ONLY WAY TO DO GREAT WORK IS TO LOVE WHAT YOU DO.”

References

“Only start something new if you know you can do it better.” Specific and targeted innovation is vital for cities and regions. As Managing Director from 1989 to the end of 2015 of Innsbruck Tourismus – one of Austria’s major and most renowned tourism associations – Fritz Kraft’s portfolio is comprehensive and packed with numerous highlights.

Innsbruck Tourismus

4 million day visitors, 3 million overnight stays, an annual budget of 17.5 million euros and frequent record results – the statistics of Innsbruck Tourismus are impressive.

Under the leadership of Fritz Kraft from 1989 to 2015, “Innsbruck and its 40 holiday villages“ developed into a success concept and turned into the leading tourism destination of the Alpine region.

Innovation

Inspiration through innovation. With a colorful and fulminant kickoff back in 1994, Innsbruck’s “Bergsilvester” new year’s eve event, one of the numerous touristic innovations launched by and during the era of Fritz Kraft, was a successful premiere. A further project is for example the first edition of the Innsbruck Card (1997), which gives admission to museums, sights, public transport and cable cars in an “all-inclusive package”, attracting guests from around the globe. Launching the Innsbruck “Hotel Route System”, Fritz Kraft and his team pioneered in the first urban hotel route system. The quality campaign of Innsbruck’s mountain railways during the last 20 years and Innsbruck’s Olympia SkiWorld, which emerged from this engagement, bear his trademark as much as the understanding and stamina to develop new tourist markets in Europe as well in Asia and North and South America. Fritz Kraft also engaged in the development of new air routes to Innsbruck and the cooperation with alliance partners from the international tourism sector.

Emotion

“Emotion is a commitment which exceeds the momentum.” Especially in sports, emotions make up a substantial part of the attraction and fascination involved. As a declared sports city, Innsbruck has hosted numerous major international sports events in the last years. Whether it was the Winter Universiade (2005) the Youth Olympic Winter Games (2012), the European Handball Championships (2010), the World Ice Hockey Championships (2005), the European Volleyball Championships (2011) or several FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Races at the Patscherkofel mountain – the Tyrolean capital has been standing for international top sports for many years. Another major highlight was the European Football Championship in 2008.

“PEOPLE WHO DO NOT KNOW EXACTLY WHERE THEY WANT TO GO, SHOULD NOT BE SURPRISED IF THEY END UP SOMEWHERE COMPLETELY DIFFERENT.“ - Mark Twain

Kraft Tourismus

“Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress, working together is success.”

Especially when it comes to implementing major and selective projects, appropriate support provided by a competent partner is essential. Whether in the fields of tourism, consulting, destination development or in promoting tourism offers – drawing on a long-standing experience and efficient networks, Kraft Tourismus gives your projects the necessary strength.

TOURISM CONSULTING & DESTINATION MANAGEMENT

Whether as destination manager or service provider in the field of leisure, congress and and conference management as well as mountain railways, or as event and cultural adviser – Kraft Tourismus supports you throughout the whole project life cycle, from innovative kickoff to competent implementation up to result analysis and further development activities. Shape your touristic future with our professional support, define new perspectives and achieve the success you deserve.

In times of modern development, it is a matter of mastering challenges and finding successful approaches for the future. Especially when coordinating the organization and promotion of target regions, it is the small details that must be focused on. This does not only require extensive experience, but also the necessary technical know-how and sensitivity. Kraft Tourismus is your ideal companion for result-driven and targeted destination management.

TOURISTIC PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT & PROMOTION

In addition, Kraft Tourismus is an experienced and reliable partner, an expert in product development and in the promotion of touristic offers – both nationally and internationally – e. g for individual tours in holiday regions or the urban sector, group tours, incentives and conventions.

As destination expert, Kraft Tourismus stands for touristic and process-oriented quality management and places a key focus on booking optimization, i. e. increasing tourist numbers, adding value and expanding your guest diversity. Especially in strategy and product development, branding and marketing, organization and destination development, as well as in controlling and benchmarking, trends and missing components are identified to maximize your success. Professional consulting at the highest level is a matter of course at Kraft Tourismus.

“THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO WAIT FOR TIMES TO CHANGE AND THOSE, WHO TAKE A FIRM HOLD OF THEM AND ACT.“ - - dante alighieri

World Of Luna

KRAFT TOURISMUS & LUNA CAMPAIGNING AGENCY

A partnership with a winning nature. Since 2002, luna has been a successful international campaigning agency with headquarters in Vienna and Innsbruck. luna’s range of services is varied and includes strategy, marketing, corporate events and travel & leisure.

  • Strategy & concepts: leadership strategies, business models, product developments, differentiation logics, marketing and sales concepts, customer loyalty programs, cross networking concepts, cooperation strategies, etc.
  • Marketing & campaigns: innovative marketing concepts, precise implementation of campaigns and multimedia promotions, live communication (promotions, roadshows), corporate social responsibility projects, digital marketing, social media campaigns, newsletter distribution, mailing campaigns, website programming, sponsoring, corporate design and related components such as folders, brochures, posters and all types of print media
  • Corporate events: client events, employee events, product launch events, congresses, seminars, conferences, opening ceremonies, anniversary celebrations, kickoff events, gala evenings, award presentations, corporate clubbing, VIP area management
  • Travel & leisure: corporate travel events such as company outings and team building trips, incentive tours, public travel events, public events, e. g. public clubbing events, music festivals, major concerts and private celebrations and festivities

In the beginning of 2016, luna world joined a winning partnership with Fritz Kraft, an internationally renowned tourism expert. This synergy merges competencies at all levels and across generations, scores with fresh and visionary ideas, know-how and strength of implementation. For further information about luna please go to the website www.luna.agency

 

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KRAFT TOURISMUS
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KRAFT TOURISMUS
c/o luna gmbh
Herzog-Friedrich-Straße 39
Swarovskihaus
6020 Innsbruck | Austria

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