ETIHAD HOLIDAYS EXPANDS IN SAUDI ARABIA, KUWAIT, OMAN AND BAHRAIN

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Abu Dhabi, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: Etihad Holidays has launched operations in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman and Bahrain to provide a wide choice of package holiday options to travellers in the four countries.

The move follows the successful introduction of Etihad Airways’ holiday division in the UAE, UK, Germany, India and North America.

Launched in 2004, Etihad Holidays offers dynamically packaged holidays at exceptional rates at many of the world’s leading hotel brands. Guests can now book their flights with Etihad Airways and its partner airlines together with their hotel, rental car, transfers, tours and activities, with real time availability, at the best available prices.

From family, beach and luxury holidays to sporting breaks, fly drives and city stays, the choices to destinations across Europe, the Americas, Asia, Australia, Africa and across the Middle East are endless. Guests can design their dream holiday from the comfort of their own home on the Etihad Holidays website at – sa.holidays.etihad.com – to tailor-make packages to suit their individual needs. A team of travel professionals is only a phone call away for assistance and provides a Concierge Service for the discerning traveller.

Darren Peisley, Managing Director of Etihad Holidays’ parent Hala Group, said: “We continue our growth across the region, ensuring a new wave of customers have access to the great range of packages and hotels on offer through Etihad Holidays. We are excited to bring to residents of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman and Bahrain access to great rates for over 150 destinations around the world.”

The Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Stopover Programme can be combined with any Etihad Holidays package, allowing guests to break their journey in Abu Dhabi, and take advantage of the special 2-for-1 night accommodation offers in the capital of the UAE.

Etihad Holidays is part of the Hala Group which brings together supporting services for the Etihad Aviation Group that are vital to its future growth. The core components include the Global Loyalty Company,Etihad Holidays, Hala Abu Dhabi, Hala Travel Management and the Amadeus Joint Venture.

About Etihad Aviation Group:

Etihad Aviation Group (EAG) is a diversified global aviation and travel group comprising five business divisions – Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, Etihad Airways Engineering, Etihad Airport Services, Hala Group and Airline Equity Partners. The group has minority investments in seven airlines: airberlin, Air Serbia, Air Seychelles, Alitalia, Jet Airways, Virgin Australia, and Swiss-based Darwin Airline, trading as Etihad Regional.

From its Abu Dhabi base, Etihad Airways flies to, or has announced plans to serve, more than 110 passenger and cargo destinations in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Americas. The airline has a fleet of over 120 Airbus and Boeing aircraft, with 204 aircraft on firm order, including 71 Boeing 787s, 25 Boeing 777Xs, 62 Airbus A350s and 10 Airbus A380s.