Date: 24 June - 3 July 2013
Location: Lucerne, Switzerland

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 25 students and 2 lecturers from KDU Penang journeyed together from this educational visit.

Upon arrival at Lucerne, students and lecturers were given a warm and hospitable welcome by IMI staff. Mr. Gavin Caldwell and management staff conducted an introduction to IMI and a ‘Swissness’ Presentation was also shown, to introduce the group to the university centre and Swiss culture.

For the remaining six days, the group were then taken for a tour of the city and also 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. Students were enjoying the views, scenery, fresh alpine air, weather and atmosphere of the charming city.

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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