Our Team

Schmid Travel Ltd. is a long-established family business. We excel in the organisation of group travel, with tours individually put together according to the customer’s wishes. A highly trained team of tourism professionals is at your disposal.

Martin Budinsky


Martin Budinsky is the Managing Director of Schmid Travel. He aims to give our customers the highest quality of service at all times. His particular field of interest is the Middle East and the Caucasus, and his passion for flying – including training as a private pilot – is well-known.

Marina Holenstein

Product management

As Brand Manager, Marina Holenstein has successfully managed numerous complex travel projects. From tours in the USA, trips to Japan, the Baltic States or Belarus. Whether it’s 25 or 1,000 people who need to reach their destination – and get home again – safely and in comfort.

Theres Budinsky-Schmid


Theres Budinsky is our company’s good fairy when it comes to finances. With her decades of experience, she knows exactly how to make a payment to a museum in the most remote corner of the globe. She also makes sure all foreign currencies required are available at all times.

Hans Rudolf Budinsky-Schmid

Product management

As the former Managing Director of Schmid Reisen, Hans Rudolf Budinsky looks after our large contingent of regular customers for private tours. Our customers value the professional, personal advice they receive from him.

Christa Bühlmann

Product management

Christa Bühlmann is known in the travel industry as an established Asia expert. From A as in Agra in India to Y as in Yangon in Myanmar – she visits the hotels in person and finds the fastest and safest routes from one place of interest to the next.

Gudrun Pfeiffer

Travel administration

Gudrun Pfeiffer ensures our travel administration runs like a well-oiled machine. The best thing about her job: the scores of travel applications that flutter onto her desk for booking. She brings many years of experience with a leading travel group in Austria.