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Austrian tourism is booming

February 6, 2018

Austria is a country with scenery beyond comparison and a warm hospitality welcoming all! (source:

The number of overnight stays in hotels, guesthouses and holiday homes increased by 2.5 percent to 144.4 million in 2017, according to the preliminary results of Statistics Austria . The total number of tourists increased by 3.8 percent to around 43.1 million. 

13.6 million domestic tourists (+2%) spent 38.5 million (+1.3%) overnight stays, while 29.5 million foreign tourists (+4.7%)  spent 105.9 million (+3%) overnight stays in Austria.

The majority of tourists are from Germany - with 53.6 million overnight stays - and the Netherlands. The number of tourists from Southeast Asia increased by 35% to 218.700 arrivals and overnight stays by 30% to 369.900 in 2017.

Vienna is a very popular destination; however, Tyrol remained Austria’s most popular holiday destination with almost 47.9 million overnight stays. More than half of all overnight stays in Austria were spent in Tyrol and Salzburg.