Tourism is important to Austria´s economy and a major employer. Austria has turned into one of the leading tourism destinations worldwide. Although small in size and population, it is among the 15 most visited countries in the world.
Although the Federal Provinces have the legislative and executive competencies for tourism affairs, tourism is a cross-cutting sector, for which both federal and European laws apply.
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In 2019, the Ministry responsible for tourism published a new national tourism strategy, the “Plan T – Master Plan for Tourism”. It lays down guidelines for sustainable development of tourism and serves as a guide for political decisions at all levels. Sustainability in all its dimensions and a culture of cooperation are central considerations to achieve a new quality of tourism policy. For implementation, “Plan T” is complemented by action plans with concrete measures and activities.