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 2022
  Arrivals Overnight stays
2022 2022
1st quarter  488 414 3 299 375
2nd quarter  206 081 1 100 709
3rd quarter  420 492 2 325 192
4th quarter    
TOTAL 1 114 988 6 725 276
1st quarter  332 348  919 227
2nd quarter  540 149 1 264 736
3rd quarter  903 916 1 999 888
4th quarter    
TOTAL 1 776 413 4 183 851
1st quarter  52 875  180 136
2nd quarter  504 628 1 390 463
3rd quarter  981 312 2 983 381
4th quarter    
TOTAL 1 538 815 4 553 980
Sources: Supplementary accommodation Statistics, Tourist accommodation Statistics
Supplementary accommodation: arrivals and overnight stays in Switzerland by type of accommodation, final quarterly figures 2020-2021
  Arrivals Overnight stays
2021 2020 2021 2020
1st quarter  378 701  428 280 2 528 062 2 940 938
2nd quarter  208 266  91 680 1 175 209  481 196
3rd quarter  352 902  374 335 2 630 032 2 621 925
4th quarter  218 401  190 341 1 218 867 1 115 379
TOTAL 1 158 271 1 084 636 7 552 170 7 159 438
1st quarter  95 355  417 271  238 600 1 291 222
2nd quarter  271 522  108 427  578 124  203 203
3rd quarter  794 431  747 507 1 880 222 1 607 021
4th quarter  265 433  115 565  662 700  348 213
TOTAL 1 426 741 1 388 769 3 359 647 3 449 659
1st quarter  47 780  24 147  159 512  92 992
2nd quarter  587 740  177 688 1 805 588  554 716
3rd quarter  916 790 1 016 901 2 997 969 3 175 282
4th quarter  134 421  103 689  450 754  351 529
TOTAL 1 686 731 1 322 425 5 413 823 4 174 518
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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