A Swiss trail has derailed near the popular ski resort of St Moritz. The train came off the tracks on top of a gully after running into a landslide. There are reports of 11 injuries, however, nobody is believed to have been killed during the accident.
Geneva, the cosmopolitan and fascinating city of Switzerland, has been named Europe’s Leading City Break Destination 2014 at the World Travel Awards. Considered the Oscars of the tourism industry, the city triumphed at the prestigious awards which took place in Athens, Greece.
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.
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.
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.
While debate and indecision over the UK’s airport policy continues, a groundbreaking new ‘airport city’ project, The Circle at Zurich Airport, has received legally-binding building permission from the Swiss government. Provided that all conditions are met, construction of this ambitious, high concept mixed-use development will commence in 2013, with the aim of creating Europe’s premium international business hub.
Hospitality professional Melanie Ehlert has just taken up her new role as director of sales and marketing at the luxurious family-owned Gstaad Palace in Switzerland. Just three weeks after her appointment, Breaking Travel News sits down with Melanie to find out how she is finding the new post.