Gulf remains key source market for Swiss tourism

Skiing in the Swiss Alps
Skiing in the Swiss Alps

The number of Gulf arrivals in Switzerland increased by 24% to 38,441 between January and October this year compared to the same period last year with Kuwait (43%), Saudi Arabia (27%) and UAE (23%) contributing the largest increases, said officials of Switzerland Tourism were quoted in Saudi Gazette.

The number of combined overnight stays from the Gulf to Switzerland increased by 20.5% to 98,446, suggesting Gulf visitors have developed an appetite for Swiss tourism. Emirates had flown 168,660 passengers on the Dubai-Geneva route compared to 148,748 passengers in the whole of 2012.

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