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Colorful tiles on the roof of St. Stephen's Cathedral in Vienna
St. Stephen’s Cathedral: the Fiakers
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Vienna News 2/2012 New record for Vienna: 11.4 million visitor overnights in 2011

St. Stephen’s Cathedral: the Fiakers
© WienTourismus

With some 196,500 bednights, the Arab Countries in Asia represented an important overseas market in the 2011 tourism statistics. The strongest growth in Vienna's main markets in 2011 was achieved by Russia (522,000 bednights, +36%), followed by Spain (388,000, +17%) and Switzerland (346,000, +12%).

Director of Tourism Norbert Kettner commenting on 2011's record result: "Last year Vienna reported eight months with over a million bednights. Besides the already traditional months of May, July, August and September, 2011 saw the addition of four new ones - April, June, October and December. An increase in bednights was reported for no fewer than 46 of the 52 markets for which statistics are collected. The fact that our overall result so significantly exceeded 2010's record confirms once again our strategy of diversification and continual expansion into new markets." All categories of Vienna's accommodation establishments benefited from the positive result for the year 2011. Average bed occupancy in 2011 was 56.5%, equivalent to a room occupancy of around 71%.

For more information please visit

Market Manager Middle East

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

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