New record for overnight stays for the Swiss hotel sector in 2019

Neuch√Ętel, 27.02.2020 - In 2019, the Swiss hotel sector registered 39.6 million overnight stays. This represented growth of 1.9% (+755 000) compared with 2018 and constitutes a new record. This result confirms the upward trend started in 2017. Foreign demand totalled 21.6 million overnight stays which represents an increase of 1.1% (+246 000), i.e. a level of overnight stays never seen before. Swiss demand increased by 2.9% (+509 000), reaching the record value of 17.9 million overnight stays. These are the final results from the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).

This press release and further information on this topic can be found on the FSO website (see link below)

Address for enquiries

Vincenzo Carelli, FSO, Tourism section, tel.: +41 58 463 62 80, email:


Federal Statistical Office