Press release: 12.772-070/22

Current Winter season 2021/22 with 33.2 million nights spent still well below pre-crisis level

Vienna, 2022-03-25 – According to preliminary results from Statistics Austria, 33.18 million nights spent were registered in Austrian accommodation establishments in the current 2021/22 winter tourist season from November 2021 to February 2022, 29.73 million more than in the same period of the previous year, when almost no nights spent were registered due to officially imposed closures of accommodation establishments. The number of arrivals rose by 7.31 million to 8.0 million.

"Austria's tourism is only slowly recovering from the Corona crisis. For February 2022, traditionally the strongest month of the winter season due to the semester break, 13.6 million nights spent were reported. This is almost a quarter less than in the pre-crisis month of February 2019. Thus, the tourism winter season 2021/22 to date is still 37.7% below the level of the comparable period before the Corona crisis in terms of nights spent," says Statistics Austria Director General Tobias Thomas.

February 2022 with 13.6 million nights spent

In February 2022, 13.58 million nights spent were recorded, which corresponds to an increase of 12.71 million compared to February 2021. However, in February of the previous year, only business trips and cure stays were allowed due to the measures taken to contain the Corona pandemic. Compared to February 2019, 24.0% or 4.28 million fewer nights spent were registered. Overnight stays by foreign guests reached 10.47 million, those by domestic guests 3.11 million.

Current calendar year 2022: 23.8 million nights spent

The number of nights spent in the calendar year 2022 to date (January and February) was 23.80 million, 27.9% less than in the corresponding pre-crisis period in 2019. The number of arrivals was 5.53 million. 

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