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Switzerland Tourism reports that American travelers helped boost the 2014/2015 winter season. According to recent overnight statistics, the number of nights Americans spent in Swiss hotels in the winter season (from November through April) grew six percent compared to the same time in 2013/2014.
Overnights at vacation homes or visits to friends and families are not included in this number.
“We are pleased to see that American travelers chose Switzerland as their winter destination – this year even more, since we were celebrating a major anniversary in winter tourism, which started in St. Moritz in the Engadin valley 150 years ago", said Alex Herrmann, director Americas of Switzerland Tourism.
Since 2010, Switzerland has been able to report an increase in hotel overnights from the U.S. every year, from roughly 1,400,000 to almost 1,650,000.