Austrias capital Vienna witnesses record tourism in 2015

first_imgTourism in Vienna recorded 14.3 million visitor overnights in 2015, 5.9% more than that of 2014, making it its best year ever. Between December 2014 to December 2015, Vienna’s accommodation capacity increased by 2,840 to 64,200 beds, whilst room occupancy was up to 72%. “Approximately 82% of Vienna’s overnights in 2015 were international. Our strategy of reducing our dependence on individual markets and targeting specific growth and promising markets has paid off,” said Director of Tourism, Norbert Kettner. Vienna aims to achieve an overnight figure of 18 million by 2020.In 2015, Vienna’s Top 10 markets were once again headed by Germany with 2,783,000 bednights (+5%), followed by Austria (2,617,000 bednights, +5%), the USA (843,000, +13%), Italy (750,000, +8%) and the United Kingdom (588,000, +18%). Places 6 to 10 were taken by Spain (437,000, +13%), Switzerland (435,000, +9%), Russia (408,000, -32%), France (371,000, +2%) and Japan (286,000, -4%). Vienna also experienced strong growth from China (285,000 overnights, +21%), the Arab countries in Asia (198,000 overnights, +48%), South Korea (187,000, +19%), Australia (164,000, +10%), Turkey (148,000, +15%), the United Arab Emirates (123,000, +45%) and India (90,000).last_img

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