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Austria Professional Bodies and Trade Associations
There are many trade associations and professional bodies in Austria. A trade association, also known as a industry trade group, is an organisation founded and funded by businesses that operate in a specific industry. A professional association (also called a professional body, professional organisation or professional society) is a non-profit organisation seeking to further a particular profession, the interests of individuals engaged in that profession, and the public interest.
This is not an exhaustive list and is not intended to suggest any approval of the bodies listed. If you cannot find an appropriate association or body please contact us and we will help source one. Please also read our definitions on the 'What does the jargon mean' page.
The Austrian system of hotel classification is a uniform system that is effective throughout Austria. The hotel classification offers guests and tour operators a reliable guide to hotel and accommodation offers and a uniform measure of their quality standards.