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  • 28 Sep 2022 15:38 | Bosco (Administrator)

    It all started with a small suitcase full of children's clothes, which we transported to Lebanon in 2013 for the Syrian refugee children. However, we soon realized that clothes were not enough to offer the children protection and hope. The suitcase became a community center for over 140 refugee children from Syria and other vulnerable young people from different nations. Regardless of political or religious affiliation.

    In January 2016, our school "Nour" opened its doors and has grown steadily and successfully since then. Other important school programs such as special education, music school, creative workshop, computer courses and literacy classes for mothers, have been added.

    The education of children is essential, creates security and is the only possibility to build up an own existence in the future. In recent years we have been able to accompany many impressive stories and see how our Community Center has become an important refuge and a place of security. Our concept of direct help through education works especially because we are on site ourselves with our partner organization "Beit Bil Jnoub" and know and select the teachers personally. The transformation is impressive and proof that our concept is bearing fruit. In a very short time, the children blossom and learn much more than reading and writing. They are building self-confidence and learning respect for one another. With our organization, we are doing everything we can to ensure that this important project continues in a sustainable and lasting way.

    If you would like to support our school “Nour” or our Community Center please use these banking details:

    Swiss Franc Account IBAN CH35 0070 0114 8032 4510 8

    Euro Account IBAN CH64 0700 0130 0092 3560 4

    ZKB Zürcher Kantonalbank

    8010 Zürich

    Association S4L

    Auf der Mauer 17

    8001 Zürich

     

    If you would like to support MOURJJAN4CHILDREN please use these banking details:

    Swiss Franc Account IBAN CH25 0070 0114 8032 4509 4

    Euro Account IBAN CH42 0070 0130 0092 3561 2

     

    ZKB Zürcher Kantonalbank

    8010 Zürich

    Association S4L

    Auf der Mauer 17

    8001 Zürich

     

    If you have any questions you can reach me here:

    jessica.mor@swiss4lebanon.ch or on my mobile +41 79 432 43 08

    I am very much looking forward to presenting our association at your upcoming events.

    Jessica Mor-Camenzind

     

    https://www.swiss4lebanon.ch/

     

    https://www.mourjjan4children.ch/

     


  • 28 Sep 2022 11:12 | Bosco (Administrator)

    What is the Certificate of Coverage about?

    As soon as an employee travels for business reasons to another country of the European Union or the European Free Trade Association (EU/EFTA states; in addition to Switzerland these are the EU states, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway), he must carry a Certificate of Coverage according to the national social security law of Switzerland.

    This certifies that the coordination rules applicable between Switzerland and the EU/EFTA states apply to the traveller and that the holder only has to pay social security contributions in the country that issued the certificate.

    Important: in the Social Security Act, this refers to the posted person. Even a business traveller who travels to another EU/EFTA country for one day is considered as a posted worker.

    When is a Certificate of Coverage required?

    A Certificate of Coverage is mandatory for each individual posting. If a business trip takes place for only one day, e.g. to France and then to the Netherlands, two Certificates of Coverage are necessary.

    An exception exists if the traveler travels regularly over a period of 12 months (at least 2 times a month or 5 times a quarter) to one or more EU/EFTA states. In this case, a multi-state certificate can be issued.

    What happens if I enter without a Certificate of Coverage?

    This is not a good idea. Everyone must comply to the law. Also controls are taking place increasingly in many EU/EFTA states. Failure to comply with the Certificate of Coverage rules can lead to considerable consequences. In addition to fines, access to the company or exhibition grounds may be refused or social security contributions may be collected immediately in accordance with the law of the travel destination country. On top the insurance can refuse to pay benefits if an accident occurs during the stay abroad.

    What are the employer's tasks?

    When sending an employee – this also applies to business travellers - to another EU/EFTA country the employer is required (duty of care) to apply for a Certificate of Coverage and to inform the traveller. The employer has the possibility to provide the employee with a process of applying for the Certificate of Coverage.

    What are the employee's duties?

    The employee is obliged to carry the Certificate of Coverage during the stay abroad.

    Who issues the Certificate of Coverage?

    The compensation funds (Ausgleichskassen) issue the Certificate of Coverage. The application process can be simplified by technology-based solutions of the DVKG Deutsche Visa und Konsular Gesellschaft, in particular the proof of the application can be transmitted on tablet or smartphone so that – especially for business trips at short notice – there is no need to wait for the printed document.

    How long does it take to issue the Certificate of Coverage?

    The processing time is usually up to 3 days. The DVKG Deutsche Visa und Konsular Gesellschaft offers a 24/7 service for urgent business trips at short notice.

     

     

     

    Statement Andreas Schneider, Head of Kuoni Business Travel Switzerland

    We are pleased to continuously expand our product and service portfolio and to have DVKG as a professional and experienced partner at our side. The topic of A1 certification will become more and more important and we see a great need for information for the Swiss market.


  • 28 Sep 2022 11:08 | Bosco (Administrator)

    • The Christmas season is finally here – whilst we adore Christmas and everything about it, it can sometimes be easy to get lost in the hustle and bustle of the holiday planning. We are delighted to invite you to our cozy Christmas Village at the Dorint Hotel where you can relax and we will take care of your event.

      Whatever it is a private celebration or a company Christmas party, discover all our offers and enjoy a rich selection of our Dorint aperitif, fondue and winter barbecue during the Advent season.

      Our recommendation: «Dorint Winter Barbecue»

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    • Winter salad buffet with various leaf salads, crudités and dressing
    • Bread buffet with different types of butter
    From the grill
    • Beef entrecôte marinated with coffee and chili, grilled in one piece and sliced live
    • Lamb shank with thyme tonka bean marinade
    • Boneless chicken thighs marinated à la Jamaica Jerk Chicken
    • Grilled prawns with lemon pepper and cinnamon
    • Chimichurri sauce, whiskey-maple BBQ sauce, licorice-lime mayonnaise, raspberry ketchup
    Sides
    • Grilled corn with caipirinha butter
    • Colorful grilled vegetables 
    • Pimientos de Patron with maldon salt
    • Baked potatoes with cheddar and bacon
    • Braised sweet potatoes with lime pepper and cinnamon 
    • Dessert
    • Winter dessert buffet with various small desserts

    CHF 85, - per person


  • 31 Aug 2022 10:11 | Bosco (Administrator)


    Launch of BT4Europe’s Position Paper on Sustainability in Business Travel

    You are cordially invited to the launch of BT4Europe’s Position Paper on Sustainability in Business Travel.

    European businesses demand that their business travel be conducted sustainably.

    The position paper highlights the fact that to properly tackle the challenge of greening business travel, in line with the European Green Deal, we first need to fully measure and assess the amount of CO2 emissions caused by business travel, which is currently not possible. 

    The paper calls for urgent and significant steps to be taken to improve access to streamlined, accurate and comparable data on the CO2 impact of business travel. 

    Join us to learn more, participate in our interactive Q & A session and secure a copy of the Position Paper.
    Please share this link with your colleagues. 

    When:   Tuesday 06 September 2022
    Time:     from 11h00  to 11h30 CET - Brussels time 
    Where:  live streaming via this link


  • 19 Aug 2022 17:28 | Bosco (Administrator)

    Through our partnership with the Spanish Association - aegve, we now have a professional relationship with the Cirque du Soleil.

    We have two exclusive offers for you:

    1. Individual Early Bird tickets, that you can book directly trough the link below - be quick this offer lasts until August 28th only
    2. Tailor-made Packages for groups of 10 people or more with VIP Hospitality options for an unforgettable experience

    INDIVIDUAL EARLY BIRD TICKETS

    Benefit from an exclusive 20% discount on your tickets! LUZIA, Cirque du Soleil's new show, will be in Zurich from 20 September to 22 October.

    LUZIA is inspired by the people, places and stories that make up Mexico. Embark on a journey through an imaginary Mexico, from the folklore of times past to the urban landscape of today. LUZIA transports you to an imaginary Mexico, a waking dream where the light (Spanish: "luz") nourishes the spirit and the rain (Spanish: "lluvia") soothes the soul. With visual surprises and acrobatic feats, LUZIA cleverly brings to the stage different places, faces and sounds of Mexico, from both the traditional and the modern.

    For a limited time now, take advantage of the exclusive summer offer - 20% discount for selected dates on seats in categories 1-3.

    Click here for the exclusive offerThe offer is bookable until: 28 August 2022.

    Take advantage of this unique opportunity to experience the magic of Cirque du Soleil in Zurich!

    TAILOR-MADE GROUP OFFERS

    For tailor-made group offers for customers and employees from 10 persons, please contact us by e-mail: contact@astm.online

    We will be happy to provide you with a personalised offer without delay!


  • 22 Jul 2022 10:00 | Bosco (Administrator)

    Kuoni Business Travel, business travel specialist of DER Touristik Suisse, is now accepting cryptocurrencies for payments of its services via BitPay, the world's largest provider of bitcoin and cryptocurrency payment services.  

    Kuoni Business Travel is adding cryptocurrencies to the payment options available to its customers. To this end, the business travel specialist has entered into a partnership with the American Bitcoin payment service provider BitPay. BitPay is one of the pioneers in blockchain payment processing and enables cross-border payments with cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin (BTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Dogecoin (DOGE), Ethereum (ETH), Litecoin (LTC), Shiba Inu (SHIB), Wrapped Bitcoin (WBTC) as well as USD stablecoins BUSD, DAI, GUSD, USDC and USDP.  

    "Meeting the rising demand" 

    "By accepting cryptocurrencies, we are meeting the rising demand for new, digital payment options. I am pleased to be able to offer this new service to our customers, who are also becoming increasingly modern and innovative," explains Andreas Schneider, Head of Kuoni Business Travel. "Kuoni Business Travel recognizes the potential of cryptocurrencies to evolve the business travel industry and enable faster, safer and more cost-effective payments on a global scale," said Merrick Theobald, Vice President of Marketing at BitPay.

    Read the full press release.

  • 20 Jul 2022 14:01 | Bosco (Administrator)

  • 30 Jun 2022 12:06 | Bosco (Administrator)

    Kuoni Business Travel und AirHelp garantieren Entschädigungen bei Flugproblemen


    Infolge der aktuellen Unwägbarkeiten für Flugreisende ermöglicht Kuoni Business Travel Kundinnen und Kunden den Zugriff auf die Dienstleistungen der Fluggastrecht-Experten AirHelp. Das neue pre-flight Servicepaket «Complete» beinhaltet den Zugang zu Premium-Lounges bei Verzögerung der Abflüge um mindestens eine Stunde, Echtzeit-Beratung sowie die gesetzlich vorgeschriebenen Rückerstattungen bei Flugverspätungen, Stornierungen oder Gepäckproblemen.

    Kuoni Business Travel und AirHelp ermöglichen Kundinnen und Kunden den Zugang zu Premium-Lounges in weltweiten Flughäfen bei aktuell regelmässig auftretenden Abflugsverzögerungen von einer Stunde oder mehr. Dieses neu lancierte Angebot ist Teil des von den Partnern geschnürten pre-flight Service-Pakets «Complete». Es beinhaltet zusätzlich die im Paket «Air Help Plus» angebotenen Rückerstattungsprüfungen anhand der nationalen und internationalen Gesetzgebung und den Zugang zu Echtzeit-Beratungen in Chats durch erfahrene Expertinnen und Experten. Die Preise für die Dienstleistungen bewegen sich im einstelligen Frankenbereich und werden von Kuoni Business Travel abhängig von den individuellen Bedürfnissen der Kundinnen und Kunden vor der Flugreise in Rechnung gestellt.

    Die von den Airlines bei verspäteten und nicht durchgeführten Flügen geschuldeten Beiträge reichen bis zu 600 Euro bei Flugbeeinträchtigungen, bis zu 1'400 Euro bei Gepäckproblem und bis zu 6'000 Euro für notwendige Ausgaben der Passagiere.  

    «Viele Geschäftskunden verzichten auf Rückerstattungs-Anträge»

    Andreas Schneider, Head of Kuoni Business Travel, erklärt: «Fluggastrechte sind bares Geld wert. Gemeinsam mit AirHelp verhelfen wir unseren Kundinnen und Kunden zu ihrem Recht». Philipp Strässle, Schweiz-Chef von Air-Help, ergänzt: «Ich freue mich, dass wir unsere Dienstleistungen mit unserem Partner Kuoni Business Travel um Pre-Flight-Services ausbauen dürfen. Gerade im Bereich Business Travel verzichten viele Kundinnen und Kunden auf Rückerstattungs-Anträge, weil sie denn damit verbundenen Aufwand und die Wartezeit als unverhältnismässig erachten. In diesem Segment wollen wir unsere Dienstleistungen weiter ausweiten».

    Weitere Informationen:Markus Flick, Mediensprecher  
    T +41 44 277 43 63 – markus.flick@dertouristik.ch

    Factsheet AirHelp

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