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Record-breaking numbers in hotel industry, thanks to the climate debate

on holiday in the UK with an Overnight stay in the Hotel in the case of the Swiss popular: the number of overnight stays of domestic guests increased in the summer by 2.8 per cent to 9.8 million. However, in the case of foreign tourists, the Hoteliers recorded more overnight stays than in the previous year.

show the current Figures of the Federal office for statistics, which are released today.

"The Americans safe travel countries."Andreas Züllig, President of the Association of hotelleri Suisse

"The debate on climate change has surely contributed to the fact that the Swiss spend in the domestic holiday," says Andreas Züllig, President of the Association Hotelleriesuisse. Also new offerings in the industry, in cooperation with the SBB, such as the free delivery service for Luggage if arriving by train make incentives to stay in Switzerland.

A large part of the foreign demand went to the account of the guests from the American continent, with an increase of 8.1 percent. With an increase of 9.5 percent in the United States were for the most obvious Plus of all foreign countries of origin are responsible."The Americans are looking for safe travel countries. Switzerland meets this criterion," says Züllig, the leads yourself a Hotel in Lenzerheide.

Also, the demand from the European continent – excluding Switzerland – rose by 1.4 per cent. For the strongest increases in visitors from Germany and Belgium were.

the demand of the Asian guests, however, Stagnates. While it is true that China (excluding Hong Kong) as one of the most important countries of this continent resulted in a Plus of 3.3 percent, the overnight Stays of guests from the Gulf States to nearly 12 percent. The demand from India also declined by 4.4 percent.

"The discussion on hot summer, in Switzerland, is likely a deterrent to have worked," says Hotelleriesuisse-President Züllig. "The tourists from the Arab region, travel North to experience something Fresh." And also the burqa ban in Ticino is likely to ensure that this target group for conversation.

A detailed look at the monthly trend shows that if one Considers only the month of October, the growth was somewhat less strong. Here, the number of overnight stays increased by 1.8 per cent to around 3 million. The highest Plus in June with a value of 5.1 percent was the lowest in September, with only +0.2 percent.

divided into tourism regions, registered a total of 12 out of 13 areas compared to the corresponding period of the previous year, an increase in the number of overnight stays. Zurich showed a Plus of 135’000 overnight Stays, the largest increase in absolute terms.

the Wallis followed with a Plus of 93’000 overnight Stays, the lake Geneva region and the Canton of Graubünden. In the Region of Bern, the Plus amounted to 48’500 Nights.For the latter, recorded as a single tourism region with a Minus.

Created: 05.12.2019, 15:35 PM

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