Swiss hotels welcomed more guests through their doors in the summer than the previous year. The latest figures from the Federal Office of Statistics show an increase of more than 3% in overnight stays between May and October.
The businesses tallied up 20 million nights spent at their premises. Swiss holidaymakers stayed 1.2% more nights in hotel beds than they did in 2012, for foreign tourists the same figure was 5%.
As in recent years, Switzerland proved particularly popular with the Chinese. They slept an extra 112,000 nights in the country, an increase of 22% and the largest among all other countries.
Visitors from Asia in general booked in for 11% more overnight stays this summer than in the previous year.
August proved to be the most popular month to take a break in Switzerland.
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