How is tourism structured in South Tyrol?

Südtirol (South Tyrol) is Italy’s most northern province and characterized by the Alps. With 51,456,000 overnight stays in 2018, South Tyrol ranks second (after Veneto) among all Italian provinces. The begin of the fast-growing tourism-economy happened in the 1980s by German Tourists, because of the Natural Environment of the Mountains and also the weak Italian-Lire. Wintersport allows South Tyrol to be visited the whole year but 2/3 is still Summer tourism. In the last decade, tourism has developed more in the valleys.

The most visited communities are located in the Dolomites because in this Area the Touristic Season is going on the whole Year. The mean Activity in the Summer is hiking in the mountains and in the Winter the People come to Southtyrol to ski. In a lot of small communities, the dominance of the Tourist Sector is higher than in bigger ones. The 20 communities with the highest percentage in the tourist Sector where selected and the Average Price of 3 Star Hotel in these communities shows that the Price level for one Night is really high.

A strong tourism-economy is characteristic for smaller communities with winter- and summer season. Moreover, they show a high average price level and are apparently luxury places to make holidays.

Poster of Tourismstrukture in South Tyrol

Poster of Tourismstrukture in South Tyrol

Source: IDM-Suedtirol, tourismus-agrarmarketing, tourismusmarketing, digitalstrategie-suedtirol-open-data-hub

Tourism in South Tyrol is a project of IaaC, Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia
developed at Master in City & Technology in (2019/2020) by:
Students:  Jochen Morandell
Faculties: Diego Pajarito