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Emirates Zim competition winner heads to Paris

by Agencies
22 Aug 2016 at 10:20hrs | Views
HARARE, ZIMBABWE, August 22, 2016 - Emirates' Zimbabwe's Travel Memories Competition winner Anita Rutendo Mukiza is set to fly to Paris to revisit the city where she took her first foreign holiday.

The ecstatic Harare-based student has won two complimentary Economy Class tickets on Emirates to return to the French capital, where she went for a weekend a year ago on her first trip abroad. The trip came while she was visiting her parents in Geneva, who arranged for a family vacation to Paris, Anita's dream city.

The idea of the competition was to highlight in an engaging and fun way how Emirates enables global connectivity for Zimbabweans with its network of more than 150 destinations across six continents.

Anita exclaimed: "I'm ecstatic right now. I can't express my joy. I've always admired the city of Paris it was my dream city after the French Riviera. I am happy Emirates is enabling me to revisit my dream city of Paris in France."

On her first visit to Paris she saw the Eiffel Tower and toured the city, and now her dream is about to be relived after winning the Emirates' Zimbabwe's Travel Memories Competition.

"Emirates is delighted to offer the opportunity to Anita to re-experience her dream trip and relive her treasured memories. The competition also highlights how well-travelled Zimbabweans are, with favourite destinations in the Europe, the Far East and the Americas," said Emirates Manager for Zimbabwe Ernest Dikoum.

The Emirates competition aimed to find Zimbabwe's most treasured travel memories by inviting travellers to post pictures of themselves at their favourite Emirates destination.

Recalling her previous trip to Paris, Anita said: "After many years of my parents working in Geneva, my Dad told me that he finally had saved money for me and my young brother to go visit them there, I was so excited to go and see him because I missed him," she said. Not only that, she has always had a dream of seeing the whole world, experience different cultures, and hopes to make a difference whenever she can.

"Dad booked a flight for me to Geneva and he also arranged for us to go to my dream city Paris," she elaborated. "It was a memorable trip because it was the first family vacation I have ever had and it was my first time for me as a 22-year-old to travel out of Zimbabwe and by plane for that matter. It was awesome. More so, I've always admired the River Seine which divides the city and I even like writing poetry about it."
"So it was an amazing experience for me to see the Seine; it's beautiful and I have always wished to go there and just to see the beautiful big city and experience its culture and beauty. I'm so happy right now because Emirates has given me another opportunity to go visit my dream city. It's a dream come true for me. It's totally awesome," she said.

Winning the competition will mean Anita can once again experience Emirates' award-winning service, including its ice entertainment system, which offers customers over 2,500 channels of on-demand audio and visual entertainment, from the latest movies, TV shows, music, audio books and games.

Through its daily flights from Harare to Dubai, Emirates offers connections for Zimbabwean travellers to more than 150 of the world's top business and tourism destinations across six continents,
Customers can enjoy the famous on-board hospitality from an international cabin crew, including Zimbabwean nationals, who come from 130 nationalities and speak more than 60 languages, as well as gourmet meals and generous baggage allowances.

Those travelling with children can take advantage of the extensive family offering from priority boarding across all airports to special kid's meals, dedicated children's entertainment on ice and exclusive toys, including the ‘Fly with Me' animal collection, and Lonely Planet Kids activity bags on board.
Emirates also offers a range of rewards for the frequent flyers, including Business Rewards, through its Skywards programme.

Source - Agencies

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