Archive for the ‘Travel’ Category:
06 Nov 08
One of the contest sponsors of GetYourGuide’s Tour de Suisse is Bettmeralp. Many people have asked us about where Bettmeralp is located and what you can do there, which is why we decided to release a special Blog post on this great place. Bettmeralp is located in Valais and is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Jungfrau-Aletsch-Bietschhorn.
The sun-spoiled village of Bettmeralp is situated at 2,000 meters (6,561 ft) above sea level and is a perfect holiday destination, as you can combine nature and sports. Whether you take varied hiking tours in summer or enjoy unforgettable skiing days in winter, Bettmeralp, the family-friendly and car-free village, provides the perfect framework for carefree and relaxing days far away from routine and the hectic pace of the world.
29 Aug 08
After a mixed start, it seems as we would finally still have a summer in Switzerland this year. The last days were almost cloud free and temperatures well in the 20s. I used the opportunity to go hiking last weekend and in this post I show some of the pictures I took. Continue reading
Tens of billions of dollars have been spent, hundreds of thousands of police, soldiers and volunteers have been mobilised, and more than 4 billion people are expected to follow the Olympics on TV. With an event of such magnitudes coming up, let’s take a look at some of the other superlatives surrounding the Beijing Olympics so far.
Most surprising: Olympic village facilities. There are many things to love about China but clean facilities is not usually one of them. Surely, the authorities gave their all but to hear statements such as “best Olympic village I have visited” from Norbert Littkopf, a six-time Olympic Games attendee and coach of the German female judo team, is still positively surprising. Continue reading
07 Jul 08
The Beijing Olympics are coming up in August. With thousands of travelers flocking to Beijing this summer, we want to use this opportunity to spread GetYourGuide in cities like Beijing, Shanghai and other Chinese cities.
Back in 2007 we traveled to China ourselves and experienced first hand how local guides could make traveling easier and more fun. Therefore we are very excited about coming back to China and creating our presence here.
Exactly one month before the start of the Olympics and with the help of our Beijing team, we have launched an online competition for the best tour in China. We have also started contacting local guides and agencies in various Chinese cities. With all this activity, we’re looking forward to a very exciting summer!