Al Tayyar Travel Group signs connectivity agreement with Marriott International
Marriott International signed a distribution co-operation agreement with Al Tayyar Travel Group, which will establish direct connectivity between the two companies, allowing Al Tayyar Travel Group to pull inventory and rates in real time from Marriott International’s reservations systems.
This agreement is mutually beneficial to both companies as Marriott International will have access to Al Tayyar Travel Group’s wide-reaching network within Saudi Arabia and beyond. Marriott International has enjoyed a partnership with Al Tayyar Travel Group in the region for many years.
Al Tayyar Travel Group has grown to become a leading travel and tourism company in Saudi Arabia and across the MENA region. The company’s key operational focus areas are travel and hospitality. In travel, Al Tayyar is the largest travel management company with a strong network of 400 point of sales across the Saudi Arabia. Al Tayyar is targeting the growing online travel segment through their own fast growing and highly popular brands: Almosafer and Tajawal.
In hospitality, the company is targeting the mid-market hospitality segment and hotel management. It currently has five operational hotels in Jeddah and Makkah is aiming to develop and operate a further 30 hotels with 6,000 rooms by 2022. The company also has a car rental business, with access to all major airports and an investment portfolio, which include key stakes in car-hailing app Careem and UK travel management company Portman.
Neal Jones, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer Middle East and Africa at Marriott International said, “We are delighted to consolidate our partnership with this exciting new connectivity announcement. Al Tayyar Travel Group has invested significantly in technology and payment platforms, and Marriott International is extremely proud to be able to dynamically connect our reservation systems to the mutual benefit of our companies. This will ultimately provide better service and availability of inventory to the travel trade and consumers in the MENA region.”
“Our partnership with Marriott International provides our customers with seamless access to a globally renowned hospitality company, and its wide-ranging offer of brands and properties, as well as the best available rates,” said Abdullah Aldawood, CEO of Al Tayyar Travel Group.
“This agreement will further accelerate the growth of our company. We are delivering on our transformation strategy of being a leading online travel agency and holiday advisor in MENA, offering omni-channel travel services.”