Tourist accommodation in the first half of 2020 Record fall in overnight stays in first half of 2020
Sharp drop in overnight stays in hotel accommodation during the 2020 summer season but increase in domestic demand
04.08.2020 - Record fall in overnight stays in first half of 2020The hotel sector registered 9.9 million overnight stays in Switzerland in the first half of 2020, representing a decline of 47.5% (– 8.9 million overnight stays) compared with the same period a year earlier. With a total of 4.1 million overnight stays, foreign demand dropped by 60.1% (– 6.1 million). Domestic visitors registered 5.8 million overnight stays, i.e. a decline of 32.4% (– 2.8 million). This negative result can be explained by the extraordinary situation related to COVID-19. These are the provisional results from the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).
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