Articles tagged “switzerland”

Tourism

Switzerland Hopes Europeans Can Fill Gap Left by Absent Asian Tourists

The pandemic has been a wake-up call for the Alpine region, which now needs to rethink future marketing strategies to attract a broader base of visitors.

Switzerland Hopes Europeans Can Fill Gap Left by Absent Asian Tourists

Online Travel

Nomady Brings Swiss Camping Online: Travel Startup Funding This Week

The pandemic has paradoxically catalyzed many travel startups. Swiss startup Nomady has seen growth by offering outdoor camping to domestic Swiss travelers. Meanwhile, Tokyo-based Cuicin has helped hotels with contactless check-in.

Nomady Brings Swiss Camping Online: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Tourism

Watch Out, Japan! Switzerland Luring More Asians for Winter Holidays

Asia’s snow holiday market keeps growing, and Switzerland, a first mover in this opportunity, is benefiting. Japan, however, remains the most popular winter holiday destination for Asians by far.

Watch Out, Japan! Switzerland Luring More Asians for Winter Holidays

Tourism

Switzerland’s Magic Ski Pass Is Safe for Another Year

The Magic Mountains Cooperation cut a temporary deal with Crans Montana, after the famous ski resort complained of overtourism. But there is no guarantee Crans Montana will stick around after a year is up.

Switzerland’s Magic Ski Pass Is Safe for Another Year

Tourism

Swiss Resort Crans-Montana Wants Out of Ski Pass Amid Overtourism Concerns

Switzerland's network of cable cars and ski lifts makes it a haven for hikers and skiers in summer and winter. Without a pass, it is prohibitively expensive, totally spoils the fun. But while a pass is needed, so are solutions if the offer causes overcrowding.

Swiss Resort Crans-Montana Wants Out of Ski Pass Amid Overtourism Concerns

Tourism

Plush Matterhorn Glacier Ride Could Boost Swiss Tourism

A bejeweled new gondola is proving a draw for millennials in Switzerland. It also has a practical purpose: moving visitors to must-visit spots more efficiently.

Plush Matterhorn Glacier Ride Could Boost Swiss Tourism

Hotels

Luxury Travelers Are Paying Premium Prices to Stay in Unheated Igloo Hotels

These igloo villages are in the Swiss Alps, with snow tunnels connecting the huts to a sauna, hot tub, and an icy dining room. The rooms — including all the furniture - are carved entirely out of snow, and it's so cold most travelers only stay for one night. Well, these stays certainly fit into the experiences trend.

Luxury Travelers Are Paying Premium Prices to Stay in Unheated Igloo Hotels

Tourism

Lots of Hotel Vacancies and Huge Cancellation Fees in Davos After U.S. Opts Out

The U.S. government would face around $335,000 in hotel cancellation fees for not showing up in Davos, according to a published report. That means there are plenty of rooms still available for last-minute bookers.

Lots of Hotel Vacancies and Huge Cancellation Fees in Davos After U.S. Opts Out

Tourism

New Cultural and Business Hub Will Reshape Zurich’s Tourism Image

As we have seen in recent years, new multi-use developments can have transformative effects on under-utilized sections of major cities. Zurich is banking on The Circle to create a new reason for tourists to visit the city.

New Cultural and Business Hub Will Reshape Zurich’s Tourism Image

Tourism

Weak Swiss Franc is Killing Shopping Tourism in Border Towns

The euro is stable but full of uncertainty these days, and economics wisdom likely points to France and Germany's Swiss border shopping towns getting some relief soon enough.

Weak Swiss Franc is Killing Shopping Tourism in Border Towns