Monday, July 18, 2016
Papiro urges Kuwait airlines to open direct flights to Madrid – Exclusive Interview
KUWAIT CITY, July 16: Viajes Papiro (Papiro Group), one of the leading travel companies in Spain, offers both entertainment or tourism and treatment services. It provides integrated tourism facilities inside and outside Spain under the banner, “Tourism and Treatment for All”. Its strategy is to offer high-quality services together with various options within the reach of all classes of individuals. In a special interview with Al-Seyassah daily, Director General of the travel institution Haitham Khattab revealed a package of contracts with different bodies in the fields of tourism and health in some Arab countries, including Kuwait, Egypt and Dubai; in addition to its branches in a number of other countries.
Khattab disclosed the company contracted with six subsidiaries of Wadi El Neel Company for Medical Services (Lotus), thus, it functions as the medical consultant that offers medical services to patients coming from Europe and the rest of world for the treatment of Hepatitis C in the Arab Republic of Egypt. Based on his long experience in the tourism sector in general and the projects of his institution in a number of countries in the world, Khattab expressed his surprise over the absence of direct flights from Kuwait to any of the Spanish cities.
He called on Kuwait Airways Corporation and Al-Jazeera Airways to open direct flights to and from Madrid in order to pave way for new scopes of cooperation between the two countries and to realize aspirations of the Kuwaitis who want to travel to different Spanish cities, which are main destinations for Saudi and UAE citizens as well as people from Europe and the two Americas.
Khattab discussed many issues concerning recreational and therapeutic tourism (Tourncure), highlighting the services that Papiro Group could offer to the State of Kuwait. He confirmed the group enjoys great tourist viability, but at the same time it needs more support from the government in the next stage considering tourism has become one of the most important sources of income in many countries, including Arab countries such as the UAE, Qatar, Egypt and Bahrain.
He revealed the group has contracts with about 70 percent of the Spanish hospitals which have a database of 27,000 of the best doctors with various specialties and who are fully ready to receive Kuwaitis suffering from bones or eye problems or any endemic and intractable diseases, in addition to the best centers for hair transplant and cosmetic surgery, etc. He said there is an exclusive agency for the institution through which it markets the medicine for Hepatitis C virus for less than world the prices by 80 percent.He added most of the citizens of Europe and America resort to the group for treatment of malignant diseases due to its reasonable fees — at cost price compared with the fees in other institutions and countries.