Who we are

Swiss Travel Association

Swiss Travel Association was founded in 1995 and is currently serving over 300 Swiss travel agencies and other tourism companies. Its main task is in general for political purposes. The association supports the interests of its members as well as the quality of the travel industry through diverse methods such as training an the exchange of information. Read about the advantages of a STAR-Membership here

The comittee
The application-form


STAR Enterprises AG

STAR Enterprises Ltd pursues – contrary to the Swiss Travel Association – economic purposes. It offers numerous attractive services for travel agencies such as collective codes, business insurance policies, booking systems, etc.

Skyways by STAR AG

Skyways operates as an official SBB agency based at the Birmensdorf trainstation, offering SBB services: ranging from national train tickets and travelcards to international train tickets  and much more.

Swiss Travel Security

Swiss Travel Security is a foundation, which not only secures the coverage of customer deposits mentioned in the travel package act but also the coverage of individual services. STS guarantees the return of paid customer deposits and or insures the return journey in the case of an insolvency or bankruptcy of a travel agency.


The foundation board
The application-form

10 good reasons to book through an agency

  1. Everything you can book online can also be booked through a travel agency, but not everything available in a travel agency can be found online.

  2. You can save credit card charges by booking comfortably by invoice with a travel agency.

  3. Hotel ovebooked? Unsanitary Pool? Not a problem if your booking was made through a travel agency, which will see to it that you will receive a compensation for dissatisfaction.

  4. Your personal travel agent is familiar with the tour operators, airlines and hotels, which is how he knows what to recommend to you.

  5. If the travel agency has customer fund insurance, your paid money is insured. Your round-trip is guaranteed.

  6. Ash clouds? Cancelled flights? Disturbances at the destination? Your travel agency is contactable for all problems throughout the trip and will not leave you out in the cold/rain.

  7. Your travel agency has access to diverse booking channels, offering you all possible services best fitted for you.

  8. Do you need a day to think it over? Thanks to the special booking systems available in travel agencies, your travel agency can make provisional reservations for package tours, flight tickets, etc. –guaranteeing stress-free holiday booking.

  9. Apart from plane tickets, package tours, hire cars, holiday apartments and hotels, your travel agency also offers travel insurance.

  10. Last, but not least: If you should experience recurring problems with a travel agency, the Swiss Travel Association will help you find the best possible solution.

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