BOCA RATON, FL--(Marketwired - Apr 5, 2013) - DubLi, Inc. (
DubLi Travel is initially launching with three travel partners, Priceline, Booking.com and agoda. All registered members of DubLi will earn Cashback on each of their travel-related purchases. The partnership with Priceline includes discounts on hotels, flights rental cars, vacations and cruises. Booking.com offers savings on hotels in destinations worldwide and the ability to browse hotel reviews while finding the guaranteed best prices on hotels within all budgets. Primarily in the Asia Pacific region, agoda is currently the top online provider of hotel reservation services.
Michael Hansen, President and Chief Executive Officer of DubLi, stated, "Our vision for DubLi Travel is to be the most popular and competitive travel portal, where people can find any travel product or service they might want to buy online, from a chosen top travel supplier partner and earn Cashback on every purchase. Our strategy for DubLi Travel includes partnering with the most reliable travel brands, provide the most compelling offers and to deliver the highest Cashback in the travel industry. Going forward, we intend to offer negotiated deals for our VIP members and Business Associates while simultaneously developing an exclusive range of 'value added services.' Furthermore, our longer-term plans will integrate worldwide Lifestyle products and services that include access to international sports events, airport lounge access pass, FREE world, prepaid-SIM card, golf tee card, concierge services, vacation services and travel tracking."
The Company also announced today that it has named Bicky Carlra Executive Director - DubLi Travel. Mr. Carlra joins DubLi following a 30 year career in the travel industry where he specialized in the Asia Pacific and Middle East Regions. Throughout his career, he has been involved in all areas of the travel industry including strategy, new business launches, development, management consulting, marketing and revenue analysis, mergers and acquisitions and start-ups within APAC & ME Regions. He will be responsible for growing and developing DubLi's travel portal, focused primarily on serving DubLi's global customers on a local level around the world and bringing them a full portfolio of travel services. Mr. Carlra is the Founder and Group President of TraVision. Since its' founding in 2007, TraVision has launched several innovative online products and services including eTravelGalaxy, TravPerks, eTravelAcademy and projects involving strategy and development of niche online businesses for travel clients based on technology platforms. Earlier in his career, he spent four years as Managing Director and Senior Vice President-APAC & ME of TQ3 Travel Solutions, a TUI Germany owned Global Travel Management Company. From 1985-2002, Mr. Carlra held multiple positions within the Emirates Group, starting his career with the airline a few weeks following its launch and later holding several management positions within the Travel Agency side of the business. He has led the development of several divisions on a regional level for a variety of companies including Business Travel, Event Marketing, Customer Loyalty and Marketing. A native of India, Mr. Carlra received graduated in Business Administration and Management from Delhi University. He is a published Author of the first book on Travel Management in Asia Pacific -- At Face Value -- and has the distinction of having spoken at several high profile Travel Conferences on all 5 continents over the last decade.
Mr. Hansen continued, "When deciding to enter the travel sector, it was essential to find a senior executive with a defined background and a precise skill set and expertise. Bicky is the only candidate who met our criteria. His successful history in various disciplines within the travel business, coupled with his unparalleled industry relationships, his consultative and negotiating approach and his many years of focusing on cultural differences as they related to travel, make him the ideal fit to lead DubLi's travel portal."
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Investors and others are cautioned that a variety of factors, including certain risks, may affect our business and cause actual results to differ materially from those set forth in the forward-looking statements. These risk factors include, without limitation, the risk of (i) an inability to establish and/or maintain a large, growing base of productive business associates; (ii) an inability to develop and/or maintain brand awareness for our products and services; (iii) a failure to adapt to technological change; (iv) a failure to comply with governmental laws and regulations applicable to our business; and (v) a failure to maintain our internal controls. The Company is also subject to the risks and uncertainties described in its filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2011.