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Advice

Take Your Time Booking Hotels Online

Worldwide, 25/02/2019

Simple, clear and uncomplicated - in recent years ever more Swiss travellers are booking hotel rooms online using platforms such as booking.com or expedia.com. However, there are risks involved. While a room may look good in the pictures and the (currently) low price my be irresistible, serious deficiencies may surface once you arrive... Beyond cleanliness, service or adequate facilities, the hotel neighbourhood might hold unpleasant surprises: high crime rates, large numbers of homeless people or aggressive drug addicts are hardly the ideal conditions for a relaxing and safe stay abroad.

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Beware of Scams

5 Frequent Scams Abroad – and How You Can Protect Yourself

Worldwide, 12/02/2019

Whether travelling or emigrating, a stay in a foreign country is exciting and broadens your horizons. But the adventure can end badly: wherever you find visitors, scammers aren’t far away. Don’t let your stay be spoiled, be prepared. We present you 5 common scams found worldwide and how you can protect yourself.

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Hotspot report

South Africa at the Crossroads: How Expropriations of White Farmers Could Threaten Political Stability

South Africa, 12/12/2018

Stunning scenery, breath-taking wildlife, vibrant cities – South Africa is one of the most popular destinations for Swiss tourists and emigrants. However, we increasingly receive alarming reports of violence, unemployment and a threatening wave of expropriations. What is happening in South Africa? How safe is it?

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Swiss Success Stories

From Dream Farm in Switzerland to Dream Resort in Indonesia

Indonesia, 28/11/2018

Indonesia, land of the 17,500 islands. One of them is Pulau Pef, a small, exotic and nearly un-touched paradise in the middle of nowhere. Against all odds, Maya Hadorn managed to build up a successful diving resort here, out of all places. Learn more about the unlikely story of an inspir-ing woman.

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Hotspot report

Nicaragua: A Country Plunged into Chaos

Nicaragua, 25/09/2018

Mass protests, street battles, and human rights violations: what began as a peaceful protest against planned pension reforms by the government of Daniel Ortega was brutally broken up by Nicaraguan security forces, triggering a fatal spiral of violence that has led to the deaths of over 300 people. There is currently no sign of the situation stabilizing.

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