14% fewer nights spent in September 2020 despite an increase in resident guests; nights spent in the current summer season 2020 almost a third below the previous year's level
The number of arrivals
in tourist accommodation establishments was 2.79 million in September,
29.1% below the level of the previous year. The number of foreign guests
fell by 43.9% to 1.46 million, while that of domestic guests stagnated
As in previous months, the number of nights spent
varied greatly from one federal states to another: while the decrease
in Vienna was 75.1%, in Burgenland an increase of 23.0% was achieved.
Increases in nights spent were also registered in Carinthia
Current summer season 2020: 29.9% drop in nights spent
In the current summer season
(May to September 2020), nights spent totaled 49.43 million, 29.9%
below the level of the corresponding period of the previous year. While
the number of nights spent by foreign guests fell by 40.6%, the number
of nights spent by domestic guests was with
For the most important countries of origin, double-digit falls in nights spent were reported, with the decrease among German guests being the lowest at 20.9% to 20.91 million nights spent, while the other countries of origin were in some cases well above the 30% mark.
Current calendar year 2020: 35 million fewer nights spent than in the previous year
In the current calendar year
2020 (January to September), 91.65 million nights spent were registered,
27.7% fewer than in the same period of the previous year. The decrease
amounts to 35.04 million by the end of September. The arrivals decreased
in the same period by 37.2% to 23.29 million.
For further information please refer to the German version.
on methods: Within the scope of the monthly overnight statistics,
the arrivals and nights spent are provided by rented tourist accommodation
establishments in communities with more than 1 000 nights spent per year.
Thus, of the 2 095 Austrian communities, 1 566 reporting communities transmit
data to Statistics Austria monthly. The survey units are commercial and
private tourist accommodation establishments, which transmit their data
to the relevant reporting community. For further information related
to methodology see "Standard
The winter season considers the period November to April, the summer season the period May to October.
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