BRUSSELS AIRLINES DOUBLES FLIGHT FREQUENCIES TO LIBERIA

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Monrovia

Brussels Airlines will double its flights to Monrovia, capital of Liberia, and Freetown, capital of Sierra Leone. From 8 September, the two West African countries will be Connected to Brussels Airport four times instead of twice a week, www.rustourismnews.com

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Liberia was declared Ebola-free just last month, while the number of new contaminations in Sierra Leone is declining. Both countries are preparing for their economic recovery and Brussels Airlines would like to support this recovery by increasing its flight offer and offering more connections between the two countries and the rest of the world.

As from 8 September, the flight frequencies to Sierra Leone and Monrovia will be doubled, from two to four times a week (Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday), offering much more flexibility and choice for passengers as well as freight. All flights can be combined with other Brussels Airlines destinations from Brussels Airport to several other destinations in France, the United Kingdom, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Scandinavia and the US.

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SUN INTERNATIONAL REBRANDS 5 HOTELS IN SOUTHERN AFRICA, INCLUDING TWO IN LESOTHO

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Maseru Sun Hotel & Casino, Lesotho

Sun International has rebranded five of its hotels in southern Africa to AVANI following an investment of SAR679.5 million by Minor Hotel Group, www.postzambia.com reports. 

Following the changes, Livingstone’s Zambezi Sun Hotel will now be called AVANI Victoria Falls Resort while the luxurious Royal Livingstone Hotel will remain unchanged but will be marketed through Anantra’s distribution channels.

Emmanuelle Moneger, who is general manager of the now AVANI Victoria Falls Resort, formerly Sun International Hotels, said the rebranding would not lead to job losses. Minor Hotel Group (MHG) chief executive officer Dillip Rajakarier said the partnership between MHG and Sun International will see changes in Zambia, Lesotho, Namibia, Botswana and Swaziland.

“MGH operator and investor, currently with a portfolio of 133 hotels and resorts in 22 countries across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe, South America, Africa and the Indian Ocean will rebrand five hotels in southern Africa to its upscale AVANI brand from July 1 this year,” he said in a press release issued by Moneger.

“The 212 room capacity Zambezi Sun will be rebranded AVANI Victoria Falls Resort while the 196 room Gaborone Sun will now be known as AVANI Gaborone Resort and Casino. The 158-key Lesotho Sun and 105-key Maseru Sun, both in Lesotho, are to be rebranded to AVANI Lesotho Hotel and Casino and AVANI Maseru respectively and the 173-key Kalahari Sands in Namibia will reflag to become AVANI Windhoek Hotel and Casino.

The Sixth property in the portfolio, the well-known Royal Livingstone Resort, will not be rebranded and is being marketed through Anantra’s distribution channels.

“Rajakarier added that apart from the five hotels that had been rebranded in southern Africa, AVANI had eight hotels and resorts across six countries in Asia and Africa, including AVANI Pemba Beach Hotel in Mozambique and AVANI Seychelles Barbarons Resort and Spa. And in an interview, Moneger said the next expansion would involve creation of a spa at the Royal Livingstone and assured that no jobs will be lost during the rebranding process.

“Nothing will change in the manpower; if anything it will go bigger as occupancy increases. So the standards will not change and there will be even higher standards than what we have. At the moment, we have just finished the refurbishment of the AVANI (formerly Zambezi Sun Hotels),” said Emmanuelle Moneger.

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GRUNNSTEINSNEDLEGGELSE AV CLARION HOTEL HELSINKI

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Fra venstre Anders Buchardt, Petter A.Stordalen og Arthur Buchardt.

I juni la Petter A. Stordalen og byggherre Arthur Buchardt ned grunnsteinen for nye Clarion Hotel Helsinki, som er Nordic Choice Hotels sitt første egne hotell i Finland, skriver www.travelnews.no

– Nordic Choice sin ambisjon har vært å være tilstede på de viktigste knutepunktene i Norden. Å investere i Helsinki har lenge vært en drøm. Med dette hotellet har vi ambisjon om å bygge et nytt landemerke i Helsinki og en naturlig møteplass i byen, sier Petter A. Stordalen.

Med 427 rom og 11 konferanserom, hvorav det største er på 700 m2, vil hotellet det størst konferansehotellet i Helsinki. Hotellet er tegnet av den finske arkitekten Aki Davidsson og vil blant annet bestå av to høye tårn og skybar med Kitchen & Table- restaurant signert mesterkokken Marcus Samuelsson.

– Vi har lett lenge etter et prosjekt som passer vår profil og våre ambisjoner. Når vi nå fikk muligheten, var vi nødt til å gripe den. Med spektakulær arkitektur og en perfekt tomt vil Clarion Hotel Helsinki gjøre seg bemerket i byen, sier Petter A. Stordalen.

Clarion Hotel Helsinki tilhører Clarion-kjeden som ble kåret til Sveriges beste hotellkjede for sjette år på rad i 2015.

– Clarion Hotel Post endret vi bybildet i Gøteborg, Clarion Hotel Edge fikk hjertet til å pumpe hardere i Tromsø og med Clarion Hotel & Congress Malmö Live skapte vi en ny bydel i Malmö. Clarion sin ambisjon er å skape glede og stolthet uansett hvor vi har et hotell, nå skal vi gjør vårt for å lykkes også denne gangen, sier Henrik Berghult, kjededirektør for Clarion Hotel.

Clarion Hotel Helsinki åpner dørene 17. oktober 2016.

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