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Emirates Holidays Reports Healthy Outlook

Emirates Airlines tourist branch, Emirates Holidays, officially launches its 2009 destinations brochure on Friday. Previously there were separate brochures for different destinations. Emirates Holidays has created a new brochure with similar destinations and more elements of these destinations.

Emirates Holidays senior vice president John Felix said the current economic environment is more favorable to the traveler because hotel and airlines are less expensive.  He said because of the downturn, travelers are more opinionated about their travel plans and more inclined to make prudent choices.  Felix called the summer outlook “healthy”
 

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