Door to door service
A new ÒDoor to DoorÓ holiday package targetting Saudi vacationers tops a list of attractive offers lined up at the Ritz-Carlton Sharm El Sheikh in EgyptÕs major resort destination.The luxury hotel is also offering special golfing and spa holidays besides family and honeymoon packages. The ÒDoor to DoorÓ packages available in Saudi Arabia through the Al-Tayyar Holidays Travel Group, is tailor-made to fulfil the Saudi Arabian travellerÕs need for hassle free vacation. The ÒDoor to DoorÓ reservations agent books airline tickets and organises a private limousine pick up to the airport, from Sharm El Sheikh airport to The Ritz-Carlton, Sharm El Sheikh and again from the hotel to the airport and from the airport back home. The guest is spoilt with choices for luxury accommodation to suit his needs: a one-bedroom suite for couples, a family suite or a private villa for family and friends. A Ritz-Carlton professional guest service agent assists with luggage, express check in and other procedures. During his stay, the guest enjoys a lavish breakfast buffet in our 3-meal restaurant, complimentary use of the spaÕs wet area and the fitness centre and complimentary Ritz-Kids program for the young guests. A dedicated agent will also offer services such as restaurant reservations, private parties, boat trips and safaris. The hotel is also offering a special deal for golfers combining accommodation with one complimentary green fee for 18 holes, golf cart, locker and transportation to and from the course. A new Imperial Spa package is designed for those who are looking for indulgence and pampering themselves after long hours of work. Both the family (with 2 connected rooms or suite, complimentary kids program and family picnic) and Cleopatra honeymoon packages (with complimentary massage in the Arabian tent overlooking the Red Sea and romantic dinner in the Italian fine dining restaurant) are extended this summer due to their popularity. The hotel said its target markets this year has shifted to accommodate travellers from the Gulf who are changing their travel plans from Europe and the US to the Middle East. The Russian and Eastern Europe market has also proven to be Òvery successful and promising with potential high spending guestsÓ, the hotel said. European markets remain the major target for the whole year whether it is for leisure or conferences and incentives. General manager Ricco de Blank said he was optimistic about the future of the tourism in Egypt as well as the region. The Egyptian government has already taken several serious steps to facilitate travel to the country, with nationals from key markets such as Germany, UK and Italy as well as the Gulf able to get multiple entry one-year visa on arrival. De Blank also refuted claims about an oversupply of hotel rooms in the area which could hurt the market. He said luxury hotel chains coming to the Red Sea resort destinations helped to upgrade the quality of product and clientele. ÒThere are only a handful of luxury hotels in Egypt. I agree thereÕs an oversupply of mid-range hotels, but this could be solved by increasing flights into Egypt from worldwide destinations,Ó he said.