22 Aug 2013 10:00
Etihad Holidays, a division of Etihad Airways, is launching services in the United Kingdom (UK), designed to cater for growing demand from one of the airline’s key global markets.
An extensive range of
Etihad Holidays packages in the UAE are now available, supporting the airline’s
aim to bring greater business and leisure travellers to Abu Dhabi and the other
UK travellers can now
purchase packages at a full range of hotels in Abu Dhabi city, Saadiyat Island,
and Yas Island, with a full range of tours and excursions including desert
safaris, the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, as well as boat and ferry trips.
The UK is Etihad
Holidays’ first venture outside the Middle East, reflecting its growing
expertise in providing customers with the ideal package of accommodation,
excursions, transfers and Etihad Airways flights.
The new operation
provides secure, seamless and fully dynamic online booking of holiday packages
and exclusive offers at the new website www.etihadholidays.co.uk.
Etihad Airways’ Chief Commercial Officer, said: “Etihad Holidays has expanded
considerably in our home market and regionally, with popular retail centres
across the UAE and preferred distribution partnerships in the Middle East.
“It is a proud moment
to now take our established Holidays brand internationally to further boost
growing tourism numbers into Abu Dhabi and the UAE and to ensure a growing
market can benefit from our attractive range of packages.
“Etihad Airways has a
strong customer base in the UK, using our three times a day service from
Heathrow and double daily from Manchester as well as regions served by our
codeshare partners, so the international expansion of our Holidays operation to
this market makes perfect sense.”
In addition to holidays in the UAE, UK customers
can now purchase more than 300 breaks in China, Malaysia, Maldives, Oman,
Seychelles, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Vietnam, with the choice set to
expand further in the coming months.