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Based on some selected data, find out here about the importance of the industry: tourism know-how and infrastructure
  • 18

    billion euros in income

    In 2017, the income from foreign visitors to Austria, including income from passenger transport, was more than EUR 18 billion.

  • 53

    million overnight stays in 5-/4-star hotels

    The most overnight stays are posted by 5-/4-star hotels; in 2018, the figure was 52.92 million.

  • 1,110

    cableway facilities

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

  • 74,300


    More than 74,000 people were employed in Austria in the areas of transport, travel agents and tour operators alone in 2016; in tourism, the figure was a total of approx. 335,000.

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 28
Private university in the tourism sector 1
Apprentices in tourism professions in the dual training system approx. 11.300
Source: WKÖ, Professional Association of Austrian Cable Cars (FSÖ). Factsheet 2018
Key figures on the infrastructure in the area of cableways / mountain railways – Winter 2017/2018
Cableway companies 253
Drag lift companies 550
Cableway facilities 1,110
Drag lifts approx. 1,820
Skiable area 23,700 ha
Investments (safety/quality of the facilities, production of snow on the ski slopes etc.) approx. EUR 600 million



Last update : 01.10.2020