New tunnel boosts Ticino tourism
The Gotthard Tunnel, which was finished a year ago this month – has had a significant impact on tourism in canton Ticino.
The Italian speaking canton says the number of overnight stays has risen by more than 7% compared to last year. June was the best performing month, showing a rise of over 13%.
The numbers are from the Ticino Tourist Office. They say the opening of the train line is to thank for the rise. The new tunnel makes travelling through the Alps much faster and easier.