Category Archives: Agents

Tajawal launches hotel booking service


Dubai-based online travel platform Tajawal has released its hotel booking engine along with its highly successful flight booking services, making it a full-scale online travel agency offering seamless travel planning experiences. Backed by Saudi Arabia’s Al Tayyar Travel Group, one of the largest travel and tourism conglomerates in the region and a public joint stock company listed in Saudi Stock Exchange TADAWUL, Tajawal launched its operations in January 2016 and achieved an annual run-rate of $60 million by May, exceeding its projected sales targets by 30 per cent within the first five months of operation. Now with flight and hotel bookings on offer, Tajawal’s customers can travel to almost 15,000 destinations around the world while choosing from an extensive mix of more than 160,000 hotels, ranging from budget and value hotels to five-star and luxury properties and resorts. Featuring round-the-clock customer service support in English and Arabic, Tajawal’s hotel booking service will also offer customers enhanced flexibility, with the ‘Pay Now’ or ‘Pay Later’ and free cancellation options on most rooms. When making travel plans, users will also benefit from the ‘Customer Ratings and Reviews’ feature, complementing tajawal’s robust travel product offerings.

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Dubai Tourism hosts 300 African trade professionals

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Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) hosted its largest ever group of travel trade professionals from Africa, during a six-day familiarisation trip aimed at positioning Dubai as a leading destination of choice. The familiarisation trip, which ends today, has given over 300 senior management executives from 12 African countries – South Africa, Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Zambia, Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, Seychelles, Mauritius, Uganda, Tanzania and Cote D’Ivoire – first-hand insights into the array of unique experiences, attractions and activities that Dubai offers, with the spotlight falling on the city’s upcoming summer calendar, starting with the cultural activities during the holy month of Ramadan, followed by the Eid in Dubai celebrations and the Dubai Summer Surprises. In addition to visiting a number of key attractions across the city, the delegation also attended the  Dubai Tourism Conference and Workshop on 3 June, which provided an overview of Dubai’s tourism offerings and the kind of support that is being offered to the African travel trade to promote Dubai in their continent. Presentations were also made by officials from the different agencies and divisions of Dubai Tourism such as Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE),  the organiser of major festivals in Dubai, digital and marketing communications and Dubai Calendar.

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Omeir Travel Agency invests AED 4 million in upgrades

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With 40 multilingual staff that operates 24 hours a day with the aim of serving customers as an outlet, Omeir Travel Agency, the flagship company of the Omeir Bin Youssef Group, has invested AED 4 million for upgrading its high tech call center in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain. The upgraded call center in Abu Dhabi has extending support to all the services, and guarantee easy accessibility and better overall customer experience. The call center is equipped with the state of the art Cisco Call Center solutions with professionally trained customer care agents to work seamlessly and round-the-clock with customer demands and business needs, ranging from general queries related to visa, travel insurance, ticketing to hotels and holidays and more. Customers can choose to visit the call center directly to discuss or can call the call center.

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