The Colombo office of Emirates has announced that passengers who book their travel online will be rewarded with a chance to win a total of 320,000 Skywards Miles from December 2011 to March 2012, as they experience the expanded functionality of the Emirates website www.emirates.com/lk.
The equivalent of 12 return tickets – four to Dubai, four to Singapore and four to the Maldives – these Skywards Miles will be presented each month to three adult fare paying passengers who booked online, in tranches of 40,000 (redeemable for a free Colombo-Dubai return), 30,000 (a Singapore return) and 10,000 (a Malé return), the airline said.
To be eligible to win these valuable rewards, passengers will be required to complete outbound travel in the month their online bookings were made.
“The expanded Emirates website is now a one-stop-shop for booking core travel needs,” said Devika Ellepola, Emirates Sales Manager in Sri Lanka. “It offers an extensive range of land products such as hotel accommodation and car rentals, which can even be purchased independent of an Emirates flight booking.” She said the online booking promotion was intended to encourage a wider segment of customers to experience the enhanced functionality of the site and view the broad spectrum of travel related services on offer.
In addition to the Skywards Miles that can be won through this promotion, passengers who make use of the Emirates website can also save on air travel purchases. They can purchase additional baggage allowance at a 20 per cent discount by making payment by credit card, saving both money and time spent at check-in counters at the airport.
Accommodation and car rental bookings can be made as a part of the online flight booking process, via the ‘Manage a Booking’ tool on the website or as standalone reservations through the ‘Book a Hotel/Car’ tab, with the latter enabling even those who do not book air travel with Emirates to make reservations via the airline’s website. A choice of more than 23,000 hotels in approximately 3,200 cities in 130 countries is available to those who book hotel accommodation via the website. Emirates customers can also purchase interline travel by purchasing tickets on Emirates partner airlines through the website, when they are travelling to points beyond Emirates’ online destinations. Through its partner airlines Emirates connects to over 125 destinations in the USA, over 25 in Australia and many more destinations in Africa, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.