Dubai Link launches Global Travel Engine
The new platform guarantees one million rooms daily in 1000 cities
Dubai Link launched Global Travel Engine (GTE) at ATM this year; the platform claims to secure one million hotel rooms daily.
GTE will provide hotel rooms, transfers and tour package to travel agents across the world (in 100 countries and more than 1000 cities).
Dubai Link CEO Haytham AlHajali said: “We operate in a very dynamic and rapidly growing sector, which requires us to adopt state-of-the-art technology, and build solid relations with customers and partners. These vital factors play an important role in our present and future business.”
Dubai Link general manager Alaeddin Jebrini said: "Our long experience exceeds twenty years in the travel and tourism industry, thus we want to offer this sector a smart and modern solution that meets the requirements of our present and future partners. We worked hard on designing GTE by using the best international practices, in order to meet the substantial growth in the travel and tourism sector, in the Gulf region, currently and for the years to come. "
GTE is expected to build on the inventory via three main sources; direct contracts that allow bookings in hotels worldwide, the use of XML technology that will allow access to the database of more than fifty top wholesalers worldwide, and the dynamic connection with the largest international hotel chains, as this connection provides the highest possible level of availability.
Jebrini confirmed to Hotelier Middle East that it is already in talks with IHG, Starwood and Hilton, and the collaboration is expected to commence post-summer.