Tourism Data Category
TOURISM ENVIRONMENT DATA
Environmental data related to tourism are data that describe external factors that influence the tourism industry. Examples include weather and climate information, holiday dates, the state of infrastructure, but also economic information about destinations or target markets.
Weather and Climate
The weather is an important factor affecting the tourism industry. Further information can be found on the linked websites below.
The weather forecast for Switzerland can be found on the official website of the Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology MeteoSwiss. Other websites that publish weather forecasts are meteonews, meteocentrale, meteo.ch.
Historical Weather and Climate Data
Most of the weather websites mentioned above only provide information for the current day and a few days in the future. If you need historical information about weather and climate, SwissMeto might be the right place.
Status of Infrastructure
The state of infrastructure is vital for tourist destinations. Up-to-date information can be found on the websites linked below.
Roads and Mountain Passes
Holidays in Source Markets
The following website provides an overview of school holidays and bank holidays in various European countries: www.schulferien.org
Resources Consumption Data
Consumption data of resources can be used as a data source to understand tourism demand by analyzing the amount of energy, water consumed or garbage generated in a given area over time. Additionally, this type of data can be used to track the environmental impact of tourism and identify opportunities for sustainable practices.
Economic Data in Source Markets
For detailed information on the economic situation (exchange rate, GDP, etc.) in the source markets, visit the relevant government website.
Economic Data in Destinations
The influence of the tourism industry in Switzerland is visible in the «Tourism Satellite Accounts» and the «Tourism balance of payments» of the Swiss Federal Statistical Office. Another source of information, forecasts and raw data of the tourism industry in Switzerland is KOF. «Statistischer Atlas der Schweiz» by the Swiss Federal Statistical Office provides aggregated information on various economic indicators.
Data source missing?
Do you know other important tourism-related data sources which are not mentioned above. Inputs about further data sources are welcome. Please contact us.
This website was created as part of Resilient Tourism Project (Suproject 1: - National Data Infrastructure for Tourism). Resilient Tourism is one of 15 flagship projects approved and supported by the Innosuisse- Swiss Innovation Agency. Flagship projects are systemic and transdisciplinary innovations that are central to current and future economic and social challenges in Switzerland.