The FIS World Cup circuits, some of which visit all five continents each season, would not be possible without strong logistical support and organization. One of the most critical aspects for the efficient delivery of the racing season is travel. FIS Travel Service has been specialized in helping the teams from all National Ski Associations as well as FIS officials and staff make their travel arrangements since its founding in 1992.
Compared with many other seasons in recent years, the difficult snow conditions during the past season also put the staff at FIS Travel to a test. “The many calendar changes especially during the early season made it very challenging for us to be able to accommodate everyone’s needs. However, during February and March 2007, we were able to arrange travel to Are (SWE) for approximately 600 participants in the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships while about 780 people traveled to the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Sapporo (JPN) with our assistance,” commented Heinz Gurtner, General Manager of FIS Travel. “This summer, we expect more than 500 persons to travel to the southern hemisphere for training purposes, and in November, approximately 600 people will need help in planning their trips to the early Alpine World Cup races and training camps in North America.”
“To further improve our service to the extended FIS Family, Irene Bohren recently joined the FIS Travel staff. As before, Caroline Ris, Martin Schwarz and Margrit Bernhard continue to assist with travel arrangements for all disciplines,” Gurtner added.