Vines suffered – but the wine is very good! LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND – The weather catastrophes in 2013 left a strong mark on canton Vaud’s vineyards, and now we have the statistics from the canton to prove it. Only 21 million litres of wine were made, a 28 percent drop compared to the average for the […]
BERN, SWITZERLAND – Swiss tourism figures showed some unusual developments in November 2013, with Italy showing the strongest growth, with overnight stays up 14 percent, France up 8.2 percent and Spain up 14 percent. Italy led the way with the largest overall increase in visitors, but European visits to Switzerland as a whole rose 2.9 […]
Men are becoming more sensible drivers more rapidly Women 18-24, en route to work, are most at risk GENEVA / BERN, SWITZERLAND – Working women who drive are at their worst on the road between 07:00 and 08:00, particularly women ages 18 to 24, show figures pubished 9 January by the Suva, Swiss obligatory accident […]
Ski lifts will bounce back in 2013 due to high demand for day passes BERN, SWITZERLAND – The high Swiss franc continues to hurt the Swiss tourism industry, but the worst may be behind it, a key new forecast indicates. Bakbasel, an economic research group, and Seco, the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs, expect […]
But the most startling language statistic is that English at work was measured clearly for the first time and 16.5 percent of people say they use English regularly at work: 739,000 people out of a working population of 6.52 million.