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Minor Hotels and dnata enhance partnership to elevate plans for global growth


Minor Hotels and dnata Travel Group enhance their strategic partnership to improve global travel experiences, offering exclusive packages and flexibility for both leisure and corporate customers, and supporting Minor’s rapid expansion plans.

Minor Hotels announces an enhanced strategic partnership with dnata Travel Group to elevate the booking and in-destination experience for global travellers. The long-term agreement is aimed to advance the travel experience through flexibility, exclusive packages, and savings for leisure and corporate customers, whilst driving the mutual global growth plans for both companies.

Minor Hotels is expanding rapidly, aiming to add more than 200 hotels to its global portfolio by the end of 2026. In partnership, dnata will support Minor Hotels in the launch of new hotel and resort openings, through dual-branded business opportunities. The strategic partnership will cover dynamic distribution for leisure and corporate travellers, wholesale distribution for the travel trade, destination management company (DMC) integration to elevate the travel and in-resort experience, and an aligned sustainability programme and initiatives.

Minor Hotels is offering dynamic rates to dnata Travel Group brands in all markets in which the Emirates Group operates. Leisure travellers will have access to all direct rate types from every brand under the Minor Hotels portfolio including Anantara Hotels & Resorts; Tivoli Hotels & Resorts; Avani Hotels & Resorts; NH Hotels & Resorts; NH Collection Hotels & Resorts; nhow Hotels; Oaks Hotels, Resorts & Suites; and the Elewana Collection. Travel agencies under the dnata portfolio will create preferred travel packages inclusive of Minor Hotels stays for select destinations.

Minor Hotels is also integrating with dnata Travel Group DMC businesses – Arabian Adventures and Destination Asia – and its leisure, MICE, cruise, and ancillary sectors. This will increase traveller flexibility in booking dynamic packages, and in-destination experiences, with plans to improve direct access to booking an enhanced range of world-class activities and travel extras in resort.

A dedicated corporate agreement with Minor Hotels will enable the dnata Travel Group’s corporate travel business and its clients’ access to direct rates across all Minor Hotel brands in its global network, providing added flexibility, savings, and other benefits for companies and their corporate travellers.

Minor Hotels is working with dnata Travel Group brand, Yalago – one of the world’s fastest-growing leisure accommodation wholesale specialists – on a sustainable distribution agreement in the B2B environment. The joint, long-term wholesale strategy is aimed at offering significant savings across Minor Hotels’ global network for trade partners and travellers.

The dnata Travel Group represents the travel division of dnata, a leading global air and travel services provider, with more than 15 leading international travel brands, with coverage across the world. Its global businesses cover all aspects of the travel industry from local travel agencies to global travel consolidators, corporate travel, destination management and attractions, and more.

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