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Diethelm Travel and Tourasia merge Asia operations

Tourasia Roemer – the largest tour operator in Switzerland specializing in travel to Asia – and Zurich-based Diethelm Travel Holding are merging their Asian destination management operations. The deal creates one of the largest destination management companies in Southeast Asia, with more than 500 staff in 13 countries and a combined annual turnover of USD 90 million. From mid-September Stephan Roemer, founder and Managing Director of Tourasia, takes over the post of CEO with responsibility for all operational activities headquartered in Bangkok.

Start-Ups from the USA, India, Poland and the Netherlands win WTFL "Start-Up Innovation Award»
World Tourism Forum Lucerne,

At the 5th World Tourism Forum Lucerne in early May, Tastemakers Africa (USA), Global Himalayan Expedition (India), Hello Here (Poland) and Bidroom (Netherlands) beat a combined total of 170 competing young enterprises to win the "Start-Up Innovation Award 2017" in their four categories. The competition was held within the framework of the Forum's first “Start-Up Innovation Camp”.

Innovation and ideal directions for the future at the 5th World Tourism Forum Lucerne
World Tourism Forum Lucerne,

The 5th World Tourism Forum Lucerne has closed in a spirit of optimism at the end of the inspiring two-day event in the central Swiss city, attended by 500 participants connected with the international travel and tourism industry. The overriding opinion amongst participants is that whilst there are significant challenges to overcome, the industry is adapting to embrace a future full of opportunity.

World Tourism Forum Lucerne and Deutsche Hospitality team up on New Generation focus
World Tourism Forum Lucerne,

As part of the 2017 "Next Generation Competition", international tourism CEOs and their young top talents will meet up in central Switzerland in May with other leading like-minded professionals from the industry. The global gathering will take place on the eve of the 5th World Tourism Forum Lucerne. The aim (in cooperation with Next Generation partner Deutsche Hospitality) is to encourage multi-generational cross-sectorial exchange and lay a firm career foundation for the next generation of senior managers.

Radisson Blu Hotel to open in Geneva
Radisson Hotel Group,

The Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the fastest growing hotel companies in the world and a member of Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, is pleased to announce the signing of the Radisson Blu Hotel, Geneva in Switzerland. Four Swiss Radisson Blu hotels are already in operation at Zurich Airport, Basel, Lucerne and St. Gallen. Late 2016 also saw a Radisson Blu topping out ceremony in the Alpine resort of Andermatt.

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