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January 26, 2017

Conventions, Events Aid Bednight Record in Vienna




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With 14,962,000 visitor bednights in 2016, Vienna topped its previous best result from 2015 by 4.4 percent. Vienna also hosts more than 3,500 conventions and corporate events per year.

A total of 6,884,000 arrivals were recorded, an increase of 4.5 percent. With an accommodation capacity of around 66,000 hotel beds, Vienna's average room occupancy increased to around 74 percent (2015: 72 percent). Based on 2015's above-average growth, the net room revenues of accommodation establishments in 2016 were roughly equivalent to those of the previous year, totaling 663.4 million euros for January thru' November 2016, the period already evaluated (-0.3 percent).

"About 80 percent of visitor bednights in Vienna are attributable to international visitors," said Director of Tourism Norbert Kettner.

In 2016 Vienna recorded a particularly strong influx of visitors from Germany (2,972,000 bednights, +7%), Austria (2,823,000, +8%), the U.S. (831,000, -1%), Italy (736,000, -2%), the United Kingdom (694,000, +18%), Spain (476,000, +9%), Switzerland (439,000, +1%), France (401,000, +8%), Russia (334,000, -18%) or China (329,000, +15%). 

Source: Vienna Tourist Board


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