Excerpted from the Austria Career Guide
Tourism and Leisure
Austria is known for soaring alpine vistas and great skiing, which are a welcome respite from the world’s economic woes. Travel and tourism are an important part of Austria's service sector. Happily, tourism in Austria is also soaring again, after a few rocky years.
Recent statistics reveal Austria welcomed a record number of holiday guests last year, even in a challenging economic environment. The number of arrivals in Austria rose by 3.6 percent last year reaching an all-time high of 34.62 million visitors. International guests accounted for around two-thirds of arrivals, which represents an increase of 4.5 percent. Nearly 126 million guests stayed overnight in Austria, an increase of 0.8 percent from the previous year.
Organizations and Trade Associations
Österreich Werbung - ÖW
Austrian National Tourist Office
ÖW, the Austrian National Tourist Office (Österreich Werbung), is the umbrella organization for Austria’s regional tourism organizations. Aside from its main goal of promoting Austria to international tourists, the ÖW also offers information on the fundamentals of the Austrian tourism industry. Its website includes information on events, statistics and trends in local tourism, as well as links to hotels and various other potential employers.
Österreich Werbung Wien
Tel: +43 (1) 588660
Fax: +43 (1) 5886640
Association of Austrian Hotels
This website of the Association of Austrian Hotels (Fachverband Hotellerie) is a vast source of information for applicants interested in the industry. It offers details on typical work contracts, internships, seasonal employment, publications and events, as well as hotel-related statistics. The links section includes a comprehensive list of all links a jobseeker might need when seeking employment in the Austrian tourism industry.
Wirtschaftskammer Österreich - Fachverband Hotellerie
Wiedner Hauptstraße 63
Tel: +43 (1) 501053554
Fax: +43 (1) 501053568
Vida, the labor union for traffic, health and private services providers, is a member of the ÖGB. (Österreichischer Gewerkschaftsbund / Austrian Trade Union Confederation). Professionals in the field of tourism and leisure are thus represented by the Vida. News and tips are offered on this website as well as contact information for the regional offices.
Sektion Private Dienstleistungen
Tel: +43 (1) 546 410
Oscar’s Hotel and Restaurant Magazine
Oscar’s Hotel and Restaurant Magazine is a monthly magazine, available in print and online. The website also offers a search tool for tourism jobs in Austria and worldwide. There is a fee for an annual subscription for the online web magazine; the job board part of the website is free of charge. The website also offers a news and events section.
Oscars Verlag AG
9492 Eschen, Fürstentum Liechtenstein (FL)
Tel: +423 37 500 75
Fax: +423 37 500 74
This is just a short sample of what you’ll find in over 100 pages of information in the Austria Guide.