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Now Lollo and Bernie go around the world

Spies' popular mascots, Lollo the giraffe and Bernie the bear, have been found at Spies' Sunwing hotels for many years; Lollo has been there for as many as 40 years. Now other children from other countries get the chance to get to know them. Starting this summer, other countries in the Thomas Cook Group, which Spies is a part of, will use Lollo and Bernie at their family hotels.

In the Thomas Cook Group a combined kid's club concept has been prepared, which builds on what Spies, Ving and Tjäreborg have had in the Nordic countries for many years. Previously there were eight different kid's clubs in the Thomas Cook Group, and at one and the same hotel there could be several different kid's clubs with different mascots. But now there has been agreement on combined concepts, and there will be Lollo and Bernie's Kids Club for the 3-7 year olds, Junior Club (8-11 years old), and Teen Club (from 12 years old and up). Lollo and Bernie's Kids Club will be found at approximately 130 hotels, and the mascots will be at approximately 70 of the hotels.

In a special "camp" in Mallorca, Lollo and Bernie meet for 14 days to learn things, including the proper dance steps to their own music. And the manner in which they hug the many children becomes refined, says Communications Manager, Torben Andersen, at Spies.

There are children from Germany, England, Belgium, Holland, Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic, who will now receive the chance to make the acquaintance of Lollo and Bernie. At the most popular destinations, Turkey, Crete, Rhodes, Cyprus, Mallorca, Gran Canaria, Tenerife, Egypt, Bulgaria, Morocco, Tunisia, Thailand, Jamaica and Portugal, one will be able to experience the Lollo and Bernie concept. At Miniland there will always be personnel who speak the children's mother-tongue. At the Sunwing hotels one will be able to find the most developed concepts.

Now the popular songs, the Lollo and Bernie song and Lollo and Bernie mini disco, will be translated into several languages, namely German, English, French, Dutch, Hungarian, Czech and Polish. They already exist in the Nordic languages in advance.

Lollo the giraffe has been at Sunwing since 1974. Bernie arrived in 1993. The name Bernie comes from the Manager of Sunwing at the time, who was called Bernie. Today, both the mascots are immeasurably popular. For example, Lollo and Bernie's dance school has been viewed more than 4.5 times on YouTube. Have a look here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20f8kHH4oHA

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Read more about Spies’ Sunwing Family Resorts here: http://www.spies.dk/sunwing

Further information: Communications Manager Torben Andersen, tel. +45 40 59 47 00.

Spies is Denmark's largest travel agent. The company is included in the Nordic travel group, Thomas Cook Northern Europe, together with the travel agents Ving in Norway and Sweden, Tjäreborg in Finland, as well as the hotel group, Resorts & Hotels, that runs hotel chains, including Sunwing Family Resorts and Sunprime Hotels. Spies' guests preferably fly with the sister company, Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia. Thomas Cook Group plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange, and the company's approx. 27 000 employees operate in over 70 countries. Thomas Cook Group Airlines, which includes Condor in Germany, Thomas Cook Airlines in Great Britain, and Thomas Cook Airlines in Belgium, is Europe's 11th largest airline company, with 90 modern and environmentally friendly aeroplanes.

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