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, provisional quarterly figures 2023
  Arrivals Overnight stays
2023 2023
1st quarter  463 568 3 168 374
2nd quarter  222 501 1 091 135
3rd quarter  332 819 2 139 053
4th quarter    
TOTAL 1 018 887 6 398 562
1st quarter  434 052 1 317 300
2nd quarter  543 305 1 227 606
3rd quarter  966 168 2 119 299
4th quarter    
TOTAL 1 943 525 4 664 205
1st quarter  43 027  149 697
2nd quarter  526 269 1 406 411
3rd quarter 1 071 232 3 109 241
4th quarter    
TOTAL 1 640 527 4 665 349
Sources: Supplementary accommodation Statistics, Tourist accommodation Statistics
Supplementary accommodation: arrivals and overnight stays in Switzerland by type of accommodation, final quarterly figures 2021-2022
  Arrivals Overnight stays
2022 2021 2022 2021
1st quarter  481 797  378 701 3 254 133 2 528 062
2nd quarter  201 078  208 266 1 084 625 1 175 209
3rd quarter  411 799  352 902 2 274 976 2 630 032
4th quarter  195 789  218 401 1 038 533 1 218 867
TOTAL 1 290 463 1 158 271 7 652 266 7 552 170
1st quarter  344 523  95 355  950 883  238 600
2nd quarter  523 611  271 522 1 253 783  578 124
3rd quarter  883 241  794 431 1 991 412 1 880 222
4th quarter  288 916  265 433  714 292  662 700
TOTAL 2 040 291 1 426 741 4 910 369 3 359 647
1st quarter  53 487  47 780  171 899  159 512
2nd quarter  504 903  587 740 1 372 470 1 805 588
3rd quarter  984 898  916 790 2 943 943 2 997 969
4th quarter  113 495  134 421  348 003  450 754
TOTAL 1 656 783 1 686 731 4 836 315 5 413 823
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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