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Perfect harmony

Just like an orchestra, a successful conference requires that each element be perfectly in tune – something that KKL Luzern, our Best Meetings and Conference Centre, Europe, 2012, achieves beautifully

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Top Swiss lodgings

Opening in 1838 as a cutting-edge hotel concept, the Savoy Baur en Ville is no stranger to innovation. Today it still offers guests a bespoke hospitality service that is the envy of the industry

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Taking care of business

Veteran manager of the Savoy Baur en Ville Manfred Hörger, who has lived and breathed the luxury hotel industry for more than 25 years, talks to Business Destinations about why old-school luxury never goes out of fashion

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Has Davos helped beat the credit crunch?

This year’s forum is the most significant in its history. David Neville Williams experiences Davos

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Zurich: A philosopher’s city

Switzerland’s largest city sturdy, workman-like reputation is gradually being superceded as it lets its hair down and embraces the stylish nightlife of Zurich West. Sarah Johnstone discovers a way of life so enjoyable that even the graffiti is polite

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Swiss heritage

Straight off the back of Euro 2008, and with a focus that goes beyond banking, Roger St. Pierre looks at the prospects for the vibrant little country at the heart of Europe

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Snowkiting

Ginny McGrath learns snowkiting from a pro in Switzerland and finds it the green alternative to heli skiing

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Geneva’s thumping heart

With political and financial crises brewing beneath its polished veneer, Geneva has decided it needs to reinvent itself. Fortunately, with the hotel industry already reacting, Sarah Johnstone finds there’s never been a better time to visit this international city

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Switzerland

Famous for watches and chocolate, there is in fact much more to Switzerland. A landlocked country with four official languages, it has a diverse culture to match, and whether you fancy dining German, Italian or French you are in for a treat. This is also the country where people first skied for fun and the […]

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Zurich

It’s easy to stereotype Zurich as a city of rich bankers and underground vaults overflowing with gold. It’s also fashionable to dismiss such as unjustified prejudice and focus on the superb gastronomy and the vibrant entertainment scene, not to mention the avant garde counter-cultures that have arisen to challenge the status quo. Both stances miss […]

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Geneva

Nestled between the Alps and Jura where the great Lake Geneva flows into the Rhone, the second largest city in Switzerland occupies an idyllic spot within view of Europe’s highest mountains. It’s been called the world’s most compact metropolis, yet the plentiful greenery and peaceful public spaces often bely its size and situation. When gazing […]

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