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Swiss Tourism Industry Continues Signs of Recovery

There is much-celebrated news in the Swiss Tourism Industry as the country continues to bounce back after a disastrous period saw visitors stats and revenue slump. Having produced disastrous results since 2015, when the National Bank lifted the minimum euro exchange rate, the country has worked hard to regain its...

Posted on 11 July 2019

Swiss Tourism Industry Rebounds in 2017

Following a turbulent down spiral, the Swiss Federal Statistical Office (FSO) is reporting a rebound in tourism figures for 2017 with a staggering 37 million overnight stays, an increase of 5.2% year on year and almost enough to beat previous records made in 2008. The Swiss tourism industry is crediting...

Posted on 07 March 2018

7 Reasons to Buy Ski Property in Flims-Waldhaus

Flims-Waldhaus in the east of Switzerland is one of the lesser talked about ski destinations, yet the small village has much to offer anyone looking to buy ski property. Belonging the broader region of Flims, in Graubünden, it sits alongside the other central town of Dorf. The overall district of...

Posted on 10 February 2018

Why Swiss resort Flims is one to watch in 2018

The £33million transformation of a five-star hotel complex, where facilities include an award-wining spa and wellness centre, combined with one of the largest ski areas in Switzerland have transformed Flims into the rising star of Swiss ski resorts and should put it firmly on the radar of international property-buyers in...

Posted on 02 February 2018

It’s official – France is the world’s No. 1 skiing destination!

Figures recently released from the Domaines Skiables de France (French ski areas organisation) show that the country has more skier days than any other, at 53.9 million compared to second place USA at 53.6 million days. The French ski resort of La Plagne can also claim to be the world’s...

Posted on 07 October 2015

Currency swing gives the French Alps the edge over Switzerland with foreign buyers in 2015

Dramatic exchange rate movement in January means property in the French Alps is around eight per cent cheaper for UK buyers compared to the same month last year, while Swiss homes have increased in price by around 13 per cent, said ski property specialist Skiingproperty.com in January. Volatile currency markets...

Posted on 22 January 2015

The 2014-15 ski season approaches – so what’s new in the Alps?

Tignes-le-Lac has grabbed the headlines by being named France's most improved resort in the new edition of guidebook Where to Ski and Snowboard (WTSS), which has marked its 20th birthday by commending resorts for improving over the last two decades. WTSS noted that Tignes-le-Lac was “seriously inhospitable” 20 years ago...

Posted on 24 September 2014

Eurostar tickets from London to the French Alps now on sale for 2014/15

As of 31st July, ski fans and owners of homes in the Alps planning to travel to the slopes by rail this winter have been able to snap up their train tickets. Visitors to the Alps this coming season can travel on Eurostar’s day and night services direct to the French...

Posted on 29 August 2014

Recovery in the Alpine property market well under way in 2014

International interest in skiing property picked up in 2013 compared to 2012, with the upward trend being even stronger in the first two months of 2014, according to an international property consultancy. Both viewings and transactions for skiing property in the Alps increased in 2013, while both were up again...

Posted on 19 April 2014

Why Davos really could be the ‘golden egg’ of the Swiss Alps

Views of Davos in the Swiss Alps will never be quite the same, thanks to the recent completion and December opening of the eye-catching new InterContinental hotel, regarded as an architectural icon thanks to golden egg shape. Perfectly positioned at the foot of the Flüela Pass, the hotel looks over...

Posted on 24 January 2014

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