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South Africans face yet another visa hike in Norway and Switzerland

Visa Fees Hike South Africans face yet another visa hike in Norway and Switzerland

Nelson Alcantara, eTN editor-in-chief

South Africans traveling to Norway and/or Switzerland have a new reason to be dismayed: visa hikes.

First Luxury Hospitality concludes with industry findings

Luxury Hospitality 2013 First Luxury Hospitality concludes with industry findings

LAUSANNE, Switzerland - Luxury Hospitality 2013, held in Lausanne, Switzerland on 6th June 2013, saw over 170 professionals discuss the future of luxury travel as part of the world’s first ...

Emirates names Zurich as next A380 destination

service to start in January 2014 Emirates names Zurich as next A380 destination

Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Correspondent, Africa

(eTN) – Dubai airline, Emirates, has just named Zurich as their next Airbus A380 destination, making the prospect of traveling to Switzerland’s banking city even more attractive.

Swiss tour operator to experience Reunion Island

Departure Voyages tourism professionals land on Reunion Island Swiss tour operator to experience Reunion Island

In partnership with Swiss tour operator, Departure Voyages, Reunion Island Tourism (IRT) has organized a meeting to be held in Mayotte with an educational tour for Swiss tourism professionals.

Boeing showcases BBJ 3 for the first time at EBACE 2013

2013 European Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition Boeing showcases BBJ 3 for the first time at EBACE 2013

GENEVA, Switzerland - Boeing Business Jets (BBJ) is displaying a BBJ 3 for the first time at the 2013 European Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva, Switzerland.

Switzerland goes after Indian tourists from smaller cities and towns

Indian Tourism To Switzerland Switzerland goes after Indian tourists from smaller cities and towns

NEW DELHI, India - As summer holidays beckon, Switzerland is wooing first time Indian travelers from smaller cities and towns offering the experience of snow clad mountains like Titlis and ...

Seychelles Minister to join tourism leaders at World Tourism Forum Think Tank

strategic changes in the world of tourism Seychelles Minister to join tourism leaders at World Tourism Forum Think Tank

Minister Alain St.Ange from the Seychelles has confirmed that he will be joining the World Tourism Forum “Think Tank” in Lucerne, Switzerland, this coming April.

Chinese tourists flock to Switzerland

Chinese tourism to Switzerland up 25 percent Chinese tourists flock to Switzerland

Last year more tourists came to Switzerland from China than from traditional visitor countries such as Italy, the Netherlands or Japan.

Africa now the world’s second fastest economy

43rd World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos Africa now the world’s second fastest economy

DAVOS-KLOSTERS, Switzerland – Africa is already the world’s second fastest growing economy after expanding 5% a year in the past two years, well above the global average, and Africa’s GDP is ...

Global leaders take action to strengthen food security

43rd World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos Global leaders take action to strengthen food security

DAVOS-KLOSTERS, Switzerland – Saying it is time to “step up to scale up”, global leaders convened at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting called for intensified efforts to improve the ...

Switzerland focusing on increasing tourist inflow from India

Switzerland Wants More Indian Visitors Switzerland focusing on increasing tourist inflow from India

If you thought a trip to Switzerland was only about romancing in the pristine valleys, eating Swiss chocolates and buying Swiss watch, think again.

Swiss tourism continues to struggle

Strong franc hurts Swiss tourism Swiss tourism continues to struggle

The Swiss tourism sector was again badly hit in summer largely due to the strong Swiss franc.

Switzerland and Chile top annual adventure rankings

4th Annual Adventure Travel Development Index Switzerland and Chile top annual adventure rankings

Washington -This year’s Adventure Tourism Development Index (ATDI), published by The George Washington University, the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) and Vital Wave Consulting reveals ...

Switzerland’s AG Hallenstadion awarded Green Globe Re-certification

demonstrating leadership in operational efficiency and social responsibility Switzerland’s AG Hallenstadion awarded Green Globe Re-certification

LOS ANGELES, California - Green Globe announced re-certification of the AG Hallenstadion in Zurich, Switzerland.

WINTA assembles first World Indigenous Tourism Forum in October in Switzerland

extension to Adventure Travel World Summit WINTA assembles first World Indigenous Tourism Forum in October in Switzerland

SEATTLE, Washington - The World Indigenous Tourism Alliance (WINTA) is hosting the first international forum on indigenous tourism.

ICTP welcomes World Association of Travel Agencies

WATA is a respected name in the travel industry ICTP welcomes World Association of Travel Agencies

HALEIWA, Hawaii, USA; BRUSSELS, Belgium; VICTORIA, Seychelles – The International Council of Tourism Partners (ICTP) announced the World Association of Travel Agencies (WATA) from Switerland has ...

Europe's highest-altitude railway station celebrates its centenary

Jungfrau Railway Europe's highest-altitude railway station celebrates its centenary

INTERLAKEN, Switzerland - The Jungfrau Railway was one hundred years old on 1 August 2012.

Club Med Saint-Moritz Roi Soleil certified by Green Globe

Switzerland Club Med achieves sustainability certification Club Med Saint-Moritz Roi Soleil certified by Green Globe

LOS ANGELES, California - Green Globe today announced certification of Club Med Saint-Moritz Roi Soleil in southeast Switzerland.

Club Med Wengen in the Bernese Oberland receives certification from Green Globe

Switzerland resort recognized for sustainability Club Med Wengen in the Bernese Oberland receives certification from Green Globe

LOS ANGELES, California - Green Globe today announced certification of Club Med Wengen in the Bernese Oberland in southwestern Switzerland.

Infrastructure on Reunion island meets European standards

The Switzerland of the Indian Ocean Infrastructure on Reunion island meets European standards

Reunion island is not only a tropical paradise in the Indian Ocean.

Travel agents rave about Seychelles experience

German-speaking agents win trip to Seychelles Travel agents rave about Seychelles experience

FRANKFURT/MAIN, Germany - “And the winners are …” About 500 German-speaking travel agents were hoping to win a trip to the Seychelles as a reward for successfully completing the Seychelles ...

German, Swiss, and Austrian holiday makers looking for sunny destinations

Seychelles Tourism CEO congratulates Germany-based Tourism Manager for promotional campaign German, Swiss, and Austrian holiday makers looking for sunny destinations

Alain St.Ange, CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, has congratulated Edith Hunzinger, the Seychelles Tourism Frankfurt-based Manager, for having worked alongside the private sector to secure a ...

Switzerland is setting new trends

Inaugural Travel Trade Workshops Switzerland is setting new trends

Elisabeth Lang, eTN Germany

Things are different these days in Switzerland.

Nira Alpina opens November 30, 2011

Swiss sanctuary straight from the heart Nira Alpina opens November 30, 2011

BERLIN, Germany – This winter a new attraction will open on Switzerland’s spectacular slopes - Nira Alpina, a glass-and-timber-built mountain sanctuary from award-winning hotelier MPS Puri and ...

Study finds Canada as the country with the “best reputation”

Global Ranking Study finds Canada as the country with the “best reputation”

eTN Staff Writer

Canada has earned the highest reputation ranking in Reputation Institute's 2011 Country RepTrak™, an annual study measuring the public perceptions of 50 countries around the world.

The Alpina Gstaad to debut in December 2012

First Five-star Hotel Built in Gstaad in 100 years The Alpina Gstaad to debut in December 2012

GSTAAD, Switzerland – A small Alpine village, long a favored mountain destination in both winter and summer, will welcome a new luxury hotel in December 2012.

Bali program wins Skal International Sustainable Development Award

Future for Children organization earns award Bali program wins Skal International Sustainable Development Award

The Future For ChildrenÂ’'s development program for the arid Muntigunung area of Bali received the 2011 Skal International Sustainable Development Award in Tourism for Cities and Villages at the ...

Switzerland is suffering from euro crisis

Tourism Facing Empty Hotel Beds Switzerland is suffering from euro crisis

Elisabeth Lang, eTN

(eTN) - Due to the high Swiss franc, tourists are staying away from the Swiss Alps this summer and the entire Swiss tourism industry is facing a novum.

Seychelles Tourism Chief welcomes 100,000th visitor

Swiss Visitor Surprised At Airport Seychelles Tourism Chief welcomes 100,000th visitor

Swiss visitor Sandro Gianella, accompanied by his partner Nathalie Goddi, was completely taken by surprise upon his arrival at the Seychelles International Airport on Saturday July 16, when he was ...

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