Austria’s Popularity Proved by Tourism Growth

The wonderful and diverse country has seen the numbers of people arriving creep up year on year, and the first seven months of 2012 saw a record 82.2 million overnight stays booked in the country whilst the summer months have returned to their 1995 high. People are rediscovering Austria as a summer destination at the same time that visitors throughout the year are increasing. Foreign visitors are making up the bulk of the numbers and even making up for a small fall in the number of domestic holidays Austrians are taking. Austria is just one of the many countries we visit on our river cruises in Europe, allowing you to explore some of the best spots along the continent’s waterways and enjoy a stay on our luxury ships at the same time. Image Credit: Jeroen Fossaert (