Kanoo Travel Plans Major Announcements at ATM 2008

Published May 4th, 2008 - 08:12 GMT

The largest travel company in the Middle East plans to announce the launch of its new retail travel and foreign exchange offices, new strategic partnerships and promote its vast portfolio of services at the Middle East’s premier Travel and Tourism exhibition.

Kanoo Travel, the largest travel company in the Middle East, today announced that it is participating in a much bigger way in Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2008. Kanoo Travel plans to use the event as a platform to launch its new retail travel and foreign exchange offices in the United Kingdom and France, promote its vast portfolio of services, sign new partnerships and meet customers and trade partners at the Middle East’s premier Travel and Tourism exhibition to be held at the Dubai International Convention Centre from May 6 – 9th, 2008.

Speaking on their participation, Mr. Mubarak Kanoo, Deputy Group Chairman and Chairman of the Travel Board, YBA Kanoo, says, “Arabian Travel Market is the largest Travel and Tourism exhibition in the Middle East and a perfect platform for us to announce the launch of our new retail travel and foreign exchange offices in United Kingdom and France. We are also planning to launch three new state-of-the-art Corporate Travel Service Centres in Al Khobar, Riyadh and Jeddah with modern call centre equipment, enhanced management information reporting (MIR), which will offer professional corporate travel management solutions, 24-hour coverage, key account management and regional travel solutions to large multi-national accounts that require a ‘single point’ travel services solution.”

“Our specialist holidays division, Kanoo Holidays, will also be participating in full force at the event. Kanoo Holidays will be launching exciting new holiday packages at ATM in addition to offering customers an exciting choice of holiday packages and destinations with the best value in terms of travel, accommodation and related services,” Mr. Mubarak Kanoo adds.


American Express Travel Services will also be participating at ATM with an exclusive desk at the Kanoo stand. Kanoo Travel is the master franchisee of the American Express Travel Services network in the Middle East and North Africa that covers over 22 countries in the region. Senior executives from American Express Travel Services will be present at the Kanoo stand to meet corporate and airline representatives.

Kanoo Travel, which celebrated 60 years of service in the Gulf’s travel industry in 2007, has over 180 IATA locations in the region. With over 1200 qualified associates, Kanoo Travel boasts of the largest portfolio of corporate clients in the region. The company also operates a 24 hour call center to assist its customers across the region.

With fully qualified IATA trained, multilingual staff, Kanoo Travel’s team of travel specialists offer a variety of cruise itineraries, weddings and honeymoon packages, ski and adventure travel trips, city and beach breaks and organized tours as well eco-tourism holidays which are on offer all year round at very competitive prices. Kanoo Travel has a dedicated department for Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions (MICE), which offers comprehensive services and guarantees the highest levels of customer satisfaction. Kanoo Travel has recently expanded its operations to Fujairah, Al Ain and the Burj Dubai Business Complex in the UAE in addition to its expansion and rapid growth in Oman and Qatar.


About Kanoo Holidays:
Kanoo Holidays is a specialist division of Kanoo Travel, the largest travel company in the Middle East. Combining the collective expertise of a team of consultants with varied experience, Kanoo Holidays offers a comprehensive range of holiday products and services spanning all the essential holiday experiences from family fun and relaxation to honeymoon and adventure packages.

About Kanoo Travel:      (www.kanoo.com )
The Kanoo family's involvement in air travel goes back to 1937 when the company provided refueling facilities in Bahrain for Imperial Airways seaplanes on route to India and Australia. In 1947 Kanoo Travel became the first IATA agency in the Gulf and in 1997 they became the very first Travel Company in the Middle East to receive the ISO certification.
Today, Kanoo Travel is the largest travel company in the Middle East, with a team of travel specialists operating a network of over 170 offices in the region and through a global network of world-class travel partners. Kanoo Travel provides the most comprehensive and specialised services in the travel industry with unmatched quality awards and achievements that guarantees the highest level of customer satisfaction.
Kanoo Travel provides its services in five main specialised areas:

 Kanoo Corporate - Business Travel Services.
 Kanoo Retail- Travel Services for the individual travelers.
 Kanoo Holidays – For all type Leisure Travel
 Kanoo Marine - Marine and Offshore Travel Services.
 GSA's- General Sales Agents for international airlines.

 

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