2019 Swiss Hospitality Market News

11 Feb. 2019

As Swiss hotels gear up for 2019, here is roundup from CNNmoney Switzerland on some of the most important trends of the Swiss hospitality market.

How Swiss Hotels are Coping with Climate Change?

The Swiss hotel industry has been forced to grapple with global warming and one way it has dealt with the issue has been to rethink autumn travel. Peter Kämpfer, the new general manager of the five-star Victoria-Jungfrau Grand Hotel & Spa in Interlaken, says that extending the summer season is also key.

Switzerland Sees an Explosion in Medical Hotels

The Grand Resort Bad Ragaz is planning a health restaurant as part of a five-month renovation of its Grand Hotel Quellenhof. It comes amid a growing appetite for body-focused breaks and lifestyle medicine. General Manager Marco Zanolari also says there’s an explosion in medical hotels.

Badrutt's Palace: Where Movie Stars and Business Magnates Spend the Night

As Swiss hotels gear up for 2019, we take a closer look at some of the big names in the business. Stars like Charlie Chaplin helped make Badrutt's Palace in St. Moritz an iconic jet set destination with over 500 staff, but Managing Director Richard Leuenberger tells us the selfie count is lower than you might think.

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How Competitive is the Swiss Tourism Industry?

Boosted by an uptick in repeat visitors from foreign countries, Swiss tourism is in an upbeat mood. According to Christian Laesser, tourism expert from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland’s outlook for the coming years is good thanks to the country becoming more competitive.

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These videos were produced and published by CNN Money Switzerland

 
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