Switzerland March Overnight Stays in Hotels

Following is a summary of overnight hotel stays in Switzerland for March, released by the Swiss Statistics Office in Neuchatel.

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                   March       Feb.       Jan.       Dec.       Nov.
                    2013       2013       2013       2012       2012        YTD*
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                -----------------------Year-on-year % change--------------------
Total               4.7%      -1.4%      -1.4%       5.3%       1.5%        0.7%
 Swiss              4.2%      -0.3%      -0.6%       5.1%       0.8%        1.1%
 Foreigners         5.1%      -2.5%      -2.1%       5.5%       2.1%        0.3%
               -----------------Number of overnight hotel stays-----------------
Total          3,206,100  3,036,477  2,724,864  2,429,208  1,804,852   8,967,441
 Swiss         1,458,872  1,506,528  1,301,879  1,101,296    844,778   4,267,279
 Foreigners    1,747,228  1,529,949  1,422,985  1,327,912    960,074   4,700,162
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* = For April data release, year-to-date data are for winter tourist season from November to April period. Similarly, October data release are for the summer tourist season from May to October.

SOURCE: Swiss Federal Statistical Office

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