These include airline tickets, hotel accommodation, and "facilities" in conjunction with the Eid Al-Fitr holiday

Airlines and travel agencies are offering holiday packages starting from 1,200 dirhams

  • Airlines have recently added seasonal destinations to their network as demand for travel increases.

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National airlines and travel agencies have offered tourism offers to spend holidays in international destinations in conjunction with the Eid Al Fitr holiday, starting from 1,200 dirhams, including airline tickets and hotel accommodation, in addition to facilities related to reservation management, as well as free insurance coverage requirements.

Two travel agency directors told Emirates Today that the offers are aimed at encouraging demand for travel in the first place, noting that their prices are at acceptable levels and within the reach of a wide range of dealers.

Offers

In detail, national airlines and travel agencies have revealed tourist offers to spend holidays in international destinations, in conjunction with the Eid al-Fitr holiday next May, including airline tickets and hotel accommodation, in addition to information and facilities related to reservation management and travel requirements, in light of the current circumstances of the Coronavirus. », Such as pandemic insurance coverage without additional fees.

the prices

Prices for holiday packages that include airline tickets start from about 1200 dirhams to Yerevan per person for a three-night stay, and 1300 dirhams to the Georgian city of Tbilisi, for stays of three nights as well, while the prices for offers to Belgrade start from 1900 dirhams for a three-night stay, and from 1600 dirhams To the city of Yerevan for a four-night stay, about 1900 dirhams to Cairo for a five-star hotel, and 2228 dirhams to Belgrade.

The prices of tourist packages start from 2149 dirhams to Zanzibar for three nights as well, and 2,299 dirhams to Tbilisi, while they go up to 3700 dirhams to the Maldives, while the prices that are subject to availability vary according to the category of the hotel and the services requested by the customers.

The companies attached links to travel requirements to these destinations, as part of the facilities they provide to customers to make their reservations after ensuring that the standards and conditions are met at a time when airline ticket prices are subject to the terms and conditions set by the companies regarding cancellation or rebooking.

increasing of demands

In addition, the Executive Vice President of Al Rayes Travel, Muhammad Jassim Al Rayes, said that with the retreat and easing of travel restrictions to some destinations, airlines and travel agencies have resorted, during the recent period, to offering price offers on travel packages, as part of the increased demand for travel in conjunction with Eid al-Fitr holiday.

He indicated that the rate of reservations are at acceptable levels, in light of the current circumstances due to the pandemic, pointing out that citizens' reservations for the Eid al-Fitr holiday are concentrated in destinations such as: the Maldives, Seychelles and Bosnia, as well as Greece and Kyrgyzstan, in addition to Egypt, and other stations in Africa such as Kenya.

Incentive rates

Al Rayes expected that the rate of reservations will increase during the coming period, noting that customers are still hesitant about travel restrictions, and therefore they do not prefer to book and pay early, but rather wait a few days before the date of travel, in order to make sure that they will not face difficulties in the destination they are looking to visit. .

He mentioned that prices are encouraging, which are significantly lower compared to the peak periods before the Corona pandemic.

It is clear that the price offers on holiday packages are concentrated in destinations that have clear travel requirements and light travel restrictions, indicating that the seat capacity and the number of flights to some destinations are still at low levels, and therefore the prices of airline tickets to them are still high.

Encouragement to travel

For his part, the general manager of Belhasa Tourism, Narrows Sarkis, said that airlines and travel agencies have resorted to offering promotional offers on holiday packages, in conjunction with the Eid al-Fitr holiday, as part of the encouragement of travel.

Sarkis added that registered reservations are concentrated in destinations in Eastern Europe, in addition to tourist destinations, such as the Maldives and Seychelles, noting that the percentage of reservations is constantly increasing, and it is expected to gradually increase until the Eid holiday arrives.

He stressed that there is a great desire among various segments of dealers to travel to spend tourism holidays, but a state of hesitation still exists among many, especially with regard to the travel procedures required at the present time.

Acceptable levels

Sarkis pointed out that the prices of tourist package offers are at acceptable levels and within the reach of large segments of customers, as airlines and travel agencies seek to raise demand rates and encourage people to travel in the first class, indicating that airlines have resorted to adding seasonal tourist destinations. To its network, with signs of demand and holiday travel.

Reservation

Customers wishing to travel can book some holiday packages by May 5, 2021, to take advantage of them during the Eid Al Fitr holiday, while travelers must ensure that they comply with the regulations issued throughout their trip, and follow the instructions issued by the authorities and the airline.

• Bookings are concentrated in destinations such as the Maldives, Seychelles, Bosnia and Greece.

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