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Welcome to the August edition of bta first’s newsletter

Every month, we deliver concise, useful information and tips & trends from the world of travel. We hope you enjoy reading this issue’s features.

Yours sincerely, bta first travel ag
 
 
  Abbreviations & terms from the world of travel: Airbus A220  
 
 
  The new range of regional jets by Airbus. Formerly known as the C-series of the Canadian manufacturer Bombardier. Swiss was the first to order this type and has used it successfully in European air traffic since last year.  
 
 
 
 
  Topics of this issue
booking.com now also on the btaMOBILE app & bta first website
A young, dynamic fresh wind: 2 new apprentices
Visa for Russia – registration obligation
Emirates to build world’s largest 'vertical' vegetable farm
Our app recommendation: Itineris, the FDFA’s travel app
 
 
 
  booking.com now also on the btaMOBILE app & bta first website  
 
 
 
 
   
The worldwide leading accommodation booking platform is now also available on bta first and fully integrated. You can find it on btafirst.com under 'Online Bookings' and also on the bta MOBILE app within the framework of a booked trip. Almost 2 million accommodations are available for booking.
 
 
 
 
 
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  A young, dynamic fresh wind: 2 new apprentices  
 
 
 
 
   
We cordially welcome Giulia B├╝rkli, bta first Steinhausen and Alena Schnurrenberger, bta first Zug!
During the next three years the two young ladies will complete their commercial apprenticeship. We wish them a great start and a lot of fun in our company.
 
 
 
 
 
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  Visa for Russia – registration obligation  
 
 
 
 
   
During stays of more than 7 days, it is compulsory for travellers to register their entry visa with the Russian authorities. This task is usually carried out by the hotel in which the traveller is staying. Alternatively, it can also be done with the authorities on location or via one of our bta first teams. Non-compliance can lead to delays and difficulties during departure.
 
 
 
 
 
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  Emirates to build world’s largest 'vertical' vegetable farm  
 
 
 
 
   
Emirates Flight Catering in cooperation with the US start-up Crop One Holdings will build the world’s largest 'vertical' vegetable farm. In the future, it should supply the Emirates airline, its client airlines and 25 airport lounges with fresh vegetables.
The facility construction will begin in November 2018. Following a construction period of approximately one year, the first fresh vegetables are to be delivered in December 2019. In simple terms, it is to be a multi-level greenhouse on a surface area of 12,000 square metres. According to Emirates, cultivation will be herbicide- and pesticide-free and water consumption 99 percent lower than in outdoor cultivation.
 
 
 
 
 
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  Our app recommendation: Itineris, the FDFA’s travel app  
 
 
 
 
   
Itineris is your useful travel companion abroad. Following a one-off registration, users can enter their upcoming trips and are informed automatically in the event of a crisis. Furthermore, a lot of useful information, such as all Swiss embassies worldwide with location maps, opening hours and contact numbers, is contained. Itineris is available for download for iOS and Android in the respective stores. Registration can take place directly in the app or online here.
 
 
 
 
 
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