Brussels Airlines is your airline family

On February 27, 2018, in Consulate News, News, Newsletter, by The Liberian Consulate

Brussels Airlines is your airline family.png2The Consulate General of the Republic of Liberia in New York & The Honorary Consulate General of the Republic of Liberia in Atlanta Georgia in partnership with Brussels Airlines, a Star Alliance member, wish to invite all business and health partners, education stakeholders, tourists, and all Liberians to benefit from a special discount on all flights into Monrovia, Liberia. Every passenger can enjoy a 20% discount on tickets from Brussels Airlines operated flights from New York (JFK), Toronto (Pearson Int’l Airport) Washington D.C (Dulles, seasonal) to Monrovia, Liberia

Use discount promo codeWeGoTheExtraLiberia from the Brussels Airlines website and enjoy the 20% saving.

For more information regarding travel perks and larger travel delegation, please contact the Liberian Consulate at 404-565-1154.

 

Brussels Airlines is Offering Travel Discounts to Guests Traveling to Liberia Including:

  • 20% Discounted airline tickets on Brussels Airlines operated flights from New York (JFK), Washington D.C. (Dulles, seasonal) Toronto Canada (Pearson International) to Liberia;
  • Opportunity for Economy Privilege upgrades, based upon availability, and other perks;
  • For travel groups of 4 or more, a 30% Travel Discount Code can be offered;
  • For those impacted by DED or other emergency immigration matters, a priority will be provided for the 30% Discount;
  • All travel must be booked on-line from the Brussels Airlines Website from either of these 3 destinations (New York (JFK), Washington D.C. (Dulles, seasonal) and Toronto Canada) to receive the discount.

For more information, please contact the Liberian Consulate in Georgia at cblandford@liberianconsulatega.com or at 404-565-1154 or the Consul General of the Republic of Liberia in New York at Commerce@liberiaconsulate-ny.com

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Submissions for the UCL’s Higher Education Academic Scholarship is now open. The University Consortium for Liberia (UCL) Scholarship program is open to Liberian students and/or students of Liberian decent pursuing a post-secondary education at a U.S. College or University.

Applicants have until May 15, 2018 to apply. Visit the UCL Scholarship page for eligibility and submission requirements. Submit all applications to UCLIBERIASCHOLARSHIP@GMAIL.COM.

visit www.UCLiberia.com for more information.

 

Honorary Consul General meets former Atlanta Hawks and NBA star, Dikembe Mutombo at the Royal Grand Hotel in Monrovia, Liberia. Mr. Mutombo, a friend of President George Weah, was recently in Monrovia for  the inauguration. Among his key focus will be youth and sports development in Liberia.

Consul General with Dikembe Mutombo, former NBA star, in Liberia

Consul General Cynthia Blandford with Dikembe Mutombo at Royal Grand Hotel

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President Donald J. Trump today announced the designation of a Presidential Delegation to Monrovia, Liberia to attend Inaugural Ceremonies of President-Elect George Weah on January 22, 2018.

The United States is proud to celebrate with the people of Liberia as they mark the country’s first peaceful transfer of power from one democratically elected head of state to another in decades, a major milestone for Liberia’s democracy and for Africa. This Presidential Delegation shall proceed as planned given the importance of our partnership with Africa and our commitment to its continued growth and success.

The Honorable Thomas A. Shannon, Jr., Under Secretary for Political Affairs, U.S. Department of State, will lead the delegation.

Members of the Presidential Delegation:

The Honorable Christine A. Elder, United States Ambassador to the Republic of Liberia

Mr. Cyril E. Sartor, Senior Director for African Affairs, National Security Council

Major General Gregory J. Vadnais, The Adjutant General, Michigan National Guard

The Honorable Stephanie S. Sullivan, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of African Affairs, U.S. Department of State.

Source: The White House

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For Immediate Release

 

Contact Cynthia Blandford

cblandford@liberianconsulatega.com

404-565-1154

ATLANTA (January 10, 2018) The Liberian Consulate in Atlanta, Georgia, is pleased to congratulate President-Elect Mr. George Weah and Vice President-Elect Madam Jewel Howard-Taylor on a successful election in Liberia and is happy for the peaceful transfer of power to the new government. Congratulations!

The Consul General is also pleased to announce a partnership with Brussels Airlines to promote a quality travel experience to guests traveling to Liberia in 2018 to help boost travel, tourism and investment in the country. Brussels Airlines moto is, “We go the extra smile” because they work tirelessly to make traveling a pleasure for its guests. With Brussels Airlines award winning Business Class offerings, Economy Privilege cabin and Economy cabin, Brussels Airlines is ready to serve you. Liberia is Open for Business, and for those traveling for the presidential Inaugural events in Monrovia, Brussels Airlines is the airline of choice!

Over the past few months, Consul General Blandford and the Consul General in N.Y., Mr. Rudolph Sherman, held strategic meetings with Brussels Airlines leadership to discuss how to promote the partnership by offering travel discounts to guests traveling to Liberia including 20% discounted airline tickets on Brussels Airlines operated flights from New York (JFK) and Washington D.C. (Dulles, seasonal) to Liberia and the opportunity for Economy Privilege upgrades, based upon availability, and other perks.

We are excited to work with Andrea Bonaiuto, Marketing and Online Sales Manager North America and Christophe Allard, Director North America, Sales and Commercial Strategy, to launch our partnership to provide greater access to Liberia. We are promoting these travel perks to our business partners, education stakeholders, Liberians in North America and friends of Liberia to encourage more travel, trade and investment in the country.

“Brussels Airlines and its predecessor, Sabena, have a long history in the wonderful country of Liberia. In 2002, Brussels Airlines was the first airline to resume service to Monrovia at the end of the civil conflict while conditions were still less than secure, a sign of Brussels Airlines confidence in the country and economy,” states Bonaiuto. Brussels Airlines also continued flying to Liberia throughout the 2014-2015 Ebola outbreak, ensuring vital air bridge and transportation of medical relief.

The Liberian Consulate in Georgia will work with the Brussels Airline leadership by leveraging Strategies and Engagement Approaches, providing Marketing and Media Support, and identifying Key Targeted Audiences for maximum impact and results. This will include Trade and Investment Missions, Study Abroad, Faculty and Student Exchange programs and the like. Key markets will include the Liberian Association of Metropolitan Atlanta, The Liberian Business Association, under the leadership of Mr. Jackson George, The Union of Liberians in the Americas (ULAA), the University Consortium for Liberia, Consulates in New York and Atlanta databases and other key networks including the business, faith, education, medical and investment community.

Brussels Airlines and the Consul Blandford have since collaborated to publish editorials promoting Liberia. One article, entitled 8 Reasons Liberia Should Be at the Top of Your Travel Bucket List, notes that Liberia has reclaimed its position as one of the most promising tourist destinations in Africa after facing years of civil war that tore through its rich history. The West African country has moved on, and definitely merits a top spot in your list of travel destinations to explore.

The Honorary Consul General of Liberia in Georgia, U.S.A, Cynthia L. Blandford puts in a good word for the country she represents as she invites the world to the place she calls home. There are great hotels, Wildlife Sanctuaries, Historical and Cultural Sites, Eco-tourism Parks, beautiful beaches and waterfalls, including surfing, bustling markets and great restaurants. For investment and trade, Liberia  is also rich in natural resources including rubber, iron ore, cocoa, fish, oil palm, diamonds, gold and much more. The article can be found at www.liberianconsulatega.com.

If you are travelling to Liberia or any other African destination, let Brussels Airlines take you there. Click here to learn more and contact the Liberian Consulate for special benefits.

About Brussels Airlines

Brussels Airlines, member of Lufthansa Group and a Star Alliance member, is the Belgian airline that offers the widest choice of flights to and from the capital of Europe, Brussels Airport. The company has more than 3.600 employees and 50 aircraft operating some 300 flights daily, connecting the Capital of Europe to 100 premium European destinations, 26 African destinations, 3 North American destinations, Tel Aviv and Mumbai.

On long haul flights, operated with Airbus A330-200 and A330-300, the airline offers a Business Class with full flatbeds and state of the art inflight entertainment, an Economy Class with ergonomic seats and individual inflight entertainment on touchscreens, and an Economy Privilege option with generous leg space and more seat recline.

On its European routes Brussels Airlines offers the choice between Bizz&Class, Flex&Fast, Light&Relax and Check&Go.

In addition to its destinations in Africa, North America and India, Brussels Airlines and its intercontinental partners also offer long- haul codeshare flights to the United Arab Emirates, Japan and Thailand.

Brussels Airlines offers cargo capacity on all its flights, commercialized by the Cargo Department. The airline also handles the daily maintenance of its aircraft fleet.

Brussels Airlines was founded in 2002 and is 100% owned by Deutsche Lufthansa AG More information on brusselsairlines.com.

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Submissions for the UCL 2018 Higher Education Academic Scholarship will be announced soon. The University Consortium for Liberia scholarship is open to Liberian students and students of Liberian decent pursuing post-secondary degree at a U.S. college or university.

Check our UCL 2017 SCHOLARS!

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2018 United for Liberia Gala

On January 7, 2018, in About Liberia, Events, Fundraiser, Georgia Liberian Conmmunity, by The Liberian Consulate

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The University Consortium for Liberia (UCL) will host their fourth annual United for Liberia Gala this year. The details of this year’s event, including date and venue, will be announced soon.

Check out pictures from last year’s gala. Click here.

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) officials signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with their counterparts from Roberts International Airport in Liberia on Tuesday, Aug. 29. The agreement will allow both airports to share their expertise and experience while working to increase travel and trade. This is the fifth international MOU ATL officials have signed with sister airports and the second such agreement with an African airport.

In February, ATL signed a similar agreement with Airports Authority of Jamaica. In addition, ATL signed MOUs with leaders from Ben Gurion International Airport (TLV) in Israel and Monseñor Óscar Arnulfo Romero International Airport (SAL) in El Salvador in 2016 and Félix-Houphouët-Boigny International Airport (ABJ) in Cote
d’Ivoire in 2015.

The signing took place at the Maynard H. Jackson Jr. International Terminal at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

Attendees:

Roosevelt Council, Jr., General Manager, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
Candace L. Byrd, Chief of Staff for Mayor Kasim Reed – City of Atlanta
Will Freeman, Managing Director, Roberts International Airport
Cynthia Blandford, Honorary Consul General, Republic of Liberia