RihlaPrime to offer discounted vacations
Dubai, April 3, 2012
RihlaPrime, the first online luxury travel club in the Middle East, is partnering with the world’s leading hotels and holiday destinations to offer vacations at members-only prices.
The online start-up company is one of the first members of the ‘Majid Bin Mohammed Innovation Center in5’ that has been launched in Dubai to promote entrepreneurship and technical innovation in the UAE.
The center is located at Dubai Internet City (DIC) and offers five key services including seed funding, coaching and mentorship, training, networking, set up and logistics to the shortlisted start-ups.
RihlaPrime’s business model offers members stunning five star hotels and destinations worldwide for a limited time period at prices not available to the general public.
In some cases, offers to the world’s leading holiday spots will be discounted by as much as 70 per cent. Members will also have the opportunity to receive added extras, such as room upgrades, complimentary massages, excursions, meals and rooms with views.
Based in Dubai, the start-up company will offer a range of opportunities for its members, from eco-friendly treks to Mount Everest, to Balinese villas with dedicated chefs for large families, all the way to a private shopping experience on the French Riviera.
Shahdad Jahanbani, managing director of RihlaPrime, said the company meets a need in the high-end travel market in the region.
“RihlaPrime makes luxury travel attainable for more members who share a passion for travel,” Jahanbani said. “Consumers everywhere, no matter their standing in life, are looking for great deals and this new offering will allow members to continue travelling in style without compromising on luxury.”
“We are also proud to be the first member of in5 which will help draw value from leading technology companies and help us draw value from their expertise and knowledge.”
Majed Al Suwaidi, director at Dubai Internet City and Dubai Outsource Zone, said: “in5’s ultimate objective is to attract young entrepreneurs and technology innovators from the region in addition to driving the growth of the IT SME sector in the Middle East.”
“We are delighted to welcome RihlaPrime on board and are confident the center will help the venture work within an entrepreneurial environment alongside other technology majors,” he added. – TradeArabia News Service