1. Steirischer Tourismuspanther 2019-04-15T12:12:14+00:00

Gala of the ‘1st Styrian Panther in Tourism’ 04.02.2019

The School of Tourism in Bad Gleichenberg invited to the 1st Gala of styrian tourism (1. Steirischer Tourismuspanther) in the evening of 04.02.2019. Within this Gala graduates of the school, innovators and ambassadors of the styrian tourismus have been honored. 4 people in the following 4 categories have been awarded:

  • Tourismuspanther for the lifetime achievement
  • Tourismuspanther for a successful graduate (female)
  • Tourismuspanther for a successful graduate (male)
  • Tourismuspanther of the future

The Gala was very festive and the dinner was prepared and served with a lot of charme by students of the Tourismusschule Bad Gleichenberg. Richard Rauch & the schools kitchen team was responsible for the Amuse Bouche.

The guest list was premium and it showed the importance of tourism in and for Styria. We feel honored to do our share with such an innovative product as the Genussmobil.

DI Christian Purrer was very happy to receive the ‘Tourismuspanther der Zukunft’ for the Genussmobil that was developed at the Next-Incubator.


Melanie Franke

Director of Rogner Bad Blumau

Philip Borckenstein

Managing Director of Therme Loipersdorf

Christian Purrer

CEO Energie-Steiermark

Johann Lafer

Cook, TV-Cook, Entrepreneur, Author


Developed in Graz, Styria can you find the Genussmobil in the meantime not only in Austria but also across the border in Slovenia. Motivation for this product was the wish to combine e-mobility with pleasure.

19 Hotels are currently partner of the Genussmobil and with this parnership they swhow a strong commitement towards sustainability.

Key task of the Next-Incubator is to develop new products and push innovations. This has been done with the Genussmobil. Now that the product is finished it has been ‘given back’ to Energie-Steiermark and integrated in their sales department.



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