Leading UAE tour operator, Arabian Nights for Travel and Tourism (ANTT) has outlined its ambition to help Abu Dhabi position itself as a holiday destination offering ‘the real Arabian experience to the repeat international traveller’.
Arabian Nights Travel and Tourism is planning to deliver a unique brand of tour services, offering on inbound and outbound tourism. This includes catering group packages, transpiration and tours, airline ticketing, hotel bookings and so on. The company will also work at developing new market segments.
The company’s initial offering is a partnership with the award winning Abu Dhabi hotel, Emirates Palace, and Etihad Airways promoting a brand new luxury package, Emirates Palace Tours. A sophisticated multi-lingual website has been developed specifically for this product (www.emiratespalacetours.com).
A campaign in the Financial Times, The Banker and on BBC World will market this combination of first class return flights on Etihad Airways to Abu Dhabi with a stay in the finest suites at the 7-Star Emirates Palace.
The packages include a Rolls Royce Phantom transfer to and from Abu Dhabi International Airport and breakfast, lunch and dinner for two at any one of the 7 famous Signature Restaurants at the Emirates Palace as well as daily spa treatments for two people at the world-renowned Anantara Spa.
Etihad Airway’s Diamond First class fuses old-world hospitality with the best facilities in the air. Passengers enjoy personal attention all through your flight plus more than six feet of space, a luxurious environment, state-of-the-art in-flight entertainment and signature cuisines.
Once the Rolls has effortlessly delivered guests through the magnificent gates of the Emirates Palace then they can embrace the boundless opulence of this enchanting landmark. Hans Olbertz describes the hotel as “a jewel among hotels, a symbol of exemplary luxury and hospitality excellence unmatched in distinction and elegance.”
The package offers guests the chance to enjoy one of the hotel’s finest suites. The Khaleej Deluxe Suites for example offers complete options for entertaining with a separate lounge and a dining area, combined with truly spectacular 180-degree scenic sea views. The ambience of elegant grandeur is enhanced by “exquisite Spanish marble toppings, decorative chandeliers of textured Graniglia glass with a beige and gold finish, and 100% silk embroidered fabrics”.
Director of Sales and Marketing for Emirates Palace, Janet Abrahams comments on the hotel’s overall appeal, “The Emirates Palace has become a symbol and icon for the elite and leisure tourism, especially after winning - for the third year running - a host of prestigious awards, including the Worlds Leading Suite and Leading Conference Centre in the World Travel Awards 2007, emphasising its stature as one of the most desirable locations and venues and a unique Palace and Hotel offering to the world”.
The partnership brings together some of the key players from the regions tourism industry.
Meanwhile, ANTT has a dedicated staff who can work closely with corporate clients to plan events and deliver arrangements that cost-effectively achieve their objectives. Their corporate unit comprises a team of professionals who understand corporate requirements and are able to create and manage innovative programmes and events.
ANTT is able to offer unique access to a modern yet traditional capital city unmatched in the Middle East with access to free world-class facilities, vibrant cultural events, upscale shopping and sophisticated restaurants. ANTT is also planning to debut a traditional Arab desert camp that will definitely add value to Abu Dhabi as a destination, fulfilling a need for the ‘desert experience’.