Tourism summer season 2020: number of nights spent in June decreased by 59%
All types of accommodation establishments were affected
by the decline in nights spent. It was highest for hotels in the 5/4
star category with
The number of guests
also fell by 61.5% to 1.68 million (non-resident guests
Current summer season 70% below previous year's level – 28 million fewer nights spent in the first half of 2020
Due to the closures in the accommodation industry up to 29 May 2020, the number of nights spent in May and June 2020 was by 14.07 million lower than in the same period of the previous year. With a total of 5.99 million nights spent, this corresponds to a decrease of 70.2%.
Despite the strong winter months January and February, nights spent in the current calendar year 2020 accounted to 48.21 million. This was 36.8% less than in the first half of 2019. If the result of nights spent from January to June 2019 is used as a basis for comparison, the declines due to the Corona pandemic can be estimated at about 28 million.
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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 2 095 Austrian communities, 1 566 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. For further information related
to methodology see "Standard
The winter season considers the period November to April, the summer season the period May to October.
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