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New Record in Conference Tourism in Austria

8. August 2018

In 2017, nearly 1.7 million people attended conferences in Austria. Vienna again ranks second in the international ranking.

Austria is a popular destination for the organization of international congresses, conferences and seminars. The sector is booming and in 2017 again achieved record results: the Austrian Convention Bureau recorded more events, participants and overnight stays than the previous year. The number of events in Austria increased by 11.9% to 21,640, and the number of participants was 1.7 million compared to 1.5 million in 2016. The topics of the congresses revolved mainly around economics, politics and medicine.

In the 2017 ranking published by the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA), Vienna ranks second with 190 international congresses jointly with Paris. Barcelona climbs to first place with 195 international congresses.