dnata today announced it has been appointed by award-winning rail operator Rocky Mountaineer to be its General Sales Agent (GSA) in the region. Established in 1990, Rocky Mountaineer has been named one of the World’s Greatest Trips by National Geographic.

With Emirates’ newly launched daily direct air service from Dubai to Seattle, and Rocky Mountaineer’s new Seattle departure, the Coastal Passage route, guests are able to begin their luxury rail experience as soon as they land in the Pacific Northwest. The internationally recognised Rocky Mountaineer train travels by daylight through the wild beauty of Canada’s West and this is the most unique way to experience the majestic Canadian Rockies.

Traveling along the West Coast through the heart of the Canadian Rockies, Rocky Mountaineer’s packages are all-inclusive, ensuring guests are taken care of every step of way. Boasting unique experiences, five-star accommodation and gourmet cuisine, guests are provided with an unforgettable experience.

Rocky Mountaineer offers over 45 unique Canadian holiday packages and five distinctive rail routes, rich in history and natural wonders, through British Columbia, Alberta and now Seattle, USA. All packages are customisable to the guests’ needs. To ensure an unforgettable and private experience, guests are also able to secure an entire GoldLeaf dome coach for groups of up to 65 people.

With the new partnership, travellers from UAE, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait, KSA and Bahrain will be able to book Rocky Mountaineer excursions through their local travel agent, dnata office or via the dnata call centre. With direct air service operating to Seattle from Dubai and numerous airlines flying direct to East Coast Canada, this makes Western Canada very accessible from the region.

“dnata’s new partnership with Rocky Mountaineer will provide travellers in the region the chance to experience something truly special—a luxurious train trip through the Canadian Rockies,” said Lisa Balsom, Business Development Manager for dnata’s travel business. “Our research shows travellers from the region are looking for unique travel experiences and each of Rocky Mountaineer’s packages fulfils.”

To celebrate its new Coastal Passage route from Seattle, Rocky Mountaineer is offering travellers from the Gulf region a CAD$250 flight credit per person to help get guests from their final Rocky Mountaineer destination of Calgary, AB back to Seattle. This new offer is available until 30th April 2013 and is for new bookings only.

“dnata’s extensive reach, along with its superior customer service made it the perfect partner for Rocky Mountaineer’s entry into the region,” said Leslie Peden, Director, EMEA Sales, Rocky Mountaineer. “We look forward to bringing Rocky Mountaineer’s unparalleled service and unmatched travel experience to guests from the region.”

For more information or to book your dream getaway through dnata, please call our dedicated Rocky Mountaineer holiday specialists on (+971) 4 3166671 or email nonairgsa@dnata.com.