A tourism satellite account for Austria

In 2018 the direct value added from tourism was €21.51 billion, corresponding to 5.6% of total value added (GDP).

Of the total spending on vacation and business trips as well as visits to friends and relatives of €37.00 billion in 2018, 54.2% was spent by non-resident visitors, 45.4% by resident travelers; total spending by tourists staying in their weekend houses or second homes amounted to 0.4%. In 2019 an increase in total spending of 2.9% to €38.09 billion is expected (non-residents: +3.4%; residents: 2.4%).

In 2018 the tourism industry created €21.51 billion (excl. business trips) in direct value added, corresponding to 5.6% of GDP.

The national economic importance of tourism and its contribution to total national value added is a key indicator for economic politics. In order to depict this key indicator, the TSA results need to be presented taking into account all direct and indirect effects from tourism but excluding business trips. The application of current input-output multipliers on the corrected TSA results to estimate the indirect effects showed direct and indirect value creation of €28.34 billion in 2018. This means that the direct and indirect contribution to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) was 7.3%. In 2019 the share is also expected to account for 7.3%.

A Regional Tourism Satellite Account for Burgenland (RTSAB)

In 2017 the direct value creation (value added) effect from tourism was €0.78 billion, corresponding to 8.9% of total Gross Regional Product (GRP).

Of the total spending in 2017 on vacation and business trips as well as visits to friends and relatives of €1.24 billion, 75.1% was spent by resident visitors, 24.5% by non-resident travelers; total spending by tourists staying in their weekend houses or second homes amounted to 0.4%.

In 2017 the tourism industry in Burgenland related to TSA created €0.78 billion (incl. business trips) in direct value added, corresponding to 8.9% of GRP.

The national economic importance of tourism and its contribution to total national value added is a key indicator for economic politics. In order to depict this key indicator, the TSA results need to be presented taking into account all direct and indirect effects from tourism but excluding business trips. The application of current input-output multipliers on the corrected TSA results to estimate the indirect effects in Burgenland showed direct and indirect value creation of €0.80 billion in 2017. This means that the direct and indirect contribution to the Gross Regional Product (GRP) was 9.2%.

The macroeconomic importance of tourism in Austria 2000 to 2019
Tourism consumption expenditure by non-resident and resident visitors in Austria 2000 to 2019
Tourism consumption by products in Austria 2000 to 2018


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