8 June 2016 at 9:00 am

ENZ Emirates Airline promotion launches in Saudi Arabia

Emirates Airline and Education New Zealand have launched a special 15 percent discount offer for students booking flights from Saudi Arabia to New Zealand during the northern hemisphere summer period.

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The #YoursummerinNZ ceremony in Riyadh. From left, Emirates Airline Account Manager, Commercial Kashif Shahzad, New Zealand Ambassador Hamish MacMaster, ENZ Regional Director John Laxon, and social media influencer Loay Alshareef.

This promotion builds on a successful #YourSummerinNZ competition, which concluded on 5 June with the award of six prizes to study in New Zealand. The winners receive full scholarships to study English language at one of the six sponsoring New Zealand English language schools for up to six weeks, including return flights to New Zealand and accommodation.

The Emirates Airline promotional discount offer is on flights to New Zealand, booked from 1 June until 31 August, departing from Riyadh, Jeddah, Medinah, and Dammam. To redeem the offer, students need to use an infographic posted on ENZ’s Arabic Twitter page – @nzeducationsa.

“We are delighted to partner with Emirates Airline in promoting New Zealand as the premium destination for English-language students,” says John Laxon, ENZ’s Middle East Regional Director.

“Saudi students can now fly direct from Dubai to New Zealand via Emirates, and enter New Zealand visa-free when studying for up to 12 weeks.”

The flight promotion, and competition, are targeted to students looking at summer abroad study, given the longer summer holiday period in 2016.

New Zealand Ambassador, Hamish MacMaster, announced the Saudi #YourSummerinNZ scholarship winners: Abdullah Al Fifi (New Zealand Language Centres), Thamer Albugmi (Worldwide School of English), Ali Al Shahrani (Academic Colleges Group), Mohammed AlQabbaa (Southern Lakes English Language College), Majed Alzahrani (Languages International), and Fahad Alfifi (The Campbell Institute).

“The #YourSummerinNZ competition was a great success,” says Ambassador MacMaster.

“More than 3,000 entrants promoted New Zealand on ENZ’s dedicated Arabic-language Twitter channel – @nzeducationsa. ENZ now has more than 38,000 followers on its Twitter page, where students can find out how great it is to study in New Zealand.”

ENZ will continue a series of promotional and marketing initiatives during the summer period, and any providers looking to partner on further promotions can contact: rachel.simpson@enz.govt.nz  

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