Friday, May 17th, 2024

Emirates signs strategic tourism agreements with Hong Kong, Seychelles, Sri Lanka


Underscoring Emirates’ commitment to boosting tourism flows across its network, the airline has reaffirmed its strategic cooperation with Tourism Seychelles and Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau and has formed a new partnership with the Hong Kong Tourism Board.

Emirates has pledged its renewed commitment to Tourism Seychelles, supporting the island’s efforts to promote tourism and trade in the country. The MoU was signed in the presence of Emirates’ SVP Commercial – West Asia & Indian Ocean, Ahmed Khouri and Principal Secretary of the Department of Tourism, Tourism Seychelles, Sherin Francis, Nabil Sultan, Emirates Executive Vice President, Passenger Sales and Country Management.

Commenting on the airline’s commitment to promoting Seychelles to its customer base, Ahmed Khouri said: “Seychelles is a key leisure destination in our network that we have been proudly operating in since 2005. Our partnership aims to expand the reach of the country 2013 and we continue to maintain our commitment to supporting its tourism industry which is highly popular among travelers from the major markets of our network and through our efforts. Proud to have played a role in increasing the flow.

Under the agreement, Emirates has committed to supporting travel agents and tour operators in key strategic markets in their efforts to promote Seychelles as a leisure destination. This includes developing special holiday packages and providing other incentives, marketing assistance and organizing familiarization trips designed to highlight its appeal to global customers.

The Emirates also reaffirmed its long-term commitment to promoting tourism in Sri Lanka.

The MoU was signed by Ahmed Khouri, Emirates Senior Vice President, Commercial West Asia and Indian Ocean, and Chalaka Gajabahu, President of Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau, in the presence of the Honorable Harin Fernando, Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs of Sri Lanka. and Nabil Sultan, Emirates Executive Vice President, Passenger Sales and Country Management.

Now in its 38th year of operations in Sri Lanka, Emirates will continue its efforts to support the island nation’s tourism agenda through the development of exclusive packages designed to attract wider audiences and acquaintance visits from key feeder markets. As part of its wider efforts to support the Indian Ocean nation, Emirates will also engage closely with travel agents and tour operators in key strategic markets to help showcase the destination’s offerings to customers across its global network.

Ahmed Khouri said: “Sri Lanka was one of the first destinations where Emirates began operations, so our 38-year relationship with the country is one of which we are particularly proud. We look forward to deepening our relationship and promoting Sri Lanka We are committed to playing an important role in providing Lanka is a major leisure destination in our network and is contributing to the tourism and trade sectors through our passenger and cargo services.

Emirates began its services to Sri Lanka in 1986 and currently operates two direct daily flights to Colombo using the Boeing 777-300ER as well as an additional daily service via Male. It is the only international carrier serving the country with first-class services – offering passengers world-class products and superior comfort in the air and on the ground.

The Emirates and the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) will work together to promote inbound tourism to Hong Kong from key target markets in the Middle East and Europe.

The MOU was signed by Orhan Abbas, Senior Vice President Commercial Operations Far East, and Becky Ip, Deputy Executive Director of the Hong Kong Tourism Board. The agreement not only reaffirms Emirates’ commitment to supporting Hong Kong’s re-emerging travel and tourism industry, but also sets out key joint initiatives shared by both organizations to promote trade and tourism in the city. Is.

Orhan Abbas commented: “We are delighted to establish this strategic partnership with HKTB to drive growth in the local travel and tourism industry. The city has always been popular with our global customers and is renowned for its unique cosmopolitan Through our extensive global network of attractions, we introduce travelers to key Middle East and GCC markets to the vibrant culture, Michelin-starred culinary scene and dynamic attractions that Hong Kong has to offer. Will work closely with HKTB for.

The MoU aims to pursue various joint activities including familiarization visits, a comprehensive promotional plan and targeted advertising campaigns.



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