Press release: 12.405-245/20

Tourism winter season 2020/21 started with a sharp decrease of 80% in nights spent

Vienna, 2020-12-23 – The 2020/21 winter tourism season started in November 2020 with 1.08 million overnight stays, according to preliminary results from Statistics Austria. This corresponds to a 79.9% decrease compared to the same month of the previous year. The number of nights spent by non-resident guests fell by 89.4% to 322 700, while the number of nights spent by resident guests sunk by 67.4% to 753 900.

In November 2020, a total of 218 300 arrivals were reported, which corresponds to a decrease of 90.2% (non-resident guests: -95.0%; resident guests: -83.9%).

Current calendar year 2020: 43 million fewer overnight stays than in the previous year

In the current calendar year 2020 (January to November), 97.13 million overnight stays were registered, 30.9% less than in the same period of the previous year. The decrease amounts to 43.36 million by the end of November. The number of guests decreased by 41.4% to 24.88 million in the same period.

The highest drop in overnight stays in absolute figures was recorded among guests from Germany (-13.51 million), the most important market of origin for Austrian tourism, followed by the Netherlands (-1.93 million), the United Kingdom (-1.81 million), Italy (-1.63 million), the USA (-1.54 million) and Switzerland as well as Liechtenstein (-1.48 million). The number of nights spent by Austrian residents decreased by 6.37 million.

For more detailed results and further information please refer to our website.

For further inquiries please contact Directorate Spatial Statistics, Statistics Austria:  
Peter LAIMER, Tel.: +43 1 71128-7849 resp.;  
Jürgen WEISS, Tel.: +43 1 71128-7974 resp.

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