Published on : Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Travelport, a travel commerce marketplace providing distribution, technology, payment and other solutions for the $7 trillion global travel and tourism industry, has honoured dnata, a leading air services provider based in Dubai, with its “Top Producing Agency” award for achieving the highest number of hotel bookings via Travelport’s travel commerce platform in the United Arab Emirates region last year.
Established in 1959, dnata is one of the world’s largest air services providers, offering ground handling, cargo, travel, and flight catering services. dnata’s travel business, a Travelport customer since 2009, is the largest provider of travel services and products in the Middle East, and operates more than 200 retail outlets worldwide.
““We are pleased to be recognised as the Top Producing Agency. Each year, dnata arranges more than 5.5 million bed nights for our customers. Travelport makes fulfilling bookings easy and efficient,” said Ailsa Pollard, Divisional Vice President of dnata’s travel business.
Rabih Saab, President and Managing Director, Middle East, Africa and South Asia, Travelport, added, “This is the first time that Travelport Middle East has awarded an agency for their hotel booking performance – a key area that we are focusing on as part of our Beyond Air strategy. Congratulations to the dnata team on this achievement and for significantly growing their hotel bookings with Travelport.”
Hospitality is one of the core components of Travelport’s Beyond Air strategy, which also includes areas such as payments, advertising, car rental, cruise-lines and tour operators. Currently, over 600,000 unique hotel properties are available and bookable via Travelport’s travel commerce platform which also integrates the company’s powerful hotel booking portal, Travelport Rooms and More.