Emirates Yoo to expand portfolio
Dubai, February 17, 2014
Emirates Yoo (www.emiratesyoo.com), the first interactive online travel resource by Kuoni Group, has quadrupled its inventory offering and is now looking to add flights and car rentals to its portfolio in the coming months.
In addition, the company is developing a mobile / tablet app for customers to download and easily book / manage their holidays that will be launched next month, said a statement.
The site was launched in May 2013.
Girma Wossenseged, managing director and the architect behind the innovative tool, said: "Emirates Yoo is an online booking website for the UAE and literally puts the emirates at your fingertips. At the moment, we offer 244 hotels, tours and activities, packaged holidays and airport to hotel transfers. We expanded our inventory by tapping into different distribution channels.
“Most importantly it allows travellers to get inside scoop about local attractions, hotels, shops, restaurants, last-minute deals and promotions from a team of gurus collectively called 'local experts'. They enjoy sharing their experiences through their blogs as they go around exploring and discovering those hidden treasures".
Being a true hotelier with over 25 years of experience, Girma specialises in e-commerce and has positioned many branded and independent hotels.
Between May and July 2013 Emirates Yoo saw an increase of over 100 per cent in hotel bookings. Girma stressed: "Since the launch, our daily unique visitors have increased by 200 per cent. The site's current top excursion is Burj Khalifa. Extremely popular are also Dubai stopover packages." – TradeArabia News Service