Organising Committee

Prof. (FH) Mag. Christian Maurer
University of Applied Sciences Krems,

Christian Maurer is Programme Director for the Master Programmes in „Tourism & Leisure Management“ and „Marketing & Sales“ at the IMC University of Applied Sciences in Krems, Austria.Christian Maurer studied German Philology and Communication Sciences at the University of Vienna. From 1995-1998 he was Lecturer at the University of Hull in the UK.

From 2000 to 2004 Christian Maurer worked for the Austrian National Tourist Office (ANTO) in Vienna, where he was responsible for strategic planning and e-marketing, the ANTO’s internet portal, and the holiday service center In addition he represented the ANTO within the European Travel Commission’s New Media Group as vice chair and was involved in the ETC’s European Internet portal project.

Christian Maurer is the author of more than a dozen publications in journals and books. He regularly gives presentations on various e-Tourism topics at international conferences. 

Dr. Barbara Neuhofer
University of Applied Sciences Salzburg, Austria

Barbara Neuhofer is a Senior Lecturer in Experience Design and Head of Experience Design at Salzburg University of Applied Sciences, Austria.Before Barbara was working as a Lecturer in Tourism and Hospitality Management and MSc Hospitality Programmes Leader at Bournemouth University, UK.

Barbara’s research interests focus on exploring how technologies transform and shape the way contemporary, consumer-driven experiences are co-created and how technologies create an intersection between our travel, work and life domains.

Barbara has authored more than 20 publications in journals and book chapters, and is frequently invited to speak at conferences and industry events around the globe. 

Barbara received a number of international research prizes and best paper awards.