• Swiss-Belhotel to open 10 new hotels in major cities across the GCC and Africa in 2019

    8 monthes ago - By Travel and Tourworld

    Swiss-Belhotel International will be opening 10 hotels in important destinations across the GCC and Africa by next year.
    Laurent A. Voivenel, Senior Vice President, Operations and Development for the Middle East, Africa and India for Swiss-Belhotel International, said, “We have 10 new openings lined up this year and the next in addition to a series of projects under development. These will not only add some fantastic hotels to our portfolio but will allow us to penetrate new destinations such as Saudi Arabia, Oman, Kuwait and Egypt while growing our presence in existing territories. In...
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  • Helsinki will host the Trump-Putin summit next week - here's how the remote city became a major player in the drama between Russia and the West

    Helsinki will host the Trump-Putin summit next week - here's how the remote city became a major player in the drama between Russia and the West

    8 monthes ago - By Business Insider

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    STOCKHOLM/HELSINKI - For a city of just 600,000 people on the northeast periphery of Europe, Helsinki has played an outsized role in the fraught relationship between its giant neighbor Russia and the West.
    Throughout the 1945-1990 Cold War, neutral Finland navigated a precarious but pragmatic course between East and West, finding middle ground that made the capital Helsinki a hotspot for superpower talks between the Soviet Union and United States.
    The Soviet Union's 1991 break-up and Finland's 1995 entry into the European Union ushered Helsinki fully...
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