Vienna Reports Record Number of Bednights

Vienna recorded almost 7 million visitor
bednights between January and June 2017, 4.2% more than during the
same period in 2016.

Vienna’s highest-volume source markets in the
first half of 2017 were Germany with 1,420,000 bednights (+3% on
the same period the previous year), followed by Austria
(1,360,000, -1%), USA (396,000, +8%), United Kingdom (305,000,
+3%), and Italy (294,000, -7%).

 Those top five markets are followed by
Switzerland (214,000, +/-0%), Russia (211,000, +34%), France
(204,000, +18%), China (175,000, +45%) and Spain (174,000, -2%).

Terrific view from a room at The Ritz-Carlton Vienna

 Particularly high growth rates were also recorded for Australia
(67,000 bednights, +19%), India (64,000, +15%) and Brazil (63,000,

“City breaks to Vienna continue to boom: The
city established a new record in the first half of 2017, with
visitor bednights increasing 4.2% to around 6,924,000,” said Norbert Kettner, Director of the Vienna Tourist Board.

The meetings
industry also has an important role to play, accounting for 12% of
the total volume of bednights in 2016. Some 4,000 congresses,
corporate events and incentives were held in Vienna last year –
again a new record. For the eighth time in a row, the latest
Mercer “Quality of Living” survey ranked Vienna in first place

Vienna currently has 64,000 hotel beds. The
average occupancy rate of Vienna’s rooms from January to June 2017
was 69%, with over 80% of all bednights attributable to
international guests.

Vienna’s objective is now to increase
overnight stays to 18 million by the year 2020.

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