National tourism satellite accounts

Tourism expenditures

2020
21.63 bn Euro

Direct contribution to GDP

2020
3.5 %

Direct contribution to total employment

2020
3.5 %

Description

The tourism industry comprises a large number of goods (i.e. products and services) and thus covers all areas of production in the national accounts. The most important goods are accommodation, catering, passenger transport, travel agencies, tour operators, and sports, recreational and cultural services. The demand for these goods from overnight and day-trip tourists thus trigger additional production and subsequently value-added and employment effects in the economic sectors concerned.

In order to be able to capture these effects in their entirety, a Tourism Satellite Account (TSA) for Austria was developed on the basis of international guidelines, which has been compiled annually since 2002. Since it is an overall accounting system, numerous relevant internal and external data sources are brought together.

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Highlights

Direct value added share of tourism in GDP - in percent (chart)

S: STATISTICS AUSTRIA, Tourism satellite accounts for Austria, WIFO (Austrian Institute of Economic Research). Compiled on 23 June 2022. – The direct value added effects were calculated according to the specifications of the UNWTO "Tourism Satellite Account: Recommended Methodological Framework 2008" (TSA:RMF 2008).

S: STATISTICS AUSTRIA, Tourism satellite accounts for Austria, WIFO (Austrian Institiute of Economic Research). Compiled on 23 June 2022. The results related to the TSA for Austria were - in particular due to the implementation of the Regional TSAs (RTSA) for eight federal states and the resulting adjustments and improvements - recalculated from the 2018 reporting year onwards; the data from the reporting years prior to 2018 are not comparable and not published, therefore. – 2018: final results. – 2019: revised results. – 2020: preliminary results.

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