Releasing its annual Global Liveability Rankings, the Economist Intelligence Unit said the Austrian capital had overtaken Melbourne following a seven-year reign for the Australian city.
Austrian capital Vienna recorded almost seven million visitor bednights between January and June this year, 4.2 per cent more than for the same period the previous year. “City breaks to Vienna continue to boom,” said Norbert Kettner, director of the Vienna Tourist Board.
The city of Vienna last year welcome 567,000 event delegates, up seven per cent on the previous year. These visitors participated in a total of 4,084 congresses, corporate events and incentives, up 11 per cent on 2015, with the resulting number of bed-nights increasing two per cent to around 1,718,000.
Vienna registered 6.3 million visitor overnights between January and June 2015 – 5.4 per cent more than for the same period the previous year and an all-time record. “Vienna demonstrated its tourist attraction in the first half of 2015 with an increase of 5.4 per cent to some 6,330,000 visitor overnights,” according to Norbert Kettner, director, Vienna Tourist Board.