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    Leading travel expert, Dadabhai Travel, has been appointed as the exclusive sales agent in the Kingdom of Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Oman and the UAE for the sales of the Official Hospitality Programme of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ and the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017.

    Dadabhai Travel’s appointment was officially announced during a special event was held in the Capital Cub in Manama that brought together partners, travel and sports experts as well as media invitees and prominent figures from across the Gulf region. The appointment was made by Hong Kong-based BH Hospitality Limited, the exclusive entity appointed by MATCH Hospitality to promote, sell and market hospitality packages for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ for all territories in Asia, Middle East and Oceania.

    With operations in the Kingdom of Bahrain, the UAE and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Dadabhai will provide residents of the GCC countries with access to a broad range of exclusive hospitality and packages ensuring visitors can make the most of their experience and enjoy the rich cultures, dynamic people and unique landscapes of Russia.

    On offer to GCC football fans and corporates will be a broad range of carefully designed hospitality packages carrying a variety of service levels and exciting benefits. Dadabhai will also offer fans complete holiday and tour planning services to make the most of their journey. This includes visa procurement through GCC-based Russian Consulates (or through the visa-free FAN ID online accreditation process) and specially negotiated rates on flights with carriers including Qatar Airways, among others. Dadabhai will also provide full destination management services in conjunction with top-tier Russian companies on-the-ground to facilitate safe and seamless planning and support for visitors wishing to travel between cities and for those wishing to enjoy extended stays.

    During the special event in Manama, MATCH Hospitality showcased the full range of official hospitality products for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™.

    Mr. Aziz Gilitwala, Managing Director, at Dadabhai Travel, said, “As a Bahraini company, we are delighted to have been selected as the exclusive sales agent for the entire GCC region for the sales of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ Official Hospitality Programme. This is a great honour and affirms Bahrain’s position as the regional hub for travel, hospitality and sport. For more than 36 years, Dadabhai itself has been a pioneer in travel and hospitality from our home base in Bahrain and now across the GCC region. We’re deeply honoured by this appointment and extremely excited to have the opportunity to make the FIFA World Cup™ dream of our customers in Bahrain and residents across the Gulf countries a reality in 2018 and for the FIFA Confederations Cup™ starting in June.

    MATCH Hospitality has developed a diverse and high quality range of hospitality packages that we are proud to offer. Having worked hard to win this appointment, our dedicated agents across the GCC region now look forward to working with football fans and corporates to make the most of this exciting global sporting event and the opportunity to simultaneously experience the hospitality and rich cultural treasures that Russia has to offer.”

    Pascal Portes, Chief Operating Officer of MATCH Hospitality, said: “We feel a tremendous sense of pride in the product range we offer for the FIFA Hospitality Programme. The Gulf region is one of the most significant within our overall strategic sales operations for the FIFA Hospitality Programme. The potential of this market is such that we are extremely optimistic about the sales potential for our hospitality programme in 2018.

    We know that Dadabhai Travel are best placed to open the door to a Gulf travel market ready for the extraordinary experiences promised by this exceptional FIFA World Cup™ environment.”

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