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AviaReps to promote Baltic and Scandinavian states in ME

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AviaReps has been appointed by Latvia’s Spare Travel as the agency to promote travel to the Baltic states, Scandinavia and Finland from the Middle East. The appointment, which has immediate effect, is the result of Spare Travel’s international outreach programme to engage and provide customised, VIP travel solutions for Middle Eastern travellers seeking authentic, unique and bespoke Northern European travel experiences. The appointment is also timely as it was made on the heels of airBaltic airlines’ launch of direct non-stop flights from Abu Dhabi to Latvia’s capital Riga on October 30, 2017. To celebrate the launch, Spare Travel is offering special promotional travel packages to discover Latvia based around the themes of Castles, Chocolate and Culture. Many UAE travel agencies have been quick to offer promotional packages to Latvia as a new must-see destination. The direct flight from Abu Dhabi with airBaltic takes just over six hours, thereby making Latvia perfect for a long weekend getaway.

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AVIAREPS Roadshows to start from March 13

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AVIAREPS is set to launch a series of international roadshows throughout 2017 to major and emerging outbound markets and cities around the globe. AVIAREPS Roadshows confirmed for 2017 include the United Kingdom (London, Cardiff, Birmingham and Manchester) from March 13-16; Italy (Monza, Piacenza and Pavia) from March 28-30; the Middle East (Dammam and Riyadh in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait) from October 15-18; and then a second Middle East roadshow to Dubai (UAE), Qatar and Oman from November 19–22. Additional roadshows planned include: Taiwan (Taipei, Taichung and Kaohsiung) in Q2; Brazil in Q2; and Germany and South Africa with dates yet to be formally announced. Further roadshows in other markets are also expected to be confirmed in the interim. Thomas Drechsler, COO Tourism, AVIAREPS: “We understand that for both large and small entities new market development is essential for long term commercial survival and success. We also understand that investing in a new market is expensive and can take some time to create a return on investment. The launch of the AVIAREPS roadshows allows such entities of all sizes to economically test and engage in a new market, knowing that they are meeting the right people, maximising their time, and as most cases to date have proven, coming away with new business and an immediate return.” The AVIAREPS Roadshows are unique in that they are not brand or destination specific, are open to all entities (both established AVIAREPS clients and otherwise), and provide quality individual meeting opportunities with each market’s leading outbound contractors, product developers, general managers, sales managers, and MICE specialists. The roadshows are open to all national, regional and city tourism promotion boards, hospitality brands, inbound tour operators, aviation …

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AVIAREPS to represent Bahrain Tourism in 4 countries

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AVIAREPS has been appointed as market representative, with immediate effect, for the Bahrain Tourism & Exhibitions Authority (BTEA), in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and China. AVIAREPS’ marketing and PR specialists, located within each targeted market, will be responsible for proactively coordinating and developing the authority’s media relations, press events and familiarization trips, and the organization of roadshows and seminars in Central Europe and China based on Bahrain’s unique tourism offering. These activities will also include a major presentation to be conducted at ITB Berlin, the world’s leading travel trade show in March 2017. Thomas Drechsler, Chief Operating Officer-Tourism, AVIAREPS, says: “Our media partners will be pleasantly surprised with the unique and aspirational stories the Kingdom of Bahrain has to tell. Bahrain is a small country packed with many wonders of nature and a unique culture to share with travellers. At the same time, Bahrain boasts an impressively modern tourism infrastructure. We are very excited and honoured about our appointment, and looking forward to representing Bahrain`s interests in both German-speaking Europe and China”. Commenting on the appointment, His Excellency Shaikh Khaled bin Humood Al-Khalifa, CEO of BTEA said, “Although Bahrain has a number of unique offerings for tourists, we noticed that tour operators around the world did not have enough information or packages to push holidaymakers to visit the island. The new representative offices would help bridge the gap and boost visitor numbers to the kingdom.” Yousef AlKhan, Director of Marketing and Tourism promotion at BTEA added “BTEA took a huge step forward by introducing its new brand ‘Ours.Yours.Bahrain’ at the World Travel  Market in London in November 2016. We are now showcasing our new brand outside of the region. ‘Ours.Yours.Bahrain‘ embraces …

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AVIAREPS launches online payment

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AVIAREPS has launched AVIACOLLECT, an online payment solution that allows small to medium offline airlines, hospitality brands, including standalone hotels and resorts, Destination Management Companies (DMCs), and providers of travel services, such as visa application, ground transportation, airport lounge access, car hire, attractions, sightseeing and travel insurance, to economically and effectively extend their international consumer and travel agent sales networks around the world. AVIACOLLECT was launched in response to the urgent business development needs of many small to mid-size tourism related companies to extend their sales distribution channels and presence internationally, in a manner that respects their unique brand, and is cost-effective to ensure a return on investment given limited resources. The payment solution can be used as a white label solution for AVIAREPS clients, allowing them to accept payments in targeted countries with local bank connections and in local currencies. As an AVIAREPS product AVIACOLLECT is naturally supported with in-market on the ground proactive promotion and distribution management by AVIAREPS professionals to established consumer and travel trade networks. AVIACOLLECT is also tailored to the needs of consumers and local travel agents seeking an online one stop information and payment platform, as visitors to the site can book all types of services for travel around the world; including accommodation, airport transfers, tours, airport lounge access and more, and then pay for them all in one online credit card payment. Each AVIACOLLECT portal is also tailored to the consumers and travel agents of each particular market, so that language, currency payments and even visa and other information is specific to that specific country or region. Clients too can tailor seasonal and promotional offerings to each individual market.

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Qatar Airways & Orange County hold seminar for agents

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Over 50 travel agents and tour operators from Dubai and Sharjah attended the Educational seminar session conducted by Qatar Airways and Orange County. The event took place at Raffles Dubai in association with AVIAREPS the representative for ME region for Orange County. They shared the importance of the destination and the many facilities, language, social etiquette etc to welcome guests from the ME region. Glenn Johnston, Vice President Corporate Communications & Public Relations, GM, UAE/Middle East, AVIAREPS, reiterated key ways to reach out to the clients with the many value added options with the one year partnership with Qatar Airways. They also launched the special privilege e-card for the travel agents and tour operators.

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