The economic analysts here at Jihad Watch think this is a perfect fit. In the words of one analyst we contacted, “We all know how young Muslim men love to travel. This is a just win-win situation all around.”
From Qatar’s Peninsula:
DOHA: Al Jazeera Net, the electronic arm of Al Jazeera Channel has signed a deal with OctopusTravel.com to offer its website visitors the opportunity to book discounted hotel accommodation and a range of worldwide travel services, including bookings in hotels, villas and apartments, sightseeing tours and private transfers, through Al Jazeera Net tourism page.
From the outset, OctopusTravel will provide links to a co-branded website with special rates and promotions for Al Jazeera Net visitors. The services will range from providing up to 70 per cent discounts on a wide range of hotels in 3,300 cities, in 112 countries, to special offers on 3,000 apartments and villas, said a press statement issued yesterday.
Visitors will also be able to book online, choose a desired reservation preference, hotel rooms, private transfers, and tailor made private sightseeing, and will receive an instant confirmation. In addition, OctopusTravel will provide detailed information, travel guides, weather reports, currency converters, and special events on over 300 cities and countries.
“Prior to signing this contract, it was clear to us that visitors to Al Jazeera.net were very interested in travel, so we decided that it is important for Al Jazeera.net to cater to visitors needs by teaming up with the Middle East’s market leader in discounted hotel bookings on the internet,” states Hamad Yahya Al Nuaimi, Al Jazeera Channel’s marketing director…