Doris Höhenwarter is a Bad Gasteiner through and through. She was educated there, and in neighbouring Bad Hofgastein. In 2005 she graduated in tourism studies at technical university; her dissertation was based on a tourism strategy for Bad Gastein, to reposition the world-renowned spa centre as it went through a transitional period. After stints as marketing manager at Gasteinertal Tourismus GmbH and general manager of the Dorfgastein tourism association, in September 2010 she was appointed manager of the Bad Gastein spa and tourism association. With a combination of charm and purposefulness, she applies her expertise to developing the ever-growing tourism industry in Bad Gastein.