Facts and Figures - Tourism know-how & Infrastructure

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Based on some selected data, find out here about the importance of the industry: tourism know-how and infrastructure
  • 8.7

    billion euros in income

    In 2021, the income from foreign visitors to Austria, including income from passenger transport, was more than EUR 8.7 billion.

  • 27,28

    million overnight stays in 5-/4-star hotels

    The most overnight stays are posted by 5-/4-star hotels; in 2021, the figure was 27,28 million.

  • 1,110

    cableway facilities

    In Austria, more than 250 cableway companies operate more than 1,100 facilities, from chair lifts to gondola lifts.

  • 26,500


    More than 26,500 people were employed in Austria in the areas of transport, travel agents and tour operators alone in 2020; in tourism, the figure was a total of approx. 170,500.

Source: ABA Invest in Austria; Statistics Austria
Tourism know-how/training
Tourism courses at universities approx. 6
Tourism courses at universities of applied sciences approx. 40
Tourism colleges 27
Private university in the tourism sector 1
Apprentices in tourism professions in the dual training system approx. 7.000
Source: WKÖ, Professional Association of Austrian Cable Cars (FSÖ). Factsheet 21/22
Key figures on the infrastructure in the area of cableways / mountain railways – Winter 2021/2022
Cableway companies 253
Drag lift companies 550
Cableway facilities 1,118
Drag lifts approx. 1,530
Skiable area 23,700 ha
Investments (safety/quality of the facilities,
production of snow on the ski slopes etc.)
approx. EUR 384 million



Last update : 23. January 2023