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Based on some selected data, find out here about the importance of the industry: tourism know-how and infrastructure
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  • 20

    billion euros in income

    In 2019, the income from foreign visitors to Austria, including income from passenger transport, was more than EUR 20 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.

  • 50,100

    employees

    More than 50,100 people were employed in Austria in the areas of transport, travel agents and tour operators alone in 2018; in tourism, the figure was a total of approx. 279,100.

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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

 

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Last update : 12.07.2021