Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Kanoo Travel highlights technology trends at ATM

Dubai, UAE: Kanoo Travel showcased its new technology platform, Krystal Online and its recently integrated Business Intelligence solution, across four days at the latest Arabian Travel Market, held at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre (DICEC) to enhance customers’ travel business needs across the region.

The Arabian Travel Market (ATM) is the leading global event for the Middle East inbound and outbound travel industry. It said that this annual business-to-business (B2B) exhibition showcases over 2,800 products and destinations from around the world to over 28,000 buyers and travel trade visitors, and generates more than $2.5 billion of travel industry deals.

Thousands of travel professionals, government ministers and international press visit the ATM every year to network, negotiate and discover the latest industry technologies.

Representatives as well as Senior Staff of Kanoo Travel including Mr. Zaeem Gama, Interim Executive General Manager, Mr. Aubrey Heldt, General Manager – UAE & Oman, Mr. Mohamed Bastaki, Head of Marketing & e-Commerce, participated in the event.

Owned and distributed by Kanoo Travel, Krystal Online allows users to search and book from multiple global suppliers, over 500,000 hotels & car rentals worldwide, with dynamic content such as maps, hotels, photos, and videos, multiple payment options, assign credit limits, manage branches users, suppliers and mark-ups and so much more, through its travel affiliate network program.

“Our innovative business travel management platform uses advanced technologies to provide optimised solutions for corporate travel managers, travel management companies and suppliers. By working with leading organisations, we are able to drive overall business performance for our customers more effectively,” said Nabeel Kanoo, Director of Kanoo Travel.

The new online system is a self-booking tool that is easy to use and ideal for Travel Agents, which gives 24/7 access to an end-to-end travel portal consisting of a wide range of flights, hotels and car rentals/limo services, travel insurance, with more choices at competitive rates.

"Our goal is to automate, transform business travel and eliminate the hassles of conventional travel platforms. The new integration delivers leading travel management services where companies/travel agents can instantly make their travel bookings with quick turnaround and instant confirmation," remarked Interim Executive General Manager of Kanoo Travel, Zaeem Gama.
Nabeel Kanoo added, “Our goal is to further strengthen our footprint across the GCC and beyond and reassure our clients of our position as the leading travel management company since 1937. We are eager to build upon what we have already accomplished while also working on ways to give more value to our customers.”

“We’re strongly focused on meeting our customers’ needs within the aspects of price, payment options, quality service, and trust. For years, Kanoo Travel has been recognised for its excellent reputation as one of the frontrunners in providing professional corporate travel, retail and leisure travel services in the Middle East.”

Zaeem Gama further said, “The new system gives us an opportunity to meet the expectations of our next generation customers. It’s a customised solution built on their needs to stay ahead of the ever-burgeoning market competition. Mostly it will benefit our clienteles as it helps them maximise their revenue, reduce their cost and create more personalised experiences for travellers.”
Kanoo Travel boasts a wide market presence with offices in Bahrain, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Oman, Egypt, UK and France. It also prides itself in solely representing American Express®, one of the largest Travel Management companies globally.

Kanoo Travel has also implemented a Travel Business Intelligence (BI) solution to its system to effectively offer its corporate clients a clear visibility on their corporate travel spend and identify areas of travel expense savings, thus allowing them to gain a competitive advantage in the industry and to improve overall performance.

With Kanoo Travel’s newly developed Business Intelligence solution, customers are now able to view multiple dashboards and reports that supply them with accurate information about cost, suppliers, saving opportunities, flight trends, and operating capacity for numerous travel destinations at any time of the year. Using this information, managers are able to better optimise their own expenses so as to improve their travel program while complying with their travel policy and procedures. 
Click here for more photos of Kanoo Travel at the 2018 ATM
About Kanoo Travel

Established in the late 1930s, Kanoo Travel is considered one of the largest travel management companies in the MENA region. With over 1,500 travel specialists across the region, operating a network of 70 IATA locations, specialising in Corporate Travel, Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Events (MICE), Leisure & Holiday Travel, Airline Representation and Marine Travel. It has been consistently recognised for its premium solutions, service excellence, and winning many regional industry awards.

Monday, 7 May 2018

The Kanoo Group honoured by MOHRE for supporting Emiratisation policy

Dubai, UAE: The Kanoo Group and Kanoo Travel, along with other awardees received a certificate of Appreciation from the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MOHRE) in recognition for their strong support and interaction with the qualitative Emiratisation challenge, recently placed in the category of "Best Companies in Employment" in the Transport and Aviation Sector.

His Excellency Nasser bin Thani Al Hamli, Minister of Human
Resources and Emiratisation (MOHRE)
His Excellency Nasser bin Thani Al Hamli presented the award to The Kanoo Group and Kanoo Travel, along with other awardees, and thanked them for their efforts in achieving the objectives of the Emiratisation challenge and for excellent teamwork in reaching tangible and rapid results of national KPIs 2021.

Ms. Maryam Al Busaidy, The Kanoo Group’s Head of HR - Employee Services and Emiratisation, in collaboration with the HR team, led the campaign to reinforce the MOHRE and the General Civil Aviation Authority’s ‘Emiratisation Accelerators Program’, which aims to recruit 1,000 UAE Nationals in the said targeted sector within 100 days, in 2018.

The Accelerator’s goal is to integrate UAE Nationals in the strategic economic sectors of the UAE by providing added value job positions that will enhance economic activities in the country from its current 3.35% to 5% by 2021, through strategic partnerships with private sectors.
“Emiratisation is a major priority for the UAE Government and a national responsibility for all, which requires the integration of all national initiatives in this regard, in order to achieve the aspirations of the people of the UAE and to provide prosperity and a decent life for all members of society,” declared HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
According to the Ministry, the current total workforce in the Transportation and Storage Sector accounts to 150,000 ̶ of which 2,000 are UAE Nationals. In 2017, there were 20,000 job opportunities ̶ of which 5,000 to 7,000 were suitable opportunities for the UAE nationals, it added.

The Kanoo Group/Kanoo Travel has provided all the efforts for enabling the participation of UAE Nationals in the private sector.

Ms. Maryam Al Busaidy remarked, “We are very happy to receive this accolade which comes in recognition of our commitment to the UAE government’s Emiratisation program. Congratulations to The Kanoo Group/Kanoo Travel for this award!”


About The Kanoo Group


‘The Kanoo Group’ is one of the largest, independent, family-owned groups of companies in the Gulf region established in 1890. It has diversified business industries in shipping, travel, machinery, engineering, logistics, property, oil & gas, power, industrial chemicals, training, joint ventures, retail and commercial activities, among others, and operates extensively throughout Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Yemen and Qatar.

Our Vision
The Leading Family Business in the Region and Beyond

Our Mission 
Delivering Sustainable Excellence

Our Values 
Customer Focused, Ethical, Innovative, Agile, Competent & Intelligent, Collaborative, Accountable 

P.O. Box 290, Dubai, UAE. Toll Free: 800 KANOO, Fax: 04-3933636, Websites: www.kanoo.com / www.kanoogroup.com 

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Michelle Laylo Verzola 
PR Executive
The Kanoo Group
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Sunday, 6 May 2018

The Kanoo Group and CIRCOR conduct Pump Technology Seminar in the UAE

Abu Dhabi, UAE: Kanoo Energy (Oil & Gas Division), a member of The Kanoo Group, conducted a seminar about the latest pump technologies from CIRCOR® to meet the needs of customers in the region in demanding industrial applications. The event was held on 25th April 2018 at the Le Royal Méridien Abu Dhabi.

CIRCOR has been a world leader in the development‚ engineering‚ manufacturing‚ distribution‚ service and support of fluid handling systems since 1860. It delivers a diverse product portfolio of Pump types from brands like Allweiler‚ Houttuin‚ Imo‚ Zenith‚ Tushaco‚ and Warren‚ including Centrifugal Pumps, Two-Screw Pumps, Three-Screw Pumps, Progressing Cavity Pumps, Propeller Pumps and Gear Pumps.

Mr. Raza Shaikh, Operations Manager-UAE & Oman, Kanoo Energy (Oil & Gas Division) said, “We have been working with industry-leading brands around the world such as CIRCOR to deliver customised solutions as well as exceptional service and support to our customers in the UAE and the region”

“The seminar aims to educate our clients in the selection, design and operation of the new technology pumps and pumping systems for critical applications in the oil & gas industry,” Mr. Aneez Ahamed, Asst. Sales Manager– Mechanical, Kanoo Energy (Oil & Gas Division) explained.
An introduction to CIRCOR and an overview of the different types of pumping technology and their applications were presented during the seminar by Mr. Costantino Spagnoletti, Regional Sales Manager, UAE, Kuwait, and Oman – CIRCOR.

The agenda included topics on Pump Technology Basics (Centrifugal vs. PD Pumps); Operational Considerations Effecting Fluid Transfer; ‘When Should PD Pump Technology Be Considered?’; ‘When Should Two-Screw Technology Be Considered?’; Benefits of Considering Screw Pump Technology in Refineries, Pipelines and Terminal; and Multiphase Pumps and Booster Systems for Upstream Applications.

A focus on Progressing Cavity Pumps – Theory and Applications, in addition to case studies and application examples, and aftermarket, were likewise discussed in the meeting.

The final session had been an interactive dialogue with Questions and Answers that brought out the most important points and overall conclusion.
Mr. Sarfras Roshan, Sales Engineer and Mr. Ziyadh Ahammed, Proposals Officer from Kanoo Energy and some of its major clients, along with Mr. Ritesh Patel, Director, Sales, Middle East & Africa – CIRCOR, also took part in the conference.

About Kanoo Energy (Oil & Gas Division)


Kanoo Oil & Gas supplies specialist products and services for the Oil, Gas and Petrochemical Industries while providing unique value solutions to technical problems through a well-developed network of international principals and supported locally by experienced and skilled staff. Their stronghold to the market has enabled them to provide exceptional services to some of their major clients in the Gulf region such as Saudi Aramco, SABIC, ADNOC, BAPCO, SEWA, DEWA, PDO Oman, among others.

About The Kanoo Group


‘The Kanoo Group’ is one of the largest, independent, family-owned groups of companies in the Gulf region established in 1890. It has diversified business industries in shipping, travel, machinery, engineering, logistics, property, oil & gas, power, industrial chemicals, training, joint ventures, retail and commercial activities, among others, and operates extensively throughout Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Yemen and Qatar.

Our Vision
The Leading Family Business in the Region and Beyond

Our Mission 
Delivering Sustainable Excellence

Our Values 
Customer Focused, Ethical, Innovative, Agile, Competent & Intelligent, Collaborative, Accountable 

P.O. Box 290, Dubai, UAE. Toll Free: 800 KANOO, Fax: 04-3933636, Websites: www.kanoo.com / www.kanoogroup.com 

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Michelle Laylo Verzola 
PR Executive
The Kanoo Group
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Tuesday, 1 May 2018

The Kanoo Group organises blood donation drive

Dubai, UAE: The Kanoo Group launched its 19th Blood Donation Drive for all its employees, in collaboration with Blood Donation Center, Latifa Hospital. The campaign was held on 19th April 2018 at its Bur Dubai headquarters.

This comes as a part of The Kanoo Group’s emphasis on the importance of social corporate responsibility, which includes supporting hospitals and blood banks in replenishing their supplies.

Commenting on the campaign, Ms. Maha Kanoo, Head of HR and Marketing said, “At The Kanoo Group, we believe that we have a responsibility towards our local community. One day it could be someone you love who needs a blood transfusion. Donating blood is one of the highest forms of helping people and saving lives.”

“The Kanoo Group is engaged in various initiatives such as this Blood Donation Drive which we organise every year, in partnership with the Ministry of Health. We aim to raise awareness on this cause by encouraging positive practices to benefit the individual and society, whilst also helping promote a healthy lifestyle amongst our staff,” added Mr. Ali Islim, Marketing Manager-UAE & Oman.

The blood donation event lasted for half day with a large number of employees volunteering to donate blood. A total of 56 successful donors contributed remarkably in favour of the success of the campaign, reflecting their willingness to support such causes in light of the company’s continuous efforts to serve the community's goals. 
See also: 18th Blood Donation Drive held at The Kanoo Group Bur Dubai HQ
To make blood donation safe and increase the confidence of the employees in voluntary blood donation, many safety measures has been recently implemented by the Ministry of Health. Stringent, meticulous and serious donor screening is necessary to afford protection to blood donors and recipients.

A representative of the hospital said that The Kanoo Group had one of the highest numbers of successful donors from their previous weeks’ visits with other organisations, thus concluding on a very positive note.
Ms. Maha Kanoo remarked, “As such, on behalf of The Kanoo Group, I would like to thank each and every employee who donated blood, as well as the staff of Latifa Hospital for helping us host such a fruitful event.” I also commend the Marketing and Property team for their efforts in the culmination of this yearly cause.”

Listed below are the names of donors in the recent Blood Campaign:
PHOTOS: The Kanoo Group Blood Donation Campaign 2018
Donor
Division
1.          Clement Dsouza
Accounts
2.          Natarajan Venkataraman Mahalingam
Accounts
3.          Vinod Palluveetil
Accounts
4.          Ragini Amar Shah
Accounts
5.          Sanjayan Chettipparan Raghavan
BRC
6.          Mohammed Ismail Saleh Alahwal
Communication
7.          Valentino Victorino Reyes
Communication
8.          Chandrashekhar Deepak Diwadkar
Engineering
9.          Hashim Puthanpeedikayil Moitheen
Engineering
10.      Kaushal Bharatbhai Pandya
Engineering
11.      Usman Gani Shaik
Engineering
12.      Anas Bin Rafat Rafatul Islam Usmani
Engineering
13.      Roshan Ramachandran Menon
IT
14.      Vipin Ravindranath
IT
15.      Ajith Kumar Puthusserikunnel * Nair
KANRENT
16.      Mohamed Rasool Bakhsh Khuda Bakhsh Al Bulushi
Legal
17.      Rithu Ravindran Pottiyan
Machinery
18.      Priyanka Saigal Saigal
Machinery
19.      Tina Kishore Motwani
Management
20.      Ali Jawdat Ali Islim
Marketing
21.      Ramesh Varakkoth Kalliatan
Marketing
22.      Mudassir Adeel Mohammad
Property
23.      Kalpesh Babubhai Rathod
Property
24.      Pinaki Raj Regmi
Property
25.      Girisha Siddappa Siddappa
Property
26.      Jaber Abdallah Mohamad Zanda
Public Relation
27.      Sajith Baby
Shipping
28.      Jennalene Baysic Batol
Shipping
29.      Christian Mascarinas Mondragon
Shipping
30.      Muhammad Umair Awan Muhammad Ilyas Awan
Shipping
31.      Vaidyanathan Paramesha
Shipping
32.      Neena Xavier
Shipping
33.      Sreehari Venkitachalam
The Travel Attaché
34.      Erico Amparo Adorino
Transport
35.      Majid Raees Alda
Travel
36.      Mudassar Farooq Farooq I Azam
Travel
37.      Aditi Bhattacharjee
Travel
38.      Ram Chandra Bhattarai
Travel
39.      Ahmar Farooqui
Travel
40.      Jeofson Constancio Fernandes
Travel
41.      Jomin George
Travel
42.      Lijo Gilbert
Travel
43.      Melissa Gonsalves
Travel
44.      Qusai Habib
Travel
45.      Joel John
Travel
46.      Anjleen Neelima Thomas Kachhap
Travel
47.      Abrar Ahmed Khan
Travel
48.      Wasantha Kumara Langappuli
Travel
49.      Joy Sayson De Los Santos
Travel
50.      Muhammad Faraz Alam Khan Muhammad Ayaz
Travel
51.      Telge Chatura Piyamantha Peiris
Travel
52.      Rony Rodrigues
Travel
53.      Bhadur Hussain Syed
Travel
54.      Waqar Ahmed Syed Munir Ui Hassan Zaidi
Travel
55.      Saleem Vayappurath
Travel
56.      Iftikhar Uddin Zahigum Ud Din
Travel

About The Kanoo Group


‘The Kanoo Group’ is one of the largest, independent, family-owned groups of companies in the Gulf region established in 1890. It has diversified business industries in shipping, travel, machinery, engineering, logistics, property, oil & gas, power, industrial chemicals, training, joint ventures, retail and commercial activities, among others, and operates extensively throughout Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Yemen and Qatar.

Our Vision
The Leading Family Business in the Region and Beyond

Our Mission 
Delivering Sustainable Excellence

Our Values 
Customer Focused, Ethical, Innovative, Agile, Competent & Intelligent, Collaborative, Accountable 

P.O. Box 290, Dubai, UAE. Toll Free: 800 KANOO, Fax: 04-3933636, Websites: www.kanoo.com / www.kanoogroup.com 

To comment on the article, send an email to:
Michelle Laylo Verzola 
PR Executive
The Kanoo Group
http://www.facebook.com/TheKanooGrouphttp://www.linkedin.com/company/the-kanoo-grouphttp://twitter.com/KanooMarketinghttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Kanoo_Group

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