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The Americans are coming, the Arabs remain

The Swiss Hoteliers are looking back on a good summer of 2019. In the period from may to October you recorded in any month more overnight Stays than in the previous year. Overall, the number of overnight stays in the summer season, at 22.6 million, which represents an increase of 2.4 percent.

we Considered 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, as the Federal statistical office (FSO) reported on Thursday. The highest Plus in June with a value of 5.1 percent was the lowest in September, with only 0.2 percent.

throughout the season was recorded according to the BFS, both in the in - as well as the foreign guests, an increase of. Thus, the number of overnight stays of domestic guests increased by 2.8 per cent to 9.8 per cent, while foreign growth of 2.1 per cent to 12.9 million was recorded.

Increasing demand from Belgium

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 significant guests, plus all the foreign countries of origin are responsible.

Also, the demand from the European continent (excluding Switzerland) rose by 1.4 per cent. For the strongest increases in visitors from Germany ( 2.7%) and Belgium ( 6.1%) but 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. Demand from India fell 4.4 percent.

of Eastern Switzerland is losing guests

According to tourism regions, registered a total of 12 of 13 as compared with the corresponding period of the previous year, an increase in the number of overnight stays. Zurich showed a Plus of 135'000 overnight Stays ( 3.7%) was the largest absolute increase. The Wallis followed with a Plus of 93'000 logiernäch most ( 4.7%), the lake Geneva region (( 79'000/ 4.7%) and Graubünden ( 68'000/ of 2.9%). For the latter, recorded as a single tourism region with overnight stays, minus (-38'000/-3,2%). (sda/red)

Created: 05.12.2019, 10:34 PM

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