I briefly visited Switzerland in January 2019 on my way to Chamonix in France for a family funeral. Ever since, I have added Switzerland to my bucket list of destinations and want to visit again travelling the country extensively by road and rail. Knowing that it not only has a fantastic transportation network that will help me do just that, but is also a safe destination female travellers, I wanted to add Switzerland to my destination specializations so that I can help my female travel clients plan their trip to this spectacular destination.
After completing the core modules through Switzerland Tourism’s Travel Academy, I was awarded the Switzerland Travel Expert Certificate on April 11th, 2020. I then completed two additional specialization modules (Road Trip: Grand Tour of Switzerland and Swiss Travel System) which will not only help me plan my own trip, but those of my female travel clients looking for a safe destination to travel solo. Shortly after that I completed the Swiss Air module. In May 2020, I continued my Switzerland specialization to include four more modules: Perfect Accommodation, Nature and Outdoor Activities, Luxury, Wellness and Lifestyle, and Cultural Attractions and City Breaks. In December 2020 I also completed the Lake Geneva and Matterhorn Region module. My Switzerland Travel Expert training is a very comprehensive program and also includes additional webinars held by the Swiss Tourism Board and Virtuoso as well as the Rail Europe specialization program.