Strong summer for tourism in Austria

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Austria currently owns 423 ski areas. One in every 14 jobs in the country is directly or indirectly connected with ski-tourism, which accounts for 4 percent in the country's gross domestic product.
Austria currently owns 423 ski areas. One in every 14 jobs in the country is directly or indirectly connected with ski-tourism, which accounts for 4 percent in the country's gross domestic product.

The Austrian tourism industry saw its strongest summer season in 25 years, with increases in both visitor numbers and overnight stays at hotels and guest houses.

The number of tourists visiting Austria between the summer season months of May and October increased 3.1 percent compared to 2017, to reach almost 25 million in total.

Overnight stays increased 2.3 percent to reach almost 77 million, a sum not seen since the 77.4 million overnight stays recorded in 1992.

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