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Movenpick on the move with “Light Us”

Nov 02. 2017
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By The Nation

Movenpick Hotels & Resorts’ properties in North Africa and Europe have once again supported the Light Us Sustainable Relay campaign by hosting the eight-day cross-continent event, which aims to change perceptions about green transport.

The relay, which is organised in collaboration with the DRIVE Group and the Moroccan Intelligence and Public Affairs Institute (MIPAI), travels through six countries – Morocco, Spain, France, Switzerland, Belgium and Germany - and finishes in Bonn on Monday (November 6) that coincides with the opening of COP 23, an annual United Nations climate change conference, running from Monday to November 17.

The relay demonstrates how it is now possible to travel long distances in electric vehicles, encouraging people around the world to change the way they travel and drive to preserve the environment. Among the properties playing as a key location are the Movenpick Hotel Mansour Eddahbi Marrakech and Movenpick Hotel Frankfurt City, which will stage a spectacular gala dinner to officially close the relay on Monday night.

At each stage of the eco-friendly expedition, the Tesla car drivers and their support teams are being hosted by local hotels including Movenpick Hotel Mansour Eddahbi Marrakech and Movenpick Hotel & Casino Malabata Tanger (Tangiers) in Morocco, Movenpick Hotel & Casino Geneva in Switzerland and Movenpick Hotel Frankfurt City in Germany.

“With this high-profile relay making several pit-stops, many in locations where Movenpick operates properties, it provides the ideal opportunity to reach out to multiple audiences, raising awareness about the importance of preserving the environment for generations to come,” said Olivier Chavy, president & CEO, Movenpick Hotels & Resorts.

“By supporting this internationally-significant event, Movenpick hopes to play a key role in changing mindsets about sustainable mobility, inspiring positive changes for the future, a goal that is central to our corporate values and green practices.”

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