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.
Tourism is an important industry for the economy of Austria and it contributed 7.5 % to the GDP in the pre-crisis year 2019 (2020: 5.5 %). According to the Austrian Tourism Satellite Account, domestic and foreign guests spent around 37.7 billion euros in 2019 (2020: 26.5 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).