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St. Moritz already profiting from new ski pricing model St. Moritz already profiting from new ski pricing model St. Moritz already profiting from new ski pricing model
What has become standard in the airline industry is now gaining popularity in Switzerland’s skiing regions: the dynamic pricing model. Thomas Rechberger, project manager at St. Moritz Engadin Mountains, tells us about the organization’s plans to sell more ski passes earlier in the season.
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Ana Maria Montero
The Swiss festival that happens once every 20 years
5,500 costumed actors, 500 choir singers, 36 alpine horns, and 16 jazz musicians: This is the grandiose main performance at Fête des Vignerons, the Swiss wine festival that happens once every 20 years.
Tanya König
The blockchain venture that may bring transparency to the art market
Arteïa is a blockchain player in the art market backed by the Taittinger family, best known as Champagne producers. The company wants to bring greater transparency and liquidity to the art market and is working on a database to track the provenance of artworks. Co-founder Olivier Marian tells Tanya König why they chose Zug as a base and about their upcoming ICO later this summer.
Tanya König
Swiss curator Hans Ulrich Obrist and the protest against forgetting
He’s the artistic director of the Serpentine Galleries in London and one of the most influential people in the art world. Swiss curator Hans Ulrich Obrist tells Tanya König how he’s fighting against forgetting by continuing his research of female artists. He also stresses the importance of keeping art institutions—like the newly-opened Shed in New York City, where he’s an adviser—accessible to everyone. The interview was recorded at Hyperion Hotel Basel.
Tanya König
What’s selling at Art Basel
There’s been a new record sale at Art Basel with David Zwirner selling a Gerhard Richter painting for USD 20 million. Find out what else sold.
Tanya König
Is the art world really becoming more female-friendly?
Female artists have long been underrepresented at institutions, galleries, and history books. Tanya König visited Art Basel and spoke to dealers, collectors, artists, and curators to find out whether the focus is shifting when it comes to female representation.
Ana Maria Montero
“On Her Majesty’s Secret Service” turns 50
In 1969, the film “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service” took over the Schilthorn – Piz Gloria ski station, creating a so-called “Bond effect” that the region is still cashing in on today. Schilthorn threw a party to commemorate the film’s 50th anniversary—and we were there!
Tanya König
This is Switzerland’s “Shark Tank”
Tomorrow is the latest episode of the new TV show Höhle der Löwen Schweiz, the Swiss version of “Shark Tank.” We asked the investors, or so-called “lions,” what they’re looking for in entrepreneurs.
Tanya König
Burton betting on women to grow business
Burton is the largest snowboard brand in the world. It is privately owned by founder Jake Carpenter and his wife Donna Carpenter, who is at the helm of the company. She tells us about Burton’s approach to staying financially independent and closing the gender gap.
Tanya König
How the gun law vote may put Swiss tourism at risk
What happens if Swiss voters don’t accept the gun law referendum on May 19? Martin Nydegger, CEO of Switzerland Tourism, tells us about the major implication it would have on the tourism sector since it would leave the country out of the visa agreement it has with the EU.
Tanya König
Are Swiss destination weddings the next tourism cash cow?
Did you know that actress Audrey Hepburn got married on a mountaintop in Burgenstock? Switzerland Tourism, the country’s tourism promotion agency, expects more and more foreign couples to get married here in the future. Board member Barbra Albrecht talks about the growing business of Swiss destination weddings.
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Switzerland on track to becoming a hot wedding destination
Switzerland is aiming to become the next go-to wedding destination. We talked to wedding planning agency The Wildest Dreams, which organized the nuptials of Singapore-based designer Jessicacindy in Gstaad, to find out why their clients opted for Switzerland. We also asked Tomas Pedroni, marketing manager at luxury hotel Le Grand Bellevue Gstaad, why weddings are good for business.
Tanya König
How the world’s oldest art fair reinvented its business model
Art Cologne is taking place next week. The fair’s art director, Daniel Hug, tells us more about their business model and why he’s putting the spotlight on young galleries this year.
Tanya König
The Swiss auction house that competes with Christie’s
Switzerland makes up just 2 percent of the global art market, but Galerie Kornfeld tries to make the most of it as it competes with international auction houses. Bernhard U. Bischoff, a partner at Kornfeld, explains how he manages this as he prepares for his annual auction in June, which runs parallel to Art Basel.
Tanya König
How top auction house Christie’s navigates through uncertain times
Both Christie’s and Sotheby’s saw a drop in sales in the UK last year. Jutta Nixdorf, managing director of Christie’s Zurich, explains the recent downturn and why, despite the uncertainty, she is confident the art market will continue to grow.
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