Vienna recorded 12.3 million overnight stays in
2012, up 7.5% on 2011.
In 2012 Vienna's top ten tourism markets
included Germany, with 2,399,000 overnight stays (+1%) in first
place, followed by Austria (2,241,000 overnight stays, +7%), Italy
(643,000, -2%), Russia (634,000, +22%) and the USA (618,000,
In sixth to tenth place were the UK
(429,000, +9%), Switzerland (384,000, +11%), Spain (379,000, -
2%), France (368,000, +7%) and Japan (309,000, +12%).
Vienna also saw strong year-on-year growth from China
(198,000 overnight stays, +40%), Turkey (129,000, +25%), Brazil
(111,000, +39%), Saudi Arabia (74,000, +63%), the United Arab
Emirates (71,000, +14%) and other Middle Eastern countries (101,000,
Vienna's accommodation capacity grew in the period between
December 2011 and December 2012 by 2,600 beds (+5%) to around
55,000 beds, but there was still a slight increase in the average
bed occupancy rate to 56.7% (2011: 56.5%), whilst room occupancy
rates remained unchanged at 70%.
In 2012 Vienna was once again
confirmed, now for the seventh time in a row, as the number one
conference city by the International Congress and Convention
Association (ICCA), with 181 international meetings in 2011.
"In 2012 Vienna continued to develop its
international outlook as a destination. The 150th birthday of
Gustav Klimt no doubt contributed to the result," said Norbert Kettner, director of the Vienna Tourist Board.
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