DidaTravel announces strong sales growth across GCC

The fastest growing GCC markets for DidaTravel were Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait and Bahrain

DidaTravel – a tech-driven global travel wholesaler announced, strong year-to-date sales growth from across GCC source markets and destinations ahead of the ATM show.

For DidaTravel, the leading B2B travel wholesaler in China and APAC, the GCC region has been of increasing strategic focus over the past few years and the year-to-date growth is testament to the success of this strategy with an average outbound sales increase of +104 per cent from GCC source markets. 

The fastest growing GCC markets were Saudi Arabia (+202 per cent), Qatar (+199 per cent), Kuwait (+157 per cent) and Bahrain (+104 per cent), while the most popular destination countries were the UK, USA, Turkey, Thailand, Indonesia, and Malaysia.

From an inbound perspective, the most popular GCC destinations continue to be Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Riyadh, Doha and Jeddah. Year-to-date average daily rates (ADRs), for GCC destinations booked through DidaTravel’s platform and distribution channels have grown by a very positive average of +31 per cent, the company said.

In addition, DidaTravel’s flight distribution business has been growing fast across the GCC region with average regional outbound sales growth of +556 per cent year-to-date.

Jinyan Li, VP of Global Account Management at DidaTravel, commented: “For DidaTravel, the GCC region is of paramount strategic importance from both a source market and destination perspective, so it is great to see such positive results over the past 12 months after all the hard work of both our sourcing and distribution teams.

We are grateful to all our hotel and distribution partners in the region for their continued confidence in Dida and we look forward to meeting everyone at the upcoming ATM show”.