For every second holiday trip in 2018, accommodation or transport was booked online
The share of online bookings concerning accommodation (41.5%; 2017: 42.9%) was significantly higher than the share of online bookings concerning the main means of transport (21.4%; 2017: 18.5%). For 7 out of 10 flights, tickets were booked online (70.8% of all air travel). More than every second train trip was purchased online (56.9%), though the share of online bookings was higher for international train trips (2018: 65.7%). For bus trips, tickets were least often booked online (30.9%).
The online booking behaviour also differs with the type of accommodation. Among the 11.4 million holiday trips to hotels in 2018, 60.3% of the accommodations were booked online, while amongst the 0.5 million camping trips, only 38.4% of the campsites were booked online. Furthermore, 57.7% of private accommodations were booked online, with 76.4% concerning travel abroad and only 34.8% in domestic travel.
Holiday trips mainly organised without travel agents
Three quarters (74.1%) of all holiday trips undertaken by the Austrian resident population in 2018 were organised without the support of travel agencies and tour operators. In 2008, however, this share was even higher (total: 79.9%). Accordingly, the share of holiday trips partially or fully organised via travel agencies or tour operators increased from 20.1% to 25.9% of total trips.
For more information on travel habits of the Austrian population please refer to our website.
information, definitions: Statistics Austria conducts quarterly
surveys regarding the travel habits of individuals living in Austria
aged 15 and older. Every quarter, 3 000 representatively chosen respondents
are interviewed by telephone (CATI). The participation in the survey
is voluntary. The selection framework for the proportionally stratified
sample is the Central Register of Residence. The collected information
concerns data on holiday and business trips with at least one night
spent and same-day trips. Data regarding the travel habits of the Austrian
resident population is available since 1969.
All bookings via websites or apps from travel platforms, tour operators or travel agencies as well as direct bookings via websites or apps of accommodation or transport companies are defined as online bookings. Manually typed emails do not count as online bookings.
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