Emirates Skywards rolls out offer to fast track tier status

Emirates Skywards members can now achieve their next Emirates Skywards tier faster thanks to a new offer to earn up to double Tier Miles on flights. ×
Updated 02 December 2018
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Emirates Skywards rolls out offer to fast track tier status

Members of Emirates Skywards, the award-winning loyalty program of Emirates and flydubai, can now achieve their next Emirates Skywards tier faster thanks to a new offer to earn up to double Tier Miles on flights.
The offer is valid for eligible tickets booked between Nov. 26 and Dec. 3 (both days inclusive) for travel on Emirates or flydubai flights until March 31, 2019.
To be eligible for the promotion, customers must be existing or new members of Emirates Skywards and register for the offer via the Emirates app or by logging into their account online at emirates.com or flydubai.com. Customers must also choose “Flex” or “Flex Plus” fares when flying on Emirates and “Free to Change” or “Business Basic” fares when traveling on flydubai to be eligible to earn bonus Tier Miles.
Emirates Skywards offers four tiers of membership — Blue, Silver, Gold and Platinum — each with unique incremental benefits for members including dedicated check-in, priority boarding, lounge access, complimentary advanced seat selection and special Wi-Fi privileges. Members build up their tier status by earning Tier Miles on flights flown with Emirates or flydubai.
“We always strive to provide greater value to our customers and offer them access to a much wider range of benefits and rewards,” said Dr. Nejib Ben Khedher, senior vice president, Emirates Skywards. “Through our latest offer, a first of this scale and reach, Emirates Skywards members will be able to accrue bonus Tier Miles from flights and this means that they can reach their next Emirates Skywards tier faster,” he added.
Based on the fare type chosen and the class of travel, Emirates Skywards members may be able to move up one or even two Emirates Skywards tiers over the course of a return journey.
As an illustration, a new Emirates Skywards Blue tier member completing a return flight between London and Sydney, or New York and Johannesburg, on an economy class Flex or Flex Plus fare will be able to earn sufficient Tier Miles to upgrade to Silver tier through this offer. On a business class Flex or Flex Plus fare, the same member will earn enough Tier Miles to immediately achieve Skywards Gold tier.
Currently, Emirates Skywards has over 23 million global members.


360-degree mentoring to boost Saudi social enterprise sector

Updated 23 May 2019
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360-degree mentoring to boost Saudi social enterprise sector

The King Khalid Foundation (KKF) and Mowgli Mentoring have collaborated to strengthen the growing social enterprise sector in the Kingdom through the provision of 360-degree mentoring, which will support the personal and professional development of social entrepreneurs. The EMCC-accredited mentoring organization is working to built the capacity of Saudi mentors by instilling best mentoring practices and sharing experiences from its 10-year work around the world.

Globally, the concept of social entrepreneurship is increasingly gaining momentum and positive attention as it combines commerce with social good, allowing entrepreneurs to go beyond profit to positively impact communities and societies. Supporting these entrepreneurs, therefore, is in line with the KKF’s vision, which is to have a Saudi society with equal opportunities.

The KKF’s collaboration with Mowgli resulted in the creation of the Athar (Impact) Mentoring Program.

This program aims to build and increase the capacity of Saudi mentors, and equip them with the necessary tools to be able to provide mentorship, support and guidance to social entrepreneurs in the Kingdom. Matching mentors with social entrepreneurs and managing their mentorship relationships is a key benefit of the program.

To commence the mentoring program, Mowgli recently delivered a four-day workshop in the KKF premises in Riyadh. Fourteen professionals and business leaders received training to be 360-degree mentors before being matched with 14 social entrepreneurs. Both groups were provided with the guidelines to build solid foundations for their 1-2-1 mentoring relationships. In addition, the matched pairs will be supported over a duration of six months, during which structured on-going support will be provided to ensure that trust-based and impactful mentoring relationships are developed.

Mowgli Mentoring’s CEO Kathleen Bury said: “We see this program supporting the three themes on which the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 was built upon: Developing a vibrant society, a thriving economy and an ambitious nation. By supporting social entrepreneurs, we’re working toward achieving the Kingdom’s economic aspirations of increasing SME GDP contribution by 20–30 percent by 2030. We are, therefore, excited to be back in Saudi Arabia and are honored to be working with the King Khalid Foundation in delivering this program, and building Saudi Arabia’s mentoring capacity to sustainably support change-makers and their surrounding ecosystems for years to come.”

The key to developing entrepreneurship and fostering economic development lies in having a well-balanced ecosystem with equal investment in four key pillars: Environment (schooling, parenting), finance (working capital, debt and equity financing), infrastructure (incubators, accelerators, utilities and sound legal frameworks) and human capital development (mentoring, skills and knowledge development). Mowgli supports the latter and has successfully delivered more than 110 mentoring programs across the Middle East, North Africa and sub-Saharan Africa.