“Historic” drop in hotel nights in the 1st semester

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Never in the history of Switzerland have hotel nights fallen so much: -47.5%, or -8.9 million, in the first half of 2020. Switzerland recorded 9.9 million hotel stays during the period under review.,

If we take into account only the overnight stays of foreigners, the downturn is even more dizzying, reaching 60.1%, which corresponds to 6.1 million fewer overnight stays. Swiss citizens, for their part, spent 5.8 million overnight stays in hotels, which corresponds to a decrease of 32.4% or 2.8 million fewer overnight stays, according to the latest figures from the Office. Federal Statistics (FSO) published on Tuesday.

Graubünden (-46.4%), as well as Jura and the Three-Lakes region (-49.5%) are the tourist areas that have resisted the best in May (compared to the same period in 2019 ), while the first deconfinement measures were taken.

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