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Austria is a country with scenery beyond comparison and a warm hospitality welcoming all. Cycle through lush green valleys or walk amongst spectacular mountains criss-crossed with sparkling streams in summer. Come winter, it’s time to head to well-groomed pistes and snowy mountain summits for stunning panoramas. No matter what time of year, Austria awaits you with fresh air, individuality, “Gemütlichkeit” and value for money.

This website contains all recent press releases and news alerts from the Austrian National Tourist Office, which we invite you to use for research and inspiration. You'll also find information about press events and press trips to Austria. For news from the Austrian National Tourist Office delivered straight to your inbox, please suscribe to our press newsletter at the end of this webpage.

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Klein aber fein: Austria's serene smaller ski regions


In Tirol, there is a saying to describe smaller, more secluded ski regions: klein, aber fein, meaning little and lovely. Winter sports beginners and families with children in tow will love these seven "klein aber fein" destinations.

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Winter Walks in Austria: High-Altitude Hikes, Culinary Wanders, and Full Moon Footpaths


Lofty summits, glittering lakes and serene mountain pastures dotted with sweet, cosy alpine huts: during winter, Austria's countryside scenes are nothing short of picture perfect. Winter hiking is one of the best ways to immerse oneself in these landscapes.

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Update 02.11.2020: November Lockdown in Austria


Due to rising cases of COVID-19, the Austrian government has decided to implement a second lockdown beginning on 3rd November and lasting until 30th November. Find out more about the new measures here.

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Winter PR News 2020/21


Alongside the introduction and observation of COVID-19 protective procedures, Austria continues to offer guests outstanding winter holidays. Updates abound for the 2020/21 winter season to ensure that holidays are as safe, worry-free and enjoyable as possible.

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National Guidelines for Guests: Winter Holiday Activities (24.09.2020)


Protective procedures are now in place for winter holiday locations and activities such as Christmas markets and ski lessons.

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COVID-19 Testing in the Tourism Industry


Austria was one of the first countries to implement nationwide COVID-19 testing for travel and tourism industry employees. For the winter season, testing will be extended to include catering service employees, ski instructors and tourist guides.

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Austrian National Tourist Office
Eleanor Moody, PR Manager
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London EC1N 8HN

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