Pontresina recipe for success
Lionel Messi alone cannot win a soccer game, and what applies on the pitch also pertains to tourism. The team spirit that lives in Pontresina is closely reflected in the awards presented in recent years. In 2012, this historic mountaineering village was selected the most hospitable holiday destination in Switzerland. A glance at the Prix Bienvenu list of the Swiss tourism authority shows that no less than five top-class hotels are among the friendliest in terms of hospitality in Pontresina as well as in Switzerland. Pontresina must be doing something right. "We talk a lot to each other rather than about each other", says Thomas Walther, summarizing the local recipe for success.