Abu Dhabi, UAE: In the presence of His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence, Tourism 365, the tourism development arm of the Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) Group, officialised a five-year exclusive agreement with remote check-in solutions provider, OACIS ME LLC (Off Airport Check In Solutions).
A signing ceremony took place at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, where His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence, praised the strategic agreement for its intent to add value for travellers to Abu Dhabi and enhance their experience through the latest travel technologies.
This strategic partnership provides Tourism 365 and its travel management company subsidiary, Capital Travel, with exclusive representation rights in managing OACIS’ off-airport check-in services in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. The partnership also involves Abu Dhabi’s flagship carrier, Etihad Airways, and Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC).
Following the signing, Humaid Al Dhaheri, Managing Director and Group CEO of Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company, said, “Signing this strategic partnership with OACIS is testament to our commitment to strengthening Abu Dhabi as an unmissable, vibrant and dynamic destination. This is a move that drives our strategic mission to diversify our business portfolio, to build on Abu Dhabi’s offerings and to unlock value for all travellers.”
“By working with our partners and teams, ADNEC is able to fulfil its business strategy through the expansion of its services and development of its portfolio, enabling the continued growth of Abu Dhabi as a leading destination,” he further commented.
Roula Jouny, CEO of Tourism 365, added, “We are delighted to collaborate with OACIS and look forward to a long-standing and fruitful alliance. OACIS provides state-of-the-art technology-first services that offer travellers innovative solutions and their proposition ultimately aligns with our values to strengthen Abu Dhabi’s position within the travel industry.”
Completing a successful first year of operations, the strategic partnership is a key milestone for Tourism 365 following a string of recent highlights including its debut participation in the 2022 Arabian Travel Market for the first time as well as strategic partnerships with the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) and Etihad Holidays.
Commenting on the partnership, Titten Yohannan, Chairman and CEO of OACIS ME LLC said, “Our exclusive partnership with Tourism 365 fortifies OACIS’s global standing as the leading off-airport check-in service provider and enhances our footprint in the Middle East region. We believe that our award winning off-airport check in services will usher in much-needed travel flexibility, safety assurances and peace of mind to air travellers from Abu Dhabi. Furthermore, we are excited to contribute to the goals of Tourism 365 in driving Abu Dhabi’s travel and tourism sector to new heights through this strategic partnership.”
OACIS is the pioneer and the world’s only full functionality off-airport check-in, bag drop and delivery service provider. Its off-airport check-in service eliminates the check-in processes and offers travellers a seamless start to their journey, enhancing the overall travel experience. In addition, the company’s revolutionary off-airport check-in technology has successfully empowered several airlines and many airports to significantly reduce the strain on their operational resources by managing passenger check-in and bag drop-off functions remotely.
By using this service, travellers can indulge in bag-free experiences at airports before taking off and after landing. Customers will also have access to an intuitive mobile app to book services and track their luggage journey. All operational, logistics, governmental, customs and security requirements and permissions, baggage escort and transportation requirements will be the sole responsibility of OACIS. Other benefits include multiple check-in facilities, easier group check-in processes, and card/mobile app payments.
Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) and its group of affiliated companies is one of the groups affiliated with ADQ - one of the biggest holding companies in the region with a diverse portfolio of major establishments operating in vital sectors within the non-oil economy of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.
ADNEC Group aims to contribute towards achieving sustainable development for the tourism industry in Abu Dhabi by attracting tourism in the business tourism and leisure tourism sectors, to produce a positive economic and social impact and tangible earnings for the Emirate.
The Group encompasses five main business sectors, the first among them being the exhibitions and conferences centres; the group owns and operates three major international centres: Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, ExCeL London, and the Al Ain Convention Centre.
The second business sector includes seven international events organised by the group: the International Defence Exhibition & Conference (IDEX), the Naval Defence & Maritime Security Exhibition (NAVDEX), the Unmanned Systems Exhibition & Conference (UMEX), the Simulation and Training Exhibition (SIMTEX), the International Exhibition of National Security and Resilience (ISNR), the Global Media Congress, the Abu Dhabi International Boat Show (ADIBS), and SIAL Middle East.
The third business sector includes six major international hotels owned by the group: Aloft London ExCel, DoubleTree by Hilton London ExCel, Aloft Abu Dhabi, Andaz Capital Gate, Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Abu Dhabi, and Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara.
The fourth business sector includes three specialized services companies: Capital Events, which specializes in organising expos and conferences, ADNEC Services, which specializes in organising events, and Capital Hospitality, which specializes in providing food and hospitality services inside and outside the Group’s centres.
The fifth business sector specializes in the leisure tourism sector and seeks to consolidate the standing of Abu Dhabi and the UAE as a leading tourist destination, attracting the largest possible number of visitors from all over the world by providing unprecedented experiences that allow them to explore the capital and enjoy its attractions. This is achieved through the Tourism 365 Company, which includes two companies: Capital Travel, and Capital Experience.
For more information, please visit the Group’s website: www.adnecgroup.ae
About Tourism 365
Tourism 365, part of Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Company (ADNEC) Group is a tourism development company that looks after ADNEC’s focus on leisure tourism to the emirate of Abu Dhabi. It was established in May 2021 to position Abu Dhabi as the region’s foremost destination for tourism and act as the channel through which ADNEC’s tourism strategy, along with its strategic initiatives, will be developed and implemented. Tourism 365 will pave the way for the growth of the travel and tourism industry in Abu Dhabi, with an objective to increase the overall number of visitors to the capital. Its mission is to create a sustainable, vibrant and financially attractive tourism sector in Abu Dhabi, through a diversified portfolio of businesses that promote tourism and are capable of facilitating the growth of the tourism industry in Abu Dhabi and the UAE as a whole.
OACIS in partnership with Amadeus IT Solutions pioneered the launch of off-airport check-in services in Australia in late 2016 and processed thousands of passengers arriving through the Sydney Cruise terminal, later to expand its service portfolio to include conferences, schools, sporting teams, major events and hotels in New Zealand and other Australian cities, including Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne and the Gold Coast. Following its success in the APAC region, OACIS commenced its GCC operations from its Abu Dhabi base in early 2020 and recently completed its deployment of futuristic home/hotel check-in services in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for Hajj and Umrah pilgrims.
OACIS is the world’s first off-airport check-in company with an unmatched capability to process any airline, anywhere and anytime! OACIS takes pride in being the world’s only full functionality off-airport check-in service provider having processed tens of thousands of passengers with 0% bag loss to date and enviable net promoter score. OACIS and its partner clientele includes Sydney Airports, Virgin Australia, Air New Zealand, Jeddah Management Company, Saudia, Fly Nas, Ethiopian Air and lot more. With 70+ mobile check-in terminals currently in deployment in GCC, OACIS has achieved a coveted standing as the GCC’s largest off airport check in operator in a short span of time. OACIS’s award winning and proprietary cloud based technology and logistics management suite, enables traveller to check-in and bag drop from the location of their choice and eliminates the burdensome airport check-in model to provide freedom, flexibility and fun for the air traveller.