53.2 million overnight stays and 14.5 million arrivals in the current tourism winter season 2019/20
Nights spent by residents
In the first four months of the current winter season
2019/20, all accommodation establishments showed increasing figures
concerning nights spent. The highest rise was registered in commercial
February 2020: nearly 20 million nights spent
February is the most important winter tourism month
with a 25% share of the whole season's nights spent. Since 2002 it is
also the second most important month according to the number of nights
spent in the whole calendar year, following August. In February 2020,
the number of nights spent increased by 10.2% to 19.69 million (arrivals:
A regional analysis shows that 75% of all nights spent in February 2020 ocurred in the western Laender Tyrol (42.2%), Salzburg (25.2%) and Vorarlberg (7.6%). These three regions also account for 3.07 million of the 4.62 million tourist arrivals in this month. The capital Vienna accounted for 6.4% of total nights, 2.4% of total arrivals in February.
The top 10 municipalities according to the number of nights spent – apart from Vienna – are the ski resorts Saalbach-Hinterglemm, Sölden, Schladming, Ischgl, Flachau, St. Anton am Arlberg, Zell am See, Mittelberg, Mayrhofen and Lech. These destinations are responsible for 3.31 million nights, thus about one sixth (16.8%) of total nights.
Current calendar year 2020 started with an increase in overnight stays of 8.2%
The number of nights spent in the current calendar
year 2020 (January and February) increased by 8.2% to 35.73 million (resident
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on methods: Within the scope of the monthly overnight statistics,
the arrivals and nights spent are provided by rented tourist accommodation
establishments in communities with more than 1 000 nights spent per year.
Thus, of the 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" (for further information
related to methodology see "Standarddokumentation".
The winter season considers the period November until April, the summer season the period May until October.
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