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Travel Classics International 2016

Bern and Lucerne, Switzerland
May 18-22, 2016


EVENT SCHEDULE


Wednesday, May 18

  • 8:00 - 10:00 am: Arrive Zurich and transfer to Bern - Welcome Desk at airports
    Lunch and tour of Bern for early east coast arrivals
    Registration
    Market Place / Refreshments Switzerland Tourism, Swiss Travel System, Basel and Zurich Tourism at Hotel Bellevue-Palace

  • 3:30 - 4:30 pm: TC Session
    Moderated by Don Nichols, Editor in Chief, Private Clubs; with Sarah Elbert, Executive Editor, Delta Sky; and Travis Kinsey, Managing Editor, American Way

  • 6:30 - 10:00 pm: Evening hosted by Bern Tourism and BE!
    Keynote Address TBA
    Early and late night options
    West Coast Arrivals at 4 pm (if not arriving the night before)

Thursday, May 19

  • Editors Breakfast in Bern sponsored by Bern Tourism at Bellevue Palace

  • 9:00 - 11:00 am: Check out of hotel, Luggage transfer, Group sightseeing Bern

  • 11:37 am - 1:05 pm: Train to Lucerne; lunch on board hosted by Switzerland Tourism, Swiss Travel System and BLS Railway

  • 2:30 - 4:30 pm: Book Agent Presentation and Workshop
    With Katharine Sands of Sarah Jane Freymann Literary Agency and Meredith Bernstein of Meredith Bernstein Literary Agency

  • 6:30 - 10:00 pm: Switzerland Tourism Dinner at the Swiss Transportation Museum with Swiss Travel System

  • After-Hour Program

Friday, May 20

  • 7:00 - 9:15 am: Breakfast at hotel / optional guided walk or bike ride

  • 9:30 - 10:30 am: TC Session at Hotel National
    Luxury Panel moderated by Jackie Caradonio, Senior Editor, Robb Report; with Mary Kaye Schilling, Deputy Editor, Town & Country; Elizabeth Sile, Associate Editor, Departures; Samantha Brooks, Editor Luxury; and Editor, Virtuoso Life

  • 10:30 - 10:45 am: Morning Break hosted by CruiseCompete and AllThingsCruise

  • 10:45 - 11:45 am: TC Session
    General Interest Panel moderated by Patrick Perry, Executive Editor, Saturday Evening Post; with Yaran Noti, Deputy Editor, Saveur; Marina Vataj, Digital Editorial Manager, Wine Enthusiast; and Off Duty Editor, The Wall Street Journal

  • 11:45 am - 1:00 pm: Lunch sponsored by Scottsdale CVB and Arizona Office of Tourism

  • 1:30 - 4:00 pm: Editor/ Writer Consultations at Hotel National

  • 1:45 - 3:45 pm: Afternoon break hosted by Basel Tourism, Zurich Tourism, Swiss Travel System

  • 5:30 pm: Dinner at the Hotel Montana sponsored by Small Luxury Hotels of the World

  • 9:00 - 11:00 pm: Optional after dinner activity

Saturday, May 21

  • 6:30 am: Optional guide tour to market

  • 7:30 - 9:00 am: Breakfast at leisure

  • 9:30 - 10:30 am: TC Session at Hotel National
    Adventure panel moderated by John Rasmus, Editor in Chief, Men's Fitness; with Mary Turner, Managing Editor, Outside, and Paul Rauber, Senior Editor, Sierra

  • 10:30 - 10:45 am: Morning Break hosted by TC sponsor

  • 10:45 - 11:45 am: TC Session
    Inspirational Travel, moderated by Julia Cosgrove, Editor in Chief, AFAR; with Jennifer Caesar, Editor in Chief, Islands, and Editor National Geographic Traveler TBA

  • 11:45 am - 1:00 pm: Lunch hosted by Tourism Ireland

  • 1:30 - 4:30 pm: Editor/ Writer Consultations at Hotel National

  • 1:45 - 3:45 pm: Afternoon Break hosted by Basel Tourism, Zurich Tourism, Swiss Travel

  • 6:30 pm: Farewell dinner hosted by Lucerne Tourism at 1871 in the Hotel National

  • 9:00 - 11:00 pm: Optional attendance at Retro Music Festival at Hotel Schweizerhof

Sunday, May 22

  • 7:00 - 10:00 am: Breakfast at hotel for attendees departing to airport

  • 8:00 - 11:30 am: Optional Brunch Option on Mount Pilatus by boat / cogwheel train / gondola

  • 12:00 pm: Post Conference Tours start -- luggage transfer will be arranged
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