dnata joins forces with Norway-based G Travel in marine, offshore and corporate travel

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Published June 9th, 2016 - 08:25 GMT
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dnata announced today it has entered into a joint venture with G Travel. The new joint venture will operate as ‘G Travel International’, and will provide global travel management services for offshore, marine and corporate clients.

"We have a clear vision to grow our business and invest in opportunities that can enhance our product offering, and where we can add value,” said Abdulla Tawakul, Senior Vice President of dnata’s Travel business for B2B, in the Middle East & India. “We already have a strong relationship with G Travel, and their stellar track record and valuable expertise in a growing sector, will enhance our offering to customers and the travel trade. I see many synergies with our travel businesses around the world, who will gain immensely from this partnership.”

“Combining the expertise and resources of the two companies will bring added value to our clients on a global level”, said Finn Vetle Hansen, CEO of G Travel. “Continuing to invest in human capital is key to our success. G Travel has a stellar track record and valuable expertise in a growing sector; and partnering with dnata in this joint venture will enrich our solutions to customers and the travel trade across the world.”

Norway-based G Travel offers best in class solutions for corporate, event and conference, leisure travel and is one of the leading Travel Management Companies in the global marine and offshore travel sector with its growing international and regional network.

dnata is one of the world’s leading air services providers, and has been operating for over 50 years, and currently has operations in the Middle East marine and offshore travel sector from its headquarters in Dubai. dnata’s family of travel businesses include Imagine Cruising, Gold Medal Travel Group, Stella Travel Services and Travel Republic.

The key markets that the company will focus on are Norway, Sweden, UK, USA, Brazil, UAE, India, KSA, Philippines, Singapore, China and other major hubs for the international marine and offshore industry. There will be no interruption to services currently offered by G Travel and dnata.

Background Information


dnata is the world’s fourth largest combined air services provider offering ground handling, cargo, travel, IT solutions and flight catering services across five continents. The company has an outstanding reputation for providing high quality, customer-oriented assistance. Part of the acclaimed Emirates Group and wholly owned by the Investment Corporation of Dubai (ICD), dnata was established in 1959, with just five staff.

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