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Switzerland

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Contact: Livio Goetz
Job Title:
Manager UK & Ireland
Address: Switzerland Convention & Incentive Bureau
30 Bedford Street
London
WC2E 9ED
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)20 7845 7686
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Web: www.myswitzerland.com/meetings

Switzerland – Meeting Excellence

Switzerland has a long tradition of bringing people together to negotiate agreements, share know-how, celebrate achievements, develop strategies and come up with new innovations.

Every year, Switzerland invests heavily in the meetings sector and offers you some of the finest venues worldwide. Whatever kind of event you are planning, we can show you how Switzerland’s economic stability, environmentally friendly image, spirit of innovation and commitment to quality all work to your advantage.

Activities
Thanks to the short distances, your clients can play in the morning in the sun-kissed snow (all year round on one of our glaciers), have lunch during a scenic rail journey on a historic train, enjoy Swiss wine and specialties in stunning surroundings in a vineyard before sailing across an azure blue lake for dinner in a medieval castle.

Five unique and different experiences all in one day, that’s what makes Switzerland one of the most desirable incentive destinations in the world.

Accessibility
Exceptionally easy access is another big selling point of this little, landlocked island in the heart of Europe. Switzerland is easy to reach from anywhere in the world thanks to extensive flight connections from its five international airports.

Our cities have some of the world’s shortest airport transfers. In Geneva for example it takes only 6 minutes to get from the airport to the city centre with public transport. If your destination is further afield your journey is part of the experience as you travel past the most stunning scenery in style on a public transport network that is the envy of the world.

Where the world meets
Conference organisers and participants not only benefit from this positive image and top infrastructure but also from the spectacular setting and the high quality of life. That is why Switzerland is often host to international congresses and world-famous events. The World Economic Forum in Davos for instance is attended amongst others by 35 heads of state; the International Motor Show in Geneva and the Watch and Jewellery Show BASELWORLD are just a few of the many leading events which use Swiss Cities to host their events and have for many years.

We advise you free of charge
The Switzerland Convention & Incentive Bureau, part of Switzerland Tourism, offers assistance in the planning of any type of event with no obligation or cost on your part. We help research destinations and venues, submit quotes and introduce you to key stakeholders of the Swiss MICE industry.

Lausanne Tourism & Convention Bureau launches 2017 transport card

Lausanne Tourism & Convention Bureau 2017 transport card
Lausanne Tourism & Convention Bureau announces the relaunch of the Lausanne Transport Card, giving visitors to the city free public transport.  
The Lausanne Transport Card allows unrestricted use of bus, metro and rail services within the city centre and beyond, extending out approximately 30km to its perimeter, as well as substantial discounts on the boat crossing between Lausanne-Ouchy and Evian, France.


Read more: Lausanne Tourism & Convention Bureau launches 2017 transport card

Grand Hotel Kronenhof unveils new rooms by Pierre-Yves Rochon

Grand Hotel Kronenhof new room
Grand Hotel Kronenhof in Pontresina has unveiled 13 newly-renovated rooms and junior suites by the award-winning French interior designer Pierre-Yves Rochon, who has previously worked with other luxury brands such as Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts and The Peninsula Hotels.

Read more: Grand Hotel Kronenhof unveils new rooms by Pierre-Yves Rochon

Kulm Country Club re-opens in the grounds of the Kulm Hotel St. Moritz

Kulm Hotel St. Moritz
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The historic Kulm Country Club, located in the grounds of the legendary Kulm Hotel St. Moritz, has re-opened following a CHF12 million (approx £9.5 million) refurbishment and extension overseen by British architect Lord Foster.
Lord Foster, who loves the Engadine Valley and is a long-term resident of St. Moritz, said he was delighted to be able to make a contribution to his own community, “The challenge was to rescue the existing building, bring it back to its original function and to add new uses while also respecting the historic fabric. I am very proud of what we have been able to achieve – to harmoniously combine the old and the new”.


Read more: Kulm Country Club re-opens in the grounds of the Kulm Hotel St. Moritz

Geneva Tourism & Congress announced as City Destination of the Year in the 2017 Luxury Travel Guide European Awards

Geneva is a city that boasts history and unique activities for families and couples travelling from all over the world. Luxury Travel Guide chose Fondation Genève Tourisme & Congrès for providing an open insight into a city known for beautiful landscapes such as the Flower Clock, and for exhibiting ideas to guests such as the Geneva Tour Cruise. As a tourism board, Genève Tourisme can now celebrate their win of City Destination of the Year in Switzerland as recognition for a commitment to the city and for highlighting the key areas to visit.

Read more: Geneva Tourism & Congress announced as City Destination of the Year in the 2017 Luxury Travel...

Bürgenstock Resort Lake Lucerne to open in Summer 2017

Bürgenstock Resort Lake Lucern

Available for bookings from September 2017

The highly anticipated Bürgenstock Resort Lake Lucerne will be open for bookings from September 2017.  Bürgenstock Resort Lake Lucerne heralds a new era in Swiss hospitality to become a leading destination for the MICE audience.

Read more: Bürgenstock Resort Lake Lucerne to open in Summer 2017