Statistics Austria has collected data about tourism for some 130 years – the first statistical records relating to tourism at spa resorts date from 1875. A national tourism survey (excluding spa tourism) was carried out in 1890 for the first time.

The tourism and travel data compiled by Statistics Austria comprises four core areas as follows:

  1. Accommodation (annual stock statistics; monthly statistics on arrivals and overnight stays)
  2. Travel habits (holiday and business trips by Austrian citizens)
  3. Travel balance of payments (expenditure on domestic and outbound tourism, balance)
  4. Satellite systems (tourism satellite accounts (TSA) for Austria and selected federal provinces; TSA employment module)
04.05.2022Number of holiday trips increased in 2021, but still well below 2019 pre-crisis levelPDF35 KB
25.03.2022Current Winter season 2021/22 with 33.2 million nights spent still well below pre-crisis levelPDF73 KB
25.02.2022First half of the 2021/22 winter tourism season with almost 20 million nights spent 41.5% below pre-crisis levelPDF73 KB
26.01.2022Tourism 2021: Almost one fifth fewer nights spent than in 2020, 48% fewer than in 2019PDF74 KB
21.01.2022Fewer accommodation establishments and beds in the tourism year 2020/21PDF72 KB
23.12.2021Start of the 2021/22 winter tourism season with 3.3 million nights spent, but far below pre-crisis levelPDF73 KB
26.11.2021Summer season 2021 ends positively compared to 2020, still below pre-crisis level of 2019PDF75 KB
11.11.2021Economic importance of tourism varies from region to region; three federal provinces are above the Austrian average in 2018PDF86 KB
29.10.2021Number of nights spent in September 2021 at pre-crisis levelPDF74 KB
28.09.2021Tourism summer season 2021: 20.7 million nights spent in August mark a record high PDF74 KB
27.08.2021Tourism summer season 2021: total nights spent below pre-crisis level, more nights spent by domestic guests in JulyPDF75 KB
28.07.2021Second pandemic June brings an increase in overnight stays compared to June 2020, but is clearly below pre-crisis levelPDF74 KB
20.07.2021Tourism in Austria still reached around 7.5% of GDP in 2019, total spending amounted to €38 bn PDF79 KB
16.06.2021Summer holiday trips 2019-2021: domestic holiday trips and trips to Italy popularPDF37 KB
28.05.2021Tourism winter season 2020/21 registered a decrease in nights spent of 90,7% to 5.57 millionPDF72 KB
04.05.2021Holiday trips declined by almost the half in 2020; declines related to holiday trips abroad significantly higher than for domestic tripsPDF35 KB
28.04.20212020/21 winter tourism season continues to stagnatePDF74 KB
26.03.2021Current tourism winter season 2020/21: almost total loss of nights spent PDF73 KB
26.02.2021Current tourism winter season 2020/21: closures of accommodation establishments led to a decrease in nights spent of 92.3% to 2.6 millionPDF72 KB
27.01.2021Nights spent in 2020 dropped below the 100 million mark; number of guests almost halved PDF74 KB
22.01.2021Sharp decline in bed occupancy in the tourism year 2019/20PDF74 KB

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