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Lufthansa and OctopusTravel.com announce agreement

United Arab Emirates: Monday, May 17 - 2004 @ 10:09

As a consequence, customers based in the Middle East, booking flights with Lufthansa on the internet on www.uae.lufthansa.com will be offered the opportunity to book hotel accommodation and other travel related services, such as sightseeing and private transfers to and from the airport through OctopusTravel.

From the outset, a co-branded web site will be set up in English, German, Arabic and some other languages to offer hotels and ground services to Lufthansa’s customers.

Amer Al Halabi, Manager of OctopusTravel.com Middle East and North Africa, said: “We are delighted to extend our relationship with Lufthansa to the Middle East. This deal will significantly enhance our distribution and our reputation in the region.”

Uwe Wriedt, Lufthansa General Manager Passenger Sales UAE and Director Gulf, Iran and Pakistan commented: “In our continuous efforts to offer our customers added value, we have extended our online booking facilities through a cooperative tie-up with OctopusTravel.com, which means we will be able to offer our customers private transfers, car hire, sightseeing, destination guides in eight languages and more, all accessed from our web site.”

He continued: “We felt that OctopusTravel.com was the right partner to offer our customers the best value as it has an industry-leading technical platform that can presents information in over 20 languages, including Arabic, as well as a vast selection of hotels in all our destinations – from large five star deluxe properties to boutique hotels, villas and apartments.”

Daniela Wagner, International MD, OctopusTravel.com said: “Both OctopusTravel.com and Lufthansa a very strong focus on quality and technical excellence. We will be collaborating very closely to ensure that our customers receive a truly seamless service, from searching and booking on-line to the whole travel experience afterwards.”

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