Guests Snap Up Etihad Holidays’ Festive Deals

Published December 13th, 2006 - 11:10 GMT

UAE-residents of all nationalities are busy taking advantage of Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Holidays’ fantastic deals for festive breaks, as the holiday season rapidly approaches.

With some of the best prices around, 65 percent of the breaks across Etihad’s network have been booked including winter sun destinations like Sri Lanka and European favourites, Paris and London.

“This year bookings for Etihad Holidays during the festive season have been extremely popular with Christmas, New Year and Eid taking place around the same time,” said Nick Wood, General Manager, Etihad Holidays.

“We have a wealth of holidays for all tastes, whether our Guests are looking for a special European Christmas break or a chance to spend Eid in warmer climes with family and friends.”

One of Etihad Holidays’ most popular destinations is Sri Lanka, which only takes four hours by plane from Abu Dhabi, with Guests being able to fly daily with Etihad Airways to Colombo.

Breaks to Sri Lanka start from as little as AED1505 which includes Coral Zone flights and 3 night’s accommodation at the 4-star TransAsia hotel, which is close to the city centre and surrounded by beautiful gardens.

Since launching its six flights-per-week service to Paris in May 2006, there has been considerable demand from leisure travellers wishing to visit the capital of romance.

Therefore it is no surprise that Etihad Holidays’ Guests have been quick to book festive deals to the French capital where they can enjoy the city’s cultural treasures including the world-famous Eiffel Tower.

Three night’s accommodation at the modern Hotel Concorde La Fayette, which is located in the heart of the city, plus return Coral Zone flights starts from AED2550, based on two people sharing.

For Guests who do not require accommodation, such as expatriates returning home to the UK, Etihad Holidays’ fly-drive deals are also proving increasingly popular.

“The fly-drive is perfect for many families and individuals because it offers total flexibility and value-for-money. When returning home for the holiday season, our Guests often want to move around and visit relatives in different parts of the country, so it makes sense to purchase their flights and transport in one go,” continued Wood.

A fly-drive to London or Manchester starts from as little as AED2550 per person, for seven days based on two adults sharing a car, and Etihad Airways return flights from Abu Dhabi.

Another first for Etihad Holidays for this festive season is Morocco, a land of contrasts and variety which offers traditional Moorish architecture, bustling souks and snow-capped Atlas Mountains all with the North African - Arabian feel.

Guests can fly four times-a-week to Casablanca from Abu Dhabi, and when taking an Etihad Holiday they can stay at the Idou Anfou Hotel which is only a short walk from the ancient medina and corniche.

A three-day break at the Idou Anfou Hotel starts from as little as AED2925 including accommodation, breakfast and flights, based on two people sharing.

About Etihad Airways

Etihad Airways is the National Airline of the United Arab Emirates and based in the UAE’s capital, Abu Dhabi.

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