Tourism is an important sector of the Austrian economy and has a crucial influence on income, employment and regional development. National and international figures, data and facts are presented in this section.
Within the last decades, Austria has turned into one of the leading tourism destinations worldwide. Despite its small size and population, Austria hast been among the 15 internationally most visited countries in recent years. Please find more information in the fact sheet "Tourism in Austria".
Tourism is an important industry for the economy of Austria. It contributed 7.6 % to the
GDP in the pre-pandemic year 2019 (2020: 4.5 %, 2021: 4.1 %), according to the Austrian
Tourism Satellite Account. Domestic and foreign guests spent around 37.9 billion euros in
2019 (2020: 21.3 billion euros; 2021: 20.8 billion euros).
Austria, even as a relatively small country, successfully reached a remarkable position in the global competition.
Statistics Austria (STAT) - the Austrian statistical office - has already collected data about tourism for some 130 years. The tourism and travel data compiled by STAT comprises four core areas: accommodation, travel habits, travel balance of payments and satellite systems (TSA).