Switzerland Tourism has just revealed its arrival numbers for summer 2018 (MAY-SEPT) which show a 10.3% year-over-year spike in Canadian arrivals. This comes on the heels of a record year in 2017 when the destination had its best overnight results in 25 years.
“Canadians are savvy travellers who look for meaningful experiences. These numbers prove that Canadians find them in Switzerland,” said Pascal Prinz, director Canada of Switzerland Tourism. “Many untouched hidden gems in our four-language regions are waiting to be discovered.”
The increase in arrivals can also be attributed to the addition of more direct flights on SWISS and Air Canada out of Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, and next year, Calgary. Switzerland Tourism expects the positive trend to continue through the winter.
Kerry Sharpe Columnist
Having worked in travel for the last 16 years, Kerry has experience covering the industry as media, as well as being under its lens when she worked for Thomas Cook, TravelBrands and itravel2000. A new mom, Kerry recently returned to the workforce and when she’s not chasing after her daughter, you’ll see her out and about covering industry events alongside her new BFF Tina the Travel Agent.