Saturday, 25 July 2015

Your winter team 2015 / 2016

Your team!

We are very proud to present your team who will be looking after you when you come on holiday with us this winter.

GRINDELWALD: Jon Baker





From Bristol and with a BSc from Cardiff University in Information Systems, Jon is the Resort Manager for OTP in Grindelwald and the Jungfrau region. 28 years old and with a strong skiing background and a definite 'people-person', Jon is a top guy to ensure your holiday is the best!


 

NENDAZ, Les 4 Vallées: Chris Jenkins

 

 
From Doncaster and with a solid background in resort work, Chris is the Resort Manager for Nendaz and the 4 Vallées region. 22 years old, Chris is going to be an excellent person to show you the region and make sure your holiday runs smoothly.

 
 
 

SAAS-FEE: Tom Senior

 

 

From Ravenshead, Nottinghamshire, many of you will know Tom - OTP Senior Resort Manager and back again to charm you in Saas-Fee. Tom is a qualified ski instructor too and not only back with us again, he is in charge of all resort staff.
 
 
 
 

ZERMATT: Adam Winston

 



21 years old, Adam is from Hadley Wood in Hertfordshire. A graduate of Leeds University, Adam is Resort Manager for Zermatt, is a keen skier since 4 years old (!) and is the ideal person to entertain and look after you in Zermatt!
 
 
 

ROCKY & update:

Those of you who have travelled with us over the years will know our mascot and beloved OTP dog, Rocky. Sadly Rocky passed away on 20th March after almost 13 years of going up skiing, mountain biking and entertaining everyone with his tricks at Fondue nights. 
 
 
Obviously, whilst Rocky can never be replaced nor forgotten, from August this year we have a new OTP dog, and his name will be revealed then. Here is a picture of the pooch that will be starting his very first winter season in December ~ he has big paws to fill!
 
 
 
My name is Jeff Michel, and I am the MD of OTP Swiss Holidays. I am so proud of the team we have this season and if you get the opportunity, come and visit us at the London Ski Show, 5th to 8th November at Battersea Evolution, Battersea Park, London and meet them, discuss your holiday and book!
 
 
OTP Swiss Holidays offers ski holidays to 30 Swiss resorts, so have a look at www.otp.uk and join us this winter for a great holiday. See you soon!




Saturday, 11 July 2015

SWISS 777er

Travel to Switzerland on the new SWISS 777er

SWISS are entering a new era in its long-haul aircraft fleet with the arrival of the first of its nine new Boeing 777-300ERs next January. The new twinjets will seat 340 passengers in SWISS configuration. They will also offer a new state-of-the-art cabin in all three classes, which will include Wi-Fi. The ‘Triple Sevens’ will be deployed on routes to and from Asia, South America and the US West Coast from summer 2016 onwards.
 
A further element in its ‘Next-Generation Airline of Switzerland’ strategy, SWISS will begin the renewal of its long-haul aircraft fleet in 2016. A total of nine new Boeing 777-300ERs (‘extended range’) will be gradually assimilated into the fleet.



The Boeing 777-300ER will offer 340 seats in SWISS configuration; eight in First Class, 62 in Business Class and 270 in Economy.
 
The cabin interior will be totally redesigned to provide comfort and aesthetics, meeting the most discerning of demands in all three seating classes.
 
The SWISS First Class seat will be transformable into the occupant’s own private suite that includes a 32-inch screen, the largest in the industry, as well as having electric window blinds and their own wardrobe. 



SWISS Business Class passengers will enjoy a new seating arrangement to offer optimum privacy and freedom of movement, while the seat cushion’s firmness can be individually regulated.



All the seats in the SWISS Business Class will have the option to be quickly and easily converted into a lie-flat bed that is over two metres long.



With new seat-cushion technology and further innovations that include a large personal touchscreen, SWISS Economy customers can also look forward to a new air travel experience. Outside the regular cabin service, all Economy customers will be able to make use of a self-service kiosk offering a wide range of drinks and snacks.



All nine Boeing 777-300ERs will also feature wireless internet via a broadband connection, enabling passengers to surf or send emails on their laptop, tablet or smartphone device.
 
From summer 2016 onwards, the new aircrafts will be deployed primarily on services to Hong Kong, Bangkok and Los Angeles. San Francisco, São Paulo and Tel Aviv will also receive a Boeing 777 service several times a week.
 
Why not enjoy superb comfort coming to Switzerland and enjoying a winter or summer break with OTP? If travelling independently, www.swisspasses.com offers the greatest range of Swiss Travel System tickets and passes.
 
See you soon!

Friday, 3 July 2015

Grand Train Tour of Switzerland

The Grand Train Tour of Switzerland

Switzerland's Ultimate Rail Tour 

Together with OTP & SwissPasses.com, Switzerland Tourism are proud to present the Grand Train Tour of Switzerland to show you the best!  

                 

The Grand Train Tour of Switzerland is a unique travel experience. It comprises the most attractive panorama rail routes across the country and can be booked at any time throughout the year.
                   
This magnificent tour includes seat reservations on scenic trains and a trip to the Top of Europe — the Jungfraujoch.

The 8 Day Grand Train Tour of Switzerland

The unique Grand Train Tour of Switzerland ticket includes 8 days of your choice of travel:
  1. Swiss Airport - Zürich City

    (includes hotel accommodation)
  2. Zürich City - Luzern - Interlaken

    (travel on the Luzern-Interlaken Express)
  3. Interlaken - Jungfraujoch -Interlaken - Montreux

    (includes the Jungfraujoch!)
  4. Montreux - Zermatt

    (along the Rhone Valley)
  5. Zermatt - St. Moritz

    (travel on the famous Glacier Express, includes lunch)
  6. St. Moritz - Tirano - Lugano

    (travel on the famous Bernina Express)
  7. Lugano - Bellinzona - Wilhelm Tell Express - Flüelen - Luzern

    (includes a special souvenir)
  8. Luzern - Swiss Airport

 


Our Grand Train Tour of Switzerland ticket includes 8 days of travel (days of your choice) and also includes:
  • First night overnight accommodation in your arrival Swiss City (3* hotel accommodation based on twin rooms)
  • Reservations on the Luzern - Interlaken Express
  • Top of Europe - Jungfraujoch excursion
  • Reservation on the Glacier Express (including lunch)
  • Reservation on the Bernina Express
  • Reservation on the Wilhelm Tell Express
  • 50% off any additional tickets for optional excursions to travel by train, boat, postal buses and cable-cars.
If you would like assistance with hotel accommodation on the rest of the tour, just contact us and we can assist with this too! We have a wide range of hotels awaiting you in Interlaken, Montreux, Zermatt, St Moritz, Lugano and Luzern.
Grand Train Tour of Switzerland
If you would like assistance with other excursions along the Grand Train Tour route, just contact us, we are the experts and can help you get the best out of this unique tour.
The Grand Train Tour of Switzerland is available at www.swisspasses.com and we look forward to showing you around the stunning routes!