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. 
Parliament looks to ban restrictive on-line booking contracts

Parliament looks to ban restrictive on-line booking contracts

Sept. 19, 2017, 9:01 a.m.
Parliament is calling for a new law which would ban on-line booking sites demanding hotels do not offer cheaper price...
Booking.com website under investigation in Switzerland

Booking.com website under investigation in Switzerland

Sept. 13, 2017, 7:56 a.m.
The Swiss government is ordering an investigation into the online booking site – Booking.com.
Asian visitors lift Swiss hotel stays

Asian visitors lift Swiss hotel stays

Aug. 8, 2017, 9:20 a.m.
Visitors from Asia lifted the Swiss hotel sector in the first half of this year, according to new numbers from the Fe...
Switzerland has cleanest water in Europe

Switzerland has cleanest water in Europe

May 24, 2017, 9:19 a.m.
A European study has confirmed what we may already have known – the water in Swiss lakes and rivers is the clea...
Switzerland slips in tourism rankings

Switzerland slips in tourism rankings

April 7, 2017, 6:52 a.m.
Switzerland has slipped to tenth place in a ranking of best places for tourists to visit. Although the country scored...
Hotel stays drop in Switzerland

Hotel stays drop in Switzerland

Sept. 6, 2016, 7:22 a.m.
It wasn't a great summer for hoteliers in Switzerland. There were less foreign tourists, particularly Chinese and Eu...
“Staycationing” more popular in Switzerland due to terrorism fears

“Staycationing” more popular in Switzerland due to terrorism fears

July 27, 2016, 7:34 a.m.
“Staycationing” is becoming more popular in Switzerland due to the threat of terrorism. Swiss tourists a...
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