COVID-19 impact on inbound and domestic tourism in AustriaWhile the number of international and domestic arrivals in Austria has increased gradually since 2010, the pandemic disrupted this scenario. As inbound arrivals roughly halved between 2019 and 2020, the value of international tourism receipts in Austria shrunk, amounting to 14 billion euros in 2020, the lowest figure recorded in over a decade. That year, Germany represented the leading inbound travel market in Austria, with visitors from the European country spending nearly 22 million overnight stays in Austrian accommodations during the 2020 summer.
As the pandemic impacted inbound travel more than domestic tourism, the number of domestic overnight stays in Austria reached above 22 million between May and October 2020, falling by just five percent over the previous season. That being said, the total domestic tourist expenditure declined by over 45 percent annually, adding up to 9.7 billion euros in 2020.