From an outsider’s perspective, Switzerland’s alpine scenery and iconic attractions haven’t changed over the years. But what has changed is the outsider.
This content was published on July 5, 2016 - 11:23
Dale began his career at Swiss Radio International, the predecessor of SWI swissinfo.ch, in the 1990s. He reports on everything and anything happening in the Swiss Alps, from politics and climate change to tourism.
Trained as a picture journalist at the MAZ media school in Lucerne. Since 2000 she has worked as a picture editor in various media concerns and as a freelancer. Since 2014 she has been with swissinfo.ch.
From the 19th century to the end of the 20th, visitors to the country came mostly from western Europe and North America. The exception were the Japanese.
Now, Chinese and Indian tourists outnumber the Japanese, and they have been joined by large groups from the Gulf states. These new ‘outsiders’ have become in many ways part of the landscape in the most popular alpine areas.