Press release: 12.574-165/21

Second pandemic June brings an increase in overnight stays compared to June 2020, but is clearly below pre-crisis level

Vienna, 2021-07-28 – According to preliminary results from Statistics Austria, 7.46 million nights spent in Austrian accommodation establishments were reported for June 2021. Compared to June 2020, nights spent increased by 42.5%, but are still 40.8% below the pre-crisis level of June 2019 (12.61 million). The number of arrivals also rose by 32.6% to 2.24 million, with 52.6% more non-resident guests than in June 2020.

"After the new start of tourism in May, the number of nights spent by resident guests in particular continued to pick up in June: At 3.54 million, nights spent by resident guests were already close to the pre-crisis level from June 2019, whereas overnight stays by non-resident guests were still more than half lower at 3.92 million. All in all, Austria's tourism reached 7.46 million overnight stays in June 2021, 59.2% of the pre-crisis level of June 2019," said Statistics Austria Director General Tobias Thomas.

Overnight stays by German guests rose by 68.1% year-on-year to 2.95 million in June 2021, making Germany the most important foreign source market in June, followed by Switzerland and Liechtenstein (0.16 million; +29.0%) and the Netherlands (0.13 million; +85.1%).

The first third of the tourism summer season 2021 (May and June) starts with a total of 10.38 million nights spent (non-resident guests: 5.19 million; resident guests: 5.19 million). That is almost three quarters (+72.6%) more than in the corresponding period of the 2020 summer season (6.02 million). This increase is mainly due to the doubled nights spent by non-resident guests (+108.4% or +2.70 million), while the increase by resident guests was significantly lower (+47.3% or +1,67 million).

Vienna clearly behind the pre-crisis level in a federal state comparison

The Austria-wide opening of the accommodation establishments brought an increase in nights spent and arrivals in June 2021 compared to the previous year for all federal states (Laender). However, despite the fact that nights spent have doubled compared to June 2020, the capital Vienna is still below the pre-crisis level and shows the highest decline of 77.9% compared to June 2019. In contrast, Burgenland is almost at pre-crisis level with only 5.5% fewer nights spent.

Compared to the period January to June 2020 nights spent increased

The current calendar year 2021 (January to June) recorded 14.12 million nights spent, 70.6% less than in the same period of the year 2020, which is due to the Europe-wide travel restrictions in the first third of the year. The decline in resident nights spent is significantly lower (-32.2% to 7.88 million) than that of non-resident guests (-82.9% to 6.23 million). The number of arrivals in the previous calendar year is 3.93 million, well below that of the same period 2020 (-66.9%).

For more detailed results and further information please refer to the German Version.