Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,
dear friends and partners!

Thank God, the desire to travel has picked up speed again! After all, travelling is still a basic human need - and river cruises are one of the most popular segments, even though the tourism world has experienced changes and troubled times in the last two years. First, the pandemic turned our lives and economies upside down. Then - just when the situation started to ease - the war in Ukraine shook the whole world. Add to that as crisis factors: migration, climate change, inflation, energy crisis, staff shortages and flight chaos, to name a few.

Therefore we have chosen the theme: "Turning:Point", for the 26 th International Danube Navigation & Tourism Conference from 27 th – 30 th of November 2022 in Melk on the Danube.

Johanna Mikl-Leitner, Governor of Lower Austria, has assumed the honorary patronage of the event.

We will hold on to our confidence that the future will be brighter again than the present suggests. But to achieve this, we must make use of existing networks and opportunities and continue the good tradition of personal interaction. “Community” in our microcosm - despite all the competition - is very important.

Networking at a high level and information about the perspectives of our industry, that's what this special conference has epitomised decades. The breaks and evening events are a special opportunity to develop existing contacts and establish new ones.

Don't miss this chance to join!

Information to registration, hotel reservation and a program preview will be available on our website

Thank you very much for your confidence, looking forward to seeing you soon in Melk

Mag. Bernhard Schröder
Donau Niederösterreich Tourismus GmbH

Prof. Gerhard Skoff
danube tourist consultant