Desert Gate joins MTS Globe
MTS Globe, the leading European Destination Management and Hotel Trading company, and the Dubai based Destination Management Company Desert Gate announce that MTS Globe has become equal partner in Desert Gate.
MTS Globe currently operates out of 65 destination offices in 15 countries, serviced 5 million passengers in 2016 and had a 600 million Euro turnover. A total of 900 employees work for MTS Globe.
According to Michael Frey and Francisco Girona, CEOs of OTS and MTS Globe, with this purchase MTS Globe accelerates its growth in the region. They go on to explain, “As the UAE, Oman and Qatar are fast growing destinations with great connections both for business and leisure clients, we are very pleased to work as partners. Last year, we started our cooperation with Desert Gate and now as shareholder, we will extend our offer of co-branded DMC services with our MTS Globe brand, as well as hotel trading through OTS Globe. Our intention is to use Dubai as a destination hub and swiftly enhance and increase our footprint throughout the Middle East and Asia.”
Samir Tabbah CEO of Desert Gate continues “Our joint strategy was and is to work as partners with our suppliers, clients and create sustainable long term relationships. The momentum is here. Coupling our access to the Middle East and 25 years in the region with the 50 years of experience of MTS Globe in Europe creates a strong synergy that can add tremendous value to our hoteliers, tour operators and most of all to our guests. With this partnership, Samir Tabbah also becomes an official member of the MTS Globe Partner Network and shareholder in the OTS Holding.
Desert Gate and MTS Globe will be exhibiting at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) in Dubai this week and key executives will be available for comment.
About the MTS Globe Group:
MTS Globe is the biggest privately owned incoming company in Europe. Founded in 1968, it serves over 5 million clients with 23 million overnights. Its core business is to support tour operators offering customized high-quality destination services which are then packaged and marketed by MTS’s customers.
OTS Globe is a leading provider of leisure trading services that offers partial or complete handling of contracting and product management functions for tour operator clients, combined with advanced technological solutions. The OTS Globe portfolio contains +/- 10.000 available hotels for online transactions.
Axis Data is an international enterprise with emphasis on the development and implementation of data processing systems for tourism. Axis Data develops software solutions for incoming agencies, focused on efficient booking management & production and it maintains hardware infrastructures for online reservation.
About Desert Gate:
Desert Gate, founded in 2004, is a full service Premium DMC serving the 7 Emirates, Oman and Qatar. With offices in Dubai, Ras Al Khaimah and Muscat (Oman), the company and its 158 experienced team members serve travel partners from Europe, Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, CIS, the GCC as well as North and South America. In all its operating destinations, the company offers hotel contracting, excursions, transfers as well as more bespoke package and tailor-made programmes, all accessible and bookable by its superior technology and online systems.
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Moustafa Mahdi, Strategic PR & Communications Consultant