Business Rewards programme
The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry will soon announce the winners from small and medium enterprises (SMEs) participating in the Emirates Business Rewards promotion launched recently.
The joint promotion signed with Emirates airline offers a special reward to maximise corporate travel benefits for SME members registered with the reward programme. It comes as part of Dubai Chamber’s efforts of supporting its members and offering them added value services.
The promotion ends on July 22, 2012 and thewinners of the 500,000 air miles will be announced every two weeks on Dubai Chamber’s website www.dubaichamber.com
Mr. Atiq Juma Nassib, Senior Director, Commercial Services Sector, Dubai Chamber, said: “Our partnership with Emirates airline will help us serve our members whose numbers now exceed 133,000 insourcing new products or networking with clientsin the far corners of the world.”
He further stressed that Dubai Chamber’s major strategy this year is to help its members connect with businesses in high growth markets while enhancing their competitiveness in the global business arena. This partnership with Emirates Business Rewards will go a long way in jointly promoting Dubai as a strategic business destination in the world, he said.
This latest programme follows a series of initiatives launched by Dubai Chamber, including a health insurance scheme for members as well as the provision of services by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Dubai Municipality at its head office,besides theorganisingof outbound trade missions to promising global markets, like Ethiopia and Surat in India.
Khalid BelJaflah, Emirates Vice President Commercial Sales UAE, said: “With such a vast network of members our partnership with Dubai Chamber continues to be a very important tool in helping SMEs in the UAE to maximise their corporate travel benefits through our Business Rewards programme which provides this fast growing segment with a way to benefit from essential employee travel and we look forward to maintaining our working relationship, for the benefit of Dubai Chamber’s members and their employees.”
Since its launch in 2008, the Emirates Business Rewards programme has garnered a substantial number of SME members in the UAE. The programme offers SMEs, defined as an organisation with less than 80 staff, a unique way to interact with and be recognised by Emirates for their loyalty.
As part of its re-launch, the Business Rewards programme now has a new, streamlined look-and-feel to the websiteenabling easy booking and account management and the introduction of Business Rewards sites in French, German, Spanish, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Portuguese which make the programme accessible to the airline’s global SME clients.
Emirates Business Rewards is free to all registered SMEs and is a great way for companies to accumulate miles whilst also rewarding their staff with miles each time they travel on a business trip. For every USD 1 spent on travel, the organisation is awarded one Business Rewards Mile. Miles earned can be redeemed for flights on Emirates services worldwide – rewarding and connecting SMEs as they grow internationally.
Under the Business Rewards programme, Emirates has helped multiple SMEs across the world earn and book reward flights quickly and efficiently; utilising a streamlined business travel system, which allows administrators within the company to manage employee travel on a dedicated Emirates airline portal. Business Rewards is self-managed by the account administrator on emirates.com; allowing 24/7 access to the Emirates reservation system for SMEs and agents alike.
In addition to rewarding the small business’ travel loyalty on every trip with Business Rewards Miles, the individual traveller continues to earn their personal Skywards Miles. Emirates Business Rewards is free to all registered SMEs and is a great way for companies to accumulate miles whilst also rewarding their staff with miles each time they travel on a business trip.
Over the past year the programme has grown from strength to strength with registered accounts across the globe, with firms in 80 countries availing the broad range of benefits. Companies interested in joining Business Rewards can visit www.emirates.com/business_rewards.