The number of combined overnight stays from the Gulf to Switzerland increased by 20.5 percent to 98,446, suggesting Gulf visitors have developed an appetite for Swiss tourism….

Gulf remains key source market for Swiss tourism!

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

The number of combined overnight stays from the Gulf to Switzerland increased by 20.5 percent to 98,446, suggesting Gulf visitors have developed an appetite for Swiss tourism.

Gulf airlines are seeing growth to Switzerland with Emirates and Etihad Airways flying more combined total passengers. Emirates had flown 168,660 passengers on the Dubai-Geneva route compared to 148,748 passengers in the whole of 2012. — SG

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