Supplementary accommodation

The supplementary accommodation survey has been carried out nationally since 2016, based on a sample of representative units. The types of accommodation observed are commercially-run holiday homes, collective accommodation and campsites. The aim of the
survey is to gather data that measures the monthly trend in demand as well as the annual trend in supply.  

Supplementary accommodation: arrivals and overnight stays in Switzerland by type of accommodation, final quarterly figures 2017-2018
  Arrivals Overnight stays
2018 2017 2018 2017
1st quarter 493 926 442 456 3 403 553 3 247 477
2nd quarter 162 665 168 768 941 819 936 046
3rd quarter 321 713 309 012 2 245 701 2 224 441
4th quarter 168 142 162 380 939 255 911 362
TOTAL 1 146 446 1 082 616 7 530 328 7 319 326
1st quarter 515 396 486 672 1 492 874 1 480 703
2nd quarter 503 469 497 086 1 156 291 1 195 582
3rd quarter 906 813 815 514 2 091 403 2 027 468
4th quarter 281 277 273 695 699 790 693 826
TOTAL 2 206 955 2 072 966 5 440 358 5 397 578
1st quarter 25 672 20 818 94 038 83 450
2nd quarter 357 955 326 864 935 096 885 616
3rd quarter 783 470 676 216 2 328 325 2 004 278
4th quarter 70 748 63 012 222 256 200 328
TOTAL 7 873 900 1 086 910 3 579 715 3 173 672
Sources: Supplementary accommodation Statistics, Tourist accommodation Statistics

Note about methodology used for supplementary accommodation statistics

The survey of holiday accommodation used for commercial purposes and collective accommodation was reintroduced in 2016 in accordance with the current methodological criteria.

In order to better comply with the quality criteria demanded by official statistics, the definition of the population has been revised and is now more precise. In contrast to the former model used up to 2003 (when the previous statistics were discontinued), the new survey focuses only on commercially run accommodation. Furthermore, it no longer takes into account guest rooms or ong-term lets.

In addition, thanks to an annual national census, the new statistics cover the entire country whereas the former method relied on figures from a few key cantons. The current results are thus more reliable and are no longer based on estimates. Consequently and for all the above-mentioned reasons, results from the new and former statistics stopped in 2003 can no longer be compared directly with one another.

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Data on the results of holiday homes, group accommodation and camping sites in Switzerland in the seven major regions

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Data on campsites in the fourteen tourist regions

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