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Switzerland in a nutshell – compiled, packaged and bundled by the Switzerland Travel Centre

It’s something that no other country in the world has: a tour operator that markets its homeland with the same undiminished passion and tremendous expertise – whatever the season or time of year, whatever the state of the economy. But its marketing doesn’t stop at Switzerland’s natural wonders; it also extends to Switzerland’s public transport system (which ranks among the best ever) and its hotels which range from Belle Époque five-star establishments in the Swiss Deluxe Hotels collection to Alpine resorts and stylish youth hostels. And everything is consolidated professionally in a single place: at Switzerland Travel Centre.

Switzerland Travel Centre is both the official and largest tour operator for holidays in Switzerland – be it for Swiss citizens themselves, international independent travellers or for major tour operators from around the world. Moreover, Switzerland Travel Centre offers the largest bookable range of travel, accommodation and sightseeing products for the holiday destination of Switzerland, including simple access to over 2,000 Swiss hotels, a multitude of experience-packed railway products and unique tours. With locations in Zurich, London, Stuttgart and Hong Kong as well as employees in the USA, the Gulf States and Asia, Switzerland Travel Centre operates globally and customer-oriented. On behalf of Switzerland Tourism, the Contact Center supports potential travellers in planning and booking their holidays in Switzerland – in German, Italian and French as well as in English. Switzerland Travel Centre is a subsidiary of hotelleriesuisse, Schweiz Tourismus, SBB and various regional railways and employs over 120 staff who are enthralled with Switzerland. The head office is in Zurich. CEO is Michael Maeder.

Media contact in Switzerland
Switzerland Travel Centre
c/o panta rhei pr, Weinbergstrasse 164, CH-8006 Zürich
Phone: +41 (0)44 365 20 20, Fax: +41 (0)44 365 20 21
E-Mail: [email protected]

In the media

Article nezasa 20. Mai 2019

STC Launches New Website Including Nezasa’s Booking Platform “TripBuilder”

Switzerland Travel Centre (STC), the official and largest tour operator for holidays in Switzerland, launches its brand new web appearance on switzerlandtravelcentre.com. Its booking platform is powered by Nezasa’s technology.

Article nezasa.com

 

Article TTG Asia 12. December 2018

Switzerland Travel Centre sets up first Asia base in Hong Kong

Switzerland’s largest DMC Switzerland Travel Centre (STC) now has its first Asia base with the opening of an office in Hong Kong.

Launched on November 29, the Hong Kong office has three full-time staff and handles only B2B business. Currently, the DMC has representatives taking care of Asia sales activities in Beijing, Seoul and Bangkok.

Article ttgasia.com

 

Article Condé Nast Traveler 6. December 2018

The Best Airline Stopover Programs

Instead of spending all day in an airport waiting for your connecting flight, take advantage of these airlines’ stopover programs, which let you spend up to ten days exploring a new city, with no additional cost of airfare.

Dubbed ‘Stopover Switzerland,’ the program lets travelers flying on SWISS stop in the country for up to four nights, on either in-bound or out-bound flights, plan their own trip, or choose from a number of available packages, thanks to a collaboration between SWISS Air Lines, Switzerland Tourism, and Switzerland Travel Centre, the largest tour operator for Swiss holidays.

Article cntraveler.com

 

Interview 16. October 2018

Switzerland Travel Centre expects Chinese tourists will double in next 2-3 years

Switzerland Travel Centre, the country’s largest tour operator, projects that within the next three years the share of tourists coming from China will increase to 20 percent. In an exclusive interview with CNNMoney Switzerland, CEO Michael Maeder says, “We are getting 10 percent of the share from China this year, but we do expect it to grow.”

Interview CNN Money Switzerland

 

Article Insider Travel Report 21. September 2018

SWISS Launches New Series of Stopover Packages for Switzerland

The new “Stopover Switzerland” program, a collaboration among SWISS, Switzerland Tourism and Switzerland Travel Centre, features an initial range of eight different packages, including accommodation and public transportation covering all Swiss regions.

Article Insider Travel Report
Article Travel Biz monitor
Article Travel Daily News
Article Breaking Travel News
Article Travel Market Report
Article TradeArabia

 

Article PAXnews 02. May 2018

Switzerland’s cycling tours take travellers Back to Nature

In 2017, Switzerland saw the highest number of overnight stays recorded in 25 years. Last night, Switzerland Tourism hosted the trade media at their Toronto office to highlight what’s new and exciting in the country this year.

Article PAXnews

 

Article Travel Press 02. May 2018

Go For a Ride in Switzerland

A wise man – Albert Einstein – once said, “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.”

With biking being a focus of the promotional efforts for Switzerland this year, those were also the words Pascal Prinz, Director Canada for Switzerland Tourism used to kick-off a summer launch event held in Toronto last night (May 1).

Article Travel Pass

Media Release

Press release  9 May 2019

Switzerland Travel Centre with new website

Switzerland Travel Centre (STC), the official and also the largest tour operator for holidays in Switzerland, has launched its new website. Here, individual guests from around the world can quickly discover all they need to know about their Swiss trip and more in an interactive fashion. In future, their Swiss adventure will already begin at the booking stage, as the new website provides users with a great deal of inspiration, comprehensive information and countless booking possibilities.

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Press release  17 April 2019

The largest tour operator for holidays in Switzerland fills key position in London

Switzerland Travel Centre: Clemens Bartlome becomes Managing Director UK

Switzerland Travel Centre, both the largest and also the official tour operator for holidays in Switzerland, has appointed a new Managing Director for their London office.  Clemens Bartlome will start his new role as Managing Director UK on 1 August 2019.  In his new position, the business economist will be responsible for strengthening cooperation across all locations at Switzerland Travel Centre.

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Media Release 3. December 2018

Reach the paradise of Switzerland in only a few steps: Switzerland Travel Centre now in Causeway Bay on Hong Kong Island

The tour operator for holidays in Switzerland can now offer advice to visitors locally.