Austria witnesses 8.6 per cent growth in Indian arrivals in 2018

Strengthening its presence in the Indian market, Austria has registered 8.6 per cent growth in the number of tourists from India in 2018. The country welcomed 1.9 lakh visitors in 2018.

The Vienna Tourism Board added that it had also received 7.7 per cent more Indians in 2018. Of its inbound tourism numbers, Vienna saw 7.5 million arrivals from across the globe, 6 per cent up compared to the previous year. According to the board, about 63,000 Indians visited across its 428 hotels.

The Austrian National Tourist Office (ANTO) is looking to focus on families this year. “40 million tourists from over the world travel to Austria every year. India is very a crucial market for us. I am happy to inform that overnight stays by Indian travellers has doubled over last one year,” said Christine Mukherjee, Director, Austria Tourist Office in India.

ANTO organised a three-city workshop in India which started in Mumbai, followed by Ahmedabad and concluded in Delhi. “Around 140 tour operators attended the workshop in Mumbai, while over 100 and 110 agents turned up for the workshop in Ahmedabad and Delhi, respectively. Industry partners and representatives from Vienna, Innsbruck, Salzburg and Swarovski Crystal World also attended the workshops and showcased their products to the travel trade,” said Mukherjee.