Emirates Holidays Partners with Visa for a Year of Exclusive Travel Offers

Visa cardholders can now travel to a host of breathtaking destinations for less through an exclusive new partnership between Emirates Holidays and Visa.

From 1 March 2012, Visa debit and credit card holders can take advantage of two exciting offers:

• A 15 percent discount on select Emirates Holidays destinations over certain travel periods throughout 2012. Destinations on offer include: Egypt and France from 1 April to 31 May, and Brazil and South Africa from 1 May to 30 June. (See notes to editors for full 2012 destinations list)

• A 5 percent discount on all destinations at any time during 2012. With over 35 countries on offer throughout the year, travelers can choose from a wide variety of regions and continents to explore. Whether they are looking for an adventurous safari excursion for the whole family in South Africa, an exotic Southeast Asia break in Singapore, or a romantic getaway to Italy, Emirates Holidays offers diverse tailor made packages to suit all tastes.

“This exclusive new partnership with Visa gives our customers even more opportunities to discover the many wonders of the world. With such a wide variety of destinations on offer throughout the year, Emirates Holidays has something to suit each and every taste. We hope that our customers take full advantage of this exclusive opportunity and choose their dream destination from over 35 countries on offer worldwide”, commented Frédéric Bardin, Senior Vice President, Emirates Holidays.

Commenting on the new partnership Tarek Elhousseiny, General Manager for Visa North & Francophone Africa, said: “Egypt is a top travel destination for residents of the GCC during the summer months.

This new partnership with Emirates Holidays, offering Visa debit and credit cardholders discounts on their travel, comes at such a perfect time.  At Visa we are continuously looking for ways to reward and offer additional benefits through discounts and promotions, while encouraging our cardholders to take advantage of the security and convenience of using their Visa cards while abroad.”

The discounts are available for bookings on all Visa debit or Visa credit cards at the Emirates Holidays offices in the UAE and Emirates offices in KSA, Kuwait, Bahrain, Egypt or Lebanon, and apply to all destinations from 1 March 2012 until 31 March 2013.

Travel packages include flight and accommodation (excluding taxes).

Skywards members will receive up to 20 percent bonus miles when they book these packages. They can also redeem their miles for Skywards Gift Vouchers, which can be used towards payment of exclusive packages from Emirates Holidays. Terms and conditions apply.

For a full list of terms and conditions as well as a full calendar of destinations please visit: www.emiratesholidays.com