In the last Winter increased the number of overnight stays compared to the previous year by 0.6 percent. In particular, the Alpine regions have benefited from the good weather and snow conditions. All the tourism areas, the growth was weaker than expected, as a study by the economic research of the ETH Zurich (KOF) from the Monday show.

especially in the cities, the overnight stays have developed weaker than anticipated. According to KOF, the development was slowed by the strengthening of the Swiss franc and the weak international economic environment. Also the cities were the slightly weaker demand in the case of the guests from Russia and the Gulf States to feel.

With a view to groups of visitors, the demand from the domestic market proved to be a Plus of 0.5 percent robust. With a rich growth of 10.7 per cent, the Americans recorded the largest gains, the study said. Continue on the growth path of China and India and the Southeast Asian countries were, according to the study.

For the upcoming summer season, the KOF expects a further increase in the number of overnight stays. In spite of the high comparison base from the previous year is expected, with an increase of 2.1 percent. For the full year, 2019, the forecast is +1.5 percent, somewhat slower.

The positive Trend from previous years is likely to continue across the year to continue. For 2020 and 2021 is expected to increase by 2 percent. The price competitiveness of Swiss destinations have continued to improve, writes the KOF to do this.

If a further rise in the Swiss franc ausbleibe against the Euro, you should put the recovery at the group of guests from the Euro area to continue, it was said more.

(SDA)