Etihad Airways launches new travel agent booking system

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has announced that it has launched a new travel agent booking system.

The air carrier said that the system, EYHolidaysConnect, has been launched at an event in the Kingdom of Bahrain. More than 60 local travel trade executives and holiday managers apparently attended the event, and their main focus is the provision of complete holiday packages to Etihad Airways’ guests. The launch of the product in Bahrain is intended as part of an overall rollout of the new EYHolidaysConnect system across the entire Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region.

EYHolidaysConnect system is claimed to assist travel agents in offering guests a complete suite of tailored packages. This will include flights, accommodation in more than 30,000 hotels across the entire globe, and a range of other services that will include tours, excursions, transfers and cruises.

Husam Alaseeri, Etihad Airways’ general manager in Bahrain, said, ‘The launch of the new EYHolidaysConnect is a big step forward for the airline here in Bahrain and across the GCC. It makes the job of the travel agent easier in that they are better able to match the holidaymaker to their ideal holiday package. Etihad Holidays offers an incredibly diverse range of packages, including honeymoons, family summer getaways, holidays for adventurers and extreme sports lovers, Formula 1 packages, fun-filled excursions to Disneyland Paris, and other specially tailored packages on demand.’

The system also offers ‘The Luxury Collection’, which includes exclusive five-star hotels along with complimentary chauffeur-driven services.