USA remains top destination for Swiss business travelers

24 August 2023 13:11

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Frankfurt - The USA remained the most popular destination for Swiss business travelers in the first half of 2023, an Airplus study has found. China regained second place following the relaxation of Covid rules. It is followed by the United Arab Emirates, India and Singapore.

In the first half of 2023, the USA was once again the most popular destination for Swiss business travelers. This is the finding of a survey by Airplus, a payment service provider owned by Lufthansa.

Following the relaxation of Covid rules, China climbed back up to second place and regained its long-standing pre-pandemic rank. However, the total number of air tickets sold to China was below the figure in 2019. After the USA and China, the United Arab Emirates is the third most popular destination for Swiss business travelers. India and Singapore ranked fourth and fifth.

Overall, Swiss companies spent more on airline tickets in the first half of the year. Spending increased by 46 per cent compared with the same period last year.

The ranking also shows Switzerland's position as a business travel destination within Europe. According to the data, Switzerland was the destination of around one in 20 trips, which saw the country ranked sixth. Germany ranked in first place. ce/ssp

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