Switzerland is still rather popular destination among the Swiss themselves, as well as foreign politicians and tourists from the middle and upper middle classes. Last year, they spent almost $17 bn in the Confederation. However, even with these indicators, according to statistics from the World Tourism Organization, Switzerland occupies only 22nd place in the world.
At the first place and with a large margin are the United States. In the States in 2017, the touristic wallets became easier by $211 bn. Spain ($68 bn), France ($61 bn) and … Thailand follows the USA. This Asian got its $57 bn. Even in the UK, travelers left less – $51 bn. In the southern neighbor of Switzerland – Italy – in 2017, tourists were generous and spent $44 bn. They also brought a lot to its northern neighbour – Germany – around $40 bn.