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Vienna International Travel Guide

"Croatia Will Not Benefit From Joining The EU"

Croatia will join the European Union as the 28th member state in a few months. Economists criticize the country for not carrying out enough reforms and only focusing on tourism.

March 22, 2013

Austrian Tourism Industry Performs Well

First half of tourism winter season 2012/13: 2.1% rise in overnights due to non-resident visitors.

February 26, 2013

Austria: Economic Sentiment on the Rise

The Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO) underlines that the economic slowdown comes to a standstill.

February 8, 2013

Austrian Tourism Records New All-Time-High

Tourism in 2012: Almost 131 million overnights mark new all-time-high in number of overnights.

January 25, 2013

Significant Upward Trend in Austrian Tourism Sector

Positive start in winter season 2012/13: 4.15 million overnights in November. The number of guests from Italy and Russia is growing remarkably.

January 4, 2013

WIFO: South Europe Needs New Industrial Policy

The Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO) stresses that Spain, Greece and Portugal need new growth measures instead of austerity cuts.

December 15, 2012

Summer season 2012: Holidaying in Austria Continues to be Very Popular

Over 19 million guests in the 2012 summer season did not only lead to a new record, but also to 65.6 million overnights.

December 6, 2012

Hungary: Tourism Industry Booms

In October, public accommodation establishments saw a 9.1% rise in arrivals.

December 5, 2012

Austria: Services and Tourism Contribute to Increase in Trade Surplus

Austria's trade surplus doubled in the first half of the year to € 3.5bn, despite a fall in goods traffic.

November 13, 2012

Congresses: Vienna Leads the Ranking

Regarding the number of congresses, Vienna still ranks first as event location. The outlook is promising.

September 24, 2012

New Record in Croatian Tourism Sector

In the first eight months of 2012, about 10 million tourists came to Croatia. This is a new record level.

September 15, 2012

Austrian Tourism Has Good Prospects

Start of summer season 2012: 16.8% more overnights and 14.4% more guests in May 2012.

June 25, 2012

Austrian Business Location: Further Slump in Competitiveness

According to the Swiss Management Institute IMD, Austria only ranks 21th among 59 analyzed countries. The Austrian tax policy is the absolute weak point.

May 31, 2012

Erste Group: Poland and Ukraine Benefit from Euro 2012

EURO 2012 investments helped to boost investments in both countries. € 30.2bn invested whereof approx. 90% spent on infrastructure in Poland & Ukraine.

May 26, 2012

New Records for Austrian Tourism

Winter season 2011/12: with 64.3 million overnights still at a high level; new record of 16.4 million arrivals.

May 24, 2012

Great Demand for Austrian Tourism Knowledge in Bulgaria

The Bulgarian tourism industry pushes for an improvement in quality. Austrian AWO brings together Austrian suppliers and potential business partners in Bulgaria.

May 21, 2012

Massive Gap in Purchasing Power

Purchasing Power Parities 2012: Higher travel costs for overseas destinations; Austrians' purchasing power 40–70% above the level in Slovakia, Czech Republic and Hungary.

May 21, 2012

Congresses: Vienna Ranks First

Vienna is still number one worldwide in cities hosting international congresses. The U.S. takes first in the country category.

May 18, 2012

Austrian Labor Market: Most Jobs in SME

The quantitatively most important employer in Austria are still small and medium sized enterprises. Above all, handicraft enterprises are a major pillar for the domestic labor market.

May 12, 2012

Austria Achieved Positive Current Account in 2011

Last year, Austria´s current account reached a surplus of 1.9% of the GDP.

May 4, 2012

Small Growth in Austrian Winter Season

The current tourism winter season 2011/12 recorded a rise in overnights by 2.1%.

April 26, 2012

Moderate Increase in Vienna-held Congresses

3,151 congresses were held in Vienna in 2011. This is an increase by 7.0%.

March 27, 2012

Moderate Growth in Tourism Sector

Current Austrian tourism winter season 2011/12: +4.6% more overnights due to rise in February (+11.7%).

March 26, 2012

Moderate Rise in Austrian Bilateral Trade with Italy

In 2011, Austrian exports to Italy went up by 8.6% to € 9.3bn. After Germany, Italy is Austria´s second largest trade partner.

March 21, 2012

Boom in Viennese Tourism

In January 2012, the Austrian capital registered an increase of 11.5% in tourists. 675,000 guest nights were recorded.

February 20, 2012

Air France to Enlarge Operations in Austria

The loss-making airline is under enormous growth pressure and reorganizes itself. Austria is seen as growth market.

February 16, 2012

Support for AUA´s Management

Christoph Leitl, President of Austrian Chamber of Commerce (WKÖ), shows support for the management of Austrian Airlines.

January 31, 2012

New Record in Austrian Tourism

Tourism in 2011: Almost 126 million overnights (+0.8%); all-time-high in number of arrivals.

January 26, 2012

Austria Increasingly Popular for Arab Tourists

In 2011, Austria registered 580,600 guest nights by Arab tourists. Hence, Austria exceeded Switzerland as touristic destination.

January 25, 2012

New Records for Viennese Tourism

In 2011, the Austrian capital registered 11.4 million guest nights, which is a new record.

January 24, 2012

Austrian Hotel Industry Under Pressure

Over the last years, the domestic hotel industry improved its size, capacity utilization and revenues. However, costs are rising massively.

January 14, 2012

Austrian Balance of Current Accounts Positive

In the first three quarters of 2011, the Austrian economy achieved a strong performance. The balance of current accounts was significantly positive.

January 9, 2012

Thomas Cook Austria Achieves Record Result

The Austrian subsidiary of the Germany Thomas Cook AG recorded a rise in operating profits by 19% in 2011.

January 4, 2012

Tourism: Slight Increase in Capacities

Austria offers 65 200 accomodation establishments and 1.09 million beds for tourists in 2011.

December 28, 2011

Record-Breaking Start of Tourism Winter Season

Austria’s tourism industry registered 3.98 million overnights in November. Arrivals rose by 3.5%.

December 23, 2011

Austria Considers to Employ South Europeans

Especially the tourism and the construction industries are ready to take on high-skilled workers from Spain, Greece or Portugal.

December 8, 2011

Austrian Tourism Industry is Cautiously Optimistc

The Austrian Minister of Economic, Reinhold Mitterlehner considers that the tourism industry has learned to deal with an economic crisis.

November 28, 2011

Tourism Industry Looks Back on Strong Summer Season

Summer season 2011: Arrivals exceed 18 million mark for the first time; 64 million nights spent.

November 23, 2011

Romanian Tourism as Chance for Austrian Economy

As the Romanian economy performs well, Austrian enterprises see the tourism sector as chance for new orders.

November 22, 2011

Winter Tourism: Austria is Favorite for Dutch

Dutch people appreciate Austria as winter tourism location. According to a survey, Austria is ranked on number one.

November 5, 2011

Tourism: Moderate Increase in Guest Nights

The current summer season 2011 brought a rise in overnights by 2.2% for the Austrian tourism industry between May and September.

October 25, 2011

New September Record for Tourism in Vienna

The Austrian capital registered a plus in overnights of 5.0% in September 2011. Hotel revenue grew by 7.7% in the first nine months of the year.

October 20, 2011

World Tourism Day 2011: Guests from 50 Countries Visit Austria

According to statistics Austria, the diversification of the guest´s nationalities further increased. Culture-oriented travels become increasingly important.

September 26, 2011

Rise in Turnover for Verkehrsbüro

The Austrian travel agency group records a rise in turnover up to € 850m.

September 26, 2011

Summer Season 2011: New Record of Arrivals

The number of nights spent in Austria increased by 2.1% in the period from May to August. Arrivals went up by 4.3%.

September 23, 2011

Austrian Tourism Industry Satisfied

In spite of a rainy July, the domestic hotel industry is quite satisfied with the summer season 2011. This is mainly due to the summerly August.

September 6, 2011

Tourism: New Record in Arrivals

First half of tourism summer season 2011: Rise in overnights by 1.7%, arrivals peaked at 9.19 million.

August 25, 2011

New Record for Tourism in Vienna

The Austrian capital registered a plus in overnights of 1.8% in July 2011. Hotel revenue grew by 13.7% in the first half of the year.

August 19, 2011

Hypo Alpe Adria Sells Schlosshotel Velden

The Austrian bank signed a purchase agreement with Amisola Immobilien AG. Falkensteiner Michaeler Tourism Group will take over management of the hotel.

July 29, 2011

Austrians’ Holiday Patterns Are Changing

Traditional summer vacation is getting less important; every third main holiday trip takes place in winter.

July 27, 2011