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
  Arrivals Overnight stays
2021 2021
1st quarter  392 711 2 656 228
2nd quarter 211 990 1 177 488
3rd quarter    
4th quarter    
TOTAL 604 701 3 833 717
1st quarter  80 938  212 319
2nd quarter 270 530  587 323
3rd quarter    
4th quarter    
TOTAL  351 468  799 641
1st quarter  46 390  161 485
2nd quarter  600 334 1 870 650
3rd quarter    
4th quarter    
TOTAL  646 724 2 032 134
Sources: Supplementary accommodation Statistics, Tourist accommodation Statistics
Supplementary accommodation: arrivals and overnight stays in Switzerland by type of accommodation, final quarterly figures 2019-2020
  Arrivals Overnight stays
2020 2019 2020 2019
1st quarter  428 280  433 589 2 940 938 3 038 002
2nd quarter  91 680  183 953  481 196  995 223
3rd quarter  374 335  323 270 2 621 925 2 211 764
4th quarter  190 341  180 319 1 115 379 1 012 303
TOTAL 1 084 636 1 121 131 7 159 438 7 257 292
1st quarter  417 271  504 922 1 291 222 1 477 674
2nd quarter  108 427  534 837  203 203 1 241 938
3rd quarter  747 507  976 444 1 607 021 2 206 032
4th quarter  115 565  297 758  348 213  732 349
TOTAL 1 388 769 2 313 961 3 449 659 5 657 993
1st quarter  24 147  28 621  92 992  107 669
2nd quarter  177 688  328 254  554 716 1 002 386
3rd quarter 1 016 901  745 108 3 175 282 2 413 943
4th quarter  103 689  73 705  351 529  233 308
TOTAL 1 322 425 1 175 688 4 174 518 3 757 306
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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