Top 5 destinations in Austria for the winter season 2013-2014
Over half of the total number of Romanian tourists who visit Austria annually, choose this country for skiing. The Romanian representative of the National Tourist Office of Austria makes the first estimates for the winter season 2013-2014, realizing a top 5 of the most requested destinations for the winter holidays by the Romanian tourists.
Vienna is one of the most visited destinations in Austria by Romanian tourists (ranked 11 among the top visitors by nationality). In winter, the main magnet of Vienna are the Christmas fairs, which will be open this year from 22 November to 24 December. These events attract approximately 500.000 of tourists who spend at least one night in Vienna annually, and Romanians estimate that they represent about 3,4% of the total.
Innsbruck is another city that stays in the top of the Romanian tourist elections in the winter season. In addition to the Christmas fair, which runs in several areas of the city from November to January, tourists have access to a ski area consisting of 9 slopes (some of which can be reached by tram). In addition, Innsbruck is the only city that has hosted the Winter Olympics three times.
Neustift, located in the Stubai valley, near Innsbruck, has over 50 km of slope, located between 1.000 and 3.000m altitude, suitable for both beginner and advanced skiers. This year, the ski season in Neustift im Stubaital opened on 20 September.
Kaprun it has 130 km of slopes with a medium difficulty level, being ideal for families and beginners.
Solden is another favorite destination for Romanians. Includes 151 km of slopes, two ski glaciers, the longest slope in the world (14 km) and all facilities for a memorable holiday.
“The profile of the Romanian tourist traveling to Austria outlines a young, dynamic person, with average or above average income, who prefers to book his vacation online, spends an average of 5 days in Austria and opts for accommodation in 4 or 5 star hotels. Romanians prefer well-known ski destinations, such as resorts in the Tyrol and Salzburg region, and generally choose to spend another day in Vienna or Salzburg, depending on how they organize their trip.
said Gabriele Lenger, Director of the Austrian Tourism Office in Romania.
Austria operates TAROM and Austrian Airlines, providing direct flights on the route Bucharest - Vienna. Rates start from 99 EUR round trip, all taxes included. In the winter season 2013-2014, TAROM offers free transportation of sports equipment. In other destinations you can reach Vienna or via other European hubs.