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Increased investment in travel trade is paying off for Switzerland Tourism

Canadian arrivals and overnights to Switzerland were up in 2017, making for another record year.
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Tourists being helicoptered out of trapped Swiss town

Officials in a town at the foot of Switzerland's famed Matterhorn are resuming helicopter flights to ferry out stranded tourists.
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13,000 tourists stuck in Matterhorn town amid avalanche risk

Swiss authorities near the famed Matterhorn peak have closed ski slopes, hiking trails, cable cars, roads and train service into the nearby town of Zermatt.
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Switzerland welcomes new director Prinz, who has 5 top reasons to visit

Pascal Prinz has taken up his position as the new director for Switzerland Tourism in Canada with a celebratory industry reception in Toronto at the Victorinox Swiss Army shop.
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This entire Swiss village will become one really cool hotel

It takes a village to build a hotel, as one dwindling town in Switzerland has just proven.
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Pink chocolate now exists and people have lost their minds

Switzerland has just soared to the top of every foodie’s bucket list now that it has discovered natural pink chocolate.
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Don’t look down: Swiss open the world’s longest suspension foot bridge

Switzerland has inaugurated the world's longest suspension foot bridge along a trail toward the famed Matterhorn that features majestic Alpine views.
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This hotel has no walls or a roof but possibly the best view in the world

An overnight stay in a double bed "suite" in a field costs $411, but you do get a drink on arrival, breakfast and the services of a "modern butler" – typically a local farmer in rubber boots.
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Rail Europe partners with Switzerland Tourism to launch Swiss Travel Pass

Rail Europe has announced a special offer for Swiss travel in partnership with Switzerland Tourism and Swiss Travel System.
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Switzerland Tourism launches e-learning program

Switzerland Tourism is seeing good numbers from the Canadian market, with an increase in arrivals this winter over last winter and a positive trend so far for 2017.
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Insight, info and optimism: Travelweek’s conference draws 8,000 viewers
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Princess extends suspension of operations
Princess extends suspension of operations
Princess Cruises has extended its pause of global ship operations due to the ongoing closure of cruise ports around the...
Agents can win $100 gift card with JTB’s photo contest
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Q&A with Uniworld’s Michelle Palma
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