Significant Upward Trend in Austrian Tourism Sector

Positive start in winter season 2012/13: 4.15 million overnights in November. The number of guests from Italy and Russia is growing remarkably.

According to Statistics Austria's latest preliminary data, November closed with a rise in overnights by 4.3% to 4.15 million. This is the best November result since the beginning of statistical notes. The overnight stays of resident visitors increased by 4.7% and reached more than 1.96 million, those by non-resident visitors rose by 3.9% up to 2.19 million. Arrivals rose by 6.9% and thus reached 1.67 million.

In the period January to November 2012, 120.81 million nights spent (+3.5%) and 33.22 million arrivals (+4.3%) were observed. The number of guests from Italy was up by 29.6%. A strong increase was observed for Russian (+25.8%) and Swiss guests (+11.1%). The largest falls were recorded for tourists from the Czech Republic (-18.2%), Belgium (-17.1%) and Poland (-15.5%).


Posted On : 07 January,2013