ABA International Travel and Tourism hosts successful ABA Travel Fair 2024

Ali Bin Ali International Travel and Tourism successfully organized its ABA Travel Fair on May 23 and 25, 2024, a first-of-its-kind event tailored exclusively for ABA employees. The fair, under the theme, “Travel Big, Save Bigger,” garnered significant interest, with over 1,300 participants registering to attend. Held at the ground floor of the ABA Tower in Qatar, the event attracted key partners in the travel and tourism industry, including esteemed names such as Oman Air, Gulf Air, Malaysia Airlines, and more.

The ABA Travel Fair 2024 showcased ABA’s travel products, hotels, cruises, and holiday packages available exclusively at the fair. The event served as a platform to boost awareness about the company and drive sales, highlighting the importance of such travel fairs in organizations. Additionally, it provided an opportunity for partners to showcase their portfolios and expertise in the tour industry.

Mr. Nadeem Ulde, General Manager of ABA International Travel and Tourism, expressed his enthusiasm about the event and the collaboration with key travel partners, stating, “The ABA Travel Fair 2024 was a resounding success, thanks to the support of our partners and the active participation of our employees. We look forward to further strengthening our partnerships and expanding our reach in the travel industry.”

The fair also featured an exhilarating raffle draw competition for ABA employees, with enticing prizes sponsored by various partners. The winners, announced at the conclusion of the two-day event, were:
1. Mohamed Afnaz (International Agencies): 4 night stay in Baku + return tickets for two
2. Kudzaishe Caroline Shamhu (ABA Finance Shared Services): 3 night stay in Maldives for two
3. Rezaul Karim Bhuiyan (ABA Partners): 2 night stay in Kandy and Colombo + return tickets for two
4. Abdul Rasheed Varool Meethal (ABA Partners): 2 night stay in Goa in a 4-star hotel + return tickets for two
5. Shehna Faisal (ABA Partners): 2 night stay in Jaipur in a 5-star hotel + return tickets for two
6. Eduardo Bragas Jr (Prime Consumer Products): A business class return ticket to any destination in Turkey
7. Fadwa Saddok (ABA Hospitality WLL): An elegant Doha cruise for two
8. Philip K Cherian (Head Office Finance): An elegant Doha cruise for two
9. Mubin Uddin (ABA IT Dept.): Pool & beach access for two at Hilton Salwa Resort
10. Mobarak Shekh (Prime Consumer Products): Water park access for two at Hilton Salwa Resort
11. Mohammad Jashim Uddin (ABA Hospitality – Finance): Meryal Park Access for two at Rixos Hotel Doha
12. Ponjayahetti Arrachige Asanka Dulash Perera (ABA Luxury): Half-day desert safari for six

Following the positive reception of the ABA Travel Fair 2024, ABA International Travel and Tourism is gearing up for an even bigger event at the end of 2024, inviting stakeholders and enthusiasts from Qatar and beyond. This upcoming event will not only showcase ABA’s business and products but also promote Qatar and the Gulf region as premier travel destinations.

Click the link to check out the highlight video to the event: https://youtu.be/CJwwffDQHMw

ABA International Travel & Tourism wins at the 2024 Malt Excellence Awards

On February 29, 2024 Ali Bin Ali International Travel & Tourism was awarded the best travel agency in the Middle East region with the, “Best Incentive Program in an International Destination,” at the prestigious 2024 MALT Excellence Awards. The award ceremony, which was hosted at the Grant Hyatt Hotel in Abu Dhabi by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi and QnA International, offered unparalleled insight into the Middle East tourism industry with a keen eye on recognizing exceptional entities in the sector. Over 200 participants including speakers, partners, and stakeholders were in attendance.

At the event, ABA International Travel & Tourism was acclaimed for its unwavering commitment to sustainability, contemporary innovation, safety, experience, and redefining customer experience in travel and tourism.

Receiving the award on behalf of the travel agency, Mr. Suneth Peiris commended the momentous achievement stating that, “This is a tremendous honor for ABA International Travel & Tourism. This accolade serves as a testament to our dedication to providing exceptional services and experiences to our clients. This is not just a recognition of our past achievements but also a motivation for us to continue pushing boundaries and setting new standards in the industry.”

This award serves as a testament to the hard work the travel agency has put as well as the trust and support it has earned from its clients and partners. This milestone further positions ABA International Travel & Tourism as a key trailblazer in the travel and tourism industry in the Middle East region.

ABA International Travel & Tourism is grateful for this acknowledgement and remains committed to excellence in all aspects of its operations.

For more information about ABA International Travel & Tourism, visit their office at Al Sadd Street, Al Sadd Commercial Centre; call them on: +974 44858222; or check their website: www.alibinalitravel.com


Royal Air Maroc Airlines – Product Presentation for Corporates and Travel Agents

Royal Air Maroc, GSA for Ali Bin Ali Travel Bureau, organized a trade seminar on December 14, 2023, targeting corporates and travel agents in Qatar. The purpose of the event was to enhance the new developments of the airlines route, products and its facilities for passengers.

The seminar was conducted by the GSA team headed by the GSA Manager, Mr. Chandana De Silva, together with Mr. Asad Ali, Ms. Nouhaila Belhachmi and Mr. Ashraf Bundhun.

Present at the event was the Country Manager for Royal Air Maroc for Qatar, Oman and Kuwait, Mr. Karim Ibrahimi. In his remarks, Mr. Ibrahimi highlighted the company’s remarkable achievements over the years, aligning with the airlines long term vision. He emphasized the significance of the partnership between Royal Air Maroc and ABA Travel Bureau, foreseeing mutual success over the years.

Mr. De Silva expressed the company’s unwavering commitment to expanding business operations by collaborating with valued partners like Royal Air Maroc, and sending passengers across the USA, Europe and African regions. “This collaboration aims to elevate passenger experience and expand the pathway for the airline and its exclusive services offered on board and on ground,” he noted.

The event served as a platform for Royal Air Maroc to showcase its dedication to delivering exceptional travel experiences and strong partnerships within Qatar travel trade.

Engaging with corporates and travel agents in Qatar, Royal Air Maroc together with ABA Travel Bureau, strengthened their trade presence and provided unparalleled services to its network.

Ali Bin Ali Cargo expands portfolio, includes Saudia Cargo GSA

Expanding its already credible portfolio, Ali Bin Ali (ABA) Cargo has been appointed as the Distributor (GSA) for Saudia Cargo, for the territory of Qatar.

With its headquarters in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Saudia Cargo is a Saudi Arabian airfreight flag carrier established in 2007.  It is a member of the SkyTeam Cargo alliance, the world’s only global cargo alliance, which also makes it the most reliable and comprehensive.

The new addition is particularly significant for ABA Cargo Division as Saudia Cargo has an extensive global network spanning four continents, 225 international destinations and 26 domestic destinations, including a dedicated freighter fleet, offering ample capacity on all passenger flights across Asia, Africa, Europe and the USA.

Speaking about the new partnership, General Manager of Ali Bin Ali Travel and Cargo Mr. Saeed Al Hajri said: “It is yet another feather added to our cap and a proud moment for the team for winning the tender amid tough competition. I am sure this partnership will strengthen our presence in the market and support our objective of being a market leader.”

Ali Bin Ali Travel & Cargo wins Gold at IATA conference

Ali Bin Ali Travel Division’s Chief Accountant Mr. Azhar Baksh won Gold at the IATA conference, marking yet another proud moment for Ali Bin Ali Holding.  

The conference held in Athens from June 25 to 27, included detailed sessions on Payment & FinTech in the aviation market, which ended with an extempore session that required participants to speak out on a topic worded ‘Finance for a better tomorrow in the Aviation Sector’.

Some 30-35 candidates from around the world participated. After the initial round, seven finalists were chosen by a multi-sectorial, multi-ethnic & multi-dimensional jury.

Finally, it was declared that the representative from Qatar, Mr. Baksh, had finished first. He was recognized with the Gold honor, and was followed by participants from Russia and China, who won Silver and Bronze, respectively.

Besides receiving the top honor, another key aspect of Mr. Baksh’s participation was that he was the lone representative who did not belong to an airline but a travel agency. This was a challenge for him as he was expected to have comparatively less insight’ into the aviation industry, from an airline’s point of view.

Elated at his achievement, Mr. Baksh said: “I thank the General Manager of Ali Bin Ali Travel & Cargo and CFO of Ali Bin Ali Holding for having given me this opportunity to learn about the aviation sector and enable me to represent my second home, Qatar. I express my deep happiness that I could contribute in keeping the ABA flag flying high at a forum with representatives from several nationalities sitting across, including those from the Middle East.”