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Switzerland April Overnight Stays in Hotels

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

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                   April      March       Feb.       Jan.       Dec.
                    2014       2014       2014       2014       2013        YTD*
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                -----------------------Year-on-year % change--------------------
Total               3.3%       0.4%      -3.9%       1.5%       3.1%        0.9%
 Swiss              2.8%       0.5%      -6.0%       1.5%       0.9%        0.2%
 Foreigners         3.7%       0.3%      -1.8%       1.5%       4.9%        1.6%
               -----------------Number of overnight hotel stays-----------------
Total          2,353,776  3,226,019  2,921,004  2,777,062  2,503,824  15,643,105
 Swiss         1,007,181  1,469,037  1,418,567  1,326,617  1,111,158   7,213,567
 Foreigners    1,346,595  1,756,982  1,502,437  1,450,445  1,392,666   8,429,538
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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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