Press release: 12.379-219/20
– The summer tourist season 2020 (May to October) in Austria recorded
53.82 million nights spent, a decrease
of 31.8% compared to the previous season, according to preliminary results
by Statistics Austria. Since the middle of March 2020, fewer nights spent
than in the previous year have been registered every month due to the
measures to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. The total number of nights
spent in the 2020 summer season is therefore by 25.15 million below the
previous year's level. This is mainly due to the decline in nights spent
by foreign guests, which almost halved compared to summer 2019 (-43.2%
to 31.62 million). In contrast, the number of nights spent by domestic
guests remained largely stable at 22.20 million (-4.7%) and thus still
ranks among the five best figures ever recorded. The last time similarly
high numbers were recorded was in summer season 1966 (54.5 million nights
spent), although nights spent by domestic guests at that time, at 14.3
million, were well below the current figure.
The decline in arrivals (-42.6%) was even higher than
for the nights spent, with the number of foreign guests falling by more
than half (-56.1%) and that of domestic guests by 14.9%. The average
length of stay was around 3.7 nights, an increase of 0.6 nights spent
compared to summer 2019.
Summer 2020: highly dependent on the German
Nights spent by foreign guests fell by 43.2% in summer
2020 to 31.62 million, representing 59% of all nights spent in the summer
season 2020.70% of overnight stays by foreign guests were attributable
to Germany, the most important market of origin (summer 2019: 53%), but
nights spent by German guests fell by around a quarter (-25.7%) to 21.93 million
in summer 2020. The decline in nights spent by domestic guests to 22.20 million
was comparatively moderate at 4.7%.
Summer 2020: different developments in the
By federal state, the declines in summer 2020 varied.
With -80.9%, Vienna was hit hardest, while Carinthia (-11.0%), Burgenland
(-12.6%) and Styria (-13.3%) closed the summer of 2020 with significantly
lower declines. While nights spent by foreign guests decreased in all
federal states, there was an increase in domestic guests in some federal
states (Styria: +1.6%; Salzburg: +1.5%; Tyrol: +1.0%), most pronounced
in Carinthia (+19.8%).
October 2020: fewer nights spent than in the
After declining nights spent in May (-89.7%), June
(-58.4%), July (-17.04%), August (-10.9%) and September (-13.4%), in October 2020
a decrease of 49.2% to 4.34 million nights spent in Austrian accommodation
establishments was registered. Nights spent by foreign guests in particular
fell significantly by 66.7%, while the decrease in nights spent by domestic
guests was comparatively lower (-13.6%). Nights spent by German guests
showed a rather small decrease in September (-4.7%), but in October 2020
the decrease was 67.2%.
Current calendar year 2020: 39 million fewer
nights spent than in the previous year
In the current calendar year 2020 (January to October),
96.04 million nights spent were registered, 29.0% fewer than in the same
period of the previous year. The decrease amounts to 39.28 million by
the end of October. The number of guests decreased by 38.7% to 24.66 million
in the same period.
For more detailed results and further information
please refer to our website.
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Spatial Statistics, Statistics Austria:
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