About 68 402 accommodation establishments (excluding campsites) and 1.14 million beds (excluding extra beds) were listed in Austria for the reference period November 2019 to October 2020. According to Statistics Austria, the bed supply therewith increased by 0.9% compared to the previous year. The bed occupancy rate was by 6.4 percentage points higher in the winter season 2019/20 (30.5%) than in the summer season 2020 (24.1%). Compared to the preceding year's respective seasons, this rate rose by 12.4 percentage points in summer, in the winter season by 7.2 percentage points.
In the reference period November 2019 to October 2020,
50.6% of all beds were located in the Tyrol (352 010) and Salzburg (226 675).
Against the period 2018/2019, the number of beds increased by 0.4% in
the Tyrol and by 1.7% in Salzburg. The highest growth was observed in
73.5% of the total number of beds available in the 2019/20 tourism year were in commercial and 26.5% in private companies; 81.5% of the nights spent were in commercial and 18.5% in private accommodation. However, there were significantly fewer commercial (32.5% of all accommodation establishments; including camping) than private establishments (share: 67.5%).
The measures of the Covid19 pandemic led to severe losses in bed occupancy.
Primarily due to the temporary closings to contain
At the community level, the largest bed providers were Vienna (82 465 beds in winter 2019/20 and 81 377 in summer 2020), followed by Saalbach-Hinterglemm (winter: 17 696), and the city of Salzburg in summer with 16 121 beds. Among the top 10 municipalities, Obertauern (12 791 in winter) and Ischgl (7 154 in summer) were the leaders with the highest number of beds per 1 000 residents.
The highest proportion of private beds was recorded in Zell am See (winter: 34.8%, summer: 36.1%). The commercial bed share was highest in the city of Salzburg (winter 97.7% and summer 97.6%). The average company size in Salzburg is 84 beds per company in winter and 81 beds in summer, the lowest in winter in Schladming, Zell am See and St. Anton am Arlberg was 17 beds per company.
|Accommodation establishments and bedplaces by Austrian Laender and type of accommodation 2020|
Changes compared to the reference period November 2018 to October 2019, winter season 2018/19 and summer season 2019 (in %)
|Occupancy ratio (based on beds) in % separated by the winter season 2019/20 and the summer season 2020|
|Occupancy ratio (based on beds) in % separated by winter and summer season from 2004 until 2020 by Austrian Laender|
|Bed supply by reporting communes in the winter season 2019/20|
|Bed supply by reporting communes in the summer season 2020|
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