Al-Futtaim Travel to launch advanced online booking platform getmytrip.ae at ATM 2014
Al-Futtaim Travel, one of the UAE’s leading corporate and retail travel management companies, is set to launch its new online reservation platform ‘getmytrip.ae’ at the 2014 edition of the Arabian Travel market that will be held at the Dubai World Trade Centre between 5th and 8th May 2014. The new platform will be introduced in association with Hermes I Tickets Private Limited, India.
Getmytrip.ae gives travel agents access to more than 150,000 hotels, airline tickets, travel insurance, car hire, bus tickets in India and ferry tickets in the Philippines.
“Launching getmytrip.ae heralds a new era for Al-Futtaim Travel as it provides travel professionals with a resource that gives them access to a wealth of information on the best deals available to thousands of destinations around the world. It provides 24/7 access to accurate, real time travel and hotel rates to accommodate all international time zones,” said William Horsley, General Manager, Al-Futtaim Travel.
The new platform features multiple travel products, including customer profiling, cloud-based customer relationship management tools, and customised MIS reports with the ability to manage multiple branches and business channels. More than 150 international LCC carriers are available for booking on this new online service by Al-Futtaim Travel.
Getmytrip.ae has a special module through which travel agents can specifically cater to the needs of the Indian and Pilipino diaspora. It has inventory coverage across all carriers operating in the Middle East, India and the Philippines. Ferries operating in the Philippines and bus inventory from India can also be booked from the UAE by using getmytrip.ae. The service is currently being used by 65000 travel agents across the two countries.
During this year’s Arabian Travel market, Al-Futtaim Travel will introduce a host of travel options to Turkey at extremely competitive rates, in partnership with the leading Turkish Specialist Tour Operator/ Destination Management Company (DMC) Al Miran Travel to offer all UAE holiday seekers the widest travel options. The Dubai-based corporate and retail travel management company signed management agreements last year with both Al-Miran Travel and the prominent global travel management company ATPI UK who specializes in the oil and gas marine sectors. This will enable Al-Futtaim Travel to expand and have an exceedingly wide travel management network throughout the globe.
Furthermore, Al-Futtaim Travel has signed fulfillment agreements with online travel agencies (OTA’s) to focus on the new era of online travel agency business.
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