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Diverse and important for the local economy

The Zurich region is by far the strongest tourism region in Switzerland. As a cross-sectional sector, tourism provides significant income impulses for a large number of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). In addition to the hotel industry, gastronomy and retail, but also other industries benefit from guests from Germany and abroad.


Dialogue between the catering industry and the city of Zurich

The Economic Development Agency organises an annual debate between the City of Zurich and the café, catering and hotelier associations.

Support during corona pandemic

The City of Zurich supports catering businesses in the Corona pandemic

Submarkets City of Zurich (2018)

 Workplaces Full-time equivalents 
Gastronomy180316 129
Total Tourism City of Zurich194120 593
Total Tourism Canton of Zurich445435 645

Shares submarkets (2018)

Tooltipp: Anteile am Cluster in Prozent und absoluten Zahlen

Development of tourism and overall economy City of Zurich, 2012 to 2018

Source: Statistical Office of the Canton of Zurich

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