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Switzerland travel & tourism news for travelers and travel professionals. Latest travel and tourism news on Switzerland. Latest news on safety, hotels, resorts, attractions, tours and transportation in Switzerland. Zurich Travel information. Switzerland is a mountainous Central European country, home to numerous lakes, villages and the high peaks of the Alps. Its cities contain medieval quarters, with landmarks like capital Bern’s Zytglogge clock tower and Lucerne’s wooden chapel bridge. The country is also known for its ski resorts and hiking trails. Banking and finance are key industries, and Swiss watches and chocolate are world renowned.

Seychelles Wonders brought to Switzerland yet again!

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 18, 2021 21:30

Beginning on a grand note, Seychelles Islands shows off its wonders in Switzerland, as the Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) launches a two-week advertising campaign in the European nation- a second ... Read More

Switzerland announces entry ban, retroactive quarantine for travelers from UK and South Africa

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 21, 2020 23:24

Following the discovery of a new, more contagious variant of the coronavirus in the UK and South Africa, the Federal Council today decided to take steps to prevent the further ... Read More

Lufthansa, SWISS and Austrian Airlines will be offering food and beverages in Economy Class in 2021

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- November 17, 2020 19:45

In the near future, Lufthansa, SWISS and Austrian Airlines will be offering g their customers a new range of services in Economy Class. Starting in spring 2021, passengers on short ... Read More

Davos goes Bürgenstock: World Economic Forum Style

Elisabeth Lang - special to eTN Elisabeth Lang - special to eTN- October 14, 2020 15:22

It came as a big surprise to everyone in Davos - The World Economic Forum (WEF). Yes, the WEF 2021 will be hosted at Bürgenstock, 500 meters above Lake Lucerne ... Read More

Lufthansa Group: Over €3.2 billion in airline ticket refunds paid

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- October 9, 2020 06:08

In the current year, the airlines of the Lufthansa Group have so far reimbursed over 3.2 billion euros to a total of over 7.3 million customers (as of 7 October ... Read More

Lufthansa: Over €3 billion paid in ticket refunds

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- October 2, 2020 06:10

In the current year, the airlines of the Lufthansa Group have so far reimbursed over three billion euros to a total of over seven million customers (as of 30 September ... Read More

Lufthansa Group: €2.8 billion in airline ticket refunds already paid

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- September 18, 2020 05:58

In the current year, the airlines in the Lufthansa Group have so far reimbursed around 2.8 billion euros to a total of 6.6 million customers (as of 16 September 2020). ... Read More

Lufthansa: €2.7 billion in ticket refunds already paid

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- September 11, 2020 15:53

In the current year, the airlines in the Lufthansa Group have so far reimbursed around 2.7 billion euros to a total of 6.3 million customers (as of 09.09.2020). In arithmetical ... Read More

Lufthansa processes €2.6 billion in refund claims from first half of the year

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- September 4, 2020 15:47

In the current year, the airlines in the Lufthansa Group have so far reimbursed around 2.6 billion euros to a total of 6 million customers (as of 02.09.2020). The justified ... Read More

World’s largest Lindt Chocolate Shop and Museum opens in Zurich September 13

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- September 3, 2020 23:13

The Lindt Home of Chocolate, a 65,000-square-foot museum complete with interactive exhibitions, the world's largest Lindt chocolate shop, a 'Chocolateria' and the world's largest chocolate fountain, will open its doors ... Read More

ICCA partners up with Geneva International Association Forum

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- September 2, 2020 01:05

The Geneva International Association Forum (GIAF) was launched by the ASSOCIATIONWORLD Foundation in collaboration with the Geneva Convention Bureau and Congrex Switzerland earlier this year, now taking place on 17-18 ... Read More

Lufthansa Group airlines: Over €2.5 billion in ticket costs reimbursed so far

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- August 28, 2020 16:05

In the current year, the airlines in the Lufthansa Group have so far reimbursed over 2.5 billion euros to a total of 5.6 million customers (as of August 24, 2020). ... Read More

Lufthansa Group airlines tighten face mask rules

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- August 24, 2020 15:22

The airlines of the Lufthansa Group are restricting the exceptions from the obligation to wear a mask on board their flights. From 1 September 2020, an exemption from the obligation ... Read More

A bucket list chocolate destination opens in Zurich

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- August 12, 2020 21:41

The highly anticipated Lindt Home of Chocolate, a 65,000-square-foot museum complete with the world's largest Lindt chocolate shop, will open its doors on September 13 in Kilchberg, Switzerland. This addition ... Read More

Switzerland declares all non-Schengen countries ‘high COVID-19 risk’ states

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- August 6, 2020 15:47

Swiss government officials announced today that Switzerland's  list of states with a risk from high rates of COVID-19 new cases has been revised and now includes all countries outside Europe’s ... Read More

Mainland Spain added to Swiss COVID-19 quarantine list

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- August 5, 2020 21:49

Health officials in Bern announced that all new arrivals to Switzerland from Spain are now subject to a mandatory 10-day COVID-19 quarantine. Patrick Mathys, head of crisis management for the ... Read More

A cure for COVID-19? Why the death rates is low in Germany?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 1, 2020 21:20

No American has to die on COVID-19, a US primary care doctor from Houston, Texas claims. Her treatment plan is supported by ongoing Swiss studies and published by the  Swiss ... Read More

Helvetic Airways upgrades Embraer E2 order to larger aircraft

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- July 16, 2020 23:45

Helvetic Airways has signed a commitment with Embraer to convert four of their remaining firm orders to the larger E195-E2 aircraft. The original order, for 12 E190-E2s with purchase rights ... Read More

Lufthansa Group: 50 percent of the fleet back in the air

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- June 29, 2020 15:29

Due to the significant changes in the booking wishes of their passengers, the airlines in the Lufthansa Group are switching from short-term to longer-term flight planning and are now completing ... Read More

Switzerland to end COVID-19 restrictions next week

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- June 20, 2020 16:55

Swiss government announced that most of COVID-19 restrictions  will end next week and the events of up to 1,000 people will be allowed. “As of Monday, June 22, the measures ... Read More

Lufthansa Group to cut 22,000 jobs

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- June 15, 2020 18:52

Last week, the Executive Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG informed the representatives of the trade unions Verdi (Vereinigte Dienstleistungsgewerkschaft), VC (Vereinigung Cockpit) and Ufo (Unabhängige Flugbegleiter Organisation) about the current ... Read More

Swiss are wary of Chinese tourists over COVID-19 fears

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 10, 2020 22:25

The residents of Switzerland have changed their attitude towards mass tourism because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Travel experts from Swiss University of Applied Sciences conducted a survey of residents of ... Read More

Lufthansa Group airlines significantly expand service in June

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- May 14, 2020 15:26

With the June flight schedule, the airlines of the Lufthansa Group are significantly expanding their services compared with the previous weeks operation. Lufthansa, SWISS and Eurowings are again adding numerous ... Read More

Lufthansa, Eurowings and SWISS to take off again with 160 aircraft in June

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- May 8, 2020 15:49

Starting in June, Lufthansa, Eurowings and SWISS will be offering monthly restart schedules to significantly more destinations in Germany and Europe than in the past few weeks. The repatriation schedules ... Read More

No mask required: Switzerland to relax COVID-19 constrains next week

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 22, 2020 19:00

Swiss government announced today that it will be relaxing its COVID-19 restrictions starting next week. The rules on keeping distance and washing hands will remain as the best protective measures, ... Read More

Swiss Whistleblower’s shocking conclusion on COVID-19 and a new super virus

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 11, 2020 08:40

In the first two days, the article by Prof. Dr. med. HC Paul Robert Vogt from Switzerland hasbeen read over 350,000 times and shared a thousand times. Professor Vogt is a Cardiac ... Read More

The Risk of Dying on Coronavirus? COVID-19 Research tells the truth

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 1, 2020 05:05

Albert Camus said in 1947 on The Plague „The only means to fight the plague is honesty.“  A Swiss medical professional asked to have the following information published to understand ... Read More

Swiss government stops issuing entry visas, tightens border control

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 18, 2020 17:25

The government of Switzerland announced today that is was expanding border-crossing restrictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. New, extended entry restrictions will apply to travel from Spain. The restrictions ... Read More

Austrian Airlines is suspending operation as of March 19

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 16, 2020 13:36

Austrian Airlines will suspend all flights between March 19 and March 28 due to Coronavirus. Austrian Airlines is a member of the Star Alliance and Lufthansa Group. Lufthansa all will ... Read More

Germany is closing borders

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 15, 2020 16:16

German authorities have decided to close the country's borders with France, Austria, and Switzerland will be closed starting Monday.  Commuters would still be allowed to travel, according to German media. German ... Read More

Lufthansa, Swiss, Austrian, Brussels Airlines flights to USA after restrictions

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 12, 2020 16:32

Are Lufthansa, Swiss, Austrian Airlines and Brussels Airlines still flying to the United States? US PresidentTrump yesterday banned the European Union and Switzerland from travel to the United States as ... Read More

UNWTO leads high delegation at WHO headquarters on COVID-19

editor editor- March 11, 2020 19:39

UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili led a high delegation to the World Health Organization (WHO) headquarters in Geneva to further advance the two agencies’ coordinated response to ... Read More

COVID-19 blacklisted EU countries: Italy, France, Germany, Spain, Austria

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 6, 2020 14:53

Israel on Wednesday ordered a two-week quarantine on people arriving from France, Germany, Spain, Austria, and Switzerland over coronavirus fears, after imposing similar measures on Italy and several Asian states. ... Read More

Coronavirus impacted January Airline Passenger Demand

editor editor- March 4, 2020 19:00

“January was just the tip of the iceberg in terms of the traffic impacts we are seeing owing to the Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak, given that major travel restrictions in China ... Read More

Swiss International Air Lines takes delivery of its first Airbus A320neo

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 20, 2020 15:17

Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) has taken delivery of its first Airbus A320neo aircraft at a delivery ceremony in Hamburg, Germany. It is the first of 25 A320neo Family aircraft ... Read More

Lufthansa, SWISS and Austrian Airlines halt flights to mainland China

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 3, 2020 14:51

The safety of passengers and employees is a top priority for the Lufthansa Group. After thoroughly evaluating all currently available information on the corona virus, Lufthansa Group has decided to ... Read More

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