Vienna breaks record for overnight stays

Vienna has managed to break its own record for the amount of overnight stays registered since 2012.

Latest figures from The Vienna Tourist Board show an increase of 3.1% per cent for the first half of 2013, compared with the same period last year.

Director Norbert Kettner said: “In the first half of 2013, Vienna once again delivered proof of its attractiveness as a tourist destination, with a 3.1% increase to 5.7 million overnight stays.”

The tourists board’s statistics show that the average occupancy of Vienna’s hotel beds stood at 50.3% at the end of June 2013. The amount of available beds had also increased from June 2012 to June 2013 5,530, and the capital now has 58,500 on offer for guests.

The average occupancy of Vienna’s beds was 50.3% at the half year, with available beds increasing by 5,530 from June 2012 to June 2013. Overall, the city currently has a lodging capacity of 58,500 beds.

In April this year the Vienna City Marathon generated 80,000 overnight stays, as visitors flocked in to watch the runners from 118 countries involved in the 30th Vienna City Marathon.

Just two months earlier Vienna registered 624,000, then an increase of 5.6 percent on the same period in 2012, and a new city record.