dnata, one of the world’s leading air and travel service providers, returns to the Arab Travel Market (ATM) by unveiling its first dedicated stand at the 2022 Dubai event.
Dubai-based dnata, which incorporates the world’s leading travel, airport operations, cargo, catering and retail divisions, is participating in the region’s largest travel industry event with a dedicated stand to all of its operations for the first time this year, as it experiences a strong recovery across its business due to a post-pandemic surge in traffic and demand for travel around the world.
On the stand, located in ATM’s Middle East pavilion, dnata Travel Group’s brands with enhanced presence include Arabian Adventures, Yalago, priohub and Gold Medal, showcasing the latest products and services in the global travel market, alongside marhaba, part of dnata’s Airport Operations Division, bringing its award-winning marhaba lounge experience from Dubai International Airport to Dubai World Trade Centre. Meanwhile, representatives from across dnata will be on hand throughout the event, meeting with industry partners and customers.
John Bevan, Senior Divisional Vice President at dnata Travel Group, said: “In 2022, travel demand is at an all-time high as the world once again opens up to tourists from around the world and our air services and travel are booming. Locally, we have seen travel bookings increase here in the UAE for summer holidays by nearly 200% from 2021 levels, and we only expect that growth to continue.”
Brands representing the dnata Travel Group include Arabian Adventures, one of the region’s leading destination management companies, focused on ambitious growth plans across its business in 2022, including its safaris, tours and experiences award-winning UAE-based desert, cruise and event management. services. Yalago, one of the fastest growing leisure bed banks in the world, will discuss its growth plans with its suppliers and customers with a focus on its operational service element, strong technology and the expansion of its global inventory. Meanwhile, priohub, the digital B2B attractions marketplace, and Gold Medal, the largest travel consolidator in the Middle East, aim to connect with local and international customers and suppliers, as part of growth plans to 2022 and beyond.
Operating under dnata’s airport operations division, dnata’s marhaba brand and team will showcase the key features of its local and international marhaba airport lounge offering. It will also unveil a range of enhanced airport services which it plans to roll out to the public in 2022 with a new dedicated airport counter at Dubai International Airport’s Terminal 1, which will offer visa services, chauffeur services and limo, baggage services, hotel reservations, car rentals, and more; all with 24-hour assistance.
The dnata representatives are also happy to share their ideas and experiences in several conference sessions during the event. This includes:
Alaa Alkhatib, Vice President, Destination Management, dnata Travel Group, interviewed on Day 1 by Arival on “Dubai is reviewing distribution”. Can it work?’
Shaun Anderson, Head of Sales, dnata Travel Management, speaking at a panel organized by the Global Business Travel Association on “The Future of Business Travel” (May 11), and
Emily Jenkins, Managing Director, dnata Travel Leisure, speaking at the panel ‘The Return and Rise of City Tourism’ organized by TTN Middle East (May 12).
Steve Allen, CEO of dnata Group, concluded: “At dnata, our air and travel services cover all aspects of the industry, from inspiration and booking to enhanced airport services, in-destination experiences and beyond. of the. And as part of our strategy to reconnect a better world, we are delighted to welcome the global travel industry to our booth at the Arabian Travel Market 2022.”
Meet the dnata team at the Arabian Travel Market, taking place at the Dubai World Trade Center from May 9-12, 2022, at stand ME3240, next to the Emirates Airline stand.