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Key figures in the industry

General key figures in the industry

According to the Tourism Satellite Account, tourism 2015, with a demand of 45 billion Swiss francs, contributed to a gross added value of 16 billion Swiss francs. This corresponds to 2,6 percent of the overall direct gross added value of Switzerland. Moreover, tourism is the forth largest export industry in Switzerland. The hotel industry alone, as the backbone of tourism, generated an annual turnover of 7.6 billion Swiss francs and employs some 63,000 full-time employees.

Swiss Tourism in Figures

The publication « Swiss Tourism in Figures», presents the most important figures in the Swiss tourism industry and is published annually by the Swiss Tourism Association (STF).

Tourism forecasts

Based upon statistical-economic models, KOF Swiss Economic Institute generates forecasts for the touristic regions. Forecasts are generated twice a year, once at the beginning of the winter season (November) and once at the beginning of the summer season (May), on behalf of the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO).