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Sabre and dnata Travel renew GCC Partner Network agreement

dnata Travel signed a multiyear agreement with Sabre Corporation. The five-year deal will represent an extended, broader relationship between the two companies in the Middle East. Under this agreement, dnata Travel Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Partner Network will continue to access Sabre’s portfolio of innovative technology and its intelligent platform Sabre Red 360, allowing it to harness more data, content and flexibility to differentiate its offering from more than 420 airlines, 750,000 hotel properties, and hundreds of tour operators, rail, car and cruise providers. “Sabre’s global expertise, extensive knowledge and understanding of the dynamic global travel eco-system make it the partner of choice,” said Alan William, VP Air & Distribution Partnerships, dnata Travel. “We expect future collaboration on accelerated innovation, operational simplification and gains in digital user experience as a result of this expanded relationship.” Abdul Iyer, VP ME, Sabre Travel Network Middle East, said, “Our new agreement will deliver technology and solutions that fulfill latest industry trends such as NDC and virtual payments. dnata Travel has a strong strategy, and its roadmap to use the latest technologies to create a more personalised travel experience which aligns completely with the investments Sabre is making to help agents deliver a more seamless traveller experience.”

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dnata Travel launches new travel brand REHLATY in the UAE

REHLATY, a new travel brand ‘designed by Emiratis for the Emirati traveller’, has been launched in the UAE. An initiative being spearheaded by the New Ventures department of dnata Travel, the brand seeks to provide Emirati travellers who seek new adventures, with a chance to discover the most unique ends of the world and create unforgettable memories. It fosters a more personalised travel understanding for Emirati voyagers by creating unique, perfectly-tailored experiences and bespoke itineraries curated around the needs, and desires of an Emirati traveller. The brand focuses on developing an engagement model that builds strong relationships with its customers and targeting a premium niche in the realm of travel-customer experience. Rehab Mansoor, General Manager at REHLATY by dnata travel, says, “REHLATY, which means ‘my journey’ in Arabic brings a whole new meaning to exceptional customer services. We aspire to become our customer’s trusted travel advisors, offering personalised end-to-end travel services and we are also focused on developing strong relationships with our customers, leveraging the potential of social media to target and connect with the community. Our aim is to position REHLATY in the next year as the preferred travel partner for Emirati travellers by building digital hype through means of captivating content and communicating everything that sets us apart.”

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58% growth in bookings for Ireland from the UAE: dnata Travel

Travel from the UAE to the island of Ireland has seen strong growth from January 1st until June 30th, according to travel statistics released by dnata Travel. Compared to the same period (H1) in 2018, UAE locals and residents have been visiting Ireland in greater numbers, drawn to its diverse landscape full of lush greenery and vast natural beauty.  Over the first two quarters of the year, 58 per cent more bookings to Ireland were made through dnata Travel’s platforms, and room nights booked have also increased by 72 per cent. Antonio Fellino, Vice President of Retail and eCommerce for dnata Travel UAE, commented: “Trips to Ireland with dnata Travel offer UAE travellers unique opportunities including the chance to stay in a grand castle, or a small cottage at the heart of a colourful local village, or to explore rugged, scenic landscapes that follow in the footsteps of their favourite Game of Thrones characters.” Additional data indicates that sales of trips and accommodation to Ireland increased nearly two-fold during Eid Al Fitr alone, as compared to last year. This correlated to the travel provider noting that online searches for holidays to Ireland have seen a 675% augmentation in the first six months of this year. The most preferred destination for travellers from the UAE market was to Dublin, with 95 per cent of hotel bookings made through the dnata Travel platform favouring the capital city, followed by the cosmopolitan city of Cork. Visitors from the region have been found to reinforce their preference for luxury accommodation whilst abroad, as 47 per cent of hotels booked were for 5-star properties, followed by 4-star and 3-star hotels respectively. The ever-strengthening relationship between …

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