Switzerland August Overnight Stays in Hotels

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

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                    Aug.       July       June        May      April
                    2013       2013       2013       2013       2013        YTD*
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                -----------------------Year-on-year % change--------------------
Total               7.6%       4.4%       4.0%       1.5%      -0.5%        2.8%
 Swiss              4.3%       5.0%       1.4%      -1.0%      -1.3%        1.8%
 Foreigners        10.2%       4.1%       5.7%       3.3%       0.1%        3.5%
               -----------------Number of overnight hotel stays-----------------
Total          4,165,771  4,026,350  3,266,981  2,561,157  2,280,557  25,268,257
 Swiss         1,740,979  1,747,191  1,312,300  1,040,335    978,336  11,086,420
 Foreigners    2,424,792  2,279,159  1,954,681  1,520,822  1,302,221  14,181,837
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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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