Emirates' dnata moves into Asian travel market with stake in Destination Asia Group

Published June 13th, 2016 - 05:00 GMT
Destination Asia Group is an integrated travel management company operating in 11 Asian countries. (Global Travel Group)
Destination Asia Group is an integrated travel management company operating in 11 Asian countries. (Global Travel Group)

Emirates Group’s travel and airport services unit dnata said today it has purchased a stake in Asian travel firm Destination Asia Group.

The firm is an integrated travel management company operating in 11 Asian countries, including China, Japan and Thailand.

The agreement is dnata’s first entry into Asia’s inbound travel segment and the latest in a series of travel and airport operations acquisitions globally by the cash-rich unit.

“Our stake in Destination Asia opens the door to business opportunities in new markets, and will strengthen dnata’s position as a global player in travel,” Divisional Senior Vice President of dnata’s travel business, Iain Andrew, said in the statement.

The size and value of the stake were not disclosed.


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