Overnight stays in Switzerland drop to 4.1-M in August

October 7, 2015 by · Comments Off on Overnight stays in Switzerland drop to 4.1-M in August 

GENEVA, Oct. 6 — The Swiss Federal Statistical Office (FSO) indicated Monday that the number of overnight stays registered by the Swiss hotel industry dropped to 4.1 million in August 2015, down 152,000 compared to the same period last year.

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'Flavors of Dumaguete' showcase marks World Tourism Day

September 29, 2015 by · Comments Off on 'Flavors of Dumaguete' showcase marks World Tourism Day 

DUMAGUETE CITY, Sept. 28 — A showcase of all the culinary extravagance in the city and exchange of knowledge between HRM (hotel and restaurant) and tourism students was witnessed in a one-day activity dubbed as the “Flavors of Dumaguete” in celebration of the World Tourism Day on Sunday.

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Up to 1,700 Swiss patients die each year from medical mistakes

September 16, 2015 by · Comments Off on Up to 1,700 Swiss patients die each year from medical mistakes 

GENEVA, Sept. 15 — The Swiss Patient Safety Foundation launched on Monday a week-long campaign to sensitize professionals and patients about patient safety as the country sees between 700 and 1,700 patients die every year because of medical mistakes.

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No special trains launched for Chinese tourists in Swiss hotspot

September 2, 2015 by · Comments Off on No special trains launched for Chinese tourists in Swiss hotspot 

GENEVA, Sept. 1 — Recent media reports stating that special trains were launched to cater to Chinese tourists visiting Mount Rigi in central Switzerland were "incorrect," Rigi Bahnen AG's head of services and CFO Marcel Waldis told Xinhua Monday.

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Swiss economic output up 0.2 pct in Q2

August 29, 2015 by · Comments Off on Swiss economic output up 0.2 pct in Q2 

GENEVA, Aug. 28 — The Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) indicated Friday that Switzerland's real gross domestic product (GDP) increased by 0.2 percent in this year' s second quarter relative to the first three months of 2015.

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Alcohol consumption in Switzerland declines

August 12, 2015 by · Comments Off on Alcohol consumption in Switzerland declines 

GENEVA, Aug. 11 — A report published by the Swiss Alcohol Board (SAB) on Monday revealed that on average 8.1 liters of pure alcohol were consumed per person over the course of 2014 in Switzerland, down from 8.3 liters two years ago.

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Israel's Netanyahu urges world to prevent resolution of Iran's nuclear issue

June 17, 2015 by · Comments Off on Israel's Netanyahu urges world to prevent resolution of Iran's nuclear issue 

TEHRAN, June 16 — During a meeting with Cyprus’ President Nico Anastasiades on Monday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged the international community to prevent peaceful resolution of Iran's nuclear issue.

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Swiss authorities crackdown on illegal injection of fresh cells from sheep placentae

April 17, 2015 by · Comments Off on Swiss authorities crackdown on illegal injection of fresh cells from sheep placentae 

By Christopher Woodburn

GENEVA, April 17 (PNA/Xinhua) — The Swiss Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) will enhance its efforts to suppress the illegal use of fresh cell therapy in Switzerland, officials told Xinhua on Thursday.

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Swiss 2015 tourism figures on rise: report

April 9, 2015 by · Comments Off on Swiss 2015 tourism figures on rise: report 

GENEVA, April 9 — According to figures released by the Federal Statistical Office (FSO) on Wednesday, 3.1 million overnights hotel stays were registered in Switzerland during February 2015, marking a 6 percent increase compared to February 2014.

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Tennis veteran Hingis joins Swiss team for Rio Olympic ticket

April 9, 2015 by · Comments Off on Tennis veteran Hingis joins Swiss team for Rio Olympic ticket 

GENEVA, April 8 — Tennis veteran Martina Hingis, the five-time Grand Slam women's singles winner, has rejoined Swiss Fed Cup team after 17 years absence to help the squad qualify for Rio Olympics.

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