Tag Archive: Switzerland Tourism

Tourism accommodation statistics in July 2016: Slight decline in overnight stays in July

The Swiss hotel industry registered 4.1 million overnight stays in July 2016, which corresponds to a decrease of 0.4% (-18,000 overnight stays) compared with July 2015. Foreign visitors generated 2.3 million overnight stays, representing a decline of 2.0% (-46,000). Domestic visitors registered 1.8 million overnight stays, i.e. an increase of 1.6% (+29,000). These are provisional results from the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).

Read More »

Statistics on tourist accommodation in June and in the first half of 2016: Overnight stays decline in first half-year and in June

The hotel sector registered 16.8 million overnight stays in Switzerland during the first sixth months of 2016. This represents a decrease of 1.2% (-199,000 overnight stays) compared with the same period a year earlier. With a total of 9.1 million overnight stays, foreign demand showed a drop of 2.5% (-234,000). Domestic visitors registered 7.7 million overnight stays, i.e. an increase of 0.5% (+36,000).

Read More »

Tourism accommodation statistics in May 2016: Increase in overnight stays during May 2016

The Swiss hotel industry registered 2.7 million overnight stays in May 2016, which corresponds to a growth of 1.3% (+35,000 overnight stays) compared with May 2015. Domestic visitors recorded 1.1 million overnight stays, representing an increase of 1.9% (+21,000). Foreign demand registered 1.5 million overnight stays, i.e. an increase of 0.9% (+15,000). These are provisional results from the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).

Read More »

Tourism balance of payments 2015: Tourism balance of payments affected by strong franc

The strong franc in 2015 made Switzerland less attractive to foreign tourists, whereas holidays abroad maintained their appeal to Swiss residents. Foreign tourists spent CHF 15.7 billion in Switzerland in 2015, 3.4% less than in 2014, while the spending of Swiss tourists abroad remained constant at CHF 15.4 billion (-0.1%). According to initial estimates from the Federal Statistical Office, the tourism balance of payments remained in positive...

Read More »

Tourism accommodation statistics during the winter season and April 2016

The hotel sector registered 15.4 million overnight stays in Switzerland during the winter season (November 2015 to April 2016). This represents a decrease of 1.8% (-277,000 overnight stays) compared with the same period a year earlier. With a total of 8.0 million overnight stays, foreign demand showed a drop of 3.8% (-313,000). Domestic visitors registered 7.4 million overnight stays, i.e. an increase of 0.5% (+36,000). During the month of April...

Read More »

Statistics on tourist accommodation in March 2016: Increase in overnight stays during March 2016

Statistics on tourist accommodation in March 2016 The Swiss hotel industry registered 3.2 million overnight stays in March 2016, which corresponds to a growth of 5.7%.

Read More »

Statistics on tourist accommodation in 2015: Significant decrease in overnight stays in youth hostels, moderate decline for campsites

Statistics on tourist accommodation in 2015 Significant decrease in overnight stays in youth hostels, moderate decline for campsites Neuchâtel, 25.04.2016 (FSO) – Switzerland’s 51 registered youth hostels generated 814,000 overnight stays in 2015, i.e. a decrease of 14.4% compared with 2014. As for the 410 campsites surveyed, 2.7 million...

Read More »

Statistics on tourist accommodation in February 2016: Overnight stays in February fall despite rise in domestic demand

07.04.2016 09:15  - FSO, Tourism (0353-1603-40) Statistics on tourist accommodation in February 2016 Neuchâtel, 07.04.2016 (FSO) – The Swiss hotel industry registered 3.1 million overnight stays in February 2016, which corresponds to a decrease of 1....

Read More »

Statistics on tourist accommodation in January 2016: Marked decline in overnight stays in January

07.03.2016 09:15  - FSO, Tourism (0353-1602-30) Statistics on tourist accommodation in January 2016 Neuchâtel, 07.03.2016 (FSO) – The Swiss hotel industry registered 2.6 million overnight stays in January 2016, which corresponds to a decrease of 6.8%...

Read More »

Statistics on tourist accommodation in December and year 2015: Overnight stays declined by 0.8 percent in 2015

23.02.2016 10:30  - FSO, Tourism (0353-1601-70) Statistics on tourist accommodation in December and year 2015 Neuchâtel, 23.02.2016 (FSO) – The hotel sector registered 35.6 million overnight stays in Switzerland in 2015, representing a decline of 0.8...

Read More »

Switzerland’s currency: Shaken, not stirred

SWISS voters used to hold their central bank in high esteem: one survey in 2013 found the Swiss National Bank (SNB) to be their most respected national institution. That may change after its shock decision on January 15th to abandon the Swiss franc’s cap against the euro. The franc instantly shot up by 30%, provoking howls of anguish from Swiss firms.

Read More »