Tuesday, 8 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.

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