Today Nasser Air Travel and Shipping Agencies (NASA) is one of the largest Travel Management Company in the UAE, operating since 1976 and have a very good reputation in the local market. Since 1976 NASA Travel for many years have relied upon business generated through GSA’s and Product and Services of our Principals. This resulted in growth during the 90’s and 2000s in Retail, Leisure and Business Travel.
The travel industry is growing by about 10% per annum, with leisure travel and globalization and new business streams, new players entering into the market viz. emergence of low cost carriers and OTA (Online Travel Agencies) prompted recently that an integrated approach to look at alternative business stream have been considered. Marine travel is a niche specialized business stream having a worldwide market value with estimated $4.5B per annum.
However it is our desire and objective to diversify our business and to increase our sales and customer base to increase our overall business and high returns so that it affects our overall yield. Marine Travel is a high yield business compared to normal corporate and retail business. There is a limited competition and know-how of the business. There is no online solution, only human solution is available to this business. We are expecting to achieve a very high volume of approximately AED 4 million of new business this year to start with. Ambitious but achievable.
3. Marine and Offshore Travel will have far reaching implications on our overall business activities.
a. We will be having increased profitability at least by 15% year on year.
b. Increased market share from existing one.
c. Increased customer satisfaction.
d. Being the most professional Marine Travel Management Company in the region.
NASA Marine will be the leading global marine service provider for the marine and offshore travel market in the region.
a. To cover all geographical markets with franchise partners
b. To service marine, offshore rigs and shipping clients locally and globally.
c. To provide customized marine travel solutions to all marine customers by delivering fast and efficient and 24/7 service to all marine clientele.
a. To achieve ISO 9001 certification. The first Marine Travel division in Middle East to achieve this distinction.
b. To bid for Dubai Quality Appreciation Award (DQAP) and Dubai Quality Award (DQA) in service category.
c. International Technological Advancement – GDS, FareFinder, Android Application facilities.
d. Strategic Network Alliances & Partnerships to provide a comprehensive global outreach.
e. Extensive and ongoing training and development program for marine associates to attain and maintain highest professional service standards.
f. Dedicated and exclusive 24/7 Marine Travel Center.
We stand at the threshold of establishing the most PPROFITABLE BUSINESS STREAM of NASA.
The time is right and NASA Marine Travel is ready to take up this challenge ; to be the flag bearer for NASA on the “ Highway to global marine travel dominance.”
This requires Leadership and Visionary strategic program to utilize this Unique Business opportunity and achieve these Dynamic Goals.
The vision and encouragement to take this step was of Ms Alya Lootah who is the MD of the Nasser Lootah Group of Companies.