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 accomodation: arrivals and overnight stays in Switzerland by type of accomodation, provisional quarterly figures
2020 Arrivals Overnight stays
1st quarter 428 885 2 969 636
2nd quarter 88 076 464 653
TOTAL 516 961 3 434 289
1st quarter 400 209 1 269 998
2nd quarter 100 831 190 691
TOTAL 501 040 1 460 689
1st quarter 26 504 111 293
2nd quarter 178 279 572 430
TOTAL 204 783 683 723
Sources: Supplementary accomodation, Tourist accomodation statistics
Supplementary accommodation: arrivals and overnight stays in Switzerland by type of accommodation, final quarterly figures 2018-2019
  Arrivals Overnight stays
2019 2018 2019 2018
1st quarter 433 589 493 926 3 038 002 3 403 553
2nd quarter 183 953 162 665 995 223 941 819
3rd quarter 323 270 321 713 2 211 764 2 245 701
4th quarter 180 319 168 142 1 012 303 939 255
TOTAL 1 121 131 1 146 446 7 257 292 7 530 328
1st quarter 504 922 515 396 1 477 674 1 492 874
2nd quarter 534 837 503 469 1 241 938 1 156 291
3rd quarter 976 444 906 813 2 206 032 2 091 403
4th quarter 297 758 281 277 732 349 699 790
TOTAL 2 313 961 2 206 955 5 657 993 5 440 358
1st quarter 28 621 25 672 107 669 94 038
2nd quarter 328254 357 955 1 002 386 935 096
3rd quarter 745 108 783 470 2 413 943 2 328 325
4th quarter 73 705 70 748 233 308 222 256
TOTAL 1 175 688 1 237 844 3 757 306 3 579 715
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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