First Pay – nights at the hotel in April to 92 percent, Roche inputting of the Swiss tourism had to fight in April of solid. Now for the first time the official Numbers. 6 Kommentare6Das during the pandemic, closed the Hotel Beau-Rivage Palace in Lausanne.Keystone/Jean-Christophe Bott

The month of April is as Raven black month in the history of the Swiss hotel industry. As a result of the corona crisis, the registered hotel nights moving close to the zero point.
The Swiss Federal statistical office (FSO) was in April of 0.20 million overnight stays. Compared with the previous year, a decrease of 92.4 percent, as the BFS was announced on the basis of provisional results on Monday. In March, the Accommodation were collapsed by almost two thirds.

Of the few hotel nights accounted for in the April 56’082 to foreign guests, compared to the previous year, a decrease of 96.3 percent. The number of overnight stays by Swiss guests went back with -87,4 percent to 148’482 also solid.

“In April, we have seen the low point,” said Switzerland tourism Director Martin Nydegger on Monday in a video interview with AWP. In the cities, but is expected in may, with more significant decline.

end-of-season spoiled a good winter season.

Already, the winter season 2019/20 was strongly influenced by the corona of a pandemic, the border closures and worldwide travel restrictions. From November 2019 through April 2020, the hotel industry registered in Switzerland, a total of 12.7 million overnight stays, which represents a decrease of 23.9 percent, or 4 million overnight Stays. “In proportion to the overnight stays of the most important group of guests from Germany for the year as a whole we lack in the Winter already”, one associated with Switzerland tourism Director, the number.

Up to the extraordinary Situation in the months of March and April had been a good winter season. So were registered between February 2019 and February 2020, around 11.3 million overnight stays, which was a good 5 percent above the corresponding period of the previous year.

According to Nydegger, it would take a “very long time” to the pre-crisis level is reached again. “We expect a return to the record level of 2019 in three to five years”.


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