Date: 11 - 19 January 2012
Location: Lucerne, Switzerland


Recently, the School of Hospitality, Tourism & Culinary Arts led its IMI International Hotel & Tourism Management students for a visit to IMI University Centre in Lucerne, Switzerland. A total of 72 students and 3 lecturers from KDU Penang and KDU PJ journeyed together from the 11-19 January 2012.

Upon arrival at Lucerne, students and lecturers were given a warm and hospitable welcome by IMI staff. Mr. Ritzel conducted an introduction to IMI and a ‘Swissness’ Presentation was also shown, to introduce the group to the university centre and Swiss culture. The group were then taken for a tour of the city.

The next day, students were briefed on their assignment by Mr. Maharis, followed by a product briefing by IMI staff. Another tour of the beautiful city filled the afternoon. For the remaining six days, the group departed for a Full day tour to Zurich, where they visited places of interest, and were also taken on excursions to the Victorinox factory, chocolate and cheese factories as well as a brewery to observe the methods of processing and production.

SHTCA gives thanks and their warmest appreciation to their IMI hosts and the people of Switzerland for their warm hospitality throughout the trip.

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