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Etihad Destination & Leisure Management and MCI Middle East, today announced a partnership agreement, to offer special rate MICE packages for programmes serviced by MCI in Abu Dhabi throughout 2021 and 2022.

Through this partnership, Etihad Airways becomes the official airline for all MICE groups coming into Abu Dhabi or events taking place internationally where Etihad can support through their connectivity.

Etihad will offer speaker and travel management services for all conferences serviced by MCI in Abu Dhabi. This new agreement enables MCI to now offer its clients additional connectivity into destinations covered by Etihad as well as enable exhibitors, speakers and visitors to purchase Etihad’s full conference package at a special rate, which includes event entrance, flights, hotel accommodation and ground transportation.

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Hareb Al Muhairy, Senior Vice President Destination and Leisure Management, Etihad Airways, said: “2020 has been a year like no other, and many conferences and events have turned to virtual formats over in-person conferences. We’re looking forward to working with MCI over the next two years as COVID-19 restrictions are eased and we begin to see events taking place on the ground in our home, Abu Dhabi.

“Abu Dhabi has rapidly grown its reputation as a world-class leader in the MICE industry and we will ensure a warm welcome, enriching experience and the very best of Arabian hospitality to all MCI visitors and participants as events resume.”

Ajay Bhojwani, Managing Director, MCI Middle East said: “Over the years, Abu Dhabi has strengthened its position as a world-class MICE destination globally. And with several events being managed by us every year, our client’s audiences have been able to experience Abu Dhabi in the best possible manner.

As economies open globally, we are extremely excited to develop this partnership offering that will enable our clients to offer Abu Dhabi as a destination to leverage customised service options on flights when travelling to Abu Dhabi for events and incentives. We are delighted that this strategic partnership with Etihad Airways, the national carrier of the UAE and one of the leading airlines globally will help our clients with their international meetings”.