Press release: 12.594-185/21
– According to preliminary results from Statistics Austria, 15.44 million nights
spent in Austrian accommodation establishments were reported
for July 2021. This represents a slight
decrease of 0.8% compared to July 2020 and is still 17.7% below the
pre-crisis level of July 2019. Nights spent by foreign guest are 28.6%
below the July 2019 result, while those spent by domestic guest are
"The second Corona summer is significantly marked
by the effects of the pandemic again: Between May and July 2021, overnight
stays in Austrian accommodation establishments were 19.5% higher than
in the same period last year, but still 33.6% below the corresponding
pre-crisis period May to July 2019," said Statistics Austria Director
General Tobias Thomas.
Compared to July 2020, there was a 1.9% drop in nights
spent by domestic guests to 5.5 million, while the number of nights
spent by foreign guests stagnated at 9.94 million (-0.2%). Nights spent
from Germany declined by 6.4% to 6.32 million compared to July 2020.
Nevertheless, Germany remained the strongest foreign source market by
far in July 2021, followed by the Netherlands (1.03 million; -1.4%)
and Czech Republic (0.44 million; +27.1%). Total arrivals
rose 5.8% to 4.21 million, with 10.9% more foreign visitors and 1.0%
fewer domestic visitors reported than in July 2020.
Nights spent show strong regional differences
compared to pre-crisis levels in July, more nights spent by domestic
Comparing current July results with those of July
2019, the development of overnight stays shows different patterns at
regional level. Lower Austria (-17.3%), Salzburg (-22.6%), Tyrol (-16.7%),
Vorarlberg (-16.4%) and Upper Austria (-11.6%) show double-digit declines;
Vienna in particular, with -65.3%, is clearly below the pre-crisis level.
In Carinthia, the number of July nights spent was 4.0% below that of
July 2019, while in Burgenland (+9.9%) and Styria (+4.3%) they were
above the July 2019 result. The overall decline in nights spent of -17.7%
is due to the absence of foreign guests (-28.6%), as nights spent by
domestic guests increased in all provinces - apart from Lower Austria
(-3.3%) and Vienna (-31.5%) - compared to July 2019, in some cases significantly.
Current summer season stronger than previous
The first half of the tourism summer season 2021 (May,
June and July) totaled 25.8 million nights spent, which is 19.5% more
than the same period of the previous year. This increase was due to
a rise in the number of overnight visitors from abroad (+21.3% or +2.65
million) as well as from within the country (+17.0% or +1.55 million).
However, due to the different periods of pandemic-related business and
border closures in both summer seasons, the developments are only comparable
to a limited extent.
Nights spent in the calendar year to date
down compared to 2020
Despite an increase in nights spent in the summer
season to date, 29.54 million nights spent were recorded in calendar
year 2021 to date (January to July), 53.7% fewer than in the same period
last year. This is due to the Europe-wide travel restrictions in the
first third of the year. The decline in the number of nights spent by
domestic guests was significantly lower (-22.4% to 13.38 million) than
that of foreign guests (-65.3% to 16.16 million). The number of arrivals
in the calendar year to date is also significantly lower than in the
corresponding period of the previous year (8.14 million; 48.8%).
For more detailed results and further information
please refer to the German
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