Vienna broke record in overnight stays for 2013

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A total of 12.7 million overnight stays in 2013 - 3.7% more than in 2012 represented a new all-time record for Vienna’s tourism industry.

viennaVienna's ten main markets in 2013 were once again headed by Germany with 2,513,000 bednights (+5%), followed by Austria (2,327,000 bednights, +4%), Russia (709,000, +12%), the USA (658,000, +6%), and Italy (611,000, -5%).

Places 6 to 10 were taken by the United Kingdom (450,000, +5%), Switzerland (384,000, ±0%), Spain (359,000, -5%), France (353,000, -4%) and Japan (306,000, -1%).

For 2013 Vienna also reported strong growth from South Korea (124,000 bednights, +24%), China (208,000, +5%), Brazil (115,000, +3%), as well as the United Arab Emirates (82,000, +15%) and Saudi Arabia (79,000, +6%).

During the period from December 2012 to December 2013, Vienna's accommodation capacity grew by 3,450 beds (+6.3%) to around 59,000 beds. Average bed occupancy over this period was 54.7% (2012: 56.7%), and room occupancy about 69% (2012: 70%).

Vienna also continued to be one of the world's top congress metropolises: in 2013 the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) once again ranked the Austrian capital as congress city no. 1 worldwide for the eighth time in succession, with 195 international conferences in the year 2012.

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