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Did you know that if you live in neighboring France, or one of the cantons of Geneva close to but not including Geneva and Vaud, you are eligible to a variety of discounts when you fly from Geneva airport?

If not, then you should check out this webpage on the Geneva airport website for more information: http://www.gva.ch/en/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-40/ and make sure to fill out the form well in advance of your trip.

If you live in the French departments of Ain or Haute Savoie, or one of the nearby Swiss cantons such as Fribourg, Jura, Neuchâtel, Bern, or Valais, you stand to make significant savings when you travel through Geneva airport on business or holiday.

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 20% discount for knowitall.ch readers on selected cars rented before end June, 2015 (see conditions below)

Given the large number of hits we get in the travel section of our website, this is clearly an area of interest for many local residents and businesses in this region.  Whether you need to catch a bus home in the evening, book a taxi for work, plan a day out on the train or ferry boat, collect someone from the airport, or rent a car for a wedding, we have lots of great links on our website, with details on numerous organizations that have been recommended to us over the years.

One business that has just been recommended to us is a local company with two highly focused branches offering premium rental services in Switzerland.  Targeting the luxury car rental market, DreamCars-Rental offers a wide range of top-of-the range cars, with or without a chauffeur, for special occasions such as weekend breaks, family reunions and VIP transportation.   GreenCars-Rental, on the other hand, follows a very extensive environmental policy and is very popular with clients who prefer to rent eco-friendly, fuel-efficient cars for any occasion.


GMCLimousines

When you look at the website statistics for knowitall.ch one of the results that stands out the most is the number of hits we get in our travel pages, in particular the car rental section.  

Given that we live in such an international region, with people and coming going all the time, this should not be that surprising.  With travelers arriving at Geneva Airport all the time, be they business colleagues or family and friends, there is clearly a need for high quality transport services in this region.

One company that has been operating in Geneva for 15 years is GMC-Limousines.  A family-run business, managed by Ricardo Fraga, GMC-Limousines has a large fleet of 8 luxury chauffeur-driven cars available for rent on flexible hourly, daily or per kilometer rates.  All drivers have professional licences and are members of the two main limousine associations, AGELLMC and NLA.

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As the Christmas holidays approach, many of you will be traveling abroad, either heading back home to visit family and friends with bags full of presents, or returning from university carrying rucksacks laden with heavy bags. Some of you may just be taking a well-earned break in the sun!

The chances are that some of you will have excess baggage or oversized luggage that will need shipping to your destination. With some flight operators, the cost of placing this luggage in the hold can be so prohibitive that you end up having to leave many of your belongings behind.

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At the end of last year, a new public bus timetable came into effect in the North West region of Vaud, and with it some long-awaited new routes. Two of these routes will be particularly welcomed by parents of children at the La Chataigneraie campus of the Geneva International School, as children will now be able to use public transport to travel to school, if they live in Gex, Divonne or Crassier.

A new bus lane has also been put in place to enable buses to bypass traffic jams at peak commuting times - the road leading from Divonne towards the autoroute is notoriously bad in the morning.

You can download the timetables for the new bus routes at the following links:  

Line 813 - Crassier-Coppet-Chavannes-des-Bois:
http://www.bustpn.ch/matters/attachment/file/676/813.pdf

Line 814 - Coppet-Divonne-les-Bains-Gex: 
http://www.bustpn.ch/matters/attachment/file/677/814.pdf

For more information on other changes to the bus network, please visit the TPN (Transport Publics de la Région Nyonnaise) website at:
http://www.bustpn.ch/fr/pages/tpn