dnata Travel Group offers smart mobility solutions through partnership with Karhoo
Dubai, UAE, 6 April 2021 – dnata Representation Services, part of the dnata Travel Group, a leading global travel management company based in Dubai, today announced its appointment as the exclusive representation partner for Karhoo across the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman and Qatar.
Karhoo brings licensed fleets around the world together with travel and hospitality businesses to offer smart mobility solutions to travellers. The company’s Mobility Exchange platform provides simple products and integration options allowing partners to natively offer mobility on their websites and mobile apps through a marketplace of 1.8 million vehicles worldwide.
The partnership will see dnata Representation Services offer travel agents access to Karhoo’s innovative services, enabling them to seamlessly book reliable airport transfers and offer travellers a truly door-to-door experience. dnata Representation Services will also support partners in integrating Karhoo’s Mobility Exchange platform into their website and mobile app to help them further improve customer experience and generate additional ancillary revenues.
Geoff Wood, Senior Vice President, Destination Management and Partnerships, dnata Travel Group, said: “We are proud to be appointed as the exclusive representation partner for Karhoo in the GCC. The Karhoo mobility marketplace for taxis and private cars will help complete the final piece of the travel jigsaw, allowing customers of travel businesses across the region to seamlessly book the first and last mile of their travel journeys. We look forward to a long and successful partnership.”
Vanessa Heydorff, Senior Vice President, Karhoo, said: "We're very excited about the partnership with dnata, one of the world's largest air and travel service providers, which goes far beyond everything we've done with our partners in the past. dnata will offer agents and travellers access to the Karhoo mobility marketplace so they can book airport transfers as part of travel packages. Furthermore, dnata becomes our exclusive commercial distributor in the GCC region. All regional travel and hospitality businesses can now turn to the dnata Travel Group to implement seamless mobility on their websites or mobile apps, powered by Karhoo. We anticipate that this new proposition for travellers in the Middle East will improve their overall journey, particularly during the time of the global pandemic."
Karhoo gives travel agents and travellers access to a marketplace that delivers on average five quotes per ride request, protecting them from ‘price surges’, offering a fair market price at any given time. Travellers can make an informed choice using Karhoo’s transparent service criteria. Karhoo’s partnering providers are licensed and comply with local safety and cleanliness standards. Karhoo builds additional trust with driver rating and real-time tracking from the moment the driver has been allocated until the passenger is dropped off.
dnata Representation Services is the global representation services partner of choice by multiple airlines, hotels, transport, and tourism board partners worldwide. Part of dnata, with its long-standing history in the region and strong brand presence globally, dnata Representation Services provide a comprehensive range of sales, marketing and commercial services to its partners including operations and infrastructure support, ensuring Karhoo will achieve maximum reach in the region to best serve its traveller demographic.
About dnata Travel Group
The dnata Travel Group represents the travel division of dnata, one of the world’s largest air and travel services providers. The group’s history is rooted in Dubai and the growth of its pioneering travel industry, evolving to consist of more than 40 leading international travel brands with coverage across the world.
The dnata Travel Group is proud to serve its global customers as a leading, award-winning travel services provider with long-standing travel expertise, a wide range of products and services, and high standards of service and safety across all of its operations. Its global businesses cover all aspects of the travel industry from local travel agencies, to global travel consolidators, corporate travel, sports travel, destination management and attractions, airline representation services, and more.
Karhoo brings licensed fleets around the world together with travel and hospitality brands to create smarter mobility solutions for travellers. The Karhoo Mobility Exchange platform provides simple products (API/SDK and off-the-shelf microsites) allowing partners to natively offer mobility on their websites and apps through a marketplace of over 1.8 million vehicles worldwide. Karhoo is backed by Mobilize, Groupe Renault’s new brand dedicated to mobility and energy services.