Wednesday, July 30, 2014

TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards 2014: Zermatt and Saas-Fee are the Favourite Destinations in Switzerland

In the recent Travellers’ Choice Awards 2014, Zermatt and Saas-Fee came in top among Swiss destinations. In addition, Zermatt is the only Swiss resort that made it into the top 20 among European destinations.
According to the annual ranking by TripAdvisor, the popular travel site, the Zermatt-Matterhorn destination ranks 19th among the European destinations. For the first time this year, TripAdvisor also provided a Swiss ranking with Zermatt and Saas-Fee in first and second place respectively.
For the sixth time, TripAdvisor has been awarding the annual Travellers’ Choice Awards to top destinations all over the world, based on millions of evaluations and opinions of TripAdvisor travellers.
Daniel Luggen, Director of Tourism in Zermatt, is pleased with the ranking: "Taking the feedback of our guests very seriously, we feel all the more honoured to have won several awards. The ranking shows that Zermatt is viewed as an attractive destination".
In 2012 Saas-Fee / Saastal was voted Best Swiss ski Resort. Internationally it was even voted to second rank out of 55 top ski destinations in Austria, Germany, Italy, France and Switzerland. In terms of snow reliability, slope preparation and cosiness, Saas-Fee / Saastal hit top status. Together with Aletsch Arena and Zermatt, 3 of the first 5 ranks are taken by valaisian destinations.
"About 70% of all ski slopes in Saas-Fee are guaranteed for snow", says Rainer Flaig, CEO of the Saas-Fee cableways. The top rank in snow security is due to the unique glacier area and the unmatched height of the area, which is offering fun in the snow up to a height of 3,600 meters altitude. Above this, Saas-Fee cableways invested strongly into the artificial snow production over the last years.
"The Travellers’ Choice Awards inspire our travellers. The award winners are must-visits", says Pia Schratzenstaller, press officer for TripAdvisor Switzerland. Referring to the new Switzerland ranking, she says: "With its idyllic mountain areas and regional cuisine, Switzerland attracts travellers who look for a relaxing holiday. This is reflected in the ranking".

Swiss Top 10

1. Zermatt
2. Saas-Fee
3. Zurich
4. Grindelwald
5. Pontresina
6. Mürren
7. Geneva
8. Arosa
9. Lucerne
10. Verbier

1 comment:

Reto Bumann hotelbristolsaasfeech said...

Ski in & Ski out Hotel Saas-Fee

the Hotel is situated opposite the Ski and Snowboard meeting point the Ice Hockey and Curling Rink only 1 minute away from the lifts and 2 minutes from the cable cars.

All double rooms and family suites face south, feature a balcony and offer superb free mountain views.

Bedrooms are comfortable and renovated to high standards.
Well known for a excellent cuisine and a good selected
wine-list in a pleasant atmosphere.

Wireless Wi-Fi is available and free of charge in all the rooms.