The BEST EN Think Tank XVIII will be hosted by the Institute of Tourism, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences, and will be held in Lucerne, from June 19-22, 2018. The acronym BEST EN stands for Building Excellence for Sustainable Tourism – an Education Network. The theme of the conference is “Marketing of sustainable tourism products”.
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BEST EN Think Tank Programme
Please find here the preliminary programme of the BEST EN Think Tank 2018. More details will follow soon.
The Institute of Tourism
The Institute of Tourism (ITW) at Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts was founded in 1993. Tourism, mobility and sustainability are the three core topics of the ITW.
The city of Lucerne lies in the German-speaking part of the country and acts as a gateway to Central Switzerland. From the historic Ruetli Meadow and the perpetual snow on Mt. Titlis to Lucerne's landmark mountain, Mt. Pilatus, and the famous locations on the Lucerne Riviera, everything is within easy reach.
Lucerne is situated at the heart of Switzerland and is easy to get to by rail, air (around one hour from Zurich or Basel airport), boat and road (A2 / A4 motorways). See here
for details of the best way to reach your destination from Zurich airport.
We have put together a list of Hotels
all close to the central station and the conference venue. Some of them provide discount to guests of Lucerne University of Applied Sciences. It is highly recommended to book well in advance, since June is high season in Lucerne and availability of rooms is poor. Please find the list of hotels here
Guests who stay overnight in the Lake Lucerne Region will get a free visitor card and can benefit from various discounts. The Visitor Card gives you free use of buses and trains within zone 10 of the city network, as well as a range of discounts for cableways, mountain railways, museums and excursions in the Lucerne-Lake Lucerne Region. You can also take advantage of ‘Free WiFi – LUZERN.COM’ hotspots dotted around the city.