Travelport recently inked an agreement with First Diana Travel, a Lebanese travel agency, to grant the agency access to Travelport’s unrivalled choice of travel content, while further bolstering the leading travel commerce platform’s presence in the region.
First Diana Travel will benefit from intelligent, fast and accurate searching and booking, offering 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 will be able to use Travelport Smartpoint as their desktop tool, with exceptional rates, as well as personalised travel at their fingertips.
President and owner, First Diana Travel, Elcheikh Mohamed Ghouzayel declared: “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 outside 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 personalised booking experience.”
President and managing director for Europe, Middle East, Africa and South Asia, Travelport, Rabih Saab also spoke of the new partnership: “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 committed 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.”