JetSmarter Becomes The Latest On-Demand Travel Company to Raise Millions

JetSmarter, the mobile marketplace that seamlessly connects travellers to private jets from their smartphones, has announced a new US$26.1 Million raise from its recent existing Series B investors and other prominent business executives. JetSmarter closed its recent US$20 Million Series B round in July...
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Travelstart Raises $US40 Million to Extend In Africa

Travelstart, the South African-based Online Travel Agency (OTA) with offices throughout Africa and subsidiaries in the Middle East and Turkey, today announced a US$40 million funding from Amadeus Capital Partners, the global technology investor. With the new funding comes a strategic partnership with...
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34 percent of travellers from KSA and UAE book their flights using their smartphones

Destinia, the international online travel agency with offices in Dubai, Egypt and Spain, has revealed that over a third (34%) of travellers from KSA and the UAE book their flights using their smartphones compared with only12% from Germany,  11% of travellers from Portugal and 10% from Spain. Travellers...
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Middle East online travel market to double in value to US$35 billion in next two years

Growth in online travel planning and booking across the region will underpin the Travel Tech Theatre focus at Arabian Travel Market 2016, with research firm Phocuswright reporting that the Middle East’s online travel market is forecast to almost double in value within the next two years, rising from...
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travelstart launches Arabic website

Travelstart, the leading travel booking site in Africa, has officially launched a fully localized and complete Arabic version of its website in the UAE this week. This makes Travelstart one of the top websites to offer an end-to-end experience in Arabic, without needing to switch languages in between....
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Here Comes The World’s First B2B Halal Travel Aggregator Website

The world's first ever B2B global aggregator of comprehensive Halal tourism products has seen a flying start following its official launch. Over 100 travel agents and tour operators from across the world have signed up as distribution partners for the Muslim Travel Warehouse which made its debut at ATM...
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Destinia: A UAE Based Travel Agency Revamps Its Website has announced a revamped, more modern and faster website. On top of the cleaner, slicker design, the website also offers fully integrated search tools and a completely responsive design, adaptable to every device. Additionally, the online travel agency has launched a renovated mobile and...
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Infographic : eCommerce and the MENA travel sector boom

In 2014, online transactions are seeing exceptional growth —faster than point of sale and cash spend. VISA has brought us on board to visualize their latest data on the impact of eCommerce across the Middle East and North African region. Two important points to note from the infographic: - 48%...
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MENA Region’s Online Travel Bookings Grow To 31% In 2014

Technology in the travel industry will come into focus at Arabian Travel Market this year, with the four-day event set to highlight tech growth within the industry, as online travel bookings in the MENA region increased by 10% in 2014. According to YouGov data (which surveyed 22,686 online respondents,...
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Travall: Middle East’s First Video Review Mobile App To Launch Soon

The Middle East region’s first video review mobile application, travall, has revealed it will go live in the UAE market, on the country’s national day – 2nd December. Designed specifically to support the travel, tourism, entertainment and leisure industries, travall will offer popular Dubai-based...
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