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Alpha Destination Management to operate ‘Expedia Local Expert’ in Dubai & Abu Dhabi


Alpha Destination Management has signed an exclusive agreement with Expedia, to operate the Expedia Local Expert program in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. The agreement will be effective from October 1, 2017.

Expedia Local Expert allows us to build the perfect activity itinerary for travellers with an insider’s perspective and local know-how following a face-to-face conversation with a local on arrival at a destination. This includes organising of a wide range of activities such as ground services, tours and excursions, restaurant bookings, attraction tickets and promotion of retail outlets.

According to Samir Hamadeh, General Manager of Alpha Destination Management, during the first year the company is expected to serve over 600,000 passengers generating more than AED 50 million worth of business with attraction tickets. He further added, “We are proud to partner with Expedia to launch Expedia Local Expert in Dubai and Abu Dhabi which are going to be the first destinations in the world outside North America to offer this hugely successful program.”

Eric David, VP and General Manager, Expedia Local Expert at Expedia, said, “As part of the agreement, Alpha Destination Management will be staffing our pre-arrival calling program, providing hospitality hours and operating full-service concierge desks. While there may be several companies providing transfer services to our guests, Alpha Destination Management will remain our sole and exclusive in destination operator.”


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