Emirates Holidays presents trade insights

Zambia tour operators with Emirates Holidays senior sales executive Gerard Joseph (centre right) and Emirates local sales staff

Emirates Holidays, the tour operating arm of Dubai-based Emirates airline, one of the world’s fastest-growing airlines, has provided Zambian travel agents with details of the holiday packages that it offers.

A group of 14 industry professionals attended a workshop in Lusaka recently to learn more about Emirates Holidays’ wide range of holiday options in over 120 destinations in 72 countries spanning six continents.

Emirates airline began five-times-a-week direct flights from Lusaka to Dubai on February 1.

Emirates Holidays’ senior sales executive Gerard Joseph demonstrated how holiday packages could be tailored to customers’ requirements to include flights, hotels, meals, car rentals and excursions. He also outlined the various types of vacation on offer, from shopping and city stays to honeymoons, theme park adventures and safaris.

Emirates Holidays is one of the largest wholesale tour operators in the Gulf and Middle East. It offers the region’s most comprehensive programme of vacations supported by a network of retail travel agents, preferred sales agents and Emirates offices across the network. Emirates Holidays provides an extensive range of tailor-made quality holidays in the Middle East, Africa, Indian Ocean, Asia, Australasia, Europe and the Americas.

The local travel agencies, who will now have direct access to Emirates Holidays’ online booking and quotation system “TradeNet”, include Voyagers, Skyjet, Royal Travel, Patriot Travel, Juls Africa, Premier Travel, Bush Buzz, Top Flight Travel, Sunbird Travel and Tours, Mukwa Travel and Tours and Addit Travel.

The representatives were shown how to book holidays for clients, including online arrangement of UAE visas and desert safari and other touring options, before being given a demonstration of booking a family beach trip to the Maldives.

Other destinations featured in the demonstration included booking a holiday to Buenos Aires in Argentina, and St Petersburg in Russia.

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