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Testimonial from PLANit, inc., USA

Swiss precision with a good dose of first class hospitality is how I would describe our experience working with the Swiss Convention Bureau in New York. We were tasked with putting together a last minute site visit to Switzerland two weeks before the Christmas Holiday Season in 2015, with the site scheduled to commence on January 3rd. The site would include visits to 4 Swiss cites, 7 hotels and 4 off site venues. A daunting schedule to plan short term for even the most seasoned Meeting Planner.
Our partnership with the bureau proved invaluable. They were our life line every step of the way. They even made themselves available during times when their office was closed for the holiday. Now that is what I call great service ! They advised us on an optimum site logistics schedule, put us in contact with local swiss bureau reps in each city, and provided us with 1st class swiss passes for our travels through-out Switzerland. The overall site experience was fabulous, due to their involvement.
We ended up booking the program in Geneva. The event took place this past October, 2015 to rave reviews. We are looking forward to partnering with the Swiss CVB again on future programs.
Nadine Murray, Principal

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Testimonial from Enigma Marketing & Travel Solutions, USA

We think Switzerland was exceptional! We heard fantastic comments from our attendees and expectations were exceeded by the beauty of Montreux and surrounding areas. We had an outstanding week of weather, it was unseasonably warm for the month of April which allowed our outdoor activities to be even more enjoyable than we could have planned.

Montreux was the perfect fit for a first trip to Europe. The town is quaint and charming and allows those with little to no European travel experience to feel comfortable right away. The walkable streets and friendly shop owners invited exploration. With a nice variety of restaurants and the ability to make reservations, most of our attendees were able to enjoy the fantastic regional cuisine available. The Fairmont Le Montreux Palace is a prime location for an incentive trip. The historical and beautiful architecture plus the attention to detail make this hotel an attraction in itself. The rooms are luxurious and quite large by European standards. Not only are the rooms well maintained, but they offer some very high quality amenities to ensure comfort. The staff at the hotel are warm and do their best to help each guest enjoy their stay. The proximity of Montreux to Geneva makes it convenient for international flights. The geographical location allows visitors to enjoy lake experiences as well as excellent day trips to the Alps for breathtaking, bucket list views.
It is our plan to quickly confirm another customer to bring to Switzerland to enjoy all the offerings and take away fantastic memories.
Jill Davis, Senior Project Manager

Testimonial from CAOMS, Canada

The Canadian Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (CAOMS) had a very successful meeting recently in Grindelwald, Switzerland. The vendors that we used including the Hotel Belvedere, Jungfrau Railways and Bucher Travel to assist us in our first European meeting were terrific. The transportation, accommodation, education and social program that we organized were well received and provided our members with fond memories of Switzerland.
Ellyn Holzman, CAOMS Secretariat

Testimonial from MAP Marketing Promotions & Incentives, Los Angeles, USA

Lucerne is a stunning and charming town and was the perfect destination for our client’s incentive trip. The juxtaposition of the turquoise lake and the grand mountains outside our window was magical. Our guests were pleasantly surprised by the many highly-acclaimed restaurants and great shopping all within walking distance. Our group enjoyed the following activities: walking tour of Lucerne with chocolate and wine tasting, Mt. Pilatus excursion, lunch cruise on the lake, dinner at KKL Terrace Bar and an unforgettable farewell dinner at Castle Heidegg. The trip itself received exceptionally high reviews. Everyone from the Switzerland Tourism Board, our DMC, Palace Luzern, restaurants and locals made this trip a truly unique experience for our guest. It is one of the most memorable to date.
Louise Nguyen (October 2014)

Testimonial from Plan On It, USA

“Best Club ever!” stated the CEO as we wrapped up their latest President’s Club, which was in St. Moritz, Switzerland. Badrutt’s Palace, our host hotel; wow, what a place. The hospitality is beyond top notch and the views are truly stunning. So convenient, as you can step out their front door and walk anywhere in the village. All of our activities were a huge success and ranged from sleigh rides to train rides to snowmobiling and skiing. We held an offsite dinner at El Paradiso where we took chair lifts to the top of the mountain and walked by torch-light path to the restaurant. Everyone was in awe. The once-in-a-lifetime opportunities that St. Moritz offered were priceless!
Teresa Brady, Owner & Director of Operations (March 2014)

Testimonial from Carrousel Travel, USA

I was lucky enough to be invited and to be part of the North American Team to travel to Switzerland to join the Switzerland Meeting Trophy.
After accepting I received a Red Envelope that open up the World of Switzerland for me. During the program we learned more about the cities and sights, the countryside of course, then hotels, and last the vast transportation system - cars, trains, streetcars, ferries (we used all modes of travel).

As this was done on an international level we interacted with other travelers in our business which was also a great asset. The unique way the program was presented I think created a further interest value, and presented the features of the country that made you want to find the right group to bring to Switzerland. Now we have the knowledge to begin a program, but to know we have the assistance from the Switzerland Convention & Incentive Bureau to build the program is paramount. One last thing, our two Managers in New York, Virginie and Caroline went out of their way to present their Wonderful Country. Thank You To All!!!!
Camille Riggs, Manager of Executive Services (January 2014)

Testimonial from The Hybrid Group, USA

I was honored to be included in the 2013 Swiss Travel Mart in Bern, Switzerland. The timing could have not been better for my group that recently booked their 200 incentive group at The Dolder Hotel in Zürich. After learning about the entire country of Switzerland at the STM our guides Caroline and Virginie with the Switzerland Convention & Incentive Bureau helped me zone in on my upcoming group and their options for pre- and post-trips in Switzerland. I also had the privilege to have time with Reto Kleeb with Zurich Tourism. Reto took me around to special venue’s and restaurants in Zürich in less than 2 hours! I learned so much in those 2 hours that I was able to use 2-3 of the restaurants for small groups to enjoy!

We recently finished our event at the Dolder Grand and had such a great experience! From the staff to the amazing view the group was completely satisfied. The location of The Dolder Grand was a huge selling point to the group. The easy access from the airport and trains made this a one of kind destination with great access to a special venue! The group was also very impressed with Swisscom for 24/7 internet access.
Between the Switzerland Convention & Incentive Bureau and Zürich Tourism I was able to make sure my group had a memorable experience that will last them a lifetime!
Amie K Devine (October 2013)

Testimonial from Simple Meetings, USA

We had an outstanding experience hosting our June 2013 RNA conference in Davos, Switzerland! The Switzerland Convention & Incentive Bureau in New York (Virginie Baeriswyl) was very helpful in terms of providing support so that we could promote our meeting, and the Davos Congress (thank you Marie-Hélène Durschei!) was professional in every way, before and during our meeting. It is a beautiful location with a top-notch venue, and the staff are extremely service-oriented. Thanks for making our 2013 conference such a great success!
Kristin Scheyer & Mary McCann (June 2013)

Testimonial from Landmark Incentive Marketing Inc.

Switzerland continues to deliver as much today as it did 20 years ago to our most well traveled clientele. Each time we return with a group we discover new venues and alternative activities to enhance an already top notch itinerary. Our client was most impressed with their wonderful stay in Interlaken with day trips to Bern, Zermatt and Lucerne. It is comforting to have a destination that simply gets better with age! One of only few destinations in the world I'm confident in the high quality products and experiences to every client.
Jason Altman, Account Executive (June 2013)

Testimonial from BI WORLDWIDE

I recently had the opportunity to travel to the Switzerland Travel Mart in Bern, Switzerland at the end of May. This was by far one of the most organized events I have attended and all the information the Switzerland Convention & Incentive Bureau provided up front, during and after the event made this one of the greatest trips ever. I was amazed at what I learned about Switzerland as a destination and I have already begun to share this information with my clients and my team. As part of the MICE group we met separately with various areas of Switzerland and this proved extremely beneficial. The suppliers are so passionate about Switzerland and truly enjoyed describing their home/region. I came back with a wealth of knowledge regarding destinations, hotels and transportation throughout Switzerland. A huge THANK YOU to the SCIB team: Caroline, Virginie, Guendalina – you are all fabulous. Thank you for all the work you put into making this trip successful. You all made the trip even more exciting & I enjoyed meeting and spending the week with each of you!
Deanne Petersen, Individual Travel Manager (June 2013)

Testimonial from Incentives and Conference Planners Kolkata about a FAM trip

This trip was an eye opening for me in many senses. My abstaining in participating in such conference was due to my conception of having these conference as eyewash for participants and fam trip as things which is more of an obligation rather than educative in many ways. Plus the degree of participation of other industry partners.
But, I have no shame in admitting that I might have been an ostrich putting my head in my own backyard sand. It was an amazing experience.
It was more of the experience with people along with the destinations which were simply mesmerizing.
I would like to thank Aishvarya, for putting all her marbles, in my favour and giving me opportunity to tag along with some of the most marvelous people of the trade. The views and experience of fellow travelers made me more aware of the nuisance of the trade. I had fun learning from all you beautiful people out there.

The trip was well conceptualized by Swiss Tourism Board, harboring destinations that are still not in the map of outbound MICE travelers. But I hope we can work some magic out there and bring MICE people to this part of Switzerland in hordes.
I hope I will see you more in coming future.
Ritesh Joshi, Head Corporate Travel (May 2013)

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