Opinion: Why Middle East online travel bookings are booming?

Arabian Business
July 24, 2018

Amanpreet Singh, the Chief Operating Officer of Rehlat shares his views on how the Middle East online travel ecosystem is getting busy, with new operators sprouting up each year & answers the question that lingers: how to do you stay ahead in a busy market?

He further confirms that flights or hotels are not the only thing that travellers are looking for. Most of the travellers expect the following services too for a hassle free trip for them and their family, like holiday packages, cab facilities, destination information, travel inspirations, & much more.

He further confirms, “Rehlat has already started travel inspirations blog where users can read and learn about new destinations and cultures; we have seen a tremendous uptick in user engagement and response for this new channel.”

The Battleground: Middle East Intensifies with Cleartrip's acquisition of Flyin.com & Rehlat's Rebranding

Thomson Reuters Zawya
July 19, 2018

Following Cleartrip’s acquisition of Flyin, the largest online travel company based in Saudia Arabia, another Middle East travel giant is also making news. Rehlat, the leading online travel website, has unveiled its new identity with a refreshed new logo and a brand line that echoes it’s mission and vision – “Your Journey Understood”. Celebrating personalized travel services and experiences, the new logo signifies the journey from start to end, and everything in between that Rehlat opens up for travelers from the Middle East & beyond.

During the last few years, Rehlat has grown from a single office to four offices across borders and the team has also expanded across the departments from Product to Marketing to Design & Engineering, so they had to encounter inevitable changes within the organization. The changes have not only increased the diversity and potential of Rehlat but also raised a need for consistency. This is one of the reasons for the new logo and brand line.

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Rehlat, Visa make travel checkout faster, easier

Saudi Gazette
April 03, 2018

REHLAT, Middle East’s leading online travel company now makes booking easier and faster in partnership with Visa Checkout, the online checkout service by Visa, a global payments technology company, allowing shoppers to pay with their cards online and on any device, with just a few clicks.

Visa Checkout is now available to Rehlat’s customers in Kuwait, UAE, and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Enrolling in Visa Checkout is a simple, one-time process, taking only a few minutes. Consumers simply store their shipping and payment information in a secure account with Visa once and can save their details which can be easily accessed by login in securely.

The move follows the company’s strong growth in digital and mobile commerce space. This allows Rehlat to create greater convenience and choice for customers alongside the other payment methods they offer.

About Rehlat

Rehlat which means “Travel” in Arabic is Middle East's fastest growing travel company offering flights and hotels booking to destinations worldwide. With head office in Kuwait, we are steadily gaining a strong foothold in UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Oman, and Egypt.

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Apple Pay Launched

Rehlat is now accepting Apple Pay. Use Apple Pay on your iPhone and iPad to pay within the Rehlat iOS app.

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eWallet (Karam) launched

Middle East’s first loyalty programme – Karam – which is like a eWallet is introduced.

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Available in both English & Arabic

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APP live on Android

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Hotel booking is available

Available on all four domains in English & Arabic

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Partnership with FAB Bank

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Samsung Pay on Rehlat

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