Austria reports massive growth in tourist arrivals from ME


Austria reports massive

The Austrian National Tourist Office (ANTO), the country’s national tourism organisation revealed that 2012 was the most successful year for Austrian tourism in the last 20 years and the country has emerged as a preferred destination for the tourists especially from the Middle East.

In the last 10 years, the number of guests from the Middle East visiting Austria has grown exponentially to 664.6% and the number of overnights generated by them has grown by 519.3%.

ANTO is participating at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2013, the Middle East region’s leading travel industry event.

“Austria has grown faster than any other European country in this market. We are growing twice as fast as other popular European destinations like Germany or Switzerland. ANTO’s main objective is promoting the holiday country Austria and to secure and expand Austria’s competitiveness in cooperation with all Austrian tourism partners”, says Klaus Ehrenbrandtner, ANTO’s Regional Director for Asia & Middle East.