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My Top Tips to Conscious Travel

  • Choose your means of transportation consciously. Choose local transportation or one of our Carbon free transportation services. Use our historical cable car which takes you directly to the Dolder Grand and which is also eco-friendly.
  • Stay longer. There are many benefits of slow travel, but just from a sustainability perspective, you cut down on transportation emissions by staying in one place. Your hotel stay becomes more sustainable (less washing of sheets, less waste etc), and you immerse yourself more in the culture.
  • Think global, act local: Buy locally made (preferably handmade) products, rather than imported goods. Locally made products have a much smaller carbon footprint than imported ones.
  • Use your own water bottle. Tap water in Switzerland meets the highest standards of hygiene and safety. It is pure, rich in minerals and perfectly safe to drink.
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Local Experiences in Zurich, Switzerland

  • ART: The National Museum Zurich showcases the history of Switzerland from its beginnings up to the present day. It gives an insight into the Swiss identity and the rich tapestry of our country’s history and culture.
  • ARTISINAL SHOPS: Schweizer Heimatwerk offers inspiring examples of Swiss craftsmanship, including watches, jewelry and accessories.
  • DRINK & EAT: The Kronenhalle, with its exquisite Swiss cuisine and panelled walls decorated with works by Picasso, Chagall, Matisse and Kandinsky, is a historical gem.
  • CONNECT WITH NATURE: The Panorama Trail has a fantastic view over the city of Zurich and stretches all the way from Zurich to Felsenegg through the wilderness of a Swiss mountain trail.
  • ENTERTAINMENT: The Zurich Opera House is one of the worlds best and yet smallest opera houses. 250 performances take place every year, featuring stars such as Cecilia Bartoli and Anna Netrebko.
  • BEST PLACE TO BE KISSED OR WATCH SUNRISE/SUNSET: The Dolder Grand’s room balconies looking over Lake Zurich and the city are the perfect place for a romantic evening.

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As we have said on so many different occasions, sustainability and wellbeing are completely intertwined, but who will lead the charge in the travel & tourism industry that seems to be lagging behind compared to some of its industry peers? Organisations like It Must Be NOW are clearly ahead of the game, setting best practices, offering certification tools and creating signalling effects. We posit that as the climate emergency intensifies, such organisations will put into motion a snowball / cascading effect. Expansion will therefore be exponential, not linear. Latecomers and doubters beware!

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