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Record high for Austria's winter tourism 2015/16

July 6, 2016

There have never before been so many guests in Austria between November and April. The number of holidaymakers from abroad rose by 5.2%.

Winter holidays in Austria are more popular than ever before, as reflected in the preliminary figures for the winter season 2015/2016 from Statistics Austria : both the number of overnights (68.53 million /+4%) and the number of arrivals (18.36 million/+4.9%) hit record highs.

The primary contributor to the best-ever results for a winter season was the 12.9 million guests from abroad (+5.2%), who accounted for a total of 52.85m overnights (+4.3%). The number of Austrian guests also climbed (5.47 million/+4.3%).

Most of the overnights by foreign visitors in the period November 2015 to April 2016 were generated by Germany (+3.6%), the Netherlands (+6.4%), the United Kingdom (+6.9%), Switzerland and Liechtenstein (+6%), Belgium (+8.6%), the Czech Republic (+9.6%), Poland (+1.9%) and Italy (+6.4%).