Indians among the top tourists in Vienna

Crowned as the world’s most livable city-eighth time in a row, Vienna tourism recorded an all time high with almost seven million tourists between January-June 2017 marking an increase  of 4.2% for the same period last year.

With China, Russia and Australia being the top source, India joined the league as Indian travellers grew by the 15%  to 64 thousand visitor bednights.

The Austrian capital, Vienna, continued to attract Indian families, honeymooners and young travelers looking to explore its imperial history, antique architecture, a paradise for music lovers, and experience its romantic offerings.

Vienna is focused in achieving its goal for 2020; to become a Smart Tourism city. The vision is of a city that uses innovative services and attractions to create a relaxed urban experience and support positive interaction between residents and visitors, ushering in a responsible mindset that will help to pursue its sustainability goals without detracting from its glamorous image.The Viennese Coffeehouse is an attraction for visitors, for locals a second home, and for artists and literati an institution. Viennese coffeehouse culture was officially added to the UNESCO intangible cultural heritage list in 2011.

The Spanish Riding School in Vienna is the oldest institution known for its famous Lipizzan ballet which can be experienced live in the baroque ambiance of the Imperial Palace. The Spanish Riding School also offers to be fascinated by the world of contemporary fashion at Austria’s imperial court.

Air India offers a thrice-a-week direct flight from Delhi to Vienna and back. For those embarking from Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad and Bangalore leading Airlines — Air India, British Airways, Emirates, Etihad, Lufthansa, Swiss, and Turkish — offer connections with just a small stop en route.