ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates – Etihad Holidays, the leisure holiday division of Etihad Airways, has announced a new partnership with world leading hotel operator, AccorHotels, to provide an even greater choice of hotels for its guests whilst ensuring a more efficient and cost effective booking experience.
The new collaboration means that guests of Etihad Holidays’, which is dynamically connected to a number of international hotel partners, will now be able to book flight inclusive packages and hotel stays with the knowledge that they are securing the best rate from AccorHotels’ extensive range of hotels.
The partnership with AccorHotels will give Etihad Holidays’ guests access to 12 additional hotel brands, ranging from luxury to budget, giving both business and leisure travellers alike more choice than ever before: High-end brands including Sofitel, Pullman and Grand Mercure; medium range brands such as the Novotel and Mercure; and budget brands including Ibis will be added as a result of the partnership.
Mohammed Al Bulooki, Etihad Airways’ Vice President – UAE Commercial, said: “Etihad Holidays’ partnership with AccorHotels represents a tremendous development as we continue to expand our direct connectivity strategy with the world’s leading hotel chains, to transform our guests’ booking experience.
“The addition of AccorHotels to the Etihad Holidays network means that we are able to provide guests with even more choice when it comes to booking a flight inclusive package or a hotel stay, whilst offering the most competitive prices. We look forward to a successful partnership and continuous growth.”
Guests who book online through Etihad Holidays will enjoy instant confirmation of their booking, last-minute availability offers and best available rates across all room types, ensuring a real time booking experience.
Markus Keller, Deputy Senior Vice President Global Sales at AccorHotels, said: “It is an honour for AccorHotels to be partnering with Etihad Holidays. As a constant innovator in the online booking space, AccorHotels is always looking for partners who can help to extend the reach of our hotels, sustain our competitive edge and make it more convenient for our customers to book their accommodation. We look forward to welcoming Etihad Holidays’ guests and developing a successful partnership for many years to come.”