Dubai: Representatives from Angola’s travel industry are taking a look at some of the world’s most spectacular mega-projects in Dubai during a visit to Dubai in preparation for the launch of Emirates flights between Dubai and Luanda which will start on October 25.
More than 20 leading travel agents from Angola are in town for a four-day familiarisation trip, courtesy of Emirates Airline.
During the tour, Angolant tour-operators will see some of Dubai‘s architectural wonders and the emerging Dubai Metro.
They will also visit a range of Dubai hotels, shopping malls and restaurants, as well as tourist hotspots such as the Dubai Creek and the souqs.
Nigel Page, Emirates Senior Vice President of Commercial Operations for the Americas and Africa, said: “It’s vital that our industry partners get a real taste of the dynamism and vision of Dubai as a tourist destination and a superb place to do business.”
From October 25, Emirates will operate three flights a week to Luanda on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. A Boeing 777-300ER will be deployed on the route. The flight is approximately eight hours.
Luanda, in the midst of oil-backed growth and tourism-related construction, will be the second new service into Africa for Emirates this year. Flights to Durban, its 17th destination on the continent, start on October 1.