Press release: 12.050-116/19

Summer season 2019 starts with decrease due to holiday shifts in May

Vienna, 2019-06-27 – 7.40 million overnight stays were registered in May 2019, according to Statistics Austria's latest preliminary data. This means a decrease of 13.0%. Mainly responsible for this negative development was the shift of religious holidays (Pentecost and Corpus Christi) from May 2018 to June of the current year. The overnight stays of non-resident visitors decreased by 19.1% to 4.50 million, those of residents by 1.5% to 2.90 million. The number of guests also decreased by 7.8% to 3.01 million.

Number of overnight stays decreased from January to May 2019

The period January to May 2019 shows a decrease in overnight stays by 1.9% to 63.67 million. The number of arrivals remained stable and reached 17.66 million.

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