TTME JUNE 2019 - COVER STORY 2ND

Staycations boost domestic tourism

The new staycation packages, assuring unbeatable value for UAE residents, are thoughtfully designed with their requirements in mind.

Ross Park, Director of Sales & Marketing, The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert & The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Hamra Beach
The concept of staycations is a reciprocal agreement between parties such as travel agents, bookers, event planners, trade partners, etc. to make the most of in not just partaking in the programme but also to extent to the greater good of the industry. We have a number of schemes and special rates at our properties for extended stays.

Werner Anzinger, General Manager, Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai
As one of the new properties in the area, this will be the first time we will witness staycations at our hotels. Designed by acclaimed international designer Jeffrey Wilkes, the hotel welcomes guests with its stunningly designed lobby and stylishly appointed rooms. Whether vacationing solo or with loved ones discover the perfect holiday here.

Ashraf Nabih, General Manager, Hilton Sharjah
Our tailor-made packages include weekend getaways and SPA package. We are offering attractive rates along with ‘Kids Go Free’ promo for industry partners. Hilton Sharjah participates in Hilton global marketing campaign with up to 30 per cent off on room rates. Guests can also enjoy temperature-controlled swimming pools.

Rabih Zein, General Manager, Fairmont Fujairah Beach Resort
Our Ultimate Resort Experience includes a package validity for stays for a minimum of two nights with a guaranteed room upgrade, dedicated check-in area, special in-room welcome amenity, 30-minute massage per person per stay at Willow Stream Spa along with unlimited service of select alcoholic beverages and soft drinks.

Marwan Fadel, General Manager, The St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi
We guarantee a 20 per cent discount on the best available rates and complimentary breakfast for two adults and up to two kids. Making this a truly tempting deal for families is the promise of a 50 per cent discount on the second room as well as the chance for an upgrade to the next category room (subject to availability). Adults can also enjoy a 60-minute complimentary massage per room at Iridium Spa, while the kids are given free access to the popular Sandcastle Kids Club.

 

 

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