SwissMiniatur: more Swiss travelers in 2020

More Swiss than the previous year visited the Swissminiatur in Melide, Lugano in during the 2020. Nevertheless, the number of foreign tourists being less than usual, the total number of visitors has decreased by almost by 15%. Check this news and more on Kenleaks Magazine.

Despite the difficult circumstances this year, more than 104,000 people visited Switzerland at 1:25 scale. Of these, 98,200 came from Switzerland and 6,000 from abroad. In 2019, 90,900 Swiss and 31,600 foreigners visited the Swissminiatur on the shores of Lake Lugano in Melide.

With an increase of almost 10% in the number of national hosts, the figures of Swissminiatur confirm the general observation that this year, the The Swiss have given more priority to vacations and leisure activities in their own country. The fact that the Swissminiatur obtained a good result despite the corona crisis is also due to favorable weather conditions. Over 90% of some 104,000 visits were made during the second half of 2020.

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Photo by: Swissminiatur Photocourtesy

The attendance according to the cantons of origin corresponds to the size of the cantons – to the exception of Ticino, which is the second largest group of visitors Swiss. Most of the visitors came from the canton of Zurich, Ticino, the cantons of Bern, Vaud and Aargau. It is not surprising that Italy neighbor is at the top of the ranking of foreign visitors. Germany follows in second position this year, all other countries being represented by less of a thousand visitors. In 2019, Italy was followed by India, then by Germany, Russia, China, Saudi Arabia, United States and France, all these countries having brought more than a thousand visitors.

The Swissminiatur closed the 2020 season on November 8. It will reopen its doors at from March 19, 2021.

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Author: Kenny Shamilov

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