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Travelport and Citybookers.com announce new agreement

Kuwait-based long-standing agency will utilize Travelport’s industry leading technology, Universal API, to expand online presence across the Middle East.

Travelport, a leading Travel Commerce Platform, and Citybookers.com a prominent online travel company (OTA) based in Kuwait, have announced a long-term agreement, via Travelport’s distributor in Kuwait. The renewed agreement will see Citybookers.com leverage Travelport’s industry leading technology to grow their online presence across the Middle East as well as globally. Founded in 2012, Citybookers.com is one of the fastest growing OTAs in Kuwait and specializes in providing airline tickets and tour packages across the world. 

The renewed agreement will see Citybookers.com benefit from Travelport’s industry leading technology for agencies, Universal API. This agreement will give Citybookers.com access to Travelport’s unrivalled world of travel choice, which incorporates the branded fares ancillaries from over 400 leading network and low cost carriers across the world, and over 65,000 unique hotel properties globally, as well as top car and rail providers. Citybookers.com will also benefit from the ability to create tailor made travel solutions through a single API connection, that optimizes the booking process, improving functionalities such as search and pricing. 

Ahmed Refai, Founder and Managing Director at Citybookers.com commented: “Citybookers.com has become a key player in the Kuwait travel industry in only 5 years. Our priority now is to strengthen our online presence in the region and further boost our commercial success. Our business’s core value differentiator is the delivery of the fastest possible, trusted user experience, and we are confident that Travelport’s Travel Commerce Platform is the ideal technology partner for us to help us bring our online presence to an unprecedented level and meet the bespoke needs of our customers.” 

Matthew Powell, Travelport’s Regional Director, Middle East and South Asia commented: “The Citybookers.com renewal is fantastic news and testament to the value our unique Travel Commerce Platform brings to the online travel agent community. With the number of travellers in Kuwait predicted to reach 25 million with the completion of the new airport terminal, by 2022, we are delighted to help Citybookers.com connect their travellers to more travel choices, as Travelport continues to redefine travel commerce in the Middle East’s travel industry and across the globe.”

 

Vicky Karantzavelou
Co-Founder & Chief Editor - TravelDailyNews Media Network | Website

Vicky is the co-founder of TravelDailyNews Media Network where she is the Editor-in Chief. She is also responsible for the daily operation and the financial policy. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Tourism Business Administration from the Technical University of Athens and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Wales.

She has many years of both academic and industrial experience within the travel industry. She has written/edited numerous articles in various tourism magazines.

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