Tourism as a Regional Economic Factor

Main event: Tourism as a Regional Economic Factor
Organised by: Austrian Institute of Economic Research, Statistics Austria
Persons: Oliver Fritz, Anna Burton, Peter Laimer, Ines Orsolic
Online via Webex
In order to make the importance of tourism for the regional economy in Austria tangible, Statistics Austria and WIFO have compiled Tourism Satellite Accounts (R-TSA) for eight provinces on behalf of the respective provincial governments or provincial tourism organisations. In an online workshop for journalists, the main results for the base year 2018 as well as a first estimate for 2019 on the spending volume of tourists, the value added of tourism in the individual provinces and the contribution of tourism to regional employment will be presented. The key figures represent the level before the COVID-19 pandemic and will thus be able to provide information in the future on the effect the crisis had on tourism in the various regions of Austria.