Mid July 2017 saw Emirates agree to become a major sponsor of the Victorian Croatian Chamber of Commerce (VCCC).
Mr. Dean Cleaver, Regional Manager VIC & TAS, Emirates and Mr. Vinko Sikic, President, VCCC signed off on the sponsorship deal seeing the VCCC exclusively promoting Emirates as the only airline to travel to Croatian on.
On 1 June this year Emirates opened a new direct route from Dubai to Zagreb providing travellers for the first time a direct link from Australia to Zagreb. Flying from Melbourne, passengers can fly on Emirates’iconic A380 aircraft to Dubai and take advantage of generous baggage allowances and up to 20MB complementary onboard Wi-Fi.
Passengers in all classes can also enjoy Emirates’ award-winning inflight entertainment system ice which offers more than 2,500 channels of movies TV shows, music and games, on demand and in multiple languages.
The direct flights meant that flying with the multi-award winning airline, Emirates, internationally acclaimed for its superior inflight service would allow anyone travelling to Croatia to experience the “Best Airline in the World” as voted by TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards for Airlines 2017.
This exciting news was then followed by an equally exciting announcement on a sponsorship deal which saw Emirates and the VCCC pen an agreement which will see further collaboration between our two organisations.
Emirates, through its generosity, has provided the VCCC the ability to give away the main prize in its raffle and announce the winner. The VCCC Gala will be held on the 4 November 2017 and is the first year Emirates and the VCCC have worked together.
In an interview with the Croatian Herald the Emirates Regional Manager VIC & TAS, Dean Cleaver said “We’re excited to be partnering with the VCCC to help make connections to Croatia that much easier for all its members. With Zagreb, we now fly to 39 European destinations which highlights our continued commitment to improved connectivity and a truly global route network. The Croatian community is incredibly important to us and we look forward to working closely with the VCCC.”
VCCC president, Vinko Sikic said “Emirates have recognised the commercial potential of their new Dubai – Zagreb route and have invested heavily to make that a reality. This will translate into jobs in Croatia whichever way you look at it. As part of the Croatian diaspora we should support Emirates every way we can, either by flying with them or simply spreading the word about the new route. I’m very thankful and proud to be working with such a reputable and respected brand as Emirates Airlines, I look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship with our major sponsor.”