Travelport and one of the largest travel companies in the Middle East and Africa Al Tayyar Travel Group sign new multi-year agreement

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and Dubai, UAE, 2014-04-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Travelport, the leading distribution services and e-commerce provider for the global travel industry, and Al Tayyar Travel Group – one of the largest travel companies in the Middle East and Africa – have strengthened their partnership with the signing of a new multi-year agreement, which will see both companies significantly enhance their business.

As part of the renewed three-year partnership, Al Tayyar Travel Group will take advantage of Travelport’s new generation technology to expand their online business. A key part of this will be the adoption of Travelport Universal API – the leading edge technology that enables travel agencies to streamline the booking process by re-aggregating currently fragmented content from the GDS as well as other online sources. Travelport Universal API also enables full access to Travelport’s air, hotel and car content, as well as High Speed Rail suppliers and Low Cost Carriers.

In addition, the two companies will continue to work closely to develop the expertise of travel professionals in the Kingdom, drive the recruitment of young Saudis in the field of travel and tourism and promote tourism initiatives in the Kingdom on a global level.

“Having worked closely with Al Tayyar Travel Group for several years now, our companies have built an incredibly strong and highly effective partnership,” said Rabih Saab, President and Managing Director, Travelport, Africa, Middle East and South Asia. “Both Travelport and Al Tayyar Travel Group have ambitious growth plans in Saudi Arabia and beyond, and I am thrilled to have reached this new agreement that will continue to significantly benefit our respective businesses as well as the regional travel industry.”

Remarking on this partnership, Dr. Nasser Al Tayyar, Deputy Chairman & President of Al Tayyar Travel Group, said: “Al Tayyar Group is always keen to develop the travel and tourism industry in Saudi Arabia and in the global market. The Group has been working very closely with Travelport for several years and during this time they have become an increasingly important strategic partner in the Middle East and Africa because of their effective global and local customer centric business approach. As Al Tayyar Travel Group continues to develop and grow its business across the region and beyond, we are pleased to continue our partnership with Travelport and to offer new products and services to our customers and the wider travel industry in the Kingdom and globally.”


About Travelport (
Travelport is a leading distribution services and e-commerce provider for the global travel industry. With a presence in over 170 countries, approximately 3,500 employees and 2013 net revenue of $2.08 billion, Travelport is comprised of the global distribution system (“GDS”) business, which includes the Galileo and Worldspan brands, its Airline IT Solutions business and a majority joint venture ownership in eNett. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Travelport is a privately owned company.

About Al Tayyar Travel Group (
Through high standards, professional services, and distinguished client care, Al Tayyar Travel group has gained the trust of 1600 loyal governmental and private corporations. Additionally it has the honor to serve retail individuals through over 2500 employees in more than 351 branches in KSA, 18 international branches, 28 branches in local and international airports.

The group understands the importance of being present in their customers’ tourist destinations, therefore they have invested in more than 400 branches that are spread across the Kingdom in addition to the Arab Gulf Countries, Egypt, Sudan, Lebanon, Malaysia, Australia, the United Kingdom, Canada, the United States of America, and other touristic countries.

In the past 20 years, Al Tayyar Travel Group made it to the list of top 100 companies in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. They are also among the 20 best companies in the MENA region, and the most preferred travel and tourism agent selected by fourteen international airline companies. And for over 30 years, their clients continue to benefit from their top quality standards and competitive rates around the globe.

Travelport PR Contact
Baiba Upmale
PR Manager, Middle East and Africa
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Al Tayyar Travel Group PR Contact
Sameena Khanam
Communication Director
Tel: +971 440 4830Call: +971 440 4830
Mob: +971 (0) 52 902 1182Call: +971 (0) 52 902 1182