Customer testimony - holiday taken late July 2020
and rail to the resort
Airport was fine, if very quiet with limited food outlets open. The face mask
rule was strictly adhered to. It was easy to wear it on the flight,
but I recommend the disposable ones with a nose wire for people wearing glasses
so as not to steam up. Passport control and bag collection were very quick. The trains to the resort were so clean and efficient, running
straight out of Geneva airport. UK trains and stations are nowhere near this
standard. The mask rule was adhered to throughout.
Hotel and dining
was good but discreet and there were lots of nice smelling hand gel points. There
was good social distancing in the hotel, and there were screens at reception
and chairs/tables were separated out. As half board guests we were sat at
the same table throughout.
We were able to do
everything that we wanted to do as trains, cable cars and buses were all
running. Face masks and social distancing (where possible) were in place
throughout. This was not off-putting - being largely outdoors and walking, it was easy to
forget we were in a global pandemic. Restaurant tables
and chairs were wiped down between guests, even those sat outdoors. We were not
asked to provide contact details but would have been happy to do so. The atmosphere was very good and very cheerful. It’s
hard to put in words how much fun it was to eat pretzels and drink beer on the
top of a mountain whilst surrounded by bell ringing mountain goats!
We felt a bit
anxious as the holiday date approached but it quickly went as we got the
details and comprehensive travel package from Swiss Holiday Company. Also when we first arrived at Manchester and were getting
used to the face mask. The plane was busy, but everyone kept masks on and easyJet
had risk assessed flights very effectively. The atmosphere on holiday was excellent
and Covid precautions quite discreet which made it relaxing. Social distancing was generally well observed by
tourists and locals.
I would absolutely
recommend Switzerland as a holiday - very safe at the moment and a wonderful
hidden gem. 5 days was too short!