Switzerland October Overnight Stays in Hotels

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

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                    Oct.      Sept.       Aug.       July       June
                    2013       2013       2013       2013       2013        YTD*
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                -----------------------Year-on-year % change--------------------
Total              -0.5%       0.8%       7.6%       4.4%       4.0%        3.3%
 Swiss             -3.3%      -1.1%       4.3%       5.0%       1.4%        1.2%
 Foreigners         2.2%       2.5%      10.2%       4.1%       5.7%        5.0%
               -----------------Number of overnight hotel stays-----------------
Total          2,629,630  3,321,947  4,165,771  4,026,350  3,266,981  19,971,836
 Swiss         1,273,499  1,516,228  1,740,979  1,747,191  1,312,300   8,630,532
 Foreigners    1,356,131  1,805,719  2,424,792  2,279,159  1,954,681  11,341,304
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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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