emirates holidays snowballs to 2,000km skislope exhilaration with new brochure

Published October 19th, 2007 - 06:55 GMT

As the hot summer is left behind, Emirates Holidays, the tour-operating arm of Dubai-based Emirates Airline, captures the essence of travellers' passion for ski and unveils its new ski brochure with 367 kilometers of extra ski slopes.
Recognised as a regular fixture on the winter sports travellers' calendar, the launch of the ski brochure, this year, extends Emirates Holidays' offering by introducing the most exclusive Canadian ski resorts of Whistler Blackcomb in the Coast Mountain range North of Vancouver, and legendary Lake Louise, located in the heart of the majestic Banff National Park.
With 15 ski resort villages and 64 hotels in six countries, the new ski brochure provides an extensive choice of flexible and affordable quality packages to families, as well as couples, singles and groups.
Dina Al Herais, Vice President Commercial Operations, Emirates Holidays, said: “After the success of last year's ski brochure, we are delighted to introduce this year’s edition with a brand new destination. This is part of our main priority of keeping the product wide, innovative, and exciting.”
She added: “We can tailor holiday vacations to cater to people’s budget or choice of destination and ski resort.”
Mima Saddi, Sales Manager, Airlink Travel Agency said: "It has always been rewarding to sell Emirates Holidays ski packages.  Its holidays are professionally organised, show depth of Emirates' quality and offer a wide choice that's enough to satisfy every winter sports enthusiast. We are very excited about the interest this new brochure, now with Canada, will create amongst our regular and new customers."
In the ski brochure, Whistler Blackcomb and Lake Louise in Canada join the most prominent ski resorts in the world such as Seefeld in Austria, surrounded by magnificent mountain panoramas and also popular with non-skiers and families; the fashionable St Moritz in Switzerland, winter playground for the international jet set; Cortina D'Ampezzo in Italy, considered the queen of the Dolomites; Val d'Isère in France, selected to host the 2009 World Skiing Championships; and Lebanon's best ski destination, Faray Mzaar.
Winter sports holiday makers can enjoy over 2000 kilometers of ski slopes, catered for all levels of skill – from beginner to advance – as well as a wide range of other activities, including snowboarding, skating, tobogganing, paragliding, scenic walking and sleigh rides.
Valid from 1st October until 31st March, the ski brochure offers much more than sun, snow and superb skiing as travellers can also enjoy vibrant après ski, exceptional restaurants and sparkling entertainment.

A great value ski vacation to Lake Louise is available from 1st November until 30th April next year. From AED 8,281 per person, Emirates Holidays includes a seven-night stay at the five-star Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. The price covers return economy airfare between Dubai and Calgary, hotel accommodation in Fairmont room, arrival meet-and-assist in Calagary and transfers between the airports and hotels.

Emirates Holidays also takes ski travellers to Europe for AED 5,552 upwards per person. The package price includes seven-night at the Hotel Zum Hirschen at Zell am See resort, in Austria, return economy airfare between Dubai and Munich and hotel accommodation in standard room, assistance on arrival, transfers and half board. The offer is valid between 1st December 2007 and 19th April 2008.
Prices are reduced by five percent for packages booked, paid for and ticketed at least 21 days before the departure.
Always attentive to its customers' safety, Emirates Holidays also makes available its comprehensive winter sports travel insurance in association with Ski-Guard. As well as covering the costs of cancellation, medical expenses, lost equipment and airport delays, this provides transport to the nearest available alternative resort in the event of piste closure and even avalanche cover.
For those who want to learn how to ski or snowboard or just want to warm up before their ski vacations, Emirates Holidays also offers a unique snow experience at Ski Dubai in Mall of the Emirates.

To learn about Emirates Holidays packages contact your travel agent or Emirates Holidays on 8005252 and www.emirates-holidays.com.



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