Geneva, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – Geneva’s Cointrin Airport has been recreating its food offer as part of a major programme of renovation and expansion. Wednesday night the Altitude restaurant, for which a new floor was added to the airport building, held its grand opening. Chief marketing officer for SSP, the international company charged with managing the […]
Archives for January 2009
Know your Swiss wines: Ticino
Title: Know your Swiss wines: Ticino Location: Lutry, Grand Caveau du Singe Vert Link out: Click here Description: Tasting session with Vini Rovio Ronco, one of Ticino’s top producers (Ellen Wallace, GL editor and wine blogger, will join the group) Start Time: 15:00 Date: 31 Jan 2009 End Time: 17:30
Swiss drivers’ license suspensions rise – more speeding, distractions, less drink
Bern, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – The number of drivers’ licenses suspended rose in Switzerland in 2008, up to 74,326, an increase of 2,275 compared to 2007. Suspensions ranged from one to three months in 70% of cases to indefinite suspensions for 15% of the licenses taken by the police.
Deadline looms for 2009 autoroute stickers on cars
Updated 10:50 Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – The last day you can get away with driving on Swiss autoroutes with a 2008 sticker is Saturday, 31 January. The new obligatory autoroute tax stickers, purple with “09” in yellow, are on sale for CHF40 at Swiss post offices. They are valid until 31 January 2010.
Lonely Planet loves Zurich
Zurich, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – Lonely Planet travel guides have included Zurich in their latest pick of 10 favourite cities around the world. The guides call Zurich the “most outrageous” of Switzerland’s cities (Geneva is the most “cosmopolitan”). Down with the stuffy old too-clean banking centre image, up with the “proudly party heavy by night” face […]