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Swiss Mountain Tourism Treads New Ground

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August 22, 2011
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Summary:
In the Swiss Alps, climate change is clear to see. In the region of Saas-Fee in the canton of Valais, a changing landscape mountain has likewise prompted shifts in Alpine tourism.


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