Winter adventure: White Turf in Switzerland

Every February, the frozen lake of St. Moritz becomes the setting for a daring display of racing bravado The adventure: In St Moritz, the most thrilling action isn’t found on the ski slopes but in the valley below. The Lake of St Moritz turns to ice each winter and its surface provides the setting for […]

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Travel and Adventure: Winter’s lure of the Matterhorn and beyon

Traveling by rail from Zurich to Zermatt deep in the Swiss Alps was worth every mountainous twist and turn as the tracks traversed up through snow-covered vineyards and forests, delivering me to within eyeshot of the Matterhorn, one of the world’s most legendary peaks. Like the young boy in his ski suit sitting across from […]

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Switzerland: A stroll through splendour

Switzerland’s westernmost city has long been an enlightened haven for intellectuals. This slice of Geneva starts with a flourish at the easy-to-spot Russian Church, whose cluster of onion domes, towers above the south-east of the city. It was the creation of Queen Victoria’s aunt, Princess Juliane of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, who married into the Russian aristocracy but […]

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Switzerland’s Tourism Hit By Rain

He expects a gentle turnaround between 0-2 per cent compared to the previous summer. The research institute, BAK Basel, predicts an increase of 0.7 per cent very soon. Schmid relies on the first tentative signs of tour operators that the number of visitors to Germany and the UK could rise slowly. Thanks to the minimum […]

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Climate Study Show More Summer and Less Snow

A new study shows how the climate change is going to impact Switzerland by the year 2060. The technical report ‘Climate Scenarios – Switzerland: A Regional Overview’ by the Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology (MetroSwiss) was commissioned by the Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN). The evaluations are based on the Swiss Climate Change […]

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SWITZERLAND: VAT RATE FOR HOTEL INDUSTRY LIKELY TO STAY LOW

A special-rate should continue to apply to the sales tax for the hotel industry to boost hospitality in Switzerland. The National Council has spoken out for an extension until the end of 2017. The National Council agreed to the submission with 145 to 36 votes and one abstention. If the Council of States also says […]

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“Switzerland” of New Zealand offers plenty of breath-taking mountain views

Queenstown on the south island of New Zealand bills itself as the “adventure capital of the world.” But visitors don’t need to pull a muscle in search of a softer side, with activities that can be a good fit for families with kids of all ages. Located on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown can […]

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