December 9, 2021


The travel folks

Seed Group and TravelFlan team up to boost tourism in the Middle East

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SEED Team, a firm of the Non-public Office environment of Sheikh Saeed bin Ahmed Al Maktoum (corporation belonging to the Royal Family members of Dubai), has joined forces with TravelFlan to mature the life style and tourism sector in the Center East.

For Hong Kong-based TravelFlan, a travel and lifestyle AI-digital answer startup and aspect of the Freed Team, the collaboration is also to aid its expansion in the UAE and the broader Middle East area.

Hisham Al Gurg, CEO of Seed Group and the Personal Workplace of Sheikh Saeed bin Ahmed Al Maktoum, points out journey and tourism is a single of the most afflicted industries owing to Covid. “As per the United Nations, 2020 was one particular of the worst years in the heritage of tourism. As the business recovers in 2021 and past we need to have far more tech disruptors like TravelFlan to fuel the general advancement.”

He included that via the partnership Seed Team would assist TravelFlan on its enlargement journey. “Our prosperity of industry expertise and market insights will assistance them to identify and deal with the precise agony details the sector is facing.”

TravelFlan’s chief government and co-founder Abel Zhao claimed there is a “lot of potential” in its partnership with Seed Team. “We are looking ahead to getting from their cutting-edge marketplace know-how and supply customised offerings to our clientele in the UAE and MENA (Middle East and North Africa) location.”

TravelFlan’s Abel Zhao sees a “lot of potential” in its partnership with Seed Group. (Graphic credit history: TravelFlan)

Founded in 2015, TravelFlan’s database is run by more than 20 million weekly distinctive details points with its home-grown machine studying abilities. Initially begun as a B2C system it diversified into B2B2C organization in 2019.

Its AI Concierge chatbot interface serves as a industrial transaction and travel booking system that also provides intelligent recommendations and exceptional activities to users. Now, it is working with a number of providers like Travelport, China Mobile and Samsung.

In December 2019 TravelFlan lifted US$7 million in Series A funding, and is in the midst of conducting Collection B spherical (read related report on funding). To date, the startup has elevated a full of US$10.6 million.

Seed Group has fashioned strategic alliances with a variety of world providers, as well propelled their small business interests and plans in the MENA location via regional connections. It states its objective is “to build mutually beneficial partnerships with multinational organisations and to accelerate their sustainable marketplace entry and presence within just the location.”

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