Travelport and Al Hashim Travel join forces


Travelport and Saudi Arabia’s Al Hashim Travel have formed a new and exclusive long term agreement.

Al Hashim Travel will now significantly benefit from Travelport Smartpoint, a merchandising and desktop technology, which aims to improve the selling experience for travel agents.

The software allows agents to sell airline tickets as well as the branded fares and ancillaries of over 400 airlines, including network and low cost carriers.

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Meanwhile, more than 650,000 unique hotel properties and 36,000 car rental locations are available through Travelport’s Travel Commerce Platform.

CEO, Al Hashim Travel, Abbas AlSaleh commented on the news: “This exclusive deal with Travelport provides a great opportunity for our business to advance our operations.”

General manager, Al Hashim Travel, Asgar Khan also noted: “Travellers are increasingly expecting a more personalised travel experience. They want more choice and flexibility when they book. Travelport’s technology is cutting edge in enabling us to meet and exceed our customers’ expectations around new travel trends.”

Al Hashim Travel, located in the Eastern province of Saudi Arabia, currently has 10 branches in the region. The agency is planning to further bolster is footprint in Saudi Arabia this year.

Pleased with the partnership, country manager, Travelport Saudi Arabia, Ibrahim ElMohandes concluded: “We are delighted that Al Hashim Travel, a leading travel agent in Saudi Arabia, has seen the value in our Travel Commerce Platform. Our innovative technology solutions will not only help them to boost their online presence and grow sales but also increase their brand awareness both within the Kingdom and internationally.”