dnata joins forces with Norway-based G Travel in marine, offshore and corporate travel

Dubai: 08 June, 2016: dnata announced today it has entered into a joint venture with G Travel. The new joint venture will operate as ‘G Travel International’, and will provide global travel management services for offshore, marine and corporate clients.

"We have a clear vision to grow our business and invest in opportunities that can enhance our product offering, and where we can add value,” said Abdulla Tawakul, Senior Vice President of dnata’s Travel business for B2B, in the Middle East & India. “We already have a strong relationship with G Travel, and their stellar track record and valuable expertise in a growing sector, will enhance our offering to customers and the travel trade. I see many synergies with our travel businesses around the world, who will gain immensely from this partnership.”

“Combining the expertise and resources of the two companies will bring added value to our clients on a global level”, said Finn Vetle Hansen, CEO of G Travel. “Continuing to invest in human capital is key to our success. G Travel has a stellar track record and valuable expertise in a growing sector; and partnering with dnata in this joint venture will enrich our solutions to customers and the travel trade across the world.”

Norway-based G Travel offers best in class solutions for corporate, event and conference, leisure travel and is one of the leading Travel Management Companies in the global marine and offshore travel sector with its growing international and regional network.

dnata is one of the world’s leading air services providers, and has been operating for over 50 years, and currently has operations in the Middle East marine and offshore travel sector from its headquarters in Dubai. dnata’s family of travel businesses include Imagine Cruising, Gold Medal Travel Group, Stella Travel Services and Travel Republic.

The key markets that the company will focus on are Norway, Sweden, UK, USA, Brazil, UAE, India, KSA, Philippines, Singapore, China and other major hubs for the international marine and offshore industry. There will be no interruption to services currently offered by G Travel and dnata.

About dnata Travel

dnata is one of the world’s largest air services providers. Established in 1959, the company offers ground handling, cargo, travel, and flight catering services across five continents.

dnata's Travel Business is the largest provider of travel services and products in the Middle East, and operates more than 200 retail outlets worldwide. Each year our travel advisors handle more than 3.5 million bookings, 7 million bed nights, and 7 million passengers. Its suite of products and services includes business travel management; worldwide tour operations; hotel sales and marketing representation; group and incentive arrangements; sports and active holiday programmes; offshore and marine services; government and corporate travel and leisure travel.

About G Travel

G Travel is one of the leading Travel Management Companies in the global Marine and Offshore travel sector with a growing global network. G Travel is headquartered in Kristiansand, Norway and currently runs fully owned operations in Singapore, China, Philippines, United Kingdom, Brazil, USA and Norway, in addition to 16 franchise offices in Norway and 6 in Sweden. G Travel’s business model is based on combining the best technology in market and experienced travel consultants, to deliver outstanding service to clients. G Travel provides travel solutions for more than 3,450 customers.

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