New wave of bankruptcies expected over following weeks

New wave of bankruptcies expected over following weeks

June 3, 2020, 9:23 a.m.
The Geneva Department of Economic Development says it expects a wave of bankruptcies in the next few weeks. A spokesm...
Holiday traffic shows jams in tourist hotspots, mask wearing down

Holiday traffic shows jams in tourist hotspots, mask wearing down

June 2, 2020, 9:01 a.m.
Although holiday traffic was below what would normally be expected during the Pentecost long weekend – thousand...
Tourist industry set for bleak summer season

Tourist industry set for bleak summer season

May 29, 2020, 9:39 a.m.
Despite efforts to get all of us to take our summer breaks in Switzerland – it will be a bleak season for the t...
Swiss urged to take summer vacation in Switzerland

Swiss urged to take summer vacation in Switzerland

May 11, 2020, 9:47 a.m.
With international travel so uncertain this summer, we’re all being urged to take our vacations in Switzerland....
Tourism sector pleads case for reopening by summer

Tourism sector pleads case for reopening by summer

April 27, 2020, 9:15 a.m.
Representatives from the tourism sector met federal councillors in Bern yesterday to plead their case for reopening b...
Hope for service industry but 'the virus sets the pace'

Hope for service industry but 'the virus sets the pace'

April 21, 2020, 10 a.m.
There’s may be a ray of hope for bars, restaurants and the tourist sector. Federal Councillor Alain Berset was ...
Ticino hopes for strong summer to combat service industry losses

Ticino hopes for strong summer to combat service industry losses

April 20, 2020, 9:59 a.m.
As Switzerland starts to look ahead to life outside the lockdown, restaurateurs and hoteliers in the worst hit canton...
Ticino police praise lack of tourism over Easter weekend

Ticino police praise lack of tourism over Easter weekend

April 14, 2020, 9:46 a.m.
 The Ticino police have praised the behaviour of Swiss people who’ve not traveled south for the Easter bre...
Tourism industry looks set to suffer for long period

Tourism industry looks set to suffer for long period

April 7, 2020, 9:41 a.m.
The tourism industry looks set to be hit hard by the coronavirus crisis - and over a long period of time. 
Pandemic could cost Swiss tourism industry CHF 6 billion

Pandemic could cost Swiss tourism industry CHF 6 billion

April 1, 2020, 10:03 a.m.
A study by a university in Valais has found the coronavirus pandemic could cost the Swiss tourism industry CHF 6 bill...
Swiss tourism feeling the effects of Covid-19

Swiss tourism feeling the effects of Covid-19

March 13, 2020, 8:15 a.m.
The head of Swiss Tourism says the effects of covid-19 will cost the industry more than half a billion francs and man...
Tourism sector cuts jobs as Covid-19 hits visitor numbers

Tourism sector cuts jobs as Covid-19 hits visitor numbers

March 2, 2020, 9:22 a.m.
Businesses in the tourism sector are cutting jobs as Covid-19 hits visitor numbers.
Coronavirus to cut Chinese tourism

Coronavirus to cut Chinese tourism

Jan. 28, 2020, 9:38 a.m.
Tourism could take a hit due to the coronavirus. 
Fribourg signs Airbnb tax agreement

Fribourg signs Airbnb tax agreement

Jan. 16, 2020, 8:44 a.m.
Fribourg is the latest canton to sign an agreement with Airbnb. 
Parliament boosts tourism subsidies to CHF 390m

Parliament boosts tourism subsidies to CHF 390m

Sept. 19, 2019, 9:20 a.m.
Parliament has overruled the government and boosted the amount of money available for the tourist industry.
Lauterbrunnen Airbnb 'goldmine'

Lauterbrunnen Airbnb 'goldmine'

Sept. 5, 2019, 6:04 a.m.
The picturesque village of Lauterbrunnen in the Bernese Oberland is being described as an Airbnb goldmine – eac...
National Bank intervenes to bring down CHF value

National Bank intervenes to bring down CHF value

Aug. 7, 2019, 9:28 a.m.
The Swiss National Bank has been intervening in the currency markets to bring down the value of the franc.
Switzerland opens new embassy in Moscow

Switzerland opens new embassy in Moscow

June 19, 2019, 9:46 a.m.
Switzerland has opened a new state of the art embassy in Moscow. 
Strong franc brings Swiss tourism down

Strong franc brings Swiss tourism down

Feb. 27, 2019, 9:24 a.m.
Although more foreign tourists are visiting Switzerland – the numbers are still massively down on 10 years ago.
Selfie hunters overwhelm Swiss tourist spots

Selfie hunters overwhelm Swiss tourist spots

Aug. 22, 2018, 8:13 a.m.
Social media is proving to be a double-edged sword for Swiss tourism. Instagramas from around the world are coming to...
Judge criticizes village no-photo PR stunt

Judge criticizes village no-photo PR stunt

Feb. 28, 2018, 6:46 a.m.
A judge is criticizing a publicity stunt by a village in Graubünden last summer which said it banned tourists fr...
Snow likely to boost ski resorts

Snow likely to boost ski resorts

Feb. 5, 2018, 5:52 a.m.
The head of Swiss tourism says he expects hotel bookings to be up 4% this season due to the heavy snow.
New tunnel boosts Ticino tourism

New tunnel boosts Ticino tourism

Dec. 11, 2017, 6:42 a.m.
The Gotthard Tunnel, which was finished a year ago this month – has had a significant impact on tourism in cant...
Geneva hotels report record stays

Geneva hotels report record stays

Nov. 9, 2017, 7:23 a.m.
Geneva hotels had the most successful summer ever. 
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