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Bank of New Hampshire’s Prestige Plus Members Travel to Switzerland and Italy


Laconia, New Hampshire – October 28, 2021 – Bank of New Hampshire’s Prestige Plus members are traveling again after a nineteen month hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Alpine Lakes and Scenic Trains of Switzerland and Northern Italy was the destination of the first trip, and it did not disappoint.

The Swiss Alps are home to some of the most dramatic scenery in the world; from mountaintops at 7,000 feet above sea level, to so many beautiful glacial lakes, every day had a new ‘wow’ moment. The ski resort of Zermatt was a highlight of the trip. Zermatt boasts no gas or diesel vehicles in the village. You reach the village by train and go on foot or by electric cart to your hotel. The village is quaint and small. The Matterhorn can be seen rising up from the village as a focal point wherever you go. Cindy Salta, Vice President – Prestige Plus Officer for Bank of New Hampshire said, “I couldn’t help but take pictures of it from the balcony of my hotel room and as I walked around the village of Zermatt. The Matterhorn is the world’s most photographed mountain, and it is simply breathtaking.”

The city of Luzern was another trip highlight. From Luzern, the group went to the top of Mount Pilatus on the steepest Cog Railway in the world, passing alpine meadows where cows grazed and striking rock walls where expert hikers were climbing. Mount Pilatus stands at 7,000 feet above sea level and the 360 degree views from the top were spectacular. Al Lacroix, a guest from Williston, VT stated, “The visit up to the top of Mt. Pilatus was the highlight for me. If we did nothing else, that was worth the whole trip for me. It was beautiful.”

The trip was centered on the luxurious train travel that Switzerland is famous for. The beautiful Swiss countryside seen from the first class train cars was unbelievable. The group traveled across Switzerland on the Famous Glacier Express train from Zermatt to St. Moritz, known as the most beautiful panoramic journey through the Swiss Alps, and then through the only Swiss railway to cross the Alps through the glaciers of the Bernina Pass aboard the Bernina Line, on the UNESCO World Heritage Rhaetian Railway from St. Moritz to Tirano, Italy. The final days of the trip were spent on Lake Maggiore, Italy visiting quaint villages, eating pasta, sampling local wine and cheese and relaxing with a lakeside view of beautiful Lake Maggiore. 

Bank of New Hampshire manages a professional travel club as a benefit for Prestige Plus customers. To learn more about Bank of New Hampshire’s Prestige Plus program, contact Cindy Salta, Vice President, Prestige Plus Officer, at 603.527.3901 or [email protected].

Bank of New Hampshire, founded in 1831 provides deposit, lending and wealth management products and services to families and businesses throughout New Hampshire and southern Maine. With 21 banking offices and assets exceeding $2 billion, Bank of New Hampshire is the oldest and one of the largest independent banks in the state. Bank of New Hampshire is a mutual organization, focused on the success of the bank’s customers, communities and employees, rather than stockholders. For more information, call 1.800.832.0912 or visit

Photo Caption: Bank of New Hampshire’s Prestige Plus Members tour the village of Zermatt, Switzerland.

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