Congress Tourism in Vienna Continues to Boom

OrganizationsOther ♦ Published: April 5, 2019; 11:31 ♦ (Vindobona)

Vienna as a congress destination is booming. Last year, the metropolis achieved record figures for conference participants and added value. Around 631,000 participants (plus three percent) attended 4,685 congresses and company events (plus 15 percent), which resulted in 1,925,000 overnight stays (plus three percent). A single congress participant spends 541 euros per day.

(From left to right): Markus Grießler, Chairman of the Tourism and Leisure Industry Division of the Vienna Chamber of Commerce, City Councillor Peter Hanke, Norbert Kettner, Director Vienna Tourism, Christian Woroka, Head Vienna Convention Bureau. / Picture: © Magistrat der Stadt Wien / PID / David Bohmann

Vienna's conference industry had its best year so far in 2018 with new records.

City Finance Councillor Peter Hanke and Tourism Director Norbert Kettner presented the record balance.

"Vienna's conference industry is an important factor for the tourism industry and the tourism balance of the federal capital," says Markus Grießler, Chairman of the Tourism and Leisure…