Dnata Agencies has been appointed the Travel Management Company (TMC) for Marriott International in the Middle East region. The appointment has come as a result of the rapidly growing popularity for Marriott properties among Dnata’s regional business and leisure customer base, and both companies aim to meet this increasing demand by offering travellers even more ways to benefit from Marriott’s full range of hospitality options and benefits.
With this relationship, Dnata customers will be able to benefit from Marriott’s Look No FurtherSM Best Rate Guarantee - a promise that customers will receive the very best room rates available anywhere, on-line or off, when booking through any official Marriott reservations channel
Rashid Al Noori, Senior Vice President for Dnata Agencies said: “Dnata is proud to be the Travel Management Company for Marriott - one of the most prestigious hospitality groups in the world. Our appointment is testimony to our experience and service capabilities in the corporate travel business.”
He added: “Demand for corporate travel and leisure has been on the rise as Dubai continues to grow as a regional hub for business and tourism. We are continually on the look-out for the best products to serve the needs of our customers.”
Said Samir Daqqaq, Vice President of Marriott International for the Middle East Africa & Sub-continent: “Dnata is an established Travel Management Company with a fantastic regional network. We have a broad range of hospitality products for both the business and leisure traveller, and our regional and international property portfolio demonstrates this.”
“Our relationship with Dnata makes sense, and we welcome this opportunity to partner with them to provide mutually beneficial services to our regional customers,” he added.
The Best Rate Guarantee programme is already available in all Dnata outlets in the UAE and Kuwait. Dnata frontline staff have also been trained and equipped to manage queries on the programme.
Dnata Agencies comprises of several specialist travel units that provide client companies with a complete range of services to ensure hassle-free travel for their executives. This includes 24 global assistance, technology and Meeting Incentives Conferences & Exhibition (MICE) support, travel expenditure consulting services, and management of corporate travel budget.
The largest travel agency in the region, Dnata taps into world-wide databases and an international network of partner companies to offer the best available rates for all corporate client companies for their business travel.