Thursday, 5 March 2015

Switzerland - a raw deal?

Is Switzerland getting a raw deal following the unlashing of the franc earlier this year? It looked then as if tourism to the country might be devastated. But the upsurge in the currency has subsided. It's value against the £ today is almost exactly the same as on the same day last year. 
The Swiss resort of Laax
None of this is to pretend that the country is a particularly cheap option - but it's worth checking out some of the late season deals which have been launched in an effort to counter the perception that removing the link with the euro has pushed it out out of sight - discounts in Crans Montana and Verbier reported in news elsewhere on this site for example. As Craig Burton, CEO of Ski Solutions, notes: "The Swiss exchange rate is sat at the same level today as it was sat season. Coupled with some aggressive offers from tour operators and resorts to get skiers back this is making the country extremely appealing.

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