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Manuel Salchli, Switzerland Expo 2015 pavilion director

Manuel Salchli, Switzerland Expo 2015 pavilion director

11 June 2015 Videos

Switzerland was the first country to join Expo Milano 2015, presenting a pavilion which reflects on the scarcity of food resources in specific areas around the world. Breaking Travel News editor talks with pavilion director Manuel Salchli to find more about the eye opening concept.

Breaking Travel News interview: Manuel Salchli, Switzerland Expo 2015 pavilion director

Breaking Travel News interview: Manuel Salchli, Switzerland Expo 2015 pavilion director

Switzerland was the first country to join Expo Milano 2015, presenting a pavilion which reflects on the scarcity of food resources in specific areas around the world. The pavilion is made up of four towers, full of local food products which the visitor can take away. But there is a limit to the resources available; to exceed that limit is to deprive other visitors of the same opportunities. Breaking Travel News editor talks with pavilion director Manuel Salchli to find more about the eye opening concept.

Emirates launches second daily A380 service to Zurich

Emirates launches second daily A380 service to Zurich

11 April 2015 Airline News Tourism News

Emirates is launching a second daily A380 service to Zurich, adding 945 seats a week on the route, with 280 in First Class and Business Class. Commencing October 1st 2015, Emirates flights EK85/86, currently operated by a Boeing 777-300ER, will be upgraded to an A380. The first A380 was introduced on the route in January 2014; since then, more than 345,000 passengers have chosen to fly Emirates’ flagship aircraft to and from Zurich.

Swiss entrepreneur reveals plan for tallest hotel on earth

Swiss entrepreneur reveals plan for tallest hotel on earth

31 March 2015 Hotel News Spa News

Swiss entrepreneur Remo Stoffel has unveiled a design for what promises to become the world’s tallest hotel. The structure, to be situated in Vals in the Swiss Alps, is designed to reach a height of 381 metres, which once completed in 2019. This will eclipse the JW Marriott Marquis hotel in Dubai, which currently holds the record at 355 metres tall. According to Stoffel, who is chairman of Dubai-based Farnek, one of the leading facilities management companies in the Middle East, the inspiration for the hotel came from Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, ruler of Dubai.

Injuries reported following Swiss rail crash

Injuries reported following Swiss rail crash

20 February 2015 Rail & Coach News

At least five people have been injured following a train crash in Switzerland. A suburban train in the Zurich area of the country collided with a rush-out intercity train headed into the city early this morning. The incident happened at Rafz Station, 30 kilometres north of Zurich and close to the German border.

Tresch takes up leadership role with InterContinental Genève

Tresch takes up leadership role with InterContinental Genève

29 October 2014 Hotel News

The iconic InterContinental Genève has welcomed Jacky Tresch as the newly appointed director of business development. In his new role, he will lead new business opportunities while strengthening commercial and marketing activities of the establishment, elevating the business to new heights.

Le Grand Bellevue set to reopen in Gstaad, Switzerland

Le Grand Bellevue set to reopen in Gstaad, Switzerland

8 January 2014 Hotel News

After a year-long renovation, Le Grand Bellevue will be unveiled this month under dynamic new ownership and with a contemporary new look. The re-launch of Gstaad’s oldest palace hotel introduces a fresh sense of vitality to this famously traditional Swiss village. 

Breaking Travel News review: The Beau-Rivage Palace, Switzerland

Breaking Travel News review: The Beau-Rivage Palace, Switzerland

17 May 2013 Focus

Standing majestically against the skyline, the 150-year old Beau-Rivage Palace is widely acknowledged as Switzerland’s finest hotel. When presented with an opportunity to visit this nationally renowned treasure boasting unrivalled views of Lake Geneva, Breaking Travel News features editor Anna Gouldman quickly packed her bags.

Luxury wellness at Gourmet & Spa Hotel Cervosa

Luxury wellness at Gourmet & Spa Hotel Cervosa

29 August 2012 Focus

The Hotel Cervosa is located Tyrol - one of the most famous skiing areas in Austria and about 50 miles west of Innsbruck. With a new wellness centre now open to the public, Breaking Travel News calls in to take a look.