Oct 28, 2020 - 9:23 AM
Hello MySwissAlps members and readers,
Depending on where you live, it has been up to 9 months since the corona pandemic started to influence your life. How are you doing? Hopefully you are fine health wise, though we're very much aware that there are many other possible consequences. Socially and economically this is a hard time too.
Many of us had to cancel planned trips, ourselves included. For us, travel is our work. The crisis caused many people to rethink their way of living and/or their business strategy. We are no exception. Traveling is down by 95% or so, which means there are no funds to maintain and improve our website. We need to make changes to adapt to that new reality. Two of those changes were already on a list of ideas for the long term, but they're a priority now. One: we are going to make MySwissAlps more easily accessible to people from some of the surrounding countries and Switzerland itself. The first phase has already been completed by offering several of our pages in German: www.myswissalps.com/de. English will remain the main language of our website, so no worries for our English-speaking readers. Two: we will be adding advertisements to our pages. This is still in the testing phase. If you live in the EU, you will soon see a one-time popup to give your consent for advertisement related cookies, like you probably know from many other websites. More changes will follow. These are still in the planning stage though, so more about that later.
We're confident that this crisis will end at some point. At the moment it seems realistic that many of us can resume traveling somewhere in 2021. Virologists and other experts around the world are working hard, that's for sure. We're very thankful for their crucial work! Let's make travel plans and enjoy that for now. Our goal is to keep offering help for trips to Switzerland. Now, next year and for many years to come.
As a reminder, we are still keeping an eye on all corona related news. All must-knows and other tips can be found here: www.myswissalps.com/coronavirus. We'll keep updating that section of our website until this crisis is over.
We'll get through this. Best wishes to everyone!
Arno and Annika