Press release: 12.618
"Austrian tourism is on its way out of the Corona
crisis and achieved a new overnight stay record in August 2021. With
20.66 million nights spent, the previous overnight stay record from August 2019
was exceeded by 2.3%. This is mainly due to the extraordinarily high
increase in overnight stays by German guests with
Compared to August 2020, nights spent by resident guests decreased by 7.2% to 6.18 million, while overnight stays of foreign guests increased by 27.8% to 14.48 million.
The strongest foreign market of origin in August 2021
was Germany (9.6 million;
The total number of arrivals increased by 12.3% to 5.18 million compared to August 2020; 28.1% more arrivals of non-resident guests and 7.8% fewer arrivals of resident guests were reported than in August of the previous year.
There are still strong regional differences in the development of nights spent in August compared to the pre-crisis level
Current summer season stronger than previous year
Due to the high number of nights spent in August,
the first half of the tourist summer season 2021 (May
to August) with a total of 46.6 million nights spent was 17.7%
higher than that of the previous year. The rise in nights spent by non-resident
However, due to the different periods of pandemic-related company and border closings in both summer seasons, the developments are only conditionally comparable.
Fewer nights spent in the current calendar year compared to 2020
Despite a significant increase in nights spent in
the previous summer season, the current calendar year 2021 (January
to August) recorded 50.32 million nights spent, 38.5% fewer than
in the same period of the previous year; this is due to the Europe-wide
travel restrictions in the first third of the year. As a result, the
drop in nights spent among resident guests was significantly lower
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