Record fall in overnight stays in first half of 2020

Neuchâtel, 04.08.2020 - The hotel sector registered 9.9 million overnight stays in Switzerland in the first half of 2020, representing a decline of 47.5% (– 8.9 million overnight stays) compared with the same period a year earlier. With a total of 4.1 million overnight stays, foreign demand dropped by 60.1% (– 6.1 million). Domestic visitors registered 5.8 million overnight stays, i.e. a decline of 32.4% (– 2.8 million). This negative result can be explained by the extraordinary situation related to COVID-19. These are the provisional results from the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).

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