Director MICE, Atlas Travel Meetings & Incentives (February 2020) Jennifer Murphy:
Davos Klosters is a truly special destination for meetings and incentive groups...from the moment we arrived in Zurich, we were impressed with how everything ran smoothly thanks to our partners at Swiss Airlines, Alpine Adventures and the Hilton Garden Inn Davos. The beautiful scenery and amazing ski conditions made it easy to have a great time!
Check out my article from the Switzerland Travel Mart in Oct. 2019.
VP of Sales, JNR Inc. (October 2019) Kim Hester:
The program in Montreux was STELLAR!!! Everyone raved about it and the surveys were sky high. Our DMC and their team did their usual fabulous job and we were so happy with the way everything went. We had near perfect weather which made everything just that much nicer. Our day on the glacier was amazing, as were our days in Gruyere and Lavaux. We did evening events at Chateau Chillon and the Olympic Museum and both were outstanding. And the Fairmont did a super job – great staff there. Can’t wait to return with another program!!!
Senior Director of Next Level Performance (August 2019) Leigh Wilkins:
If you ever wondered if Switzerland should be on your bucket list or your client’s bucket list, don’t think any longer, just add it to the top of the list! I’ve unexpectedly fallen in love with Switzerland!
Switzerland is a wonderful destination for an incentive program. It is by far one of the best places to partner with your hotel and DMC partners for program success. Our recent program at the Beau Rivage in Lausanne was amazing. All of our contacts were professional, friendly, and easy to work with, providing above and beyond service with precision.
Our DMC helped us execute a program that was exceptional in every way. The program exceeded our guests’ expectations.
I would like to give a shout out to the team at the Switzerland Convention and Incentive Bureau! They helped guide us all along the way. Thank you so much!
Switzerland has it all from an incentive perspective, and as an individual traveler. It offers interesting excursions, beautiful clean cities, breath-taking scenery, and a train system that not only is clean but runs with precision timing. It was an amazing way to see the country-side, and easy to travel by train with 140 program attendees. On my post extension trip, it was so easy to navigate. It was a delightful way to travel.
Our Swiss partners worked with us during the whole process to make sure this program was a complete success with ease, precision, and grace. I can’t wait to go back and explore more of Switzerland!
Vice President of Holiday Tours & Travel, Malaysia (October 2018) Khor Chew Hong:
First incentive trip from South-East Asia on public transport. Instead of a tour bus, the group travelled only by public transport.
“We saw so much more than we would have on the bus and were also more flexible in our time planning. A train journey offers more possibilities for bringing variety and fun into the journey. It is so much better for interaction, as you can play cards or talk to others in the group. The punctuality and comfort of public transport in Switzerland helps make it one of the best in the world. The Swiss Travel Pass also proved to be the best ticket choice. "
Regional VP, Experient, participant of 14th Switzerland Meeting Trophy (June 2018) Mike Smith:
“The refined professionalism and support I received from the Switzerland CVB brought me comfort, confidence and a truly transformational experience. From SWISS, to the amazing venues and unique accommodations, to the local culinary brilliance, to the various means of safe public transportation…all world-class! My experience truly exceeded expectations. Switzerland is a multilingual country where ideological harmony meets synchronised precision. It’s a perfectly balanced blend of old world tradition with technology and innovation. A place where health and wellness meets wonderment and diversity thrives with inclusion. Switzerland is a must when considering an international destination."
Sr. Event Manager, Innovative Captive Strategies, Montreux Incentive (June 2018) Sarah Hall:
“We hosted our program at the Fairmont Montreux Palace and everything was incredibly smooth. The group had dinner on property 2 nights, and 1 night at Aigle castle. We did a boat excursion to 3 wineries during the day which was the highlight for many. We choose Switzerland for accessibility, safety and the stunning views with many activity and dinner options. We will definitely propose Switzerland to our other 15 insurance companies."
Sr. Event Purchasing Manager, One10, Zermatt Incentive (January 2018) Jane Howe:
“It was a great success despite the avalanche issue just prior to traveling. Our client was quite nervous about the conditions but it ended up being OK. There were a couple of activities that were cancelled due to conditions but the overall beauty of the heavy snowfall and brilliant sunshine made it very special.Mont Cervinwas absolutely terrific to work with and the guests really enjoyed their stay. Overall, a wonderful program in a great destination!"
Experiences Manager, Michelin North America, Product Launch, (August and October 2017) Ryan:
“We had an amazing experience with our event in Switzerland. The Ovation team (Rutger and Renato) were impeccable and so helpful in every way. They really worked tirelessly to ensure our event was successful. It goes without saying that the country of Switzerland has a majestic beauty, matched by no other place in the world. Our guests were blown away by their experience, and we hope to do more in the future! Thanks, Ryan"
Meeting/Event Planner & Manager of Operations, SMI Travel, Inc. (2016) Liz Vulgamore:
“We recently had an Incentive Group staying in Lucerne. The entire trip was a huge hit; everybody had a fabulous time in this beautiful country! The DMC's incentive team worked with me every step of the way to make the entire program an outstanding experience. I would use them in a heartbeat again! The group stayed at the Palace Hotel, located on the border of the lake. The hotel team was spot on in every detail. Our day trips to Mount Titlis, Mt. Schilthorn, Bern with a stopover at Kambly were spectacular for all senses. As to the farewell event, I can highly recommend Château Gütsch as a location - it is absolutely stunning and a true culinary delight. It was the most organized and responsive restaurant staff and impressive event location I have witnessed in a long time. Everyone had a fabulous time in Switzerland and loved it."