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PostAirbnb; Pat Mears at World Trade Institute (Patrick Mears, -Germany, 02/19/15 8:00 am)
Many, many thanks to Randy Black (19 February) for his kind post today informing all of us about this lodging alternative that I've heard about, but being a creature of habit, have never really investigated. I will pass this on to my wife, who is presently writing a book about Bern--hence the reason for my many recent visits there.
As a free-lance travel journalist based here in Heidelberg, my wife has been able to negotiate stays with some of the top hotels in Bern (e.g., the Bellevue and the Schweizer Hof) on the understanding that she will produce articles describing her stays. But these overnights, although fairly heavily discounted, are not free and still can be expensive, especially now with the flotation of the Swiss franc. During our last visit, we overnighted at the Volkshaushotel on the Zeughausstrasse in the city center, a four star hotel, but even that was not cheap notwithstanding the discount given.
This is great information to have, Randy, and I thank you again.
JE comments: In a separate e-mail, Pat Mears sent me this link to the World Trade Institute in Bern. Pat's WAIS post has made the WTI website!
But the WTI folks edited out my comments! Here's the original: