September 01, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
Amersfoort (the Netherlands) / Lausanne (Switzerland), 29 August 2007, Golden Tulip Hospitality Group is proud to welcome Virgin Nigeria’s frequent flyer programme to Golden Tulip’s Connection programme.

Connections is a global frequent flyer programme linking frequent flyer and other loyalty benefits offered by 19 international airlines to all Golden Tulip Hotels, Inns & Resorts. The Eagleflier programme is the 18th frequent flyer programme to join Golden Tulip’s Connections programme.

Members of Virgin Nigeria’s loyalty programme Eagleflier are able to earn at Golden Tulip Hotels, Tulip Inn, & Resorts 500 points per stay.

Hans Kennedie, President & CEO of Golden Tulip Hospitality states: “Golden Tulip is looking forward to this co-operation and we are certain that this partnership will bring both companies fruitful revenues. Through the Golden Tulip’s Connections programme we aim to combine all our airline partners from all over the world offering the frequent flyer members special promotions and rewards in all our hotels.”

Golden Tulip’s Connections programme’s partners include the frequent flyer programmes of airlines among others; Lufthansa, American Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, KLM, All Nippon Airways, Japan Airlines, Air France, Philippine Airlines, South African Airways, Swiss International Airlines, Varig, Czech Airlines, Air Malta, El Al Israel Airlines.

About Virgin Nigeria
Virgin Nigeria ( , Nigeria’s national flag carrier, is a world class Airline from the heart of Africa dedicated to a speedy development of an efficient global network of domestic, regional and international routes from her hub at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport in Lagos, Nigeria.

Currently voted Nigeria’s Airline of the year, Virgin Nigeria progressively serve domestic routes, regional routes within West Africa, and international routes within Europe and Southern Africa. Virgin Nigeria is geared towards providing the Nigerian and West African market with the commitment and vision to deliver sustained performance, service and growth.

The inaugural flight from Lagos to London Heathrow on 28 June 2005 marked the beginning of a long awaited and more comfortable air travel both for Nigerians and indeed all our customers. Virgin Nigeria has since extended her international, regional and domestic flights. From the hub in Lagos they fly domestically to Abuja, Port Harcourt, Owerri, Sokoto, Kano and Calabar; regionally to Dakar (Senegal), Accra (Ghana), Douala (Cameroon); internationally to London (UK) and Johannesburg (South Africa).

About the Golden Tulip Hospitality Group
Golden Tulip Hospitality Group (, with its head offices in Amersfoort, The Netherlands and Lausanne, Switzerland, is a worldwide hospitality company with more than 908 hotels, 81.000 rooms in more than 50 countries. The Golden Tulip Hospitality Group franchises and manages hotels in Europe, the Middle East & Africa, the Asian Pacific Region and the Americas. In 2006, Hotels Magazine has ranked this company the 18th largest hotel chain.

As a multi-brand hospitality firm, the Golden Tulip Hospitality Group offers services in the two, three, four and five star categories. On the two-star side Golden Tulip has an alliance with the French B&B hotel chain. The three-star concept is the Tulip Inn for the limited-service first-class category, the four-star category falls under the Golden Tulip brand for the Superior First-Class business and Resort hotels and the recently introduced five-star concept Royal Tulip. In addition Golden Tulip offers its services through its commercial alliance with TOP International, a German based hotel consortium.

In the fall of 2006, Golden Tulip introduced BRANCHE, Restaurant, Bar and Lounge. This is a free standing restaurant chain, which will have establishments in most Golden Tulip Hotels and Tulip Inns operated by Golden Tulip. (For more information please visit