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By ship from slide to slide

Not even eight minutes, the gondola to float from the Rhine valley up to the mountain guest-house jam Bern. If the hair dryer blows like last week, feel the maximum of eight passengers before, such as in a nut-shell, the Exterior of the cabin is reminiscent of a tree nut. Lucky in the misfortune, that, on Wednesday, the empty gondola crashed while the passengers from the upstream floating cabin were intact and saved.

nuts, track-trippers up in the traffic jam of Bern-nut pub on the Eastern ridge of the Alpstein, on the border between the cantons of St. Gallen and Appenzell Innerrhoden:-Salametti you drink a glass of Red from the walnut barrel, and forgets whether the enjoyment slightly, the incredible Panorama that stretches from the Arlberg to the Bernina group. Nuts don't grow on 1751 meters above the sea, but the station is in Frümsen SG; the place marketed itself as aware of nut-stronghold of the country.

That has managed the jam Bern train to the last eight of the projects of this year's Milestone ceremony, may be to the misfortune of a consolation for the initiators. The recently renewed, but currently disused connection is a world premiere: the first mountain railway, which not only obtains the power from a solar plant, but is also energy-independent and environmentally neutral. Owner Daniel Lüchinger operates the railway and the since 1930 existing mountain Inn is CO2-neutral.

above average number of projects from Eastern Switzerland

The jam of Bern railway is one of 68 projects that are vying for the victory in the Milestone-the main "Innovation" category. In September, the seven members of the Jury leaned over to the Chairman, Ruth Metzler-Arnold at a two-day retreat in Zermatt on the Dossiers. In addition to the Old-councillor six Expo sitting ducks in the tourism industry and research in the Jury. The entrepreneur Association, Hotelleriesuisse and the trade journal "HTR Hotel Revue", supported by Seco (state Secretariat for economic Affairs), as well as industry partners, to form the Milestone sponsorship. "This year, were strikingly submitted to many smaller projects," says Anja Peverelli, the Milestone, managing Director. "You show the Small size of the Swiss tourism industry." The first three, with amounts from 5000 to 10'000 Swiss francs-endowed prizes in the main category of "Innovation" to apply each year, companies that provide new momentum in the industry and a good idea effectively implemented. "So we can measure the success", says Anja Peverelli, "must be available in the first indicators." Further Milestones will receive a brand new project with potential for development, a deserving person from the tourism or related fields for their life's work, as well as a Junior.

"With the Milestone, we want to strengthen the power of innovation in the Swiss tourism and give a boost to," says Gery Nievergelt, Milestone strategy, Chairman and editor-in-chief of the "HTR Hotel Revue". Impulses, in this year, applicants from the Eastern part of Switzerland, they are represented on the list of nominees is well above average. Of the solar gondola between the Rhine valley and the Alpstein, which has made it into the double Quartet of the nominees, was already out of the question, with the in-game experience, Walensee, another in Eastern Switzerland, the initiation of the project took place in the circle of the elect. The platform connects six sites in the Canton of St. Gallen between Weesen and Walenstadt, and were rebuilt, and a common Storyline to follow. Tourists can loosen the ship from one Playground to the other drive, and by the way, the mysteries of the deepest lake in Switzerland, for example, of the "Costa del Sol" in fifths, with its Mediterranean Fauna and Flora.

The game experience, for which the Association is enriched in the more manageable tourist offer of a Region that was once notorious for unspeakable traffic congestion in the banks of the middle eye of the needle.

another candidate for the Milestone victory stone, this time with a national reputation, is the Info and booking portal Claire & George. It is barrier-summarizes-free holiday offers: from wheelchair-accessible accommodation to Spitex services to convey, about the possibilities, the offer of individual destinations, up to Packages for the Grand Tour of Switzerland. Anyone who delves into Claire & George, realized that the holiday offers for the elderly and in any way impaired people are an important market of the future. "We hope," says Anja Peverelli, "the current Milestone projects are fueling the idea of wealth in Swiss tourism." In the 19th century. Award ceremony on 13. November in the Berner Kursaal the organizers for fresh impetus: in addition to the hosts, Gery will not be Nievergelt as in the past, SRF-sports presenter Rainer Maria Salzgeber on stage, but the TV-wife Kiki Maeder. (Sunday newspaper)

Created: 04.11.2018, 17:28 PM

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