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 accomodation, provisional quarterly figures
2018 Arrival Overnights
1st quarter 492 281 3 409 314
2nd quarter 153 691 931 753
3rd quarter 312 991 2 206 786
TOTAL 958 962 6 547 853
1st quarter 475 219 1 442 832
2nd quarter 495 385 1 158 384
3rd quarter 913 874 2 165 907
TOTAL 1 884 478 4 767 124
1st quarter 26 230 96 300
2nd quarter 364 657 941 055
3rd quarter 788 801 2 327 038
TOTAL 1 179 688 3 364 393
Sources: Supplementary accomodation, Tourist accomodation statistics
Supplementary accommodation: arrivals and overnight stays in Switzerland by type of accommodation, final quarterly figures 2016-2017
  Arrivals Overnight stays
2017 2016
2017 2016
1st quarter 442 456 450 103 3 247 477 3 121 128
2nd quarter
168 768 124 704 936 046 735 594
3rd quarter
309 012 284 146 2 224 441 2 101 105
4th quarter
162 380 155 547 911 362 850 304
TOTAL 1 082 616 1 014 500 7 319 326 6 808 131
1st quarter
486 672 481 872 1 480 703 1 492 999
2nd quarter
497 086 476 065 1 195 582 1 084 565
3rd quarter
815 514 827 918 2 027 468 2 020 050
4th quarter
273 695 276 675 693 826 672 496
TOTAL 2 072 966 2 062 531 5 397 578 5 270 111
1st quarter
20 818 24 672 83 450 97 260
2nd quarter
326 864 222 410 885 616 613 247
3rd quarter
676 216 671 675 2 004 278 1 915 331
4th quarter
63 012 48 328 200 328 160 370
TOTAL 1 086 910 967 085 3 173 672 2 786 208
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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Major regions

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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