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Austria’s tourism with record results in 2016

March 16, 2017

The Austrian tourism industry’s summer season 2016 showed the best results since 1993. From January to September 2016, overnight stays increased by 4.8% to 118.75 million.

In the same period the number of guests reached a new all-time high of 33.57 million, which means a plus of 5.3% compared to 2015. The summer season 2016 (May to September) closed with a rise in overnight stays by 4.4% to 65.30 million. 

This positive development was due to the huge demand from the most important countries of origin such as Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Belgium. In 2016, around 140.85 million (+4.2%) overnight stays were registered, according to Statistics Austria's latest preliminary data. 

Also the winter season 2016/17 started with new all-time high: 4.5 million overnight stays in November 2016. This is the best result for November since the beginning of the statistical notes. Nevertheless 29.03 million overnight stays were registered in the first half of the winter season 2016/17 (November 2016 to January 2017). This means a decrease of 1.0% compared to the same period of the previous year.