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Saudi Arabia is the first among GCC in terms of the flow of tourists to Switzerland

Saudi Arabia: Wednesday, February 15 - 2012 @ 09:16

The delegation met with Saudi Arabia representatives of tourism companies and travel, in the framework of a workshop organized by the Switzerland Tourism (ST). And the ways of mutual cooperation were discussed, which would increase the number of Saudi tourists to Switzerland.

According to statistics, published by Switzerland tourism (ST), that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia occupies the first rank among the Gulf countries (GCC), where the number of tourists coming to Switzerland, special statistics shown in the year 2011 to the rise the proportion of Gulf tourists coming about 7.0% (126,360 tourists).

And these statistics indicated that, in addition, to the increase in the number of Gulf tourists, Gulf citizens generally spend 530 Swiss francs per day, and the citizens of GCC countries, occupies the first position in terms of the amount of daily expenditure compared with the world’s tourists rank.

And raising the continued growth in the number of tourists coming to Switzerland from the Gulf countries will be assumed by Switzerland tourism (ST) towards the Gulf tourism market, which leads to increased activities in the GCC countries through its office in Dubai, which continues its duties in this area since 2003.

The Switzerland tourism (ST) recorded the phenomenal growth, despite the global recession, especially after Switzerland became part of the Schengen Agreement, which means that the traveler, who gets a Schengen visa can move to Switzerland without having to obtain a visa extra to enter Switzerland. Making it more easily, and for travelers to travel to most parts of Europe, in a single entry visa.

The partners of Switzerland tourism (ST) note to the importance of the Gulf market, and those partners continuously strive to provide renewed tourism offers that aimed to achieve the promotion of Gulf tourism market, We do not forget of course, to refer to several tourism options which are also adopted during the last years, and represented by the private family offers, and free travel tickets by train, which include children up to age 16 years. As well as providing free transportation services, including fixed lines.

Fascinating geographical privacy is not limited, which wrapped Switzerland by spectacular natural splendor, represented by a mixture field of flowers, rivers and fertility of lakes, that guarded by shrubs in boasting and pride in specific structure and lovely memories stand proud on the heritage of the old time-honored, nation. Also, It is not also just shows to promote the finest chocolate and cheese, which has no parallel in any place to and desire of people coming from any place, or the most experienced manufacturer in the world of different luxury, forms and method of watches, that embrace memory forever, which cannot be eliminated by factors of time terrain, but hardly goes far beyond abstract, to most deeper and more prominent in the self. The convergence of Lakes Geneva, Constance and Maggiore – spread and intervened in the French, Austrian, German and Italian border is a remarkable model for cultural convergence in all its effects and interactions. This helps to generate country to integrate civilizations and cultures in harmony and cooperation that can not be found even in dreams.

Switzerland is a classic unity as a modern state in the European continent of which different lingual way, cooking, planning and music played a key role in the creation of Swiss culture in different parts of the country such as the areas of Basel and Zurich and Geneva and the king of all mountains “Matterhorn” which is easy to access quickly through the glaciers. The regions such as the Jungfraujoch, and Gornergrat, Mount Titlis and of the Schilthorn summit built on top 3,000 meters above sea level. Now expanding the restaurant, hotel is performed, in addition, to meet and home entertainment for travelers from all over the world. There are significant offers for families and children as well as couples who want to spend their honeymoon in these amazing places.

To ensure high standards of comfort for travelers, Switzerland Tourism’s website was launched to assist the reservation through a database of more than 13,000 hotels, apartments, train tickets, and to promote travelers transport from all over the world and to all the cities of Switzerland. Zurich airport considered as a meeting point, with a wide network of aviation, which include 120 destinations all over the world,. And to enjoy the visitor to Switzerland with one of the best roads and the railway in the world to cover you all parts of the beauty drawn by chanting nature including the fascinating foothills of the Alps that actually prove that Switzerland is certainly the essence of multicultural Europe’s, and unique design for the convergence and coordination of civilizations.

In addition to the hotels, there are many apartments in Switzerland, which a suitable place to spend leisure time, and having a visit to companies in the tourist groups in competitive price to spend family holidays. There is an excellent opportunity for young travelers, who spent their honeymoon, and relax in a sense of calm and Romance occasionally to find similar place any other spot in the world. Even summer visitors who want to practice and walking will find dedicated places to practice their hobbies.

It should be noted, that the fact these wonders of the beautiful mountainous passages, which increase the opportunities for hiking, biking, golfing, and international experience gained by various methods by eating in different traditions, and overlapping cultures experienced amidst attractive nightlife, that create unique cultural pot of which all neighboring cultures melted in specific remarkable structure in the heart of Europe. Even it is one country, but it’s a combination of unified cultures, so it brings forth single point and a plan to be imitated for the modern state.

There is also a website in Arabic language, including full details and knowledge about tourism in Switzerland, in addition to, useful information for visitors coming from the Arab countries: myswitzerland.com

As for those who will support the workshops this year, they include the Switzerland tourism, and the Swiss Travel system, and Zurich Airport, as well as tourist destinations that are represented in both Geneva and Zurich, Lausanne, Interlaken and Lucerne and the Lake Geneva and Montreux Vivier and Ticino and St. Moritz and the mountain Matterhorn Zermatt and Bern, in addition to Bucherer Stores.

Switzerland Tourism (ST) is a federal public corporation established in 1994 and comprised 13 representatives from the tourism sector. Switzerland Tourism (ST) employs about 220 staff in 28 countries. Alongside Switzerland.

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