Increased Travelers on Swiss Winter Alps Trips

Buddy Bombard’s Europe Reports Increased Travelers on Swiss Winter Alps Trips

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla, Aug. 24 /PRNewswire/ — Buddy Bombard’s Europe reports a significant increase in travelers on their 2006 Swiss Winter Alpine Adventures, with over 200 percent more travelers compared to previous seasons. Advance bookings for January 2007 indicate the demand for Highlights of the Alps & Chateau d’Oex International Balloon Festival continue to grow. This impressive increase makes a bold statement about the demand for Bombard’s unique luxury all-inclusive vacations.

Guests on the winter program make their home at the 5-star Grand Hotel Park located just outside the walk around village of Gstaad. Each day guests drift at low-level in Buddy’s balloons through the Swiss Alps, just above treasured local landmarks. These daily balloon adventures feature a gourmet picnic lunch prepared by Buddy’s own chefs, served on board with tantalizing regional wines. Upon landing, guests share a champagne celebration with locals who greet Bombard’s balloons.

After each magical balloon outing travelers visit local interest points by private car, or enjoy the charming boutiques of Gstaad. Evenings include fabulous dinner parties hosted by Buddy Bombard in famous gourmet restaurants, featuring premier wines with French, Mediterranean or nouvelle Swiss cuisines.

Each winter, two of the 5-night programs are extended to 8-nights, to participate in the Chateau d’Oex International Balloon Festival. Bombard guests’ drift through the snowy valleys with more than 100 other European balloons. Buddy Bombard’s Highlights of the Alps and Chateau d’Oex International Balloon Festival trip is a whimsical adventure that inspires a belief in magic for travelers of all ages.

“2007 marks the 29th year of this wonderful European Festival and for nearly as long, our standing invitation to participate with our guests,” said Buddy Bombard, president of Buddy Bombard’s Europe. “It’s a brilliant mix of professional play and pageantry, that leaves our travelers in disbelief that they were part of such a glorious happening.”

2007 dates are:

* Highlights of the Alps, 6-days, 5-nights, February 1st – 6th, 2007 and
February 6th – 11th, 2007, $9,767 per person, double occupancy.

* Highlights of the Alps and Chateau d’Oex International Balloon Festival,
9-days, 8-nights, January 16th – 24th, 2007 and January 24th – February
1st, 2007, $14,313 per person, double occupancy.

Since 1977, Buddy Bombard’s Europe, headquartered in West Palm Beach offers trips in: France, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, and Turkey. Contact 800- 862-8537; 561-837-6610 or www.buddybombard.com

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