Dubai's dnata makes first foray into Indian market

Air services provider launches operations in Delhi, Mumbai with 100-strong staff
Dubai's dnata makes first foray into Indian market
Gary Chapman, president of dnata
By Andy Sambidge
Sat 26 Nov 2011 03:47 PM

Dubai-based dnata, the fourth largest air services provider in the world, has announced its first foray into the Indian market with the official launch of its travel services operation in the country.

Dnata, in partnership with Hogg Robinson Group (HRG), will offer corporate travel solutions in India with services including a 24-hour contact centre for reservations, online corporate booking tools, visa services, travel insurance, worldwide car rentals and event management.

With two offices, located in Delhi and Mumbai, the company has initiated operations in India with 100 employees, it said in a statement.

Dnata said it will deliver tailor-made solutions to meet the specific needs of the Indian corporate market.

“As a rapidly expanding economy, India is a market of strategic importance to us and the travel business on the whole”, said Gary Chapman, president, dnata.

“Our expertise lies in sourcing, supplying, distributing and promoting the best in travel products from around the world and making them easily accessible. Cutting edge technology coupled with skilled and professional staff that can deliver travel-related products and services to international standards are what will set dnata apart from its competitors in India.”

Stewart Harvey, group commercial director of HRG, added: “India continues to grow in importance for our clients and it is vital that we have a consistently reliable and high quality service to offer them.

"This addition to our worldwide network provides our clients with a level of expertise and knowledge in India that is unsurpassed.”

Dnata is the strategic managing partner for HRG in the Middle East and West Asia.

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