In Switzerland the length of stay has decreased continuously. There are different factors influencing the length of stay: seasonality, EU crisis, nationality of guests, sales markets.
These factors influence the cantons in different ways. For example urban versus mountain destinations show that the length of stay is far longer for mountain destination as people stay longer in winter time than summer time. The flow of Asian guests continues to grow whereas the tendency of EU guests diminishes.
Authors: Mélissa Gilliand, Sira Fäh, Lynn Huber, Juliette Lingg
Key words: EU crisis, Asian tourists, length of stay, mountain, urban destination, Swiss Tourism