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Colorful tiles on the roof of St. Stephen's Cathedral in Vienna
View of the St. Stephen’s Cathedral
© WienTourismus / Christian Stemper

Vienna 2013 – a review

View of the St. Stephen’s Cathedral
© WienTourismus / Christian Stemper

“Vienna’s touristic performance 2013 reflects the global economic situation: considerable increases of upcoming regions, especially Asian regions, and irregular results of traditional markets”, explains Norbert Kettner, director of the Vienna Tourist Board. “All in all 2013 broke all the records of 2012. This great performance reflects Vienna’s unbroken attractiveness as well as our long-lasting, systematic strategy of Internationalisation”, Norber Kettner says.

Due to a remarkable result of overnight stays in December (+6,5%, 1,153,000 overnight stays) the overnight statistic of the whole year 2013 has set a new record. 82% of all overnight stays is due to foreign visitors. 82,000 overnight stays of tourists from the United Arab Emirates were registered which shows an increase of 15%. 79,000 overnight stays of tourists from Saudia Arabia were recorded (+16%) and 117,000 overnight stays of other Arab countries in Asia. Resulting in a total of 278,000 overnight stays for Middle East.

In 2013 Vienna's top ten tourism markets once again included Germany, with 2,513,000 overnight stays (+5%) in first place, followed by Austria (2,327,000 overnight stays, +4%), Russia (709.000, +12%), USA (658.000, +6%) and Italy (611.000, -5%).

In 2013 Vienna was once again confirmed, now for the eighth time in a row, as the number one conference city by the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA), with 195 international meetings in 2012.

For more information please visit

Market Manager Middle East

Vienna Tourist Board
Sonja Ishak
Tel. (+ 43 1) 211 14-352

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