Did you know that you could save up to 60% off your hotel stay on your next vacation with your ENTERTAINER App? If you didn't, now you do, and the exciting travel news doesn't stop there! Who better to explain everything ENTERTAINER travel than our Senior Global Travel Manager, Lara.
How did you first hear about the ENTERTAINER?
I moved to Dubai from the UK in 2014, and on the first day I arrived I was told to buy the ENTERTAINER by many people – I did and became a huge fan of the App and the amazing offers! I used the App all the time with friends for dinners, brunches and beauty treatments. A year later, I was then contacted by Lucy Trott, our Head of Talent Acquisition, with an opportunity to work for the company and of course I jumped at the chance. Here I am 3 years later.
What's it like to work in the Travel division of the ENTERTAINER?
It is fantastic! Travel is one of my passions so coming to work every day is something that I really look forward to. I travel to various countries to visit our Hotel partners and meet new Hotels – this has to be one of my favourite parts of the job. Our Hotel clients are great, and I have very good working relationships with them which I really value.
Travel within the company has expanded hugely since I joined the company 3 years ago. We have moved from book to App, have partnerships with Hotels in lots of new countries such as Spain, Kuwait & Georgia, and we now not only offer Hotels, but also apartments and villas across Dubai along with lots of new offers including discounts and added values.
What does your role involve within the Travel team?
I look after our Hotel partnerships and contracting globally for the ENTERTAINER, and I have a team that sit in various offices across the globe. As a team, we manage our current Hotel partner relationships and also onboard new Hotels to offer our members fantastic new Hotel offers. I travel regularly to visit our Hotel clients across these regions to make sure that they are happy with the partnership, and to discuss further opportunities and new offers that they want to give our members. I have been very fortunate to be involved in the evolution of Travel within the ENTERTAINER - from the book, to everything that is coming next. Our team is working to implement our new system, which will allow our members a new way of booking Travel within the App.
What are the Travel products exactly & how can ENTERTAINER members benefit from them?
With every ENTERTAINER digital product our members purchase, they will get access to our fantastic Hotels Worldwide category, where they can choose from over five hundred buy one night get one night free offers for 3, 4 & 5 star hotels and resorts, hotel apartments, bed and breakfasts and lodges, worldwide!
And it doesn’t stop there. The App also gives our members access to ENTERTAINER getaways, our exclusive Travel booking engine that offers our members the ability to find and book thousands of Hotels globally. The offers are fantastic – up to 60% off! We have made many developments to the App so that our members can now book instantly and actually pay within the App, so that their Travel booking experience is now made seamless and fun.
In 2019, we will be launching a very exciting in-destination mobile travel companion... so stay tuned!
We are always working to be top of our members’ minds when thinking of planning and enjoying their holiday experiences, and as we grow, it means the ENTERTAINER will truly be a global product.
We have also gone from strength to strength in our B2B vertical, providing solutions to very valuable partners such as Emirates Skywards, Wego, Emirates NBD, DU, HSBC, Hertz, Mastercard, BP, Samsung, GSK, Batelco, Carrefour and Kelloggs.
What is the Future for Travel in the ENTERTAINER?
We will very soon be launching the new version of ENTERTAINER getaways within the ENTERTAINER App! We are expanding into new countries and destinations to offer our members much more of a selection of Hotels, experiences and amazing offers. You will be able to find hugely discounted rates on Hotels globally along with our fantastic 2-for-1 offers across many different destinations.
Watch this space, we have so many exciting things coming up!