Neuchatel, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – Residents of Switzerland took 100 million trips in 2008: 3.2 overnight trips and 12.7 day trips per person, show the results of a government survey carried out every five years. And they are spending more money when they do it, CHF148 a day per person for room, board, travel and incidentals for private overnight trips. This is CHF31 more than they were spending in 2003.
Swiss residents are travelling abroad more often and replacing day trips with overnight stays more frequently, with 83.5 percent of the population taking an overnight trip at least once a year. Germany remains the most popular destination outside Switzerland, although 45 percent of all trips are taken within Switzerland.