Visa bonus adds to Holiday Inn breaks

Atkinson and VisaÕs Prem Patel introduce the Weekender Plus and Visa cards offers in Dubai.

Holiday Inn hotels and resorts across the Middle East are offering great-value breaks this summer, with the added bonus of free night stays for Visa card holders.

Attractive Weekender Plus room rates and value added benefits on offer all-year round through the highly popular Weekender Plus programme, are available all week long between May 15 and September 15.

The extra appeal for Visa card holders is that when using their card to pay for a two-night Weekender Plus stay during this period, they will get a third night free of charge.

And the summer offer has big family appeal. Added to attractive Holiday Inn room rates, children can share their parents' room for no extra charge, and the whole family wakes up to a free breakfast each morning. Participating hotels also offer free lunch and dinner for children.

The Weekender Plus and Visa card offers are available at 21 Holiday Inn hotels and resorts in the Middle East & Africa - on Egypt's Red Sea coast, in Jordan, Beirut, Tunisia, Dubai, Muscat and Salalah, Bahrain, Mukalla in Yemen, and at eight locations in Saudi Arabia.

For those taking summer breaks overseas, 270 Holiday Inn hotels in Europe and Africa are also offering the same summer packages.

With late check-out times of 4pm - subject to availability - guests will have more time for sight-seeing, or to enjoy a range of leisure pursuits, with featured Holiday Inn hotels and resorts offering gymnasiums, swimming pools, saunas, tennis, squash, diving and snorkeling.

David Atkinson, Six Continents Hotels' area director, sales and marketing, Holiday Inn, Middle East and Africa, said: "From the Mediterranean to the Red Sea, the Arabian Gulf, Indian Ocean and the Gulf of Oman, we're making a wide range of holiday destinations easily affordable this summer."