27. 09. 12. - 15:03
Austria records another record tourism season
Austria notched up another successful summer this year with good visitor numbers from the start of the season right through until the end of August according to tourism Minister Reinhold Mitterlehner.
He said: "The numbers were particularly boosted by the number of Austrian's that decided to go on holiday at home and visitors from Germany. Because these make up 90% of the business any increase from both of these two regions is particularly important."
He said it showed that the offers from Austrian tourism destinations were finding residents and that the campaign by the tourism agency 'Österreich Werbung' was working.
The sectors that did particularly well were four and five-star hotels as well as holiday flats and houses.
The minister added: "That is a particularly good sign and shows that a better quality as well as investment and innovation is the right way forward."
He said Austria was particularly keen on promoting high-quality sustainable tourism.