A GROUP of 10 lucky agents have returned on a high from Switzerland, where they were introduced to the country’s famous mountains and scenery, the unbeatable value of the Swiss Travel Pass, the country’s impressive transportation network, the high hospitality standards, the local cuisine and wines, and the general quality of life enjoyed by the locals. From Zurich to the Lucerne Region, Interlaken, Jungfrau Region, the Lake Geneva Region and Basel, the group hopped on trains, buses, boats, cable cars and mountain railways, where they “ooh-ed” and “aah-ed” at the efficiency of the network and thoroughly spectacular views.
Highlights included ascending Mt Titlis; walking across Europe’s longest suspension bridge enjoying the icy surrounds Titlis Glacier; experiencing the tranquillity of Lake Truebsee; riding the steep cogwheel rail up to Mt Pilatus; a food and culture tour in Interlaken to feed cows; an excursion up to Jungfraujoch, Top of Europe (home to Europe’s highest mountain railway); wine tasting at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Lavaux; and taking in the modern Basel on the River Rhine.
Agents were Antonella Damiano from Travel Managers; Joachim Kaletta, JauneShrives and Sera-Maria Paterson from Flight Centre; Kate Street from Holidays on Location; Salli Longmuir from Tempo Holidays; Andrew Garrett from Globenet Travel; Clare O’Neill and Danette Stanton from Phill Hoffman Travel; & Natalie Frowde from YOU Travel Manly NZ.
The hosts were Jeffrey Dalziel, Lufthansa Group and Birgit Weingartner from Switzerland Tourism ANZ.