Akbar Gulf Travels, one of the largest travel management companies in the region and India, has signed a travel technology agreement with EmQuest, the distribution arm of the Emirates Airline Group. The agreement will see the Akbar Travel conglomerate adopt the Sabre global distribution system (GDS) throughout its entire network of agencies within the UAE, and see a range of advanced Sabre products implemented within its rapidly growing corporate division.
“This is a strategic partnership because we feel that EmQuest understands our requirements completely. They are a one-stop shop for customer service, GDS solutions, training and support,” said Santosh Cherian, Regional Manager, Gulf & Middle East, Akbar Gulf Travels. “We share a warm relationship with the Emirates Group and are partners in progress.”
With more than $600 million in turnover annually, Akbar Travels has experienced formidable growth across its 65 IATA branches in the GCC and India. “As a company with a global presence and some of the best automation systems in place, Akbar is a demanding customer, and we had to deliver solutions that work with their corporate mission and travel philosophy,” commented Naz Nizari, Senior Vice President, EmQuest. “We are proud to work with Akbar, who evaluated our products thoroughly before deciding to partner with us.”