Discover our World TA sales seminar returns to Bangkok

Posted by - October 5, 2018

Calling all agents, Discover the World, Thailand has announced the second edition of its agent orientated master class — Discover Our World Product Seminars — to be held at the Hua Chang Heritage Hotel, Pathumwan, Bangkok commencing at 0830 on 10 October.
Following last year’s launch event, which saw well over 100 travel agents join an informative day that focused on an extensive range of brands and promotional opportunities, the 2018 event will feature the adaptation of a table top workshop style setting which will enable guests to spend time with Discover the World’s ‘Cluster Representatives’ to discuss their specific interests and needs in an intimate, business orientated fashion.
This year the workshop will include a range of speakers from an broad cross section of the industry, including Hertz, Thrifty, Dollar, Ace & Firefly Rental Cars – Royal Caribbean, Azamara & Celestyal Cruises plus new River Cruise options – Expedia TAAP – Caesars Entertainment – airlines including AeroMexico, Arkia, BMI, Go Air and Ukraine International plus Africa220 and Sri Lankan Wholesale & Package Tours.
Unpacking the event after Discover Our World 2017Brian Sinclair-Thompson, territory director for Discover the World, said: “We look forward to welcoming all our agent guests to the DTWT seminar with the intention of increasing commission earning and ensuring professional product knowledge across our brand portfolio and expertise in answering customer inquires regarding both established and new promotions and offers together with the benefits of bundling sales to incorporate, flights, hotels, rental cars and cruises.”
In showcasing this diverse range of quality travel opportunities, their “Innovation with Integrity” quest will provide professional product knowledge training in an accessible, easy to use format to increase agency sales and commission earning power.

Aeromexico and Jet Airways new codeshare “fundamental” to regional connectivity

Posted by - April 25, 2018

Aeromexico and Indian international airline Jet Airways have announced a new codeshare agreement this week, allowing passengers to travel between Mexico and India via London to Mexico City, Delhi or Mumbai, starting on 1 May.
The agreement will see Aeromexico will put its AM code on the direct flights offered by Jet Airways between London and India and Jet Airways will put its “9W” code on flights operated by Aeromexico from London and the Mexican capital.
“It was fundamental to have this alliance”
Anko van der Werff (below), Aeromexico´s chief revenue officer, said: “The start of this codeshare agreement is further proof that Aeromexico continues to work to connect its customers to the most important regions of the world, which is why it was fundamental to have this alliance with our partner Jet Airways, in order to offer better connectivity options for our passengers to India.”
In addition to boosting the connectivity options for passengers and providing access to the airlines’ flight networks, the codeshare agreement will also help to develop trade and relations between Mexico and India – in a period where India’s economy has grown from strength to strength, growing 7.2% year-on-year in the final quarter of 2017.
“This relationship will help facilitate demand for not only leisure but also in the fast-growing trade and business cooperation areas”
Commenting on the development, Gaurang Shetty, Jet Airways’ whole time director, said:“This is an important agreement for the Jet Airways, as it enables us to offer our guests more connectivity options to Mexico which is gaining more and more traction with the discerning Indian traveler looking for new experiences.
“We are confident that this relationship will help facilitate demand for not only leisure but also in the fast growing trade and business cooperation areas between both nations.”

The partnership also means customers of both airlines will be able to add points via the Jet Privilege and Club Premier Loyalty programmes, when travelling on the codeshare flights.

4 latest updates from Aeromexico you should know about

Posted by - April 19, 2018

1. All European destinations enjoy the Dreamliner experience Aeromexico operates with one of the most modern aircraft into London Heathrow: the Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner. The aircraft can accommodate up to 243 passengers, with 32 seats in Clase Premier (Aeromexico’s Business class) and 211 seats in Economy class, all of which are equipped with next-generation seats and eco monitor touch screens
The Dreamliner cabin provides more oxygen, reducing the effect of jetlag, eye irritation and air sickness. In addition to this the cabin is also equipped with dynamic Boeing Sky Interiors LED lighting system, and thanks to 50% composite materials
you will experience less turbulence and noise inside the cabin.
All of Aeromexico’s European destinations (Amsterdam, London, Madrid and Paris) are operated by both 787-8 and 787-9 Dreamliners.
2. Its expansive route network is constantly growing Aeromexico’s expansive route network includes 90 destinations around the globe. The airline currently has presence in three continents, including 44 destinations in Mexico, 22 in the United States, 15 in Latin America, 3 in Canada, 4 in Europe, and
3 in Asia.
To view Aeromexico’s entire route network click here.
3. Business Class customers can enjoy Chauffeur Car Service Aeromexico offers Clase Premier (Business Class) customers complimentary transfers to and from Heathrow Terminal 4. With our Chauffeur Car Service, your Premier experience starts the minute you leave your home, office or anywhere else.
For more information, visit aeromexico.com/chauffeurcar
4. Aeromexico offers exclusive rates and training to the travel industry Visit Aeromexico’s dedicated e-learning platform for business partners and travel trade professionals to learn more about the airline. Aeromexico also offers exclusive travel rates for those that work within the Travel sector (which allow up to 5
companions to join). For more information, visit aeromexicoexperts.co.uk
Book your tickets via aeromexico.com, ask your travel agent to book your flight with Aeromexico or call them:
UK: 0800 977 5533 / Ireland: 1 800 855 474.

Updates from Aeromexico: We speak to Nieves Rodriguez, country manager UK & Ireland

Posted by - April 17, 2018

Nieves Rodriguez, country manager UK & Ireland of Aeromexico, got in touch to share the latest updates about the Mexican airline and some facts and figures:
Latest products We have a number of products available in the UK market at the moment:
Chauffeur Car Service: Aeromexico offers Clase Premier (Business Class) customers complimentary transfers
to and from London Heathrow T4, so customers can enjoy the Premier experience the minute they leave home or the office. Customers purchasing Clase Premier tickets (J, D, C, and I fares, except award tickets) can book the Chauffeur Car Service up to 48 hours before departure by contacting our call center or filling out the form at aeromexico.com/chauffeurcar.
Club Premier Corporate: This is the loyalty programme that offers companies and its travellers the possibility of earning Puntos Premier, which they can exchange for exclusive benefits such as:
Complimentary upgrades to AM Plus Nieves Rodriguez, Aeromexico 50% discount off Salon Premier memberships or one-day passes Puntos Premier (valid for 24 months) Gold Tier cards AccesRail: In 2015, Aeromexico signed a commercial agreement with AccesRail, to offer customers better connectivity options through major railway and bus services in Spain, the United Kingdom and Canada.
Aeromexico customers can buy tickets for these services from travel agencies and directly through our reservations center, and our city ticket offices.
First Great Western in the UK offer train services from London Paddington station to 11 cities across the country, such as the Cotswolds, English Riviera, Exeter, Scilly Isles and Oxford.
In London, the agreement also includes National Express bus services from the central station to 29 destinations, such as Birmingham, Cambridge, Cheltenham Spa, Nottingham, Oxford and Southampton.
Route updates: Asia For the Asian market, we started operations on the Mexico City – Seoul route, on 1 July 2017. Thanks to this route, migration and customs processes were reduced by not having a stopover in the United States or Canada. During 2017, in just 6 months of operations, we transported more than 35,000 passengers.
Aeromexico and Korean Air, both SkyTeam partners, offer codeshare on certain routes in Mexico and Asia, such as ICNMEX via NRT or ICNLAX. The route is operated with Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft, considered one of the most modern aircraft in the world.
This year, Aeromexico celebrates 10 years of operating the Mexico City – Shanghai route and in 2017, the route increased its number of frequencies from three to five weekly flights, also on the Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner, increasing our bilateral ties with China’s main commercial and financial centre, as well as one of the most important in the world.
Not only does it expand our presence in the region, but it also represents an effort to strengthen trade and tourism exchange between both countries.
In 2016, Aeromexico celebrated its 10th anniversary with its presence in Japan. In January 2016, the airline started operations with a direct and non-stop flight to Tokyo. On 1 March 2017, two new frequencies were added on the Mexico City – Narita route, which currently offers one daily and direct flight. In 2017, Aeromexico transported more than 134,000 passengers, on the Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner, which represents an increase of 26.3% in relation to 2016.
Europe Thanks to the strong ties between Europe and Mexico, at the beginning of this year, we announced a frequency and capacity increase for our Europe routes in order to satisfy the demand of our customers, which continues to grow.
The London route that recently celebrated its fifth anniversary will have a capacity increase of 7% vs 2017. In 2017, this flight transported more than 127,000 passengers, 19.8% more than 2016. Also, during the past year, Aeromexico was recognized for six consecutive months as the most punctual airline at London Heathrow Airport.
On our Madrid route, we will offer up to 16 weekly frequencies between 15 June and 25 October, an increase of 30% during the season. In 2017, this route transported more than 240,000 passengers; that is a growth of about 14% compared to 2016.
During 2017, about 172,000 people used our Paris route, which meant an increase of 10.6% compared to the previous year, and for Amsterdam, this year the route will reach a capacity increase of 26% vs 2017. During 2017 this route transported 124,000 passengers, which meant a significant increase of 217% compared to the previous year.