Restrictions for travel from and to Switzerland have been removed to a large extent. Low infection rates and progres made in vaccinations have allowed to open shops,restaurants, bars to a large extent. Cultural, sports and other events are again possible with relevant safety concepts. Basic safety measures like masks at all publicly accessible facilities, public transportation etc. remain in place.
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The planned USA Roadshow for September 2020 had to be cancelled due to the problems resulting of the Corona pandemics.
Swiss arrivals in the U.S. continued to grow with increase of 4.9 percent in 2018 over the prevous year. The 474'550 arrivals in 2019 resulted in another slight increase over 2018 with 463'139 arrivals.
The Visit USA Seminar 2020 was held in an upbeat mood with an impressive presence of US destinations and their representations in Europe. The many interesting workshops were particularely apreciated. Utah was featured for the first time, one of the most popular states of Swiss tourists. The US Embassy's Deputy Chief of Mission, Mrs. Eva Weigold-Schulz opened the event with a heartfelt invitation to visit her country.
The General Assembly Meeting of the Visit USA Committee, Switzerland was attended by 30 industry representatives from Germany (DACH members) and Switzerland. The Executive Board was extended to eight members to represent a broader industry crosscut. Kenny Prevost, Hotelplan and Marcel Gehring, Knecht Reisen were replaced by Olivier Eck resp. Michael Boetschi. Budget and promotional programs were approved by the members.