he Alpine Tourist Commission, which
includes the national tourist offices of Austria, Germany, Italy
and Switzerland, has a new U.S. chairman: Urs Eberhard, director of
Switzerland Tourism in New York. Eberhard will serve a six-year
term as chairman of the organization, which promotes vacation
travel to the Alps and publishes brochures and guides for that
He replaces Erich Neuhold, director of the Austrian National
Tourist Office in New York, who has been ATC's U.S. chairman for
the past six years. For the current winter season, the ATC teamed
up with the Skiing Co. and Central Holidays to produce a Ski the
Alps brochure. It is available from each of the member countries'
The commission also overhauled its Web site, at www.alpseurope.org,
at which agents and clients can subscribe to an electronic
The Alpine Tourist Commission, now represented by Switzerland
Tourism, can be contacted at (212) 757-5944 Ext. 223; fax (212)
262-6116, or e-mail [email protected].