Tourism Data Category


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.

Weather Forecast

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,

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.

Air Pollution and Natural Hazards

Information on air pollution is provided by the Federal Office for the Environment, airly, IQAir. The Natural Hazards Portal and the Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology provide up-to-date information on natural hazards.

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

The website publishes information on the condition of mountain passes. Information on the condition of roads can be found on the Natural Hazards Portal.

Snow Depth / Slope Conditions

The following websites share information on slope conditions and snow depth:

Holidays in Source Markets

The following website provides an overview of school holidays and bank holidays in various European countries:

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.

Aggregated economic information can be found on the website of Eurostat. Other sources for key figures are the Swiss Economic Institut (KOF) and Switzerland Tourism (for members only).

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.