Last year, 70,754 guests made use of Liechtenstein’s accommodation facilities, announced the Office for Statistics (AS) in a statement. Overall, they accumulated 130,816 overnight stays in the country. These figures equate to an increase over 2015 of 22 per cent in guests and 16.3 per cent in overnight stays. 83.6 per cent of the overnight stays were spent in Liechtenstein hotels, with the other approximately 21,400 stays booked in holiday apartments, youth hostels, dormitories and campsites.
The Alpine hotels enjoyed the biggest increase in overnight stays, with a 50.7 per cent rise over 2015 bringing the total to 37,000. Meanwhile, the hotels in the Rhine Valley registered an increase of 8 per cent to 72,200 overnight stays.
Most of the guests, making up 29.1 per cent of the overnight stays, were from Switzerland, followed by Germany with a proportion of 26.8 per cent. Far behind were Austria and the USA, each making up 4.2 per cent, and Great Britain and Italy with 3.7 and 3.5 per cent respectively.
As largely attributes the significant increase in overnight stays to the greater range of options in the hotel industry. According to the statistics, a daily average of 1,264 guest beds was available to guests in Liechtenstein in 2016, compared to a daily average of 912 in the previous year.