Late 2018, Good Travel Management’s Business Travel Consultants were given the chance to enter the UNIGLOBE / Air France / KLM incentive. Participants who made the most long-haul bookings with the aforementioned airlines were put into a draw with other Travel Management Companies, for a place on a familiarisation trip to the Abu Dhabi.
Familiarisation trips are a great way for Business Travel Agents to gain first-hand knowledge the Air France/KLM and Rotana Hotels product, whilst also gaining an understanding of the traveller experience from both a business and “Bleisure” perspective.
Good Travel Management Business Travel Consultants Chelsea Gill (Hull) and Jack Lloyd (Stockport) both won their place on the Abu Dhabi fam trip along with agents from other TMC’s around the UK.
Here, we give you a little taster as to what they experienced...
The journey started with access to the 1903 Lounge at Manchester Airport before embarking on a KLM flight to Abu Dhabi via Amsterdam. The flight itself takes 10 hours including the connecting flight in Amsterdam.
Upon arrival, Jack, Chelsea and the other TMC agents checked into the Beach Rotana Hotel. The hotel itself is minutes away from the central business district and is a perfect hotel choice for Business Travellers wanting both comfort and style.
Checking out the local sights, the group of agents conducted a private tour around the Sheikh Zayed Mosque followed by a trip to the Louvre Art Museum, finishing off with Dinner at the Rosewood Arabic Restaurant. The restaurant itself serves an array of Lebanese dishes along with Shisha and drinks.
A guided tour and lunch at the Rotana Yas Island hotel awaited the consultants on the third day, along with a visit to Warner Brother Studios Theme Park, finishing off with the guided tour and evening meal at the Rotana Saadiyat Hotel. The Rotana Saadiyat Hotel is also perfect for business travellers as it has complimentary Wi-Fi access, with large areas to catch up on work, and a modern gym, perfect for Business Travellers on a health kick!
The last day of the educational consisted of a guided tour of the Pearl Rotana Hotel, a beautiful hotel placed right In the heart of the city’s business district, finishing off with a visit to Ferrari World and dinner at Pregos Beach Rotana.
The group enjoyed lounge access at Abu Dhabi airport before embarking on the return journey.
Both Jack and Chelsea had a fantastic time and can definitely use their new found knowledge to help clients. From the lounge access to the flights undertaken, along with the experience of the bleisure activities and landmarks visited within Abu Dhabi. If you have an upcoming business trip to Abu Dhabi, both Chelsea and Jack can provide business travellers with real hands-on Business and “Bleisure” travel experience and welcome your questions!