13° Swiss International Holiday Exhibition | Lugano | October 30-31 - November 1 , 2015

MAYOR’S GREETINGS

The travel has always been instrumental in the education of men and women. When we leave the family’s horizons and reach little known or unknown places, we prepare ourselves to experience not only relax, but also personal and inner growth. Visiting a tourism fair is the preview of a real departure, a moment that allows thoughts and senses to take off and fly towards new places, already feeling satisfyed while waiting. The Canton Ticino has in its DNA the vocation to tourism. It is thus very spontaneous to broaden our views to the beauties of the rest of the world. I therefore welcome all the guests on behalf of the Government of Canton Ticino and wish to all the participants to find here an answer to their desires.
Mr. Marco Borradori
Lord Mayor of the City of Lugano

THE SWISS MARKET

With its very low unemployment rate and its very high level of income per capita, Switzerland has one of the best living standard in Europe. A very interesting market, especially for the tourism industry, thanks to the natural inclination to travel of the Swiss people, given by a high purchasing power and a huge availability of holidays spread all over the year, in low seasons as well. In facts, with an average of 2.5 trips per year (aged older than 15) and with 13 billions CHF spent overall in 2014, the Swiss are the people who have travelled and spent the most abroad in 2014, a trend which is definetely growing thanks to increase (plus 20%) of its already strong spending power in the Euro zone countries.

THE EXHIBITION

The Swiss International Holiday Exhibition, known also as IViaggiatori, is the leading touristic fair in Switzerland, which represents every year new destinations and travel ideas (Luxury travels, Spa&Wellness sector, Adventure travels, Food&Wine tours, etc.) and which aims at becoming the best platform for networking and business between the best of the tourism offer and highly qualified international buyers, through its specialised B2B workshops (Visit Italy, Meeting Luxury, MITM). The Exhibition is indeed a historic and well established event. In 2014 it has recorded more than 40’000 visitors coming from the Italian Switzerland, the German Switzerland and Northern Italy: a very reach visitors base, a unique market thanks to its spending power and inclination to travel.


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5 stars holidays

Exclusive hotels, luxury services, villas and castles, honeymoon travels…an entire area dedicated to luxury travels and to the most exclusive destinations.

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Swiss Tourism Awards and Guests of Honour

international destinations chosen as protagonists for 2014 edition Far dream destinations but also small and near places, far from the common mass tourism routes: gems that the Exhibition Management chooses and select every year for its own visitors

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the best of the Italian tourism

Seaside, mountain, art and culture, but also food, wine, delicatessen and folklore: Italy presents its authentic offer branded by “Visit Italy”.

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Swiss International Spa and Wellness Show

Wellness hotels, health spas, clinique hotels will be protagonists of this area dedicated to travels, wellness, beauty and relax.

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INSTITUTIONAL SEMINAR

Formative and networking event, reserved to the administration of excellent destination from all over the world, which aims at assisting them in the work of international promotion, thanks to the contribution of Swiss and international prestigious scholars and professionals, and at developing important and durable collaborations among the participating institutions.

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Food&wine tasting programme

Gourmet travels, wine tours, agritourism and wine resorts, wine producers and much more for the travellers who are driven by the taste of good cuisine.
A separated area of the Exhibition will be set to host a rich Tasting Programme, where the exhibitors will have the chance to present their products to the audience, as well as to specialised local sellers, through dedicated tasting sessions assisted by experienced sommelier.

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B2B Exhibition

Much business and selected international operatorsbr> This year the Exhibition will propose again a rich and qualified programme of b2b workshops: luxury, MICE, Italian offer will be the topics.

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Solo Travel

A costantly growing trend, insomuch as for its 2014 edition, the International Swiss Holiday Exhibition will dedicate a whole area to this sector, in order to allow all participants to appreciate a variety of travel and tourism solutions specifically targeted on solo travellers.

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ADVENTURE TOURISM AND ECO-TOURISM
Extreme travels and breathtaking destinations but also eco-friendly tours, for those who respect nature and take care of sustainability, environment and ecology.
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THE MAGAZINE IVIAGGIATORI
An important marketing tool towards the 40’000 contacts and visitors of the Exhibition as well as the wider target audience of the Italian Switzerland and the neighboring areas. The Magazine gathers rich editiorial pages and advertisements of destinations and tourism related companies from all over the world, a travel guide which is distributed online to the thousands of subscribers and in 20’000 copies to all the visitors of the Exhibition, as well as in many featured locations in the Italian Switzerland (travel agencies, stations, restaurants and bars, offices, etc.)