Europe remains first preferred destination of UAE tourists

ABU DHABI — European summer vacations remain the premier choice for tourists from the emirates travelling with Etihad Holidays, the holiday division of the UAE's national airline.

By A Staff Reporter

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Published: Fri 21 Jul 2006, 11:12 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 7:14 PM

Nearly 60 per cent of all Etihad Holidays‚ bookings, made for June, July and August, were to European destinations, which include Belgium, France, Germany, Switzerland and the UK.

''The wealth of European holidays on offer with Etihad ensures that there is a vacation to suit all tastes and budgets. Europe is a wonderful place to visit during the summer months, especially when the temperatures in the Middle East are at their highest,'' said Nick Wood, General Manager at Etihad Holidays.

The launch of new Etihad Airways flights to Paris, Brussels and Manchester has significantly increased the number of breaks available. Guests can now stay at Disneyland Resort Paris, take a fly-drive to the low countries of Belgium and Holland or even visit northwest England‚s beautiful Lake District.

Etihad Holidays also offers flexible holiday options for the different nationalities living in the UAE, including European and non-European expatriates, as well as Arabian families looking to travel in a large group.

''One of the most exciting European holidays we are offering is the famous Champneys resort in southeast England. Etihad Holidays will not only provide flights and accommodation, but we have also carefully selected it because it offers Arabic speaking staff and Halal cuisine for Muslim Guests,'' continued Wood.

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