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Published on : Thursday, July 6, 2017
According to figures released by the UNWTO, the MENA region is expected to receive 195 million tourists by 2030 . With the Middle East expected to emerge as one of the world’s most competitive landscapes offering luxury and value tourism and conference experiences to a worldwide customer base, the annual Arabian Travel Awards recognises those behind the success of the Middle East Travel & Hospitality industry.
Following the gala dinner this week, Matthew Powell, Travelport’s Managing Director, Middle East and South Asia commented: “We are delighted with this recognition of our industry-leading technology and would like to thank all who voted for Travelport. This award is testament to our innovation and customer focus that constantly improves the experience of buying and managing all kinds of travel. As a crucial region for Travelport, we are dedicated to driving growth for the MENA region by providing the travel industry with the superior connectivity, richer content and relevant search results to answer the needs of today’s demanding traveler.”
Based on a unique system of jury, judgment and voting, the Arabian Travel Awards enables the travel community to choose their favourite companies using an online voting system. During this year’s event the credit was given to each sector in the industry, including the “Best GDS” which was scooped by Travelport.