New travel agency to scoop a niche market

Former Iraqi Airways Gulf regional manager, Basil Al Douri, has opened his own travel agency after retiring from the airline he served for 40 years.

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By  Joseph Mortimer Published  September 3, 2006

Former Iraqi Airways Gulf regional manager, Basil Al Douri, has opened his own travel agency after retiring from the airline he served for 40 years. Dubai-based Hamoraby Tourism handles inbound and outbound tourism from the UAE, and specialises in business travel to Iraq. “We are GSA for four private Iraqi carriers,” he explained. “The development of five-star hotels and malls in Irbil and Sulaymaniah [in North Iraq] has created business travel between Iraq and the rest of the region. Many people are going there for construction jobs and other business.” In terms of outbound travel trends from the UAE, Al Douri has witnessed that leisure holiday bookings to Bangkok, Mumbai, Delhi, Tokyo, Egypt, Syria, Jordan, Turkey and even Russia have been popular since he opened. However, at this early stage, the majority of his business has been incoming to Dubai where clients either stay put or take connecting flights.

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