Emirates Holidays Ties up With TUI India and Le Passage to India

       Emirates Holidays Ties up With TUI India and Le Passage to India

  PR Newswire

  NEW DELHI, May 16, 2013

NEW DELHI, May 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

- TUI India, the Tour Operating arm of Le Passage to India, set to be the
Exclusive Agent for Promotion and Sales of Emirates Leisure Products in the
Region

- Maximising the Outbound Expertise of TUI India to Further Promote Emirates
Holidays

- Le Passage to India to be the Exclusive Destination Management Company for
Emirates Holidays for India, Bhutan and Nepal

Emirates Holidays, the tour-operating arm of Emirates airlines, and TUI India
, the tour operating arm of Le Passage to India , India's leading Destination
Management Company,signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)under which TUI
India will be the Preferred Agent for Emirates Holidays in India. The MoU
announced byMr. Marc Bennett, Divisional Senior Vice President - Emirates
Destinations & Leisure Management, Mr. Arjun Sharma, MD, Le Passage to India
and Ms. Jeannette Linfoot, Director of Tour Operations - New Markets, TUI
Travel PLC., aims to to provide customers with competitively-priced, quality
holiday experiences.

To support the Emirates Holidays products, Le Passage to India will leverage
its tour operating brand, TUI India to further promote Emirates Holidays
across India. With a focus on collaboration and innovation to drive the
development of outbound tourism in the country, the partnership is the initial
phase of a strategy aimed at exploring supply and distribution opportunities
between the two companies.

"We are pleased to announce a new strategic partnership between TUI Travel
PLC. and the Emirates Group. This exclusive agreement between TUI India and
Emirates Holidays in India is just the start of many joint initiatives which
will be forthcoming on a global basis. As two of the largest companies in the
global Travel Sector, we see great advantage from leveraging the strength of
both the Emirates Group and TUI Travel PLC. to create opportunities and added
value to our customers and our respective businesses," commented Ms. Jeannette
Linfoot, Director of Tour Operations - New Markets, TUI Travel PLC.

"Our partnership with Emirates Holidays will combine the knowledge and
expertise of both the companies to deliver quality holidays to Indian
customers. This partnership will further drive the outbound industry in the
country and we envisage setting new standards of quality products and services
for the Indian traveller," commented Mr. Arjun Sharma, MD, Le Passage to
India.

"India remains a key source market for Emirates Holidays - and our partnership
withTUI India, is a testament to our continued commitment to present a wide
range of holiday options to discerning Indian travellers. With this new
collaboration, our aim is to provide the best possible holiday products, and
the most memorable experiences across our vast network through Emirates," said
Marc Bennett, Divisional Senior Vice President, Emirates Destination & Leisure
Management.

Emirates Holidays has also launched an extensive offline and online marketing
campaign, 'Hello Dubai' across key cities in India to promote Dubai as a
destination.

About Le Passage to India:

Le Passage to India Travel Group is India's premium award winning No. 1
Destination Management Company consisting of several specialist business units
and brands which cater to the various aspects of travel.The company is a
50-50 joint venture between Select Group India and TUI Travel PLC., one of the
world´s leading leisure travel companies. With a pan-India network of 25 owned
offices, 15 overseas marketing offices and a professional workforce of over
750 travel experts, Le Passage to India offers an extensive array of products
and services to the Indian subcontinent and across the world. Visit
http://www.lepassagetoindia.com

About TUI India:

TUI India was officially formed in the year 2006 as a result of 50:50 joint
partnership between Le Passage to India, the No.1 inbound destination
management company and TUI Travel PLC., world's leading International Leisure
Travel Group. TUI Travel India boasts of an impeccable reputation for quality
services in Indian & International Holidays, Incentive travel, Special
Interest Tours and Conference Management. Visit http://www.tui.in .

About TUI Travel PLC:

TUI Travel PLC. is one of the world's leading international leisure travel
groups headquartered in the UK and listed on the London Stock Exchange. As a
FTSE 100 company TUI Travel PLC has a market capitalisation of circa £3.8bn,
generating turnover of £14.5bn and underlying operating profit of £490m. TUI
Travel PLC. operates in 180 countries worldwide and serves more than 30
million customers in over 31 source markets. The Group employs approximately
54,000 people operates a pan-European airline consisting of 141 aircraft, and
a retail network of 1,800 travel agencies with a portfolio of over 240 trusted
brands. Visit http://www.tuitravelplc.com .

About Emirates Holidays

Established in 1992, Emirates Holidays, the tour-operating arm of Emirates
airline, extends Emirates' quality experience from the air to the ground. It
is one of the largest tour operators in the region offering the most
comprehensive choice of holiday options in the Middle East, Africa, Indian
Ocean, Asia, Australia, Europe and the Americas. Supported by a network of
retail travel agents, preferred sales agents and Emirates offices across the
airline's network, Emirates Holidays features more than 100 leisure
destinations in six continents. Visit http://www.emiratesholidays.com .

Primary Media Contact: Vidhi Thakur, vidhi@tui.in , 91-99105-62932

Secondary Media Contact: Sumita Bagh, sumita@value360india.com ,
91-98104-05502

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