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
  • 12

    billion euros in income

    In 2020, the income from foreign visitors to Austria, including income from passenger transport, was more than EUR 12 billion.

  • 54,34

    million overnight stays in 5-/4-star hotels

    The most overnight stays are posted by 5-/4-star hotels; in 2019, the figure was 54,34 million.

  • 1,110

    cableway facilities

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

  • 50,400


    More than 50,400 people were employed in Austria in the areas of transport, travel agents and tour operators alone in 2019; in tourism, the figure was a total of approx. 253,700.

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 20/21
Key figures on the infrastructure in the area of cableways / mountain railways – Winter 2019/2020
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 423 million



Last update : 13.09.2022