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The Visit USA Committee is a non - profit Trade Association of destinations, industry partners and individuals
with the goal of promoting travel and tourism to the United States of America.


Swiss Market & Economic Data

Please note that the English language version of our website contains the latest market data about Switzerland which are updated about every three months. Sources of information include KOF of ETH the prominent Fed. Institute of Technology, BAK of Basel University etc.


Successfull USA Island Hopping event 2024

Over 230 trade visitors from around the country were proof for the need of an information and training platform for a destination of the size of the U.S. Some 40 partners (cities, states, TO's, airlines etc) used the occasion to present their products and services. They all were given the opportunity to hold short workshops in small groups, behind the information booths intended for individual consultations. Visitors had to plan and book their attendance according to their individual interests. They then were given access to their personal visitors program by means of an app. The featured destination Alaska had the opportunity to present itself at the opening plennary session.


Record growth of Swiss arrivals expected be the end of 2023

The 288'630 Swiss arrivals in the US by September project the total potenial number of Swiss tourists in 2023 to some 380'000 which is an increase of some 30 percent over the previous year. The driving force, besides one of the world's highest per capita incomes, is the strength of the Swiss Franc vs. the USD which keeps floating below 0.90 CHF. It makes the destination USA accessible to many inspite of the inflation and higher prices. The Swiss outbound travel market requires good and competent service, resp. counselling. The Corona experience made people, even more than before, to rely on reputable travel agencies. It is up to the destinations to provide the needed support, cultivate the market and relevant networks. The well established Visit USA Committee will be happy to provide guidance.


The strong Swiss Franc remains the driving force for USA Travel

The considerably higher prices for travel in the US compared to last year does not seem to discourage Swiss to take a trip accross the Atlantic. An important factor being the strength of the Swiss franc which gained between 12-15 percent in value vs. the USD allowing to compensate some of the cost increase. The result shows in a total of 165'309 visitors (preliminary figure) by the end of June, a slight increase over 2022. Airlines report nearly full planes for coming Fall. Above picture shows a session at the recent trade event "USA Island Hoping" - formerly known as the Visit USA Seminar. It is the only trade event of its kind with countrywide attendance promoting the destination USA


USA Island Hopping - Successful Kick-Off after Corona

The long established promotional and educational event for travel to the US, now called "USA Island Hopping" enjoyed a successfull kick-off with the "Capital Region USA" as featured destination after a two years Cornona related "break". A total of 275 travel professionals attended of which 235 participated in the so-called "Island Hopping" - workshops held by US destinations and partners. The new format was welcomed by partners (US destinations etc) and visitors. The attendance from around the country testified the need for information and training. The event is part of the promotional programs supported by The Brand USA .


Time to show flag on the attractive Swiss market

Switzerland's economy has been coping rather well with the actual challenging economic environment.. One reason being the strength of the Swiss Franc vs. most other currencies which forced the inflation down to 3% in October. As a result prices of Swiss industry remain stable on its export markets struggling with a three to four times higher inflation. Unemployment is at a record low of 1.9%. Purchasing power remains high making the Swiss outbound travel market attractive and, in particular, profitable. Time to join the established events produced by the Swiss Visit USA Committee - the only promotional platforms with countrywide attendance, custom tailored for US destinations.


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