AccorHotels will be available to book online as part of flight inclusive packages through Etihad Holidays.

The UAE carrier’s holidays arm will have access to best rates provided by 12 brands across the French hotel group, including Sofitel, Pullman, Grand Mercure, Novotel, Mercure and Ibis.

Consumers booking online through Etihad Holidays will receive instant booking confirmation, last-minute availability offers and best available rates across all room types.

Mohammed Al Bulooki, Etihad Airways’ vice president – UAE commercial, said: “Etihad Holidays’ partnership with AccorHotels represents a tremendous development as we continue to expand our direct connectivity strategy with the world’s leading hotel chains, to transform our guests’ booking experience.

“The addition of AccorHotels to the Etihad Holidays network means that we are able to provide guests with even more choice when it comes to booking a flight inclusive package or a hotel stay, whilst offering the most competitive prices. We look forward to a successful partnership and continuous growth.”

AccorHotels global sales deputy senior vice president, Markus Keller, added: “As a constant innovator in the online booking space, AccorHotels is always looking for partners who can help to extend the reach of our hotels, sustain our competitive edge and make it more convenient for our customers to book their accommodation.

“We look forward to welcoming Etihad Holidays’ guests and developing a successful partnership for many years to come.”