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Visits To Vienna At An All-Time High

More bednights recorded than ever before in the first half of 2017

It’s been a record year for the Austrian capital of Vienna, with nearly seven million visitor bednights recorded between January and June – a 4.2% increase over the same period last year.

“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,” according to Norbert Kettner, director of the Vienna Tourist Board.

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. Now Vienna’s objective is to increase overnight stays to 18 million by the year 2020. For the eighth time in a row, the latest Mercer “Quality of Living” survey ranked Vienna in first place worldwide.

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%), the USA (396,000, +8%), the United Kingdom (305,000, +3%), and Italy (294,000, –7%). These were followed in places 6 to 10 by Switzerland (214,000, +/–0%), Russia (211,000, +34%), France (204,000, +18%), China (175,000, +45%) and Spain (174,000, –2%). Particularly high growth rates were also recorded for Australia (67,000 bednights, +19%), India (64,000, +15%) and Brazil (63,000, +21%).

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