Press release: 12.119-185/19
– 70.38 million overnight stays were
registered from May to September 2019, according to preliminary data
by Statistics Austria. Compared to the same period in 2018, this means
a rise of 2.4%. The number of arrivals
also increased in the current summer season (+3.1%) and reached 22.40 million.
The number of nights spent by non-resident guests increased by 2.7%
to 49.93 million while that of resident guests rose by 1.8% to 20.45 million.
Among the 15 most important countries of origin, there were double-digit
increases of overnight stays by guests from Poland (+11.2%), Russia
(+10.9%) and Romania (+13.7%). The number of overnight stays by German
guests increased by 2.3% to 26.41 million. Commercial holiday dwellings
were particularly in demand – 11.4% more nights spent and 7.4% more
arrivals were observed in this accommodation category.
Arrivals and nights spent in September 2019
The number of guests and nights spent in September
2019 remained nearly stable (+0.1% and +0.6% compared to September 2018).
Guests from the most important country Germany spent more overnights
in Austria (+1.1%). The overnights of other important countries like
Switzerland and Liechtenstein (+0.6%) or the Netherlands (-0.8%) did
not face significant changes as well. Nights spent by residents increased
by 1.3% and reached 3.44 million.
January to September 2019: 127 million nights
spent and 37 million guests
For the first nine months of the year 2019 (January
to September), about 126.66 million nights spent were registered –
this means a rise of 1.2% compared to the same period in 2018. Increases
were recorded related to the numbers of nights spent by both residents
(+1.1% to 32.30 million) and non-residents (+1.3% to 94.36 million). With
a rise of 2.6% to 37.05 million guests, the number of arrivals achieved
a new record value.
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