Master vacation in the alps pts events jun 2013

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Master vacation in the alps pts events jun 2013

  1. 1. Marsa Kindl-OmuseMarketing Manager NARicarda LindnerRegional Manager AmericasAlex HerrmannDirector Americas
  2. 2. Facts & Travel Tips
  3. 3. Alps
  4. 4. Austria Size of US State ofMaine 8 European Neighbors 9 Federal States Population 8.5 Mio Currency: Euro Official Language:GermanQuick FactsGermany Size of US State ofMontana 9 European Neighbors 16 Federal States Population 81 Mio Currency: Euro Official Language:GermanSwitzerland App. twice the size of theUS State of New Jersey 5 European Neighbors 26 Cantons Population 8 Mio Currency: Swiss Franc Official Languages:German, French, Italian &RomanshEnglish widely spoken in all three countries
  5. 5. Best Times to TravelSummer Season May – SeptemberSpecial Seasons Oct (Wine Harvest) Nov – Dec (Christmas Markets) Jan - Feb (Viennese Ball Season) March (Easter Celebrations)Winter Season December - April
  6. 6. How to Get to the AlpsAustrian Airlines to Vienna: From Washington D.C. (IAD) From New York (JFK) From Chicago (ORD) From Toronto (YYZ)Swiss International Airlines to Zurich: From New York (JFK) (and to Geneva) From Newark (EWR) From Boston (BOS) From Chicago (ORD) From Los Angeles (LAX) From Miami (MIA) From San Francisco (SFO) From Montreal (YUL)Lufthansa to Frankfurt, Düsseldorf, Munich:45,000 seats per week from US to Germany From Boston (BOS) From San Fran (SFO) From Charlotte (CLT) From Washington (IAD) From Chicago (ORD) From Toronto (YYZ) From Dallas (DFW) From Montreal (YUL) From Denver (DEN) From Vancouver (YVR) From Detroit (DTW) From Houston (IAH) From Los Angeles (LAX) From Miami (MIA) From New York (JFK, EWR) From Orlando (MCO) From Philadelphia (PHL) From Seattle (SEA)US Airways, Delta, United and AA also offer service to the Alps.
  7. 7. 2hrsTraveling by Car
  8. 8. Traveling by Train
  9. 9. Our Recommendations
  10. 10. Culture TipsSustainable Architecture Local timber & energy-efficient Bregenzerwald / Vorarlberg www.bergenzerwald.atDirndl Couture From folk wear to haute couture Innsbruck, Salzburg, Salzkammergut, Vienna www.austria.info/dirndlSalzburg Festival One of the world’s music highlights Salzburg City www.salzburgerfestspiele.at/summer
  11. 11. King Ludwig II’s Castles Neuschwanstein Castle Hohenschwangau Castle Linderhof Palace www.schloesser.bayern.deMuseums Lenbachhaus Munich State Gallery Stuttgart Museum of Violin Making MittenwaldCar Experience BMW World, Munich Mercedes Museum, Stuttgart Porsche Museum, Stuttgart www.germany.travel (search “cars”)Culture Tips
  12. 12. Old City Stein am Rhein Medieval old towns famous for itsmagnificent murals. Schaffhausen Region www.schaffhauserland.chTherme Vals Wellness and famous architecture Graubunden region www.therme-vals.chOpen Air Museum Ballenberg About 100 residential and agriculturalbuildings from all over Switzerland Bernese Oberland www.ballenberg.chCulture Tips
  13. 13. Natural WondersNational Park Hohe Tauern Alps’ largest Nature Reserve Mittersill, Salzburg Region www.nationalpark.at/enKrimml Waterfalls Europe’s tallest waterfalls (1250ft), 3 tiers Krimml, Salzburg Region www.wasserfaelle-krimml.atHallstatt Village Ancient salt mining village (7,000 BC),nestled along lake and mountain Hallstatt, Upper Austria Region www.hallstatt.net
  14. 14. Natural WondersZugspitze Germany’s highest peak (10,000 ft.) Striking panoramas over the Alps and glacier www.zugspitze.deSchellenberg Ice Cave Germany’s only developed ice cave, formedby thousands of years of rain and snowmelt Near Berchtesgaden, 1.5 hours southwest ofMunich www.berchtesgadener-land.infoBlack Forest Dense forests and magnificent mountainpeaks, mysterious glacial lakes Delicious cakes and top-notch culinaryexperiences www.blackforest-tourism.com
  15. 15. Natural WondersAletsch Glacier Europe’s largest glacier & UNESCO WorldHeritage Site Bernese Oberland www.jungfraualetsch.ch/en/world-heritage.htmlNational Park Impressive piece of Alpine landscape,with a wealth of flora and fauna. Engadin www.nationalpark.chLavaux Vineyard Terraces The largest contiguous vineyard region &UNESCO World Heritage Site Lake Geneva Region www.lavaux-unesco.ch/en
  16. 16. Culinary TipsVia Culinaria 7 culinary paths, individual itinerary Salzburg Region www.via-culinaria.comStanz – Distilling Village Top-quality Schnapps made in a quaint village Village of Stanz / Tirol www.tirolwest.at/xxl/en/stanz5* Arlberg Hospiz Brotherhood of St. Christoph 1386, winecellar started 620 years ago St.Christoph in the Arlberg/Tirol www.arlberghospiz.at
  17. 17. Culinary TipsBaiersbronn Culinary stronghold 1.5 hours south ofHeidelberg: 3 Michelin-star rated restaurants Guided culinary hiking tours focusing onfood, herbs, beer or schnapps www.baiersbronn.deMunich 11 Michelin star rated restaurants Variety of cuisines including local produce Chefs transform traditional food to gourmetexperiences www.muenchen.deSeehotel Überfahrt 1 hour south of Munich at Lake Tegernsee 2 Michelin stars & cooking classes in English www.seehotel-ueberfahrt.com
  18. 18. Culinary TipsKornhauskeller Bern Bernese High Baroque style restaurant Bern city www.myswitzerland.com/en/historic-kornhauskeller-bern.htmlLa Maison du Gruyères delicious and versatile cheese from westernSwitzerland Fribourg Region www.lamaisondugruyere.chGrotto Pozzasc Taste the typical polenta in that idyllic Ticino inn Ticino Region www.myswitzerland.com/en/grotto-pozzasc.html
  19. 19. Luxury Hotels5*S Interalpen-Hotel Tyrol Seefeld (30 min to Innsbruck) Leading Hotel of the World www.interalpen-tyrol.com5* Schloss Fuschl Resort & Spa Hof bei Salzburg (15 min to Salzburg) Luxury Collection www.schlossfuschlsalzburg.com5* Grand Tirolia Ski & Spa Resort Kitzbühel Kitzbühel (1hr to Innsbruck, 1.5hrs toSalzburg) Small Luxury Hotel of the World www.grand-tirolia.com
  20. 20. Luxury HotelsMunich 11 five-star hotels incl. famous “Bayerischer Hof” International brands and traditional Bavarianstyle accommodation www.muenchen.deReindl’s Partenkirchner Hof In the heart of Garmisch-Partenkirchen Authentic Bavarian style paired with luxuryservice and facilities www.reindls.deSouth-West Germany Baden-Baden: 3 five-star hotels Spa Eldoradoand gateway to the Black Forest Baiersbronn: 3 five-star hotels Culinary Gem www.tourism-bw.com
  21. 21. Luxury Hotels5* Resort Collina D’Oro In Lugano Healing Hotels of the World www.resortcollinadoro.com5* Beau Rivage Palace In Lausanne Leading Hotels of the World www.brp.ch5* Hotel Park Weggis In Weggis near Lucerne Relais & Chateau www.parkweggis.ch
  22. 22. Newsworthy
  23. 23. New Flight Service Chicago to Vienna 5 flights a week operated with Boeing 767 VO* OS 066; code share: UA6740 New full-flat seats in Business Class www.austrian.comAustria5* Hotel Boom in Vienna Ritz Carlton Vienna – Opened Fall 2012 Sans Souci – Opened Q1 2013 Palais Hansen Kempinski - Opened Q1 2013 Park Hyatt - Opening 2014 www.vienna.infoThird Friendliest Country in Europe The Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Report2013 by the World Economic Forum 140 countries surveyed
  24. 24. GermanyRichard Wagner’s 200th birthday Germany and Bayreuth celebrate Bayreuth Festival: Jul 25-Aug 27, 2013 www.bayreuther-festspiele.deMunich Airport VIP wing Exclusive VIP car/limousine access VIP SUITES - individual and conference Separate security screening, passport controland customs clearance / VAT refunds www.munich-airport.deGermany’s TOP100 App Rated by 46,000 tourists:1. Neuschwanstein Castle2. Europa-Park, Rust3. Cologne Cathedral www.germany.travel/top100
  25. 25. SwitzerlandNew openings 4 & 5* Hotels 4* InterContinental Resort & Spa in Davos –Opening Dec 2013 5* The Alpina Gstaad – Opened Dec 2012 4* Sheraton Zurich Hotel - Opening 2014New double-deck cable car to Mt Stanserhorn Lake Lucerne Region 2 cabins and open upper deck Capacity: 90 persons www.stanserhorn.ch/en/Launch of new E-learning Program For agents based in the US and Canada In collaboration with Travel Agent Academy Available August 1st, the Swiss National Day Gold-level and Platinum-level
  26. 26. www.austria.infowww.germany.travelww.myswitzerland.com

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