Etihad Holidays unveils summer packages
Abu Dhabi, May 12, 2009
Etihad Holidays has launched two new summer programmes for 2009, one for the Middle East, Asia and Australia and another for Europe, North America and Africa.
The move to publish two outbound programmes takes into account Etihad Airways’ increased flight network and contains new concepts such as “signature” hotels in many of the destinations and the opportunity to upgrade flights and holiday accommodation, said a company statement.
The brochures, which follow the opening of the Etihad Holidays’ shops in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Al Ain, feature holidays to 28 destinations in 10 countries.
The customers have more than 129 hotels to choose from in Asia, the Middle East and Australia and 90 hotels, in 23 destinations located in 12 countries in Europe, America and Africa.
Both publications are available in English and Arabic and are also published on the Etihad Holidays website which offers a range of user friendly features such as location maps, as well as the latest special offers.
Tony Gauci, head of Etihad Holidays, said: “With so many new Etihad Airways destinations on offer we decided to produce two separate brochures which make it easier to view the wonderful hotels and locations we have on offer.”
Additional features in the summer 2009 brochures include country-by-country overviews, a “what to see and do” section for each destination, car rental and insurance options and greater detail on accommodation, with the overall aim to be a comprehensive holiday and destination guide.
One of the key highlights of the new brochure is Paris, home to the world famous Eiffel Tower, Champs-Elysees and Disneyland Resort Paris.
Holidays to the French capital start from Dh5,240 ($1426) and include return economy airfares from Abu Dhabi and three nights accommodation at the signature Sofitel Paris le Scribe.
Breaks to Disneyland resort Paris start from Dhs 7260 including return flights and three nights accommodation at the Disneyland Hotel.
Gauci pointed out that the two new summer brochures were the most impressive Etihad Holidays had produced and were designed to help customers choose their perfect holiday.
“Every step of the way – whether in our sales shops, the website or perusing the brochure – our customers can find out about the different types of holiday we offer, view the country-by-country guides, as well as see details of the signature hotel is in their chosen destination,” he added.
Elsewhere in the Europe, North America and Africa brochure there are many destinations for expatriates returning home from the UAE as well as holidaymakers from around the world who enjoy the wealth of culture and history on offer.
Etihad Holidays is offering lead-in fares from Dh5,140 to London, per person, including return economy class travel from Abu Dhabi and three nights’ accommodation at the signature Hyatt Regency London The Churchill.
For those wishing to sample the delights of the Swiss city of Geneva, Etihad Holidays is offering lead-in fares starting from Dh4,335 per person. This includes return economy class travel from Abu Dhabi and three nights’ accommodation at signature Crowne Plaza Geneva.
Located in the Asia, Middle East and Australia brochure are holidays to China. Holidays to Beijing include excursions to the Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven and Tiananmen Square.
There are also several additional trips available to some of China’s historical past including the Great Wall of China and the Ming Tombs.
Holidays to Beijing start from Dh3,835 per person and the prices includes return economy class airfares from Abu Dhabi and three nights’ accommodation at the signature Westin Beijing Financial Street.
Kuala Lumpur has become a key destination for Etihad Holidays. The lead-in price for three nights’ accommodation at the signature Mandarin Oriental hotel which includes return economy class travel<