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Etihad Airways promotes 48- hour Abu Dhabi stopover programme

Published in Travel & Tourism Tuesday, 20 June 2017 17:29

Airline to host guests for up to two nights in Abu Dhabi
 Etihad Airways is promoting 48-Hour stopovers in Abu Dhabi with carefully curated programmes of up to two nights’ accommodation for millions of guests who transit through its Abu Dhabi home.

 Guests who book a two-night stay from a choice of over 60 participating hotels in Abu Dhabi will receive the second night free. Business Class guests receive a complimentary night’s stay, while First Class guests receive two free nights. Guests flying in the luxurious three-room suite, The Residence, onboard the airline’s flagship Airbus A380s, will be treated to two nights at the luxurious Emirates Palace hotel.

 Travellers from all 11 Indian gateway cities – Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Cochin, Delhi, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Kozhikode, Mumbai and Thiruvananthapuram – to Abu Dhabi, with onward transits, can enjoy the many highlights through a series of exciting stopover programmes.
The airline is also running an Instagram competition – the ‘48-Hour Challenge’ – part of Etihad Airways’ wider stopover campaign promoting Abu Dhabi as a ‘holiday within a holiday’ for transit travellers and a ‘staycation’ option for UAE residents wanting a relaxing short-break.
Etihad Airways has thrown down the gauntlet to guests by challenging them to experience a host of ‘once in a lifetime’ activities throughout the emirate in just two days. The airline is giving away 500 great prizes to members of the public who take up the 48 Hour Challenge and who post their experiences on Instagram using the hashtag #EtihadChallenge. The amazing prizes on offer range from 24-carat gold spa treatments to desert safari trips. The competition runs until the end of 2017.

Peter Baumgartner, Etihad Airways Chief Executive Officer, said: “The launch of Etihad Airways’ comprehensive stopover programme reinforces what we who live in this wonderful city have known for so long – that Abu Dhabi is a cosmopolitan, dynamic and thrilling destination packed with opportunities for all visitors, whether they are looking for adventure, culture, or a relaxing beach break.

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