12,000 Chinese tourists visit Lucerne

12,000 Chinese tourists visit Lucerne

May 14, 2019, 8:55 a.m.
The historic town of Lucerne had to deal with an invasion of Chinese tourists yesterday – but everyone was prep...
US tourist spends night in a cell due to passport problems

US tourist spends night in a cell due to passport problems

April 10, 2019, 6:39 a.m.
An American tourist says she had to spend a night in custody at Zurich airport after she arrived with a passport that...
Turkish tourist, 69, dies in Bernese Oberland

Turkish tourist, 69, dies in Bernese Oberland

Jan. 31, 2019, 9:53 a.m.
A 69-year-old Turkish tourist has died in the Bernese Oberland after falling down a cliff while skiing near Zweisimmen.
Bernese farm puts up signs in Arabic to stop tourists entering the house

Bernese farm puts up signs in Arabic to stop tourists entering the house

Sept. 27, 2018, 6:41 a.m.
A farm in the Bernese Oberland has had to put up signs in Arabic to stop tourists from wandering into the house.
Major crash injures tourists

Major crash injures tourists

April 19, 2018, 7:03 a.m.
An accident on the A1 yesterday between two trucks and a tourist coach injured 15 people, 3 of them seriously. Two ha...
Turkish consulate hit with petrol bombs

Turkish consulate hit with petrol bombs

April 4, 2018, 9:22 a.m.
The Turkish consulate in Zurich has been hit by petrol bombs. A group called Barrikade admitted to the attack –...
Woman complains about Geneva rental car charges to UK press

Woman complains about Geneva rental car charges to UK press

March 14, 2018, 6:40 a.m.
A British tourist has appealed to the UK tabloid press about a penalty charge she received after she returned a renta...
Tourist banned from driving in Switzerland after speeding through tunnel

Tourist banned from driving in Switzerland after speeding through tunnel

Feb. 14, 2018, 9:43 a.m.
A tourist has been banned from driving in Switzerland after being flashed at 158 kph in a tunnel where the limit is 80.
Cantons seek deal with Airbnb for tourist tax

Cantons seek deal with Airbnb for tourist tax

Jan. 17, 2018, 5:41 a.m.
The online rental platform, Airbnb, is in talks with several cantons on how to collect a tourist tax on people v...
Jet d'Eau to be switched off for three weeks

Jet d'Eau to be switched off for three weeks

Oct. 30, 2017, 6:11 a.m.
Geneva’s most popular tourist attraction will be switched off for three weeks. The Jet d’Eau needs its an...
Basel prints incomprehensible English language brochure

Basel prints incomprehensible English language brochure

Oct. 11, 2017, 9:16 a.m.
The Basel Tourist Office is under fire for printing an English language brochure that’s being described as &lsq...
Chinese tourist killed by rock fall - possibly triggered by jets

Chinese tourist killed by rock fall - possibly triggered by jets

Sept. 28, 2017, 9:13 a.m.
A 42 year old Chinese tourist was killed on the Eiger after being struck by a falling rock. Witnesses say the rock fa...
American tourist dies in Valais after fall

American tourist dies in Valais after fall

Sept. 7, 2017, 5:35 a.m.
A 55 year old American tourist has been killed while hiking in Valais. Her husband watched her fall.
Lost tourists saved by smartphone

Lost tourists saved by smartphone

Aug. 22, 2017, 8:51 a.m.
Two tourists had to be rescued from the Uetliberg, sometimes described as Zurich’s local mountain. The two wome...
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 strengthens travel advice for Turkey

Switzerland strengthens travel advice for Turkey

July 28, 2017, 9:49 a.m.
The Swiss foreign ministry has tightened its travel advice for Turkey. It’s advising travelers they could face ...
Poor winter season for Switzerland

Poor winter season for Switzerland

May 10, 2017, 8:05 a.m.
Provisional figures from the Swiss tourist board are confirming what many people would expect – it’s been...
New idea to charge more for autoroutes for tourists

New idea to charge more for autoroutes for tourists

May 10, 2017, 8:02 a.m.
An idea by a Swiss MP that tourists should pay more to use Swiss autoroutes has split opinion.
Bern tourist office worried about riot effect

Bern tourist office worried about riot effect

March 2, 2017, 6:51 a.m.
The Bern tourist office is worried the pictures of the recent riots in the city will put off visitors. The images of ...
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