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SNTTA Travel Expands In UAE

, a travel company based in the UAE, will increase its number of branches in the UAE to 25 by the end of the year.  SNTTA is bringing all its outlets under a single management with the tagline ‘Travel the World’.    Shaikh Khalid Bin Abdul Aziz Al Qasimi, Chairman of Liberty Investment, said “The re-engineered SNTTA business model will be tuned to fully tap the anticipated buoyancy in the UAE market and deliver a superior level of service to outbound travellers.”  SNTTA is a member company of Liberty Investment. 

Al Qasimi noted there has been an upswing in outbound travel as the recession recedes, and the peak summer travel season approaches. Zafar Imam, newly appointed managing director of SNTTA, said they are aiming for 15 percent growth in 2010 after achieving an impressive 12 percent growth in 2009.
 

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