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Etihad Holidays Announces New Deals For Land Of Smiles

Etihad Holidays, a division of Etihad Airways and Tourism Thailand have entered into a cooperative agreement to promote tourism in Phuket, Bangkok, Koh Samui, and Pattaya.

Etihad chief commercial officer Peter Baumgartner said Etihad Airways will offer travelers the best value for money holiday packages to Thailand as part of a special promotion in February and March 2010.
 

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