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Austrian Airlines

Austrian Airlines is Austria’s largest airline. With more than 5,500 employees from over 60 nations, we pursue a common goal – to provide our passengers with an unforgettable travel experience.

Are you a committed personality who wants to actively shape our future? – Then you are exactly right with us as a dual student! During the four semesters, you will learn the essentials in numerous practical assignments, projects and training courses, so that you can join Austrian directly after your studies. Take a look behind the scenes of various departments – for example, get to know the processes of network and revenue management or accompany the creation of a new marketing campaign of our airline. During the course of the program, you will have the opportunity to decide which areas you would like to delve deeper into and where you would like to develop further.

Tour Operators

Tourist Boards

Vienna Tourist Board

One of the main tasks of the Vienna Tourist Board is to represent the tourist interests of the city and to promote Vienna as a destination worldwide. To this end, WienTourismus works closely with tour operators in destination marketing, maintains contacts with leading international media, supports the conference industry in planning and preparing meetings or incentives in Vienna, and offers information and hotel booking services to the international travel public. In addition, WienTourismus is also involved in destination management in order to further develop the city together with stakeholders for the benefit of guests and residents alike.

Tourism Service Providers

HotelPartner Revenue Management

HotelPartner is an established provider of revenue management and distribution services in the hotel industry. Since 2006, the company has been supporting its partner hotels in the sustainable optimisation of their profitability and accompanying them on their way to a more successful and secure future. With the TET synergy of qualified teams, proven expertise and state-of-the-art technology, HotelPartner proactively helps to increase logistics turnover and reduce costs at the same time. As a reliable partner driven by the values of optimisation, success and security, HotelPartner is a strong partner for hotels that want to stay ahead of the competition.

Tourism Consulting

Do you want to become one of our practice partners?

You are a tourism company and interested in becoming a practice partner of the dual study program? Please contact Peter Klinger, Academic Expert & Lecturer Hospitality Management & Professional Practice: Tel.: +43 690 40 476 143, E-Mail:

Further information about the dual Bachelor’s program in Tourism & Hospitality Management can be found here! Furthermore, we have summarized some important questions and answers for you below:

What is a dual study program?

Within the dual study program there is an interlocking of learning locations:

  • Academic learning location (FHWien der WKW)
  • Practical learning location (company practice partner)

Starting in the 2nd  year of study, students are employed by a practice partner for 2.5 days in order to gain the professional practice relevant to this study program. In the first year of study (1st  and 2nd  semesters), no professional practice takes place yet and is therefore to be understood as the theoretical foundation of the dual study program.

When do the practical phases take place?

The practical phases take place in semesters 3-6 and comprise 12 ECTS each. This corresponds to 300 hours of work per semester or 20 hours per semester week (a total of 17-18 weeks per semester; according to the university’s academic calendar).

Which requirements do I have to fulfill as a practice partner?
  • Existing apprentice trainer examination by an employee in the company
  • Willingness to play an active role in professional training
  • Cooperation agreement between university and company
  • Assurance of the defined acquisition of competencies by students
  • Provision of a contact person/mentor for the student in the company, including regular feedback meetings (at least once per semester is recommended).
How does the matching between the company and the student take place?

In the 1st semester, students receive an application training and an introduction to our practice partners. Our partner companies cover the entire spectrum of the tourism industry. Our practical partners include hotel companies, tour operators and travel agencies, congress companies and mobility companies. You can find an overview of our practical companies here.

In the 2nd semester, the application phase begins, in which the students contact the desired companies directly. Matching with the practical companies then takes place during the 2nd semester, before the practical phases start in the 3rd semester.

What are the contractual regulations?

The following contractual regulations apply:

  • Practice company and FHWien der WKW: Cooperation agreement
  • Practice company and students: Work contract
  • Students and FHWien der WKW: Learning agreement
What are the benefits for practice partners?
  • Active role in professional training
  • Staff loyalty for the entire duration of the studies and beyond
  • Access to academically and professionally well-trained employees