Nestled amidst the stunning Alpine landscapes, AdventureELEVATE Europe is poised to captivate attendees at the renowned KitzKongress venue in the charming town of Kitzbuhel, Austria. With its cobblestone streets, traditional Tyrolean architecture, and a backdrop of snow-capped peaks, Kitzbuhel provides an idyllic setting for adventure enthusiasts to converge. The modern design of KitzKongress, situated in the heart of town, complements Venus's contemporary aesthetic, creating a seamless blend of tradition and innovation. Its strategic location close to, hotels, shops, and cafes ensures convenience for participants, allowing them to immerse themselves in the event and easily explore the enchanting surroundings.
KitzKongress is certified with The Austrian Ecolabel.
Kitzbuhel tourism has put together a list of hotels of various categories and price ranges, with rooms blocked specifically for AdvenutureELEVATE Europe delegates. You can book your hotel room online here.
Kitzbühel can be conveniently reached with its three well-placed train stations, seamless connections to nearby airports, readily available taxis, and reliable public transport network. Enjoy the mountain world in a relaxed and carefree way, mobility on site is well taken care of.
Kitzbühel is easily accessible from all major cities including Vienna (1 stopover in Wörgl, travel time 5 h) and Innsbruck (direct, 1 - 1.5 h).
Coming from the north, take A8 motorway towards Salzburg, then the A93 motorway towards Kufstein at the “Inntal-Dreieck” interchange to the “Kufstein Süd” exit. Take the Loferer Bundesstraße (B178) towards St. Johann in Tirol and the Pass Thurn Bundesstraße (B161) to Kitzbühel. Find more information here.
20 May 2024 – Suggested arrival day
21 May 2024 – AdventureELEVATE Europe starts in the morning with Day of Adventure (DOA) and Opening Reception scheduled for the evening
22 May 2024 – Keynote presentations, Marketplace / Adventure Accelerators, Keynote presentations
23 May 2024– Keynote presentations, Marketplace / Adventure Accelerators, Keynote presentations, Closing dinner
24 May 2024– Departure
Kitzbühel, Tyrol and Trantino's tour operators have intricately designed itineraries that showcase a blend of iconic landscapes, hidden gems, unique experiences, and exciting adventures.
Please note that the Pre-Adventures are exclusively accessible to hosted delegates.
Set for the 21st of May, the Day of Adventure unfolds within the cities of Kitzbühel and Surandel, offering a spectrum of activities amidst the picturesque surroundings. Participation in the Adventure Day is open to all conference delegates.
Passports & Travel Visa
Citizens of EU member states, European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland do not need a visa for entering the Republic of Austria.
Nationals of other countries might require a visa in order to enter the Schengen Area or the Austrian territory.
Please check the information on whether you require a visa or not on the website of the Federal Ministry of the Interior.
Foreigners who are not nationals of an EEA state or Switzerland and who wish to pursue gainful employment or a short-term activity similar to gainful employment (e.g. internship) always require a visa (see also “Temporary work visa”).
Nationals of those states for which the visa requirement has been lifted by means of an EU regulation are entitled to visa-free entry to Austria for a maximum of 90 days per 180 days in case of no gainful employment.
German is spoken in Austria, and the most commonly spoken foreign language is English.
The typical mains voltage for households (as well as hotels) in Austria is 230 volts (alternating current)
Money Matters - FAQ on Euros, Banks, Credit Cards & ATMs (austria.info)
Austria is a member of the Economic and Currency Union - the common currency is the Euro. Also: find out about ATM, use of credit cards and traveling with large amounts of money.
As a member of the European Union, Austria is also part of the Economic and Monetary Union – which introduced the EURO as the common currency.
The following Euro-banknotes and coins are in circulation since January 2002
- Banknotes with facevalues of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500 Euro
- Coins of 1 and 2 Euro denominations as well as 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 cents
Banking Hours (General)
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 8 am to 12:30 pm & 1:30 pm to 3 pm
Thursday: 8 am to 12:30 pm & 1:30 pm to 5:30 pm
ATM's are widely used in Austria and are called "Bankomat". You will find outdoor venues at most branches of Austrian banks. Please check with your local bank if your bank card is equipped with the necessary codes. A four-digit PIN is also required to access an ATM.
The respective exchange rate (purchase or sales rate) is valid for all other foreign currencies. National and foreign currencies can be imported and exported in unlimited amounts.
Travellers entering or leaving any EU member state carrying any sum equal to or exceeding €10,000 (or its equivalent in other currencies or easily convertible assets such as cheques drawn on a third party) must make a declaration to the customs authorities. Customs authorities are empowered under this regulation (signed by the European Parliament and Council on 26 October 2005 and entered into force on 15 December 2005) to undertake controls on natural persons, their baggage and their means of transport and detain cash that has not been declared. More information on traveling with more than E 10,000
In many service areas, such as restaurants, taxis, hairdressers, serviced filling stations, etc., a tip is traditionally given. This is normally 5 to 10 percent, with the exact amount depending on the level of satisfaction with the service provided. Please take a look at the bill. If the tip is already included, do not pay it again.
The most popular credit cards are usually accepted in Austria, although sometimes their use is subject to a minimum purchase amount. Credit cards, although accepted in hotels, major restaurants and stores, are less used for purchases in small shops, cafes, or grocery stores. We recommend to check with the venue before. You can use your Maestro card (bank ATM card) almost everywhere - especially in shops - even for small amounts.
Water taps in Austria deliver healthy, crystal clear, odourless drinking water. Drinking water is water fit for human use. Almost 100% of the Austrian drinking water comes from ground and spring water. Approx. one-half of this amount is provided by groundwater. The valuable water resources are well protected by the Austrian Water Rights Act. Supply and use of water in Austria (bml.gv.at)
Single European emergency number - 112v
Fire service - 122
Gas emergency - 128
Police - 133
Mountain rescue - 140
Emergency doctor - 141
Crisis hotline - 142
Ambulance service - 144
Emergency services for children and young people - 147
Poison centre - 01 406 43 43
Austria has a mild continental climate.
Most common temperatures in May:
Min 6°C, Max 19°C
Min 44°F, Max 67°F
Kitzbühel is in the Central European Time Zone of Europe. On 31 March 2024, the clocks in Kitzbühel will change from Central European Time to Central European Summer Time.
As with all ATTA events, the attire is “Adventure Casual.” Adventure Casual means jeans or pants with a shirt or fleece. On occasion you may see a sport jacket or casual dress, but our community prioritizes being comfortable and ready for adventure!
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