Press release: 12.157.223/19

Tourism winter season 2019/20 started with an increase in overnight stays of 0.7%

Vienna, 2019-12-20 – The 2019/20 winter tourism season started in November 2019 with 5.27 million overnight stays, according to Statistics Austria's latest preliminary data. This corresponds to an increase of 0.7% compared to the same month of the previous year. The number of nights spent by non-resident tourists increased by 0.3% and reached 2.98 million, the nights spent by resident tourists increased by 1.4% to 2.28 million. Furthermore, the number of arrivals slightly rose by 0.2% and reached 2.19 million in November 2019.

In the calendar year 2019 so far (January to November 2019), new all-time-highs were recorded for both overnight stays (140.52 million; +1.5%) and arrivals (42.44 million; +2.8%). With an increase of 3.3% compared to the same period in the previous year, the rise in the number of non-resident guests was above average, while the number of resident guests only rose by 1.8%.

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