Etihad to boost Chinese tourism in Morocco
Etihad Airways launches campaign with Beijing Yougo World International Travel Service Company (Uniway), to promote Morocco
Etihad Airways is launching the “1,000 Chinese Visitors to Morocco” campaign with Uniway, the largest Chinese tour operator specialising in outbound tourism to the Middle East and Africa, according to Etihad.
Uniway has states that it expects to carry 1,000 Chinese travellers with Etihad Airways to Morocco between February and June this year.
This is helped by the visa exemption policy for Chinese tourists from June 1, 2016.
Etihad Airways senior vice president of global sales Daniel Barranger said: “We are delighted to see the obvious increase in demand and the great interest from Chinese tourists to visit Morocco. This is attributable to the visa relaxation policy granted by the Morocco government.”
“The UAE government also granted visa upon arrival for Chinese visitors from November 1, this year, which positions Abu Dhabi as an ideal stopover for the visitors before transiting to Morocco. They can spend a couple days enjoying Abu Dhabi, a modern and vibrant Arabian city offering a rich variety of remarkable leisure activities to tourists.”
Etihad Airways currently operates daily flights between Abu Dhabi and Casablanca, and a twice-weekly service between Abu Dhabi and Rabat.
Chinese tourists from Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu and Hong Kong can connect at the airline’s hub in Abu Dhabi to their final destination in Morocco.