Press release: 11.992
Current tourism winter season 2018/19: 49.6 million nights spent and 13.6 million arrivals
Nights spent by residents and non-residents increased.
Compared to the same period in the previous year, nights spent by German
In the first four months of the current winter season,
all accommodation establishments showed increasing figures of nights
spent, except private accommodations. The highest relative rise was
registered in commercial holiday dwellings
Decrease in nights spent in the most important month of winter season
February is the most important month in winter tourism
with a 25% share of the whole season's nights spent. Since 2002 it is
also the second important month according to the number of nights spent
in the whole calendar year, following August. After the decrease of
nights spent in January 2019
The number of overnight stays in the current calendar year 2019 (January and February) decreased by 2.1% to 32.93 million, that of arrivals rose by 0.2% to 7.82 million.
For further information please refer to the German version.
Information on methods: Within the scope of the monthly overnight statistics, the arrivals and nights spent are provided by rented tourist accommodation establishments in those communities which have more than 1 000 overnight stays per year. Of the total of 2 096 Austrian communities, 1 558 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 by means of "Statistisches Meldeblatt" or "Betriebsbogen".
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