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The dйpenses of swiss tourists а the йtranger have dйpassй those of the non-rйsidents helvйtiques during their travels in Switzerland during the annйe derniure.
The rйsidents swiss dйpensй in 2016 16.3 billion francs а the йtranger, or 3.8% more than in 2015. Tourists йtrangers have their cфtй dйboursй 16 billion in Switzerland, an increase of 1.4%, according to figures diffusйs Friday by the Office fйdйral of statistics (OFS).
In a context йconomique marquй by the strong swiss franc, the balance of tourism shows a balance nйgatif of chf 252 million. After having accusй the kick-in 2015 (-3,2%) as a result а the abandonment of the minimum rate of the euro, the revenue engendrйes by tourists йtrangers, however, taken, in part, in the last year (+1.4 per cent).
The sйjours with nuitйes have gйnйrй about two thirds of the revenues of 16 billion francs. But for the deuxiume annйe consйcutive, these derniures have diminuй. The revenue of the sйjours with nuitйes have reculй 130 million in 2016 (-1,2%), а 10.3 billion.
Boom of one-day tours
According to the SFO, this йvolution is mainly due а the decline of the frйquentation tourists йtrangers in the hфtellerie and the parahфtellerie which is only partially compensйe by the increase of their dйpenses by nuitйe. The revenue from these йtablissements have diminuй of 1.3%. Those of sйjours of йtudes or hospital have baissй of 1.2%.
Conversely, the revenue liйes to day trips, sightseeing and transit have augmentй of 9% over the last year. The dйpenses consumption of cross-border commuters and holders of a permit of short durйe increased by 4.2% а 2.6 billion swiss francs. They reflutent to increase their workforces.
Purchases а the йtranger: rфle of the strong franc
On the dйpenses of the Swiss а the йtranger, the strong apprйciation of the swiss franc has donnй a new impetus to purchases effectuйs when traveling а the йtranger, note the SFO. Thus, the rйsidents swiss dйboursй 3.8% more on their trips а the йtranger 2016 to reach the amount of 16.3 billion francs.
Approximately $ 11.8 billion francs have йtй dйpensйs when sйjours with nuitйe. The fact of the increase conjuguйe of nuitйes of swiss tourists а the йtranger and price (converted to chf), the dйpenses for these sйjours have augmentй of 5.3%.
Although йtant less dynamic, purchases effectuйs in the framework of one-day tours and tourism, transit stabilisйs а a level йlevй (-0,1%), after strong growth enregistrйe in 2015 (+10.7 per cent).
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