Booking.com owner courts UAE airlines for tourism tie-ups
- Tour Operators
- Jun 22, 2015
One of the largest US-based online travel agencies is in talks with Emirates Airline and UAE government departments over plans for new tie-ups to drive tourism in the emirates.Booking.com expanded its listings in the region by about 25 percent over the past year, comprising 200 new properties.
In Dubai alone there are more than 1,000 properties listed on the global travel website, of which 400 are private homes for rent and the rest are hotels and guesthouses.Booking.com is already partnered with more than 100 airlines across the world to market their hotel packages. It has also started forming affiliations with destination marketing companies that aim to promote city-specific tourism.