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Switzerland travel & tourism news for travelers and travel professionals. Latest travel and tourism news on Switzerland. Latest news on safety, hotels, resorts, attractions, tours and transportation in Switzerland. Zurich Travel information. Switzerland is a mountainous Central European country, home to numerous lakes, villages and the high peaks of the Alps. Its cities contain medieval quarters, with landmarks like capital Bern’s Zytglogge clock tower and Lucerne’s wooden chapel bridge. The country is also known for its ski resorts and hiking trails. Banking and finance are key industries, and Swiss watches and chocolate are world renowned.

Swiss International Air Lines takes delivery of its first Airbus A320neo

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 20, 2020

Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) has taken delivery of its first Airbus A320neo aircraft at a delivery ceremony in Hamburg, ... Read More

Lufthansa, SWISS and Austrian Airlines halt flights to mainland China

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 3, 2020

The safety of passengers and employees is a top priority for the Lufthansa Group. After thoroughly evaluating all currently available ... Read More

Lufthansa Group cancels all flights to China

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 29, 2020

The safety of passengers and employees is a top priority for the Lufthansa Group. After thoroughly evaluating all currently available ... Read More

Lufthansa Group: 100% green electricity in home markets

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 22, 2020

Since the beginning of the year, the Lufthansa Group has exclusively been purchasing green electricity in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and ... Read More

Lufthansa Group Airlines: 145 million passengers in 2019

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 13, 2020

In 2019, the airlines of the Lufthansa Group carried a total of 145 million passengers on board. This represents an ... Read More

How Switzerland may have just prevented World War 3?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 11, 2020

The United States and Iran were on the brink of war this week. A war between Iran and the U.S. ... Read More

Lufthansa and SWISS offer customers climate-neutral fuels

mm Chief Assignment Editor- November 14, 2019

After successfully completing the test phase, the "Compensaid" platform developed by the Lufthansa Innovation Hub will become the Lufthansa Group's ... Read More

Lufthansa strike: Airline activates special flight schedule for Thursday and Friday

mm Chief Assignment Editor- November 6, 2019

The Independent Flight Attendants Organization (Ufo) has called full-day strikes for Lufthansa on Thursday 7 November and Friday 8 November. ... Read More

Waldhotel becomes first Swiss hotel in Wellness Tourism Association

mm Chief Assignment Editor- October 31, 2019

Waldhotel Health & Medical Excellence has become one of 90-plus Wellness Tourism Association (WTA) members and partners from 18 countries. ... Read More

Lufthansa expands luggage-free Economy Light Fare to Africa, Asia, Middle East, South America

mm Chief Assignment Editor- October 24, 2019

Lufthansa Group announced that the "Economy Light Fare" is successively available for further intercontinental routes operated by Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa ... Read More

Basel: A Crown Jewels of hotels and exhibitions

Elisabeth Lang - special to eTN Elisabeth Lang - special to eTN- September 19, 2019

Lying at the heart of Basel in Switzerland, Grand Hôtel Les Trois Rois is one of the oldest city hotels ... Read More

UNWTO leads discussion on “Tourism Financing for the 2030 Agenda” in Geneva

mm Chief Assignment Editor- July 9, 2019

Tourism’s unique potential as a tool for driving the global sustainable development agenda has taken center stage at a special ... Read More

IATA statement on Boeing 737 MAX safety controversy

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 27, 2019

IATA is taking a stand in the Boeing MAX controversy and issued this statement today: The International Air Transport Association ... Read More

Swiss Space Tourism: A ticket to ride for US$100

editor editor- June 14, 2019

Boris Otter, future space tourist, is creating a federation of astronaut enthusiasts: an extraordinary opportunity where 5 winning individuals will ... Read More

Switzerland interrupted: Hundreds of thousands of Swiss women go on nationwide strike

mm Chief Assignment Editor- June 14, 2019

Women in Switzerland walked off the job on Friday, staging demonstrations to demand fairer pay, more equality, and an end ... Read More

Lufthansa Group airlines welcomed over 13 million passengers in May 2019

mm Chief Assignment Editor- June 13, 2019

In May 2019, the Lufthansa Group airlines welcomed around 13.2 million passengers. This shows an increase of 2.8 percent compared ... Read More

ACJ319 is shown at European Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 16, 2019

Airbus Corporate Jets (ACJ) is showing an ACJ319 at European Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva, giving potential ... Read More

Lufthansa, SWISS and Austrian Airlines customer service available via Messenger app

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 8, 2019

Lufthansa Group passengers often have similar questions: Is my flight on time? What gate does my plane leave from? And ... Read More

WISeKey, WISeCoin AG and SUNx – Strong Universal Network – sign partnership

editor editor- May 3, 2019

WISeKey International Holding Ltd (“WISeKey “) (SIX: WIHN), a leading global cybersecurity, Blockchain and IoT company, WISeCoin AG and the SUNx - Strong ... Read More

Air freight demand still spiraling down

editor editor- April 3, 2019

For the fourth consecutive month, global air freight performance has reported a negative year-on-year growth and the worst performance in ... Read More

IATA announces judges for Diversity and Inclusion Awards

editor editor- March 29, 2019

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the members of the independent judging panel for the IATA Diversity and Inclusion ... Read More

Hotel de Parc in Baden Switzerland rebranded as Swiss-Belhotel Du Parc

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 27, 2019

Hotel de Parc,  in the  Swiss city of Baden,  25km northwest of Zurich, will be rebranded as Swiss-Belhotel Du Parc, ... Read More

Qatar Executive now flies to Samedan, Chambery and Innsbruck

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 14, 2019

Qatar Executive (QE), the private jet charter division of Qatar Airways Group, can now fly to Samedan, Switzerland; Chambery, France; ... Read More

InterContinental Genève: 6 years of Green Globe certification

editor editor- March 13, 2019

Green Globe first certified the InterContinental Genève in 2014. Ideally located on an oasis of calm in the diplomatic district, ... Read More

Switzerland may cancel free-movement accord with EU as immigration rises

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 15, 2019

Immigration into Switzerland rose again last year, taking the foreign population further above 2 million. Statistics released on Friday showed ... Read More

Swiss promise 3500 work permits to Brits in case of ‘no deal’ Brexit

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 13, 2019

Switzerland will introduce a quota system allowing Britons to come and work in the country in the event Britain crashes ... Read More

IATA Pay: Latest trend in paying for airline tickets?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 8, 2019

IATA Pay is an industry-supported initiative to develop a new payment option for consumers when purchasing a ticket directly from ... Read More

Tourists Evacuated, stranded, cancellations: Chaos in Germany, Switzerland and Austria

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 7, 2019

Thousands of tourists ended the last Christmas holiday in the Alps on Sunday being evacuated. This included visitors to the ... Read More

One passenger killed, 44 injured in Zurich tour bus crash

mm Chief Assignment Editor- December 16, 2018

At least one person was killed and 44 injured after a passenger bus swerved and hit a wall on a ... Read More

Lufthansa Group: 10.6 million passengers in November 2018

mm Chief Assignment Editor- December 11, 2018

In November 2018, the airlines of the Lufthansa Group welcomed around 10.6 million passengers. Despite a strong basis for comparison ... Read More

Bankrupt: Lufthansa Partner PrivateAir

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 5, 2018

It started with a Swiss court in October to declare bankrupcy proceeding against PrivateAIr after a vendor asked the court. ... Read More

Kids and smart technology shine at Mövenpick Hotel Zürich Regensdorf

editor editor- December 5, 2018

Mövenpick Hotel Zürich Regensdorf is a family-friendly four-star hotel situated north of Zurich, home to leading financial, banking, and research ... Read More

Air Cargo Cargo is a tough business

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 5, 2018

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne ... Read More

Travel and Tourism: Time to end human trafficking, sexual exploitation of children

mm Chief Assignment Editor- November 27, 2018

Representatives of the travel and tourism industry are meeting at the UN in Geneva today to discuss the global action ... Read More

Hertz Switzerland and Air Zermatt launch sightseeing helicopter tours

mm Chief Assignment Editor- November 15, 2018

Hertz Switzerland and leading Swiss helicopter company Air Zermatt have teamed to provide Hertz car rental customers the opportunity to ... Read More

Amazing green efforts at Swiss Holiday Park

editor editor- November 14, 2018

Green Globe member Swiss Holiday Park is the largest holiday and leisure resort in Switzerland. Above Lake Lucerne in the ... Read More