October 19th 2015

Lifetime Award for Klaus Ennemoser

Klaus Ennemoser, international tourism expert and long-serving proprietor of Ennemoser Business Consulting now a Fellow of THE ICE – Official ceremony at Management Center Innsbruck – International award for his life’s work in the service of tourism

Good news from MCI Management Center Innsbruck: At the proposal of the Entrepreneurial School®, the internationally recognized tourism expert, hotelier, and founder and managing partner of the Ennemoser Wirtschaftsberatung company, Dr. Klaus Ennemoser MBA, was recently made a Fellow of THE ICE in recognition of his life’s work.

The professionalization of tourism in Austria and many other countries would be unthinkable without Klaus Ennemoser. As the long-serving Chairman of the Hotel Section within the Austrian Chamber of Commerce and President of the Austrian Hoteliers’ Association (representing 18,000 hotels with 1.1 million beds and 132 million bednights per year), Klaus Ennemoser was one of the pioneers of an international hotel classification system which spread from Austria, Germany and Switzerland to many other countries.

Klaus Ennemoser has maintained very special ties with the MCI for many years. It was thanks to his untiring commitment, for example, that the MCI’s internationally successful tourism study programs were launched in 2000. Today he is still a member of the Advisory Board of Management Center Innsbruck and Chairman of the Villa Blanka Schools of Tourism in Innsbruck, which are among the best of their type worldwide. As a consultant, Klaus Ennemoser is considered one the most knowledgeable experts on eastern European; his expertise and extensive international networks were instrumental in the implementation of numerous tourism projects following the Fall of the Wall in 1989.

In recognition of his life’s work and his outstanding services to the international professionalization of the tourism trade and to tourism training and education, Klaus Ennemoser has been elected Fellow of THE ICE at the proposal of the MCI. The official award was made on behalf of THE ICE by Andreas Altmann as Rector of the MCI and Hubert Siller as head of the MCI’s Department of Tourism. The Entrepreneurial School® offers sincere congratulations.

The International Centre of Excellence in Tourism & Hospitality Education (THE ICE), which is headquartered in Brisbane/Australia, is one of the leading university accreditation and quality assurance organizations in the field of tourism and hospitality management. The MCI is one of the few universities to have received international recognition from THE ICE for outstanding teaching and research in the field of tourism and regularly achieves some of the best scores in the annual polls and rankings.

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