“NYC to Switzerland in one minute for just $2.25”

May 13, 2012

MySwitzerland is sponsoring the S-shuttle in NYC which is the shuttle train/subway from Time’s Square to Grand Central.  I’m surprised more of the trains don’t have such sponsoring as it was a somewhat refreshing experience riding the S-train sometimes because of the decorative advertising.

To mark the launch of their summer campaign, Switzerland Tourism along with its partners is transforming a subway shuttle train into a veritable Swiss journey. Both the outside and the inside of the train will be completely covered with Swiss imagery. New York City’s S shuttle runs between Grand Central Station and Times Square. It is the shortest regular service in the system, traveling the 0.8 miles in one minute.

All aboard – next stop: Switzerland

Enter contest to win a new prize each week

If you ride the train between Times Square and Grand Central Station you can enjoy Switzerland for a few minutes and marvel at the majestic scenery. For a chance to win a fabulous prize, enter our weekly contest. With a little luck it could be – “All aboard! Next stop for you: Switzerland.”




Cities of Switzerland

May 13, 2012

I came across this website called MySwitzerland and it has a cool timeline feature in which it recommends an itinerary for spending a day in that city, called “A Perfect Day In…”

The five largest cities of Switzerland are:

1. Basel

2. Bern

3. Geneva

4. Lausanne

5. Lugano

(Click on the links for each country to see the timeline feature by MySwitzerland)

MySwitzerland Cities of Switzerland link

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Swiss Alps

May 13, 2012

The Swiss Alps are the portion of the Alps Mountain Range in Europe that lie within Switzerland.  They cover 65% of Switzerland’s surface area and are widely known throughout the world as a top destination for skiing.   Original tourists from Britain visited to summit the high peaks and hike the vast mountains and today that remains one of the top reasons people visit.

Because Switzerland has a vast network of public transportation, most mountain villages can be reached by public transportation without the need of renting a car.  Most villages are within 3 hours of a large city, and the furthest cities are 4-6 hours away.

Links for Swiss Skiing:

Wikipedia information

Telegraph Ski Info

SkiBound website


Travel Deal to Switzerland

May 12, 2012

Air & 6 nights hotel from $1,199 by Budget Travel

On this highly civilized six-night escape to Switzerland, travelers will stay in a 19th-century château between Lake Geneva and the Jura Mountains.

The Real Deal Airfare to Geneva from New York; accommodations at the Château de Divonne, 15 minutes from the Geneva airport; and fuel surcharges.

When Mar. 3, 2011; Mar. 10 ($1,399); Mar. 17-31 ($1,499); Apr. 7 ($1,599); Apr. 14-May 26 ($1,999).

Why It’s a Deal Airfare and accommodations cost about $1,261 if booking independently.

The Fine Print Mention promo code BTMAG332. Read these guidelines before you book any Real Deal. SS $499.

Gateways New York City.

Contact Foreign Independent Tours, 800/248-3487, fittours.com.


Traveling to Switzerland

May 12, 2012

Trip Advisor vacation packages

lastminute.com travel info on Swiz

Budget Travel info

Travel Zoo trips

SwissTrip ski trips


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2012 Adventure Travel World Summit in Lucerne, Switzerland

May 12, 2012

In October, the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) is hosting the 2012 Adventure Travel World Summit in Lucerne, Switzerland.  Over 600 professionals from over 50 countries will be present for the conference

The Adventure Travel Trade Association:

The Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) is a privately held, for-profit industry trade group that serves to network, educate, professionalize and promote the adventure travel industry.

Our core philosophy: We want our members, partners and sponsors to join and renew annually as members of the ATTA because members’ business objectives are being served effectively by the networking, collaboration, services, events, advocacy, educational programs and resources provided throughout the year by the ATTA for the benefit of the global adventure travel community. There is no ‘obligation’ to support us as an industry organization – the ATTA succeeds only by serving its members and by advancing responsible and sustainable adventure travel practices.


Summit link: https://www.adventuretravel.biz/connect/summit/

Weekend Spotlight

May 11, 2012

This weekend the spotlight is on Switzerland.

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Photos from TripAdvisor

Links about Switzerland:

Wikipedia page

Lonely Planet website

BBC News country profile

Official website of Switzerland tourism

NYTimes World News about Switzerland