Emirates Holidays unveils new Choice
EMIRATES Holidays’ World of Choice programmes offer quality package vacations on five continents.
To be launched just before the start of the Arabian travel Market, where their experts will be promoting the various destinations to the travel industry, it represents one of the most comprehensive and diverse programmes of any airline.
This year, there are new family options such as the addition of The Tussaud Group in the UK with its four theme parks, including Alton Towers and the Europa Park in Germany, which is the largest in Europe.
Greece and Turkey share the limelight in the Mediterranean and new resorts are featured in Cyprus, including the InterContinental Aphrodite Hills near Paphos, which offers an excellent spa and gold course.
In the United States, there is a fascinating choice of holidays from a weekend in the Big Apple, the city which never sleeps, to a 13-day self-drive overland car tour from San Francisco visiting Death Valley, Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon. The package includes the car-hire and pre-booked 3-star accommodation. Walt Disney World competes with the Universal Orlando Resort with its Jurassic Park River Adventures and Spider Man.
In the Middle East, Dubai remains the most important and popular destination. New hotels featured in the brochure include the Emirates Marina Serviced Apartments and Spa, the Grosvenor House Hotel, the Habtoor Grand Hotel and the Kempinski Hotel at the Mall of the Emirates offering an Ayurvedic Spa and the Middle Easts’ only ski slope with real snow.
New destinations in Asia and Australasia are Hua Hin in Thailand, “the royal resort”, and Whitsunday Islands in Australia featuring five-star Hayman Great Barrier Reef Hotel and the three-star Daydream Island, also on the reef.
Emirates Holidays executives have reported that they had visited the tsunami-hit properties in the Maldives and the Seychelles and found that all the properties have been rebuilt, renovated and are back to normal.
India beckons with a six-day, chauffeur-drive car tour if the Cochin and Periyar regions, the latter having the largest wild-life sanctuaries in India. Agra with the Taj Mahal, Jaipur with its famous Amber Fort, Old and New Delhi continue to attract tourists from all over the world with their legendary beauty.
Pakistan is also worth noting for its snow-capped mountains and bustling bazaars with attractions ranging from whitewater rafting to mountaineering, from hunting to bird watching.
Emirates Holidays also packages Honeymoon Specials for newly weds in destinations like South Africa (luxury private game reserve), Mauritius (intimate resorts), Seychelles (colourful marine park and friendly people) and the Maldives (dining under the starts) all assuring peace and tranquillity.
The company says that its top destinations continue to include Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia and India in Asia and Australasia. European destinations are also favourites with many holidaymakers as is the USA.