The move comes as flydubai celebrates its fourth anniversary and offers a wide range of accommodation options both within its network and beyond through an exclusive partnership with Tourico Holidays. Along with everyday affordable rates, flydubai will also have regular special offers on resorts and attractions.
flydubai CEO Ghaith Al Ghaith said: “This is a very exciting time for flydubai. We have listened to our customers, many of whom have asked if they can book hotels and other travel-related services along with their flights, we are pleased to now offer this service through our partnership with Tourico Holidays. We constantly strive to offer our passengers more and thanks to the addition of these travel packages, everything can be booked easily and conveniently at flydubai.com.”
In addition to hotels, customers can also book cruises, transfers and tickets to thousands of attractions around the world. Partner hotels include Accor Hotels®, Starwood Hotels and Resorts®, InterContinental® Hotel Group, Hilton Worldwide® and Best Western®. Attractions vary from city tours and desert safaris in the UAE through to entry tickets to Walt Disney World® in Orlando, Florida.
Jason Soss, President – Global Business Development Travel Holdings, Inc., the parent company of Tourico Holidays said: “As one of the leading global travel wholesalers, we are delighted to bring our extensive portfolio to flydubai’s passengers. Whether they are looking for a back packing hotel in Istanbul or five-star luxury in the Maldives, with more than 36,000 hotels, cruises, vacation packages and attractions in over 4,500 destinations, we have something for every budget. We look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship with flydubai.”
Offering hotel packages is the latest in a number of value-added initiatives launched by flydubai over the past three years. Other services include; car rental and travel insurance. Most recently, the airline launched visa facilitation for passengers travelling to Azerbaijan. Russia and Ukraine to complement the service offered to customers travelling to the UAE.
flydubai operates a simple model in which fares include the price of the seat, all taxes and 7kg hand baggage in addition to one small laptop bag or handbag. Checked baggage starts at AED 50 for 20kg, while a seat with extra legroom costs AED100. Once on board, passengers can choose from a range of optional extras, including in-flight entertainment packages priced from AED 10 or select from the varied menu of refreshments and Duty Free items.
More information about flydubai can be found on the airline’s website (www.flydubai.com), via its call centre (+971 4231 1000) and through flydubai Travel Shops or travel partners. Further information and details of the carrier’s car rental and travel insurance services can also be found on flydubai.com.