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No deputy for tourism boss Christian Kausch: Post deleted for cost reasons

2023-01-13T13:08:33.388Z

No deputy for tourism boss Christian Kausch: Post deleted for cost reasons Created: 01/13/2023, 02:00 p.m By: Christina Jachert-Maier Tourism at Tegernsee only slowly gained momentum in the first half of 2022. Many guests - here a scene in the Rottacher Kurpark - were still unsettled by corona restrictions. © THOMAS PLETTENBERG The deputy of tourism boss Christian Kausch should start his work



No deputy for tourism boss Christian Kausch: Post deleted for cost reasons

Created: 01/13/2023, 02:00 p.m

By: Christina Jachert-Maier

Tourism at Tegernsee only slowly gained momentum in the first half of 2022.

Many guests - here a scene in the Rottacher Kurpark - were still unsettled by corona restrictions.

© THOMAS PLETTENBERG

The deputy of tourism boss Christian Kausch should start his work in the spring.

But the post was canceled for cost reasons.

The budget discussion does not end there.

Tegernsee Valley –

As the sole boss, the work can no longer be managed in terms of time, explained Christian Kausch in October.

Since 2017, the former general manager, who kept the shop running as deputy and interim boss, has been the official managing director of Tegernseer Tal Tourismus GmbH (TTT).

In order to relieve him, the position of his deputy was advertised in autumn 2022.

Applicants came forward, but before a decision could be made, the position was canceled before Christmas.

It was the time of the budget discussion with the shareholders, i.e. the five municipalities in the Tegernsee Valley.

The mayors demanded savings.

It made sense to cancel the deputy post that had not yet been assigned at short notice.

"It's easier than saving on things that are already running," says Kausch.

Budget reduced by 130,000 euros

The TTT budget for 2023 was reduced by around 130,000 euros in the course of the negotiations.

All in all, tourism professionals now have almost five million euros at their disposal, with the share to be paid by the municipalities amounting to 3.5 million euros, according to Kausch.

He sees the cut pragmatically, says Kausch.

The TTT hopes to be able to manage the main projects despite the savings.

He understands the austerity course: "These are difficult times." However, given the financial shortage, the TTT may not be able to meet some expectations, says Kausch: "There is always a lot to be desired, but then it must not cost any money."

Cost debate continues

The cost debate does not end with the deletion of the deputy post.

Yesterday, the five valley mayors met in Tegernsee as shareholders and representatives of the tourism advisory board to discuss the future course.

One thing is certain: the burden on the municipalities from the payments to the TTT must continue to decrease.

"Not all five communities have the same financial resources," explains Rottach's mayor Christian Köck, spokesman for the shareholders.

As a community of solidarity, the shareholders would have to ensure that no municipality was overburdened by the TTT budget.

Solidarity should endure

A comment that is aimed primarily at the Kreuth community, which is financially weaker than the communities around the lake shore.

In the summer of 2022, the Kreuth municipal councilor Markus Wrba (FWG) publicly called for his home municipality to leave the TTT.

He stated that Kreuth received too little performance for the TTT contribution.

It would be better to put the money into raising the profile as a mountaineering village.

Kreuth's Mayor Josef Bierschneider (CSU) had strongly contradicted this statement.

If the municipality had to do the things now done by the TTT on its own, it would be even more expensive, he said.

Budget comes under scrutiny

A point on which, according to Köck, the mayors agreed at yesterday's meeting.

"Basically, we don't shake the community of solidarity," Köck made clear.

It took a long time to forge the alliance and it will not be canceled now.

"In my opinion, that would be a step backwards." But you have to deal intensively with the system within the alliance.

This should happen in the first half of the year, with the involvement of experts, announced Köck.

There are already concrete considerations: "But they are not yet ready for a decision." For example, the approaching accession of the district of Miesbach to the MVV plays a role.

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In addition, TTT has already cut staff, explains Köck: "There have never been so few." There are currently 39 full-time positions.

According to Köck, the big challenge is that all communities benefit equally from the work of the TTT: “We always talk about a valley.

But every community has its own requirements.”

Source: merkur

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