Arrivals, overnight stays

Arrivals, nights spent: 1.9% increase in nights spent in calendar year 2019

In calendar year 2019 (final results), a total of 152.7 million nights spent was reported: this means a plus of 1.9% compared to 2018. The number of nights spent by guests from abroad rose by 2.3 million nights spent to a new record high of 112.7 million (+2,1% compared to the previous year). The number of domestic nights spent (39.9 million) showed a growth of 1.4% compared to 2018.

There was an increase of 3.0% (46.2 million) in the number of guests (= arrivals). Arrivals among Austrian residents rose by 2.0% to 14.3 million while arrivals among guests from abroad rose by 3.5% to 31.9 million. The average length of stay of 3.3 nights was unchanged in comparison in 2018.

Below are current monthly and seasonal results of arrivals and nights spent. Older results can be viewed in the archive.

An increase in the number of nights spent by guests from Germany, the most important country of origin, showed an increase by +0.7% to 56.7 million. Also Czech Republic (+7.0%) or Belgium (+2.5%) developed positively. Other countries of origin like Switzerland and Liechtenstein (-0.9%) and the United Kingdom (-3.2%) showed decreases.

The most nights spent were still observed in 5-/4-star hotels, which increased by 2.7% to 54.3 million compared to 2018. The highest relative increase in nights spent was registered with 6.0% to 13.8 million in commercial holiday dwellings or houses. Establishments of the 2-/1-star category (+0.2%) closed also positively in 2019.

All Austrian Länder showed a positive trend in 2019. The highest relative growths in nights spent were recorded in Vienna (+6.8%), Upper Austria (+4.6%) and Lower Austria (+3.5%).

In the summer season 2019 79 million nights spent were reported, an increase of 2.9% compared to summer 2018. The number of nights spent from abroad rose by 3.3% to 55.7 million that of resident stays by 2.0% to 23.3 million. The number of arrivals (= number of guests) also reflects the positive development in the 2018 summer season. Arrivals increased by 3.6 to 25.6 million. Foreign arrivals (17.2 million; +4.0%) as well as domestic arrivals (8.4 million; +2.9%) increased significantly.

Germany, the most important source market, contributed positively to the nights spent result with 29.5 million (+3.2%) and holds a share of 53.0% of all foreign nights spent. Other important foreign markets of origin also developed positively: Nights spent by guests from the Czech Republic (+8.2%), from the USA (+4.8%) or from the Netherlands (+3.1%) rose significantly. Nights spent by guests from the United Kingdom (-6.9%) and Italy (-0.6%) showed decreases in the summer season 2019.

Hotels and similar establishments recorded an increase in the number of nights spent in the summer season 2019 of 2.3% compared to the 2018 summer season. Increases in all types of commercial accommodation establishments were observed (5-4-star establishments: +3.6%; 3-star establishments: +0.6%; 2-/1-star establishments: +0.4%; commercial holiday apartments: +8.3%). Private accommodation establishments also achieved positive overnight results in the 2019 summer season (+2.9%). The average length of stay in the summer season 2019 was 3.1 nights.

For winter season 2018/2019 (November 2018 to April 2019) a total of 72.9 million overnight stays were recorded which means a growth of 1.5% compared to the season 2017/18. The number of nights spent by non-residents showed a plus of 997 100 nights spent, and reached with 56.4 million a new all-time high. Also the number of arrivals (= number of guests) reached a new record level of 20.4 million (+2.9%).

The number of nights spent of the most important foreign countries of origin Netherlands (+3.2% to 6.3 million) and Belgium (+4.4% to 1.7 million) increased. Other important countries of origin also showed increases: Czech Republic (+5.7%), Italy (+7.7%) and Denmark (+6.1%). The number of nights spent by guests from the most important country Germany decreased by 0.7% to 26.9 million.

In the winter season 2018/19 all accommodation establishments (except private accommodations: -0.1%) showed increasing figures of nights spent. The highest relative rise was registered for commercial holiday dwellings (+5.5% to 7.8 million).

Preliminary results

Arrivals and overnight stays in April 2020 by Bundesländer (extrapolated data)
Arrivals and overnight stays in April 2020 by countries of origin (extrapolated data)

Arrivals and overnight stays by country of origin

Arrivals and overnight stays by country of origin in March 2020 by Laender
Arrivals and overnight stays by country of origin in February 2020 by Laender
Arrivals and overnight stays by country of origin in January 2020 by Laender
Arrivals and overnight stays by country of origin in calendar year 2019 by Laender
Arrivals and overnight stays by country of origin in December 2019 by Laender
Arrivals and overnight stays by country of origin in November 2019 by Laender
Arrivals and overnight stays by country of origin in the tourism year 2019 by Laender
Arrivals and overnight stays by country of origin in the summerseason 2019 by Laender
Arrivals and overnight stays by country of origin in October 2019 by Laender
Arrivals and overnight stays by country of origin in September 2019 by Laender
Arrivals and overnight stays by country of origin in August 2019 by Laender
Arrivals and overnight stays by country of origin in July 2019 by Laender
Arrivals and overnight stays by country of origin in June 2019 by Laender
Arrivals and overnight stays by country of origin in May 2019 by Laender
Arrivals and overnight stays by country of origin in the winterseason 2019 by Laender
Arrivals and overnight stays by country of origin in April 2019 by Laender
Arrivals and overnight stays by country of origin in March 2019 by Laender

Arrivals and overnight stays by type of accommodation

Arrivals and overnight stays by type of accommodation in March 2020 by Laender
Arrivals and overnight stays by type of accommodation in February 2020 by Laender
Arrivals and overnight stays by type of accommodation in January 2020 by Laender
Arrivals and overnight stays by type of accommodation in calendar year 2019 by Laender
Arrivals and overnight stays by type of accommodation in December 2019
Arrivals and overnight stays by type of accommodation in November 2019
Arrivals and overnight stays by type of accommodation in the tourism year 2019 by Laender
Arrivals and overnight stays by type of accommodation in the summerseason 2019 by Laender
Arrivals and overnight stays by type of accommodation in October 2019
Arrivals and overnight stays by type of accommodation in September 2019
Arrivals and overnight stays by type of accommodation in August 2019
Arrivals and overnight stays by type of accommodation in July 2019
Arrivals and overnight stays by type of accommodation in June 2019
Arrivals and overnight stays by type of accommodation in May 2019
Arrivals and overnight stays by type of accommodation in the winterseason 2019 by Laender
Arrivals and overnight stays by type of accommodation in April 2019
Arrivals and overnight stays by type of accommodation in March 2019

Time series

Arrivals and overnight stays in calendar year (2008 to 2019)
Arrivals and overnight stays in tourism - winter season (2011/2012 to 2018/2019)
Arrivals and overnight stays in summer season (2010 to 2019)
Occupancy ratio (based on beds) in % divided into the summer and winter season (1999 to 2019)
Arrivals, overnight stays and average duration of stay by provinces (1995 to 2019)
Travel intensity per inhabitant (based on overnight stays, 1995 to 2019)

28.05.2020Almost one fifth fewer overnight stays in the 2019/20 winter season PDF86 KB
06.05.2020Austrian summer tourism largely depends on German and Austrian guests PDF77 KB
28.04.2020Decreases in current tourism winter season 2019/20 due to lockdown in MarchPDF74 KB
02.04.202053.2 million overnight stays and 14.5 million arrivals in the current tourism winter season 2019/20PDF75 KB
28.02.2020Current tourism winter season 2019/20: 33.5 million nights spent and 9.9 million arrivalsPDF85 KB
27.01.2020Tourism in Austria reached new record levels with 153 million overnight stays and 46 million guests in 2019 PDF89 KB
20.12.2019Tourism winter season 2019/20 started with an increase in overnight stays of 0.7%PDF85 KB
29.11.2019Tourism summer season 2019 reached all-time high with 79 million overnight staysPDF88 KB
29.10.2019Positive results for ongoing tourism summer season 2019: overnight stays +2.4% and arrivals +3.1%PDF87 KB
27.09.20192.6% more overnight stays in the ongoing tourism summer season 2019PDF87 KB
28.08.201938.8 million nights spent in the first half of the tourism summer season 2019PDF87 KB
25.07.2019Nearly 20 million overnight stays in the tourism summer pre-season 2019PDF88 KB
27.06.2019Summer season 2019 starts with decrease due to holiday shifts in MayPDF84 KB
29.05.2019Nearly 73 million overnight stays in winter season 2018/19PDF87 KB
26.04.2019Current tourism winter season 2018/19: 65 million nights spent and 18 million arrivalsPDF87 KB
28.03.2019Current tourism winter season 2018/19: 49.6 million nights spent and 13.6 million arrivalsPDF88 KB
27.02.2019Number of overnight stays by Chinese guests in Austria has increased sixfold since 2008 PDF88 KB
27.02.2019Current tourism winter season 2018/19: 31.7 million overnight stays and 9.4 million arrivals PDF88 KB
24.01.2019Nearly 150 million overnight stays and 45 million arrivals in 2018 PDF88 KB


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