General Travel News

Emirates on Course as Official Airline of the Irish Open

DUBAI, UAE - May 2012 -With Irish golfers flying high at the top of the golfing world, Emirates has announced its first sponsorship in Ireland by becoming the Official Airline of the Irish Open. The 2012 Irish Open, which takes place in the spectacular surrounds of the Royal Portrush Golf Club, from 28th June - 1st July, is one of the premier events on the European Tour calendar.

 

The tournament is set to feature home grown favourites and major champions Rory McIlroy, Graeme McDowell and Darren Clarke along with three-time Major Championship winner Padraig Harrington from the Republic of Ireland and an array of the world's finest golfers.

 

The three-year sponsorship deal is a further demonstration of Emirates' commitment to Ireland following the highly successful launch of its Dublin service on 9th January.

 

"We have entered into another major sponsorship, supporting sport in Ireland and connecting with golf enthusiasts around the world," said Salem Obaidalla, Emirates' Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations, Europe & Russian Federation. "Irish golfers have never had a higher profile, with no fewer than nine current tournament winners active on the European Tour," Mr Obaidalla added.

 

"Emirates is a world-class partner that brings added global exposure and prestige to the Irish Open," said James Finnigan of The European Tour and the Commercial Director of the Irish Open. "This event has massive appeal, attracting audiences from all over the world, so it's appropriate that a like-minded sponsor with an extensive global reach and a strong foothold in golf is on-board."

 

The agreement with The Irish Open includes course branding, tournament hospitality, advertising, on-site activity including an exhibition unit and team participation in the Tournament Pro-Am.

 

In addition to the Irish Open, Emirates is supporting 14 further golf events in 2012 as Official Airline, of which seven are tournaments on the European Tour International Schedule.

 

Emirates has a number of prominent sponsorships familiar to Irish fans, including Official Carrier status at the Dubai World Cup, where Irish horses, trainers and jockeys have excelled in recent years, while its sponsorship of Arsenal remains hugely popular in Ireland since the heydays of Liam Brady and Frank Stapleton.

 

Emirates flies daily from Dubai to Dublin with a modern Boeing 777-300ER, recently upgraded because of strong demand. The aircraft carries the award-winning ice entertainment system, with more than 600 channels of films, TV programmes, music, audio books and games, while highly trained cabin crew are on hand to serve gourmet-chef prepared food. A complimentary chauffeur-drive service, to and from the airport, is available to First Class and Business Class passengers.

 

Customers departing Dublin can take advantage of the airline's 123 destination network, travelling to places such as Australia, India, Seychelles, Thailand and South Africa, with just one stop at Emirates' exclusive Terminal 3 in Dubai.

 

In addition to generous luggage allowances; 30 kilos in Economy, 40 kilos in Business Class and 50 kilos in First Class, Emirates' passengers may also check in one set of golf clubs and one pair of golf shoes free of charge in any class of service on any Emirates' flight.

 

More General Travel News
New Shabab al Ahli Dubai Football Club to play first game in September
Family summer holiday destinations
3 amazing honeymoon destinations
Latest Travel News
The Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam is a great...
Family summer holiday destinations...
Iconic Sheraton Cairo reopens after exte...
Featured Sights To See
Alliance Francaise

Alliance Francaise

Johannesburg, South Africa

The Alliance hosts contemporary South African and international art exhibitions, usually by solo artists. Exhibitions are solicited through proposals.   Address: 17 Lower Park Drive, Parkview Telephone: +27 (0)11 646 1169 Website: http://www.alliance.org.za/  ...

Bata Shoe Museum

Bata Shoe Museum

Toronto, Canada

Anyone with a shoe fetish will love this museum, which showcases the Bata family's 10,000-item collection. From the outside, the museum looks like a quirky shoebox. The main gallery outlines the history of footwear- ‘All about shoes’. The galleries house everything from 17th century French spiked clogs to crush chestnuts, to Elton John’s foot-high platforms. The galleries on the second floor conti...

Gul Baba’s Tomb

Gul Baba’s Tomb

Budapest, Hungary

This tomb is the resting place of Gul Baba, an Ottoman Dervish who played a part in the capture of Buda in 1541. Known as the ‘Father of Roses’, this tomb is a pilgrimage place for Muslims. You must remove your shoes before entering. Address: II Turbe ter 1 Tel: +326 0062 Times: Mar-Oct 10am-6pm Prices: adult/child 500/250Ft   ...

Uluwatu

Uluwatu

Bali, Indonesia

This is a temple located on the top of the cliff of the Bukit Peninsula. It was initially made popular by surfers, now is a must-see for all tourists. The views of the ocean are spectacular and if you can, visit the temple at sunset for an evening to remember ...