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High prices blunt Swiss tourism's cutting edge
City of Lucerne: gateway to central Switzerland. Photo: Switzerland Tourism

High prices blunt Swiss tourism's cutting edge

High prices have knocked Switzerland off its pedestal for travel and tourism competitiveness, according to a new report from the Geneva-based World Economic Forum. READ  

Swiss trains register best performance in Europe
Photo: SBB

Swiss trains register best performance in Europe

Switzerland’s rail system remains the best in Europe when considering a range of measures to evaluate performance, a report issued by a management consultant on Tuesday said. READ  

Geneva-airport cab fares 'priciest in Europe'
One alternative to expensive cab fares at Geneva's airport is free public transport. Photo: Geneva Airport

Geneva-airport cab fares 'priciest in Europe'

Taxi transfers from downtown Geneva to its airport are the most expensive in Europe, according to research released on Friday from a UK-based travel money specialist. READ  

Train fares will not increase this year: SBB
Photo: SBB

Train fares will not increase this year: SBB

Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) pledged on Thursday not to raise train fares this year following positive results for 2014 with higher ridership and increased profit. READ  

Swiss school student among plane crash dead
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Swiss school student among plane crash dead

A British expat studying in Switzerland was identified on Wednesday as one of the victims of the Germanwings plane crash a day earlier in the southern French Alps that killed 150 people. READ  

Germanwings cuts flight to Zurich after crash

Germanwings, the budget airline owned by Lufthansa, cancelled a flight from Düsseldorf to Zurich on Tuesday afternoon following the crash of one of its planes in the French Alps that is believed to have killed all 150 people on board. READ  

Ethiopian court convicts plane hjacker in absentia
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Ethiopian court convicts plane hjacker in absentia

An Ethiopian Airlines pilot who last year diverted a plane to Geneva so he could seek asylum, was on Monday convicted in absentia of hijacking the aircraft by a court in Addis Ababa, local radio reported. READ  

Breakdowns cancel flights at Geneva airport
Photo: Geneva airport

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

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

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

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

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

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  

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