Geneva, the cosmopolitan and fascinating city of Switzerland, has been named “Europe’s Leading City Break Destination 2014” at the World Travel Awards (WTA).
Ideally located in the heart of Europe, Geneva is the perfect gateway to Switzerland. It not only has one of the country’s most spectacular landscapes but it is famed for its exceptional quality of life. The city knows how to welcome guests with great activities, ultimate shopping experiences as well as Switzerland’s most refined dining venues. Regarded as the birthplace of haute horlogerie, with more than four centuries of watchmaking experience, the city has always been synonymous with excellence and unparalleled craftsmanship.
With its magnificent location on the banks of Lake Geneva and close to the Alps, Geneva is extremely accessible, being well served by air and land. Its hotel offering is exceptional and particularly attractive at weekends. Once there, the visitor can take advantage of a great many innovative and tailored services to make them comfortable during their stay: free public transport, customized tours, a guide of recommended places to visit, including one tailored specifically by and for women and the Geneva Pass (available online), offering a host of free and discounted activities – to name but a few. The attention paid toward visitor satisfaction has enabled Geneva to stand out as a destination from other cities and win Europe’s Leading City Break Destination award for the second consecutive year.
Geneva has just been voted Europe's Leading City Break Destination for the third time at the prestigious World Travel Awards 2017. Known as the Oscars for the tourism industry, Geneva’s natural attractions, tourism offer and digital expertise stood out amongst the fierce competition for the highly acclaimed accolade.
The MICE Achievement Award is an award which is given to people in the MICE industry who have had a significant influence on the sector as a whole and have achieved outstanding results in their field of business.
Anja Loetscher was chosen - read the official Jury Statement: “The prize-winner consequently restructured a Convention Bureau to use modern working methodology and structured international marketing in a manner oriented around clusters. Under her leadership, the
Convention Bureau has developed into one of the leading Geneva Convention Bureaus in Europe, and now has 11 employees. Her professional life is characterised by: operation and cooperation, recognition and action, as well as ensuring the continuation of success in the face of constant change.”
The LTG awards identify the best hotels and accommodation options throughout the continent with its criterion focused on innovation, design, rooms and facilities, gastronomic achievements, service excellence, use of technology, sustainable development, marketing & branding, employee satisfaction, and location.
Geneva is a city that boasts history and unique activities for families and couples travelling from all over the world. Luxury Travel Guide chose Fondation Genève Tourisme & Congrès for providing an open insight into a city known for beautiful landscapes such as the Flower Clock, and for exhibiting ideas to guests such as the Geneva Tour Cruise.
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“We considered dozens of sites from around the world and decided to cap this list at 25. Like our 2016 list, our 2017 list also prioritizes websites with the best user experience overall, especially on mobile; the most modern modular layout, seamless navigation and impactful visuals, and the most nuanced multi-format storytelling.
A fourth, more subjective criteria, involved how all of the above work together to make you want to go visit the destination, and more importantly, actually use the website to research the entire travel experience.”
Geneva Tourism: With an emphasis on its arts scene and museums, Geneva also conveniently lays out different tabs, such as “budget,” “luxury” or “off the beaten track.” for travelers to click on to help them plan their trip.