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Fariz Nayan, regional manager, E-commerce, Tripmakers. (Supplied Photo)

B2C Offering Next Step for Regional Online Travel Portal … reports Asian Lite News.

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Having already established its credentials as the ‘go to’ portal for the travel industry and gaining a B2B portfolio of over 500 clients, Tripmakers is now expanding its agenda to address the demands and priorities of the travelling public. Be it for business or pleasure, the regional online portal will soon be the ideal support, guide and advisory for all genres of travelers.

With the Middle East’s online travel market forecasting a 100 percent growth rate over the next two years, rising from US$18 billion to US$35 billion, it is a logical next step to create a travel portal specifically designed for the younger generation.

Research shows this segment of the population has been largely responsible for driving the global trend towards increased mobility, according to Fariz Nayan, regional manager, E-commerce, Tripmakers. Not to mention that 50 percent of the population in the Middle East is under the age of 25.

“Tripmakers Partners Network is a secure, easy-to-navigate complete travel solution for travel industry entrepreneurs and SMEs that showcases the innovation and technological prowess that has ensured we remain at the forefront,” he said.

“Our cutting-edge travel technology coupled with the unparalleled know-how of our dedicated team of API experts, ensures success for all affiliated parties. Be it driving sales and bookings for our partners, getting their messages in front of a targeted audience of travelers at the opportune time or showing them how to best utilize our travel booking solutions, the end-goal is one of mutual success,” he said.

Connected to over 400,000 hotels, networked with more than 400 airlines that includes 150 plus low-cost carriers, Tripmakers Partner Network possesses the tools and technology to help thousands of travelers find the perfect flight or hotel, in turn assisting our partners to offer a seamless and bespoke experience.

Powering global travel technology and providing the best value for money, it strategically positions a dedicated 24×7 support team trained to assist with technical, travel related queries, and literally take all the hassle out of a travel plan.  It also provides real time reporting, so that it is easy to track the performance of each branch and its agents.

Another bonus to the Tripmakers Partner Network concept is its destination management services from ground transportation, to a range of accommodation options, independent escorted tours and sightseeing; and this operated across the United Kingdom, Europe and South-East Asia.

“We have already seen success with this model and are now in a position to leverage our well-earned reputation and credibility to offer these services to millennial consumers in the near future while maintaining our high standards of excellence inside the travel industry,” he added.

Fariz also added that although online commerce in the Middle East is still in the early stages of development, the region’s travel industry is an exception and is growing exponentially both on and offline.

“A predominantly young population with buying power and high disposable incomes positively impacts on travel in the Middle East. But since the dynamics differ across the region’s individual countries with variable technology and e-commerce adoption techniques the need for a sharper and more reliable consumer focus is now the highest priority,” he concluded.

Tripmakers will be exhibiting at next week’s Arabian Travel Market at the Travel Tech Pavillion in Sheikh Saeed Hall (TT1360).

About Tripmakers

Tripmakers Partner Network is an emerging B2B experience headquartered in Dubai with offices across, GCC, U.K, Malaysia, Thailand & India coupled with travel technology solution with business and leisure products supported by team of experts. Our product portfolio Includes over 500,000 + hotels from around the world, 400 scheduled carriers, 150+ low cost carries, Global fares, SOTO/Private fares, low fare watch, Destination Management Services (DMC) in U.K, Europe, Asia. Our product features, consolidated business analytics, 24×7 support & state of the art front/mid/back office solutions, intuitive and user-friendly platform.

About ITL World

ITL World is a leading Travel Management Company in the Middle East and one of the fastest growing Travel Management Companies in Asia & the Middle East. With over 38 fully owned and operating offices across Asia, Middle East & Europe, ITL World has also consecutively been rated as the 5th most powerful Travel Management Company in the Middle East. ITL World’s strategic partnership with award winning Global Travel Conglomerate – CTM – spans across the Middle East & India.  With this CTM partnership, ITL World offers world class travel solutions with direct reach to 53 countries & 83 cities across the globe.

With 4 sub-brands – ‘MICEminds’ (catering to the Meetings, Incentives, Conferences & Events/Exhibitions),  ‘Arabian Experience’ (a fully-fledged Destination Management Company), ‘Tripmakers’ (a state of the art B2B portal) and ‘Eduvoyage’ (enriching Education with Travel), ITL World offers a comprehensive portfolio of travel solutions to diverse audiences the world over.

About Eram Group

ITL World is a member of the Eram Group – a multi-diversified conglomerate which was founded in the 1980’s in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and today owns over 40 different business verticals spread across 4 continents, 15 countries and employs over 12,000 multinational professionals.

 

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