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Tue, 19 May 2020

Etihad Holidays Partners dnata Travel Group in UK

dnata Travel Group is to provide sales and service, ground product and brand marketing functions for Etihad Holidays in the UK.

The initial priority of the partnership, which formally commenced this month, will be to promote Abu Dhabi to a wide range of age groups and traveller types in the UK.

Hareb Al Muhairy, Senior Vice President Destination and Leisure Management, Etihad Airways, said, Abu Dhabi is just around seven hours of flight time from London Heathrow and Manchester airports and we look forward to working together to showcase the world-class cultural highlights and incredible leisure and entertainment facilities that the city has to offer.

Etihad Airways Boeing 787-9 reg: A6-BLX. Picture by Steven Howard of TravelNewsAsia.com Click to enlarge.

Etihad Holidays will be sold primarily via an enhanced website and UK-based contact centre.

The division will be led by Lisa Balsom, the new Head of Etihad Holidays UK at dnata Travel Group.

Lisa joins from The Residence by Cenizaro where she was Director of Marketing UK, Europe, Russia and the Middle East, having also held senior roles with LUX* Resorts, dnata, Jumeirah and British Airways.

Lisa will report to Netflights MD, Andrew Shelton, and split her time between dnata Travel Groups Leyland and London offices - where the team will be based.

dnata Travel Group CEO, John Bevan said, Initially, we will position Abu Dhabi as a fantastic holiday destination for UK travellers. There is a huge amount to offer we know British holidaymakers love the beaches, high quality hotels and excellent weather, and there is plenty of investment on the horizon for new and expanded attractions, parks, and entertainment and cultural venues.

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