|Mozart Memorial, Vienna|
Austria’s culturally rich capital, Vienna, has set a new record for overnight stays. From January to June of 2013, about 5.7 million overnight guests were registered, a full 3.1 percent more than during the same period in 2012. With 276,000 overnights, the U.S. was still Vienna’s most important overseas market. Canada ranked in 25th place among Vienna’s top markets with 50,000 overnights. Germany remains the city’s number one market with 1,146,000 overnight stays, up 3 percent over last year.
At the half year, the average occupancy of Vienna’s beds was 50.3 percent . That’s a little down from January-June 2012 (52.6 percent), attributable in part to an increase in available beds by 5,530 from June 2012 to June 2013. Overall, the city currently has a lodging capacity of 58,500 beds.