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The Visit USA Committee is a non - profit Trade Association of destinations, industry partners and individuals
with the goal of promoting travel and tourism to the United States of America.


Swiss arrivals to the US

Swiss travel to the US shows clear signs of recovery. From January to April 2022 a total of 72'221 took the trip across the Atlantic as opposed to 56'084 for all of 2021. April, in particular, appears to be a source of growing optimism with 35'770 arrivals.


Swiss Corona Update

Corona related restrictions have all been abolished effective May 2, 2022. Wordwide arrivals, resp. immigration is again possible based on the pre-pandemics laws and regulations. Please note that medical institutions as well as communities, hotels, restaurants etc. may apply the use of face masks if deemed appropriate.


Record attendance at USA Raodshow 2022

The popular Visit USA Roadshow attracted 2022 a record number of 260 travel professionals from April 4 - 7 in the six Swiss cities St. Gallen, Zurich, Basel, Lucerne, Bern, Lausanne. The high attendance is proof of the attractive potential of the travel destination USA on the Swiss market. See attached list of partners/exhibitors


Newly elected Board Members

The Visit USA Committee elected the following new members in its board. Michael Boetschi of go2travel GmbH and Fabio di Canio of Hotelplan replacing Olivier Eck. Reto Schneider of UA and Timo Swoboda of Kuoni/DER Reisen will share the position of the Committee Vice Chair


The Swiss Economy & The Travel Trade - Outlook

In a nutshell - Most Corona related restrictions are about to be abolished as relevant hospitalizations keep droping although the rate of Omikron infections remains at a high level as per today. This applies also to tourists entering Switzerland. The economy continues to pick-up speed. Exports in 2021 exceeded the 2019 record figures. The inflation fluctuates at about 1.5% as a result of the strength of the local currency which compensates the imported inflationary presssure.


Webinars - VUSA Committee Switzerland

The Visit USA Committee Switzerland, based on feedback from a selection of tour operators and travel agencies, decided to refrain from the organization of webinars at this time. The trade complains about an (quote) overwelming wave of webinars from around the world consuming valuable time needed to cope with more important challenges. The willingness to actively participate is, as a result, very limited.


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  22.11.2019  General Assembly Meeting November 21, 2019  |  Read...
  31.01.2019  Successfull New VUSA Format  |  Read...
  17.03.2018  Successfull USA Roadshow 2018  |  Read...
  18.08.2004  Strong Swiss Franvc makes US again affordable  |  Read...

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