Marcelo Alporini is the original founder of Travelhut. He started the company as a one man tour guide in 1994. So far he had done more than 1000+ tours all over Switzerland. As Marcello prefered to be tour guide, the operations of the company has now moved into the younger hands.
Marcello was born to parents who ran a small country hotel in a remote valley high up in the Swiss Alps. He started his career as an apprentice at the Dolder Grand Hotel in Zürich, and then worked at the Savoy; Baur au Lac; Quellenhof in Bad Ragaz; and for eight seasons at the famous Palace Hotel in St. Moritz (the Number one Hotel in this luxurious winter resort ) where he was incharge of the room service. After taking a degree in hotel management and attendet the MDP course at University he worked in several other countries. His last position was that of a Hotel Manager and first Officer on the Ships of Royal Caribbean Cruise Line where he also was in charge as a director on their luxury sailing ship, the `Windstar’. He also worked in the Emirates and in India as a consultant on an environmental project. Marcelo’s idea of starting his own business is to providea more personalized service to customers, who, more often than not are rushed like a herd of cattle through Switzerland.
About Travelhut & Policy
Travelhut is a boutique style travel agency organizing escorted private tours all over Switzerland. Our core business is focused on offering tailor-made tours to Switzerland. Our customers are mostly from the USA, Canada, Australia and also from the UAE region.
We have strict requirements for guides working for us, and only those with a good understanding of Swiss history and the needs of foreign clients and their cultural background are employed. Bearing in mind the discerning visitors.
Our moto is to offer visitors an unforgetable experience and a relaxed holiday in remote areas of Switzerland which normaly are not covered by large tour operators.