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Breakdowns cancel flights at Geneva airport
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Breakdowns cancel flights at Geneva airport

The Geneva airport struggled to return to normal operations on Sunday, a day after equipment failures, two fires and snow forced the cancellation of 35 flights and the rerouting of 22 others. READ  

Swiss tourist dies of swine flu in India
World Health Organization headquarters in Geneva. Photo: Yann Forget

Swiss tourist dies of swine flu in India

A Swiss tourist died of swine flu on Thursday while visiting India, a local health official said, as the country grapples with an outbreak that has killed more than 400 people since the start of 2015. READ  

Cancelled lake boats leave commuters fuming
Image used by Lake Geneva ferry operator to advertise sailing cancellations. Photo: CGN

Cancelled lake boats leave commuters fuming

Hundreds of commuters struggled to make new travel arrangements after high winds scrapped passenger boat crossings of Lake Geneva on Thursday for a second day. READ  

Lost US skier recounts his two-day ordeal
American giving TV interview. Photo: RTS

Lost US skier recounts his two-day ordeal

A 19-year-old American student who survived more than 48 hours on a mountain in the Swiss Alps said on Wednesday that he got lost while skiing at Les Diablerets and ended up falling into a ravine. READ  

French teen dies in avalanche near Verbier
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French teen dies in avalanche near Verbier

UPDATE: A 17-year-old French girl died following an avalanche that on Thursday swept five backcountry skiers down a mountainside in the Vallon d’Arby area near Verbier in the canton of Valais, police said on Friday. READ  

Leukerbad ski lift operator in dire straits
Skiers on the slopes at Torrent. Photo: Switzerland Tourism

Leukerbad ski lift operator in dire straits

A ski lift operator at the mountain resort and spa town of Leukerbad in the canton of Valais is teetering on the edge of bankruptcy. READ  

Swiss ski resorts offer exchange rate deals
Obersaxen ski area. Photo: Switzerland Tourism

Swiss ski resorts offer exchange rate deals

Certain Swiss ski resorts are offering European tourists discount exchange rates for the euro to offset the impact of the strong franc, although some critics are not happy about the practice. READ  

Mobility group calls for return of overnight trains
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Mobility group calls for return of overnight trains

An environmental mobility association is petitioning Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) and the federal Transport Minister Doris Leuthard to restore overnight trains to international destinations. READ  

German buried by St. Moritz avalanche dies
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German buried by St. Moritz avalanche dies

A 51-year-old German man who was dug out from an avalanche near Saint Moritz at the weekend died from his injuries on Monday morning in the Graubünden cantonal hospital in Chur, police said. READ  

Tourism industry reeling from soaring franc
Foreigners are side-stepping winter holidays in Switzerland due to high costs. Photo: Zermatt.ch

Tourism industry reeling from soaring franc

As Switzerland continues to grapple with the implications of a franc that is no longer tied to the euro, the Swiss tourism industry is making no bones over the immediate negative effect it will have on the sector. READ  

Zurich airport passenger count hits new record
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Zurich airport passenger count hits new record

A record 25.5 million passengers used the Zurich airport in 2014, up 2.5 percent from the previous year, according to figures released on Wednesday. READ  

Kuoni to sell off tour operating sector
Photo: Kuoni Group

Kuoni to sell off tour operating sector

Swiss travel group Kuoni said Wednesday it was exiting the tour operating sector to focus on core activities. READ  

German cars remain most popular with Swiss
Sales of BMW, the second most popular make in Switzerland, rose almost four percent. Photo: Daniel Roland/AFP

German cars remain most popular with Swiss

Swiss residents bought slightly fewer new passenger cars in 2014, according to data released on Wednesday in a report that showed German brands remain the most popular with motorists in Switzerland. READ  

Madonna leaves her mark on Swiss holiday
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Madonna leaves her mark on Swiss holiday

Pop star Madonna made her mark in more ways than one during her recent holiday stay in the Swiss Alps. READ  

Winter’s arrival brings Swiss travel chaos

After unseasonably mild weather in the run-up to Christmas, frigid temperatures and heavy snow hit Switzerland over the weekend causing chaos on the roads, rails and at airports. READ  

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