Foreign visitors drive hotel stay increase

Rapperswil: (c)Roland Fischer

Foreign visitors are driving a recovery of the hotel sector.

Numbers from the Federal Statistics Office show a rise of over 22% of overnight stays.

Germans are the largest single group coming to Switzerland with Americans second. French visitors were third and close behind were British tourists. 

There’s also been a big increase in visitors from the United Arab Emirates with nearly 180,000 coming to stay in Switzerland – that’s a fourfold increase this year. 

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