Emirates announces incentive for SMEs

Staff Correspondent

29 June, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Emirates has announced to support small and medium sized enterprises to get back into the skies and turn their travel budgets into rewards by debuting a business rewards incentive on the occasion UN Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Day.

Small and medium sized businesses who sign up for an account to Emirates’ business rewards corporate loyalty programme from June 27 to July 27, 2021, will receive a bonus of 10,000 business reward points, said a press release.

Emirates currently has over 20,000 small and medium sized businesses enrolled in its Business Rewards programme, and is providing a gamut of benefits including simplified enrolment, easier earning and redemptions, greater flexibility on retaining and using points as well as upgrade opportunities, even on last minute bookings.

Emirates has been supporting small and medium sized businesses hit by the pandemic. Emirates Business Rewards programme members are taking advantage of the airline’s flexible booking policies, in addition to its multi-risk insurance cover. Since the outset of the pandemic, Business Rewards programme members were provided additional reassurance with extensions on their points validity if travel plans needed to be adjusted.

Emirates has a long track record of supporting small and medium sized businesses, not only through its Business Rewards programme, but also through its procurement of products and services across the business.

According to the Dubai SME report 2020, which summarises support provided to SMEs, Emirates ranked first among semi-governmental organisations, investing in procurement contracts worth over AED 79 million. It also ranked among the top five organisations supporting small to medium size businesses in Dubai.