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When it comes to snowy vacations, Switzerland is the top choice

Indian travellers are getting more diverse, adventurous, experimental and are increasingly looking at snow holidays in addition to summer vacations. Switzerland is an aspirational and preferred destination for Indian tourists owing to a plethora of options available across seasons and for varied age groups. Winter sports has witnessed a rise in demand among younger segments with travellers including snow activities in their itineraries. Travel patterns of Indian travellers are very interesting, who usually prefer vacationing with family and are highly influenced by friends’ and family’s recommendations when deciding on a snow holiday destination.  Club Med, the premium all-inclusive operator and global snow holiday leader has unveiled the results of their recent Asia-Pacific (...

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Davos Klosters has a host of family activities in winter

Davos Klosters offers a wide range of winter activities for families. Young and old alike are sure to find activities to enjoy the snow, either in the valley or high up in the six ski areas, depending on their ability. Families will have great fun experiencing tobogganing, ice skating or playing hockey together. A wealth of indoor activities offers an alternative to fun on the snow or ice. Davos Klosters has been awarded the "Families welcome" quality seal, which is presented to holiday resorts that specifically tailor offers to the needs of children and their parents or guardians. The quality seal is based on stringent conditions and comprises criteria regarding the infrastructure, experiences and services. Lets see, what's in store at winter paradise of Davos Klosters! SKIING ON TH

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Unknown Pair of Sculptures by Michelangelo Presented to the World

The hitherto unknown pair of sculptures by Michelangelo Buonarroti from 1494 was presented to the public at a media conference on September 8, along with an explanation of the detailed study of the sculptures by the "Art Research Foundation". The study analyzes the plausibility of the object's time of origin using technical and scientific methods. An analysis report on the pigments and bonding agents has been written by Professor Dr. Hermann Kühn of Munich. The examination of the surface and the sequence of layers in the cross sections and their appearance under the microscope clearly verify that the paints represent the first or original polychromy. In addition, the analyses of the pigments and bonding agents confirm the time of origin as circa 1494 and the country of origin as ...

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Hidden Journeys – An entirely New Trip Style for 2015

Having identified a gap in the market for intimate travel in less visited destinations, Trafalgar, the Insider of guided vacations is offering guests even more choice with the addition of Hidden Journeys to its 2015 program. Unique properties and places are showcased through 11 Hidden Journeys of Europe and Ireland, Canada, Panama and Asia that cater to a maximum of 26 guests and feature in each destination programme for 2015. With almost 70 years of experience in taking guests on memorable holidays around the world, Trafalgar understands the importance of choice and that one size doesn't fit all. We have therefore expanded our trip styles to 10 with the inclusion of Hidden Journeys from next year. From sampling wines at boutique estates to staying in distinct Ryokan accommodation, t

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2015- Its year of anniversaries at Upper Rhine Valley!

2015 is the year of anniversaries, celebrations and festivals in the Upper Rhine Valley. The 1,000-year anniversary of the Strasbourg Cathedral or Karlsruhe celebrating its 300th birthday, many other exciting events will attract guests from all over the world. 1,000 Years Strasbourg Cathedral It’s not just unique, it’s a real sensation! Only a few other buildings in the world can look back on 1,000 years of history, and the Strasbourg Cathedral has more than a few interesting stories to tell. In honour of the millennial anniversary of the very first Romanesque church, Strasbourg will host countless musical, spiritual, and cultural events until September 2015. 300th Birthday of Karlsruhe - with lots of Shows, Art, and Culture Over 500 events in 100 days – in ...

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A fairytale trip on Glacier Express

If you think that it is tough to be in Europe on a vacation in winters, then think again. There are many things you will simple fall in love with during winters, when everything is white as snow, literally. Glacier express is among the top of them. Any sight that comes closer to this one in India is a train trip from Ramban to Baramulla in Kashmir Valley. But then Swiss beauty is something everybody craves for. A journey on the Glacier Express in winter has its own uniquely special charm. The Glacier Express is the most famous railway in the world. It travels from Zermatt to Davos or St. Moritz in around seven hours. It is a day trip through untouched mountain landscapes, glamorous health resorts, deep gorges, delightful valleys, 91 tunnels and across 291 impressive bridges. The tr...

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ICE MAGIC at Top of Europe: An ice-skating dream

Switzerland in its winter coat is not only a destination for people who want to try skiing, but is also offering a big choice of other activities to experience snow in different facets. Glacier Express is also operating in winter and shows the variety of winter landscapes in different regions and altitudes. The new Ice Magic Ice Park in Interlaken offers ice skating and fun activities on ice in the city centre and is a meeting point for locals and tourists during winter time. Top of Europe ICE MAGIC is the unique skating experience set to transform the centre of Interlaken into a winter wonderland from 20 December 2014 to 28 February 2015. ICE MAGIC consists of various-sized ice rinks linked by a winding 400-metre ice runway. The offer is rounded off with a wide range of culinary option

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Swiss Holiday Home Award goes to Davos Klosters

The Swiss Tourism Federation (STF) invited to the 3rd "Label-Day on November 26, 2014 in Zurich. During the Event the award for best holiday apartments Destination 2014 was presented to the Destination Davos Klosters. The holiday apartment’s destinations had reasons to celebrate: e-domicile, Switzerland's leading online holiday apartment’s mediator awarded the third "Swiss Holiday Home Award». This year's winner is Davos Klosters; followed by the 2nd and 3rd place Lenzerheide and Lenk Simmental. The award recognizes outstanding achievements in the field of Swiss destinations holiday apartments offer. Amongst other things, the following criteria are used: the number of online bookable, as well as the ratio of classified apartments. A jury of experts under the auspices of STV and in colla

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St.Moritz, Engadin celebrating 150 Years of Winter Tourism

In winter 2014-2015 St. Moritz and the Engadin are celebrating 150 years of winter tourism. From 5 to 7 December 2014 St. Moritz will be popping the champagne corks for the anniversary celebrations marking 150 years of winter tourism. Throughout the winter season numerous events will highlight the Upper Engadin’s long-standing tradition of winter tourism. Other highlights include a range of new infrastructure in the skiing areas, top-class events on the frozen lake, and the Hotel & Ski Pass Offer. In a few weeks’ time it will be all systems go! On 18 October 2014 Engadin St. Moritz will be the first resort in Graubünden to launch into the winter season, which will be defined entirely by the anniversary marking 150 years of winter tourism. In winter 2014-2015 St. Moritz and the Engadin

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Davos Klosters awarded best ski resort in the Alps

"Premium Europe" chose Davos Klosters as the best ski resort in the Alps. A total of seven destinations were examined and listed in the "Definitive Guide to the Alps". The destination leaves 6 more areas in the ranking behind. Premium Europe is an online luxury travel agency, which publishes the Alpine Guide 2014/15. In the current issue, the seven most beautiful winter sports resorts of the Alps are listed. The Destination Davos Klosters achieved the first place and thus is considered the best ski resort in the Alps. The destinations were thereby examined in the following categories: ski, ski pass, accommodation, restaurants, après-ski, offer for non-skiers and children as well as events. Both Davos and Klosters are family friendly resorts and have dedicated children areas – or should we...

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