Switzerland Tourism reports that Canadian
arrivals and overnights numbers remained solid compared to 2015, which was an
all-time record year.
In terms of
arrivals, Switzerland saw an
increase of 0.9% in Canadian arrivals,
for a total of
The number of overnight stays from Canada in
a slight decrease of 3% compared to 2015. The Swiss overnights stats include
only hotels, not vacation homes, other kinds of accommodation and visits with
friends and family.
Over the last 10
years, the number of Canadians visiting Switzerland has increased by 30%.
appreciate the rich cultural heritage of the Swiss cities as well as the natural
beauty of the mountains,” says
Evelyn Lafone, Market Director Canada.
The top 3 most popular Swiss regions for
Canadian visitors were Zurich, Geneva and Valais. The biggest growth region was
Grabuenden with 14.3% more Canadian overnights in 2016.