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Contact: Bettina Mumenthaler
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.

A different kind of team building: build & sleep in your own igloo

Igloo building
Next month (14 & 15 March 2015), an igloo village will spring up on Adelboden’s Engstligenalp, as it does every year, when teams of enthusiastic “builders” from around the world gather to create a masterpiece in the hope of securing one of the top prizes at the Igloo Festival. It’s the perfect opportunity for work colleagues to bond as they build and also provides a great 24 hours of entertainment in the Swiss Alps.

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Industry experts get on board for International Ski Travel Market

Two keynote speakers to join the second annual International Ski Travel Market (ISTM), which takes place in Switzerland in March.

Reed Travel Exhibitions, organisers of International Ski Travel Market (ISTM) are delighted to announce the appointment of two keynote speakers to join the event. Urs Eberhard, Vice Director and Head of Markets, of Switzerland Tourism, and Mathew Prior, Managing Director of Specialist Holidays Group, TUI Travel PLC, will kick off the event on Monday 23rd March 2015, addressing the ISTM audience on topics currently affecting the ski travel industry.

Read more: Industry experts get on board for International Ski Travel Market

The Chedi Andermatt opens new Relaxation Lounge in The Spa 

The Chedi Andermatt new Relaxation Lounge in The Spa
The Chedi Andermatt, Switzerland, has unveiled its new Relaxation Lounge at The Spa. Inspired by Tibetan sceneries, this latest addition to The Spa has been created to indulge all the senses, with screens displaying images that change every 20 seconds to simulate looking out of a window over a Himalayan landscape. Each treatment bed is enclosed in its own private cocoon-style space, where guests can relax and absorb the benefits of the spa therapy they have just experienced.

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The Chedi Andermatt wins at Condé Nast Traveller Spa Awards

The Chedi Andermatt pool
The Chedi Andermatt, Switzerland has announced their success at the Condé Nast Traveller Spa Awards 2015 where they were named winner of ‘The Most Indulgent’ spa category.
Created to acknowledge, reward and celebrate the outstanding achievement in innovation and service for spas around the globe, the annual Condé Nast Traveller Spa Awards, this year supported by Healing Holidays, are a trusted mark of quality, recognised by luxury consumers and travel professionals alike. Voted by readers, these awards showcase the very best in the top spas in the world.


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Yoga, Snow & Spa Retreat at Le Grand Bellevue, Gstaad

Next month, Le Grand Bellevue in Gstaad is excited to announce the return of its Yoga, Snow & Spa Retreat in partnership with acclaimed Balearic yoga specialists Formentera Yoga.  
Running from the 14-18 March 2015, the Yoga, Snow & Spa Retreat will be led by best-selling author, Nike Yoga Brand Ambassador and Yoga Expert Jax May Lysycia.


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