Organisation of business trips

Swiss Government Travel Center

Key facts

The Swiss Government Travel Centre (SGTC) is the entity in the Confederation which is responsible for organising business trips and return journeys for foreign nationals expelled from Switzerland. It also organises travel for guests invited by Switzerland to events. The SGTC negotiates preferential rates with providers (plane tickets, hotels, rental cars and train tickets). The units of the central Federal Administration, extra-parliamentary commissions and independent administrative units without legal personality are obliged to purchase their travel services from the SGTC. In 2014, the SGTC booked foreign travel services amounting to CHF 36 million. In 2015, it employed 31 people (24.9 FTEs) and had a budget of CHF 3.5 million.