Travelport empowers Lebanese agency
In order to strengthen its presence in the Middle East, Lebanon-based First Diana Travel recently partnered with Arabian Travel Award-winner Travelport to access its unrivalled choice of travel content.
By connecting to the Travelport platform, First Diana Travel now benefits from intelligent, fast, and accurate searching and booking to offer its customers content from more than 400 airlines, including low cost and network carriers, more than 650,000 hotel properties and more than 37,000 car rental locations around the world. Bookers at the leisure and full service corporate agency can use Travelport Smartpoint as their desktop tool to search beyond rate and availability to purchase more personalised and tailored travel, to drive performance and increase revenues.
Elcheikh Mohamed Ghouzayel, President and Owner, First Diana Travel, commented, “This is an exciting time for First Diana Travel and we’re thrilled to sign our debut deal with Travelport. Having recently extended our operation out- side the Lebanese borders, into the Gulf region and Asia, we look forward to differentiating our offerings by utilising Travelport’s technology to provide our customers with a more person- alised booking experience.”
Rabih Saab, Travelport’s President & Managing Director for Europe, Middle East, Africa and South Asia, added, “The Middle East travel industry is incredibly competitive and travel agents need to work extremely hard to meet the changing demands of travellers. With 195 million tourists expected to visit the Middle East by 2030, the stakes are high, and we’re commit- ted to supporting First Diana Travel as they embrace new technology to accelerate success and drive their performance through customer- driven solutions that lead to more efficient ways of working, allowing the agents to focus on what they do best, selling.”
(L-R): Elcheikh Mohamed Ghouzayel and Rabih Saab