Experience Report - The Hybrid Group

Statement by Amie K Devine (October 2013):

I took part in the 2013 Swiss Travel Mart in Berne, Switzerland - which turned out to be a real stroke of luck. The timing could have not been better, for my client had just booked an incentive group with 200 participants at the Dolder Hotel in Zurich.

After I received all the necessary information about Switzerland and the STM, my contact persons, Caroline and Virginie, from the Switzerland Convention & Incentive Bureau helped me narrow down the choice as regards excursions, tips and framework conditions for the incentive group. I also had the opportunity to spend some time with Reto Kleeb, from Zurich Tourism. Reto showed me all the really special venues and restaurants in Zurich in less than two hours. During this time, I made all kinds of new discoveries and noted  two or three restaurants that would be particularly suitable for smaller groups.

Our event at the Dolder Grand is now over – and it was a great experience for everyone involved. The participants were enthralled with everything, from the friendly staff to the spectacular view. The magnificent location of the Dolder Grand was a real selling point for our client.

The easy access from and to the airport makes Zurich a fantastic destination, with excellent transportation links and countless one-of-a-kind localities. The group was also very impressed with Swisscom’s 24/7 Internet access.

With the help of the Switzerland Convention & Incentive Bureau and Zurich Tourism, I was able to ensure that my group had an unforgettable experience, which I am sure they will remember for a long time to come!”

Amie K Devine (October 2013)