Swiss Tourism to celebrate 2013 as year of ‘Living Traditions’
To celebrate this heritage, Switzerland Tourism has dedicated the year 2013 to the ‘Living Traditions’ – the diverse linguistic, culinary, architectural and musical traditions shape the Swiss culture in different parts of the country.
The Swiss traditions are alive and the authenticity and living traditions can be experienced still today in all regions of the country and vary from region to region.
It may be mentioned that the country which has a population of 8 million people had 18 million visitors last year and India is a key market.
“India market has shown a positive growth even in 2012, which is commendable,”
said Ritu Sharma, Deputy Director, Switzerland Tourism India.
“Both India and Switzerland take pride of their rich heritage of culture and traditions... People here believe and follow their traditions,” said Stephan Heuberger, Director, Switzerland Tourism India.
“‘Living Traditions’ is an endeavour to showcase our customs and way of life that reflects the true Switzerland. We are sure that Indian visitors will find it enthralling whilst they are experiencing our traditions and customs in our nature,” said Heuberger.
As a part of the theme, Switzerland Tourism has introduced almost 100 activities to provide visitors an experience of the
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