Showing posts with label Yusuf bin Ahmed Kanoo. Show all posts
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Sunday, 3 November 2019

Kanoo Travel named best corporate travel company in the Middle East


Kanoo Travel, a member of The Kanoo Group, has been named the best Corporate Travel Company and the best Corporate Incentives Tour Operator in the Middle East at the Arabian Travel Awards 2019. The management of Kanoo Travel received the two awards during a special ceremony held in the Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina.
Zaeem Gama, CEO of Kanoo Travel [2nd left] and Aubrey Heldt, General Manager – Kanoo Travel (UAE & Oman) [5th left] receives the Best Corporate Travel Company Award, at the Arabian Travel Awards 2019, held in Dubai, UAE.
“We are so proud of this spectacular achievement that came while we are also busy exploring more advanced technologies and designing better services to make the travel journey of our clients more enjoyable and more comfortable.” Zaeem Gama, CEO of Kanoo Travel said. “Hats off to the hardworking teams of Kanoo Travel who showed the highest level of dedication towards serving our corporate clients.”

The Arabian Travel Awards is a platform that evaluates the performance of the Travel and Hospitality companies in the Middle East through an advanced voting system and then releases its verdict in an extravagant annual ceremony held in Dubai. It runs and governs a comprehensive programme across a range of awards developed to recognise the industry's most vital sectors and product offerings.

“Winning the best Corporate Travel Company and the best Corporate Incentives Tour Operator in the Middle East is a success that was achieved by careful planning and flawless execution,” Zaeem Gama, added. “The two awards are a testament to the consistency in Kanoo Travel’s performance and hard work”.

Kanoo Travel is the largest family run travel management company in the MENA region. Specializing in corporate, marine, leisure travel, airline representation and Meetings Incentives Conferences and Events (MICE). It offers a wide range of compliance-driven, cost-effective travel management services and solutions. Kanoo Travel operates a network of more than 70 IATA locations and has offices in the Arabian Gulf Region, Egypt, and London.

Source: YBA Kanoo

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.

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Hyundae Fitting Chairman's Visit to UAE Held

Abu Dhabi, UAE: The Chairman of Hyundae Fitting, Mr. Meang-Sung Ha met with Deputy Chairman, Mr. Mohamed Kanoo, in Abu Dhabi on 18th October 2016 following extensive meetings held in Dubai with senior members of The Kanoo Group Management.  Mr. Ha was accompanied by his overseas Sales Manager Mr. Jacob Gong.  Also present was Mr. Sang Bok Lee from STIC Investments in South Korea.

The representatives of Hyundae Fitting are in the UAE to investigate ways to further develop its regional business interests with The Kanoo Group and YBAK.

Hyundae Fitting is based in Busan, South Korea.  They produce high end, specialized Flanges for the Oil & Gas sector, among others.

From left to right: Hesham Nass (Business Development Manager – AUH, The Kanoo Group); Meang Sung Ha (Chairman of Hyundae Fitting); Mohammed Kanoo (Deputy Chairman, The Kanoo Group); Sam (Sang Bok) Lee (Executive Managing Partner, Korea of STIC investment ); Jacob Gong (Overseas Sales Department Manager, Hyundae Fitting); and Mahmood Mian (Business Development Manager – Dubai, The Kanoo Group)

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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Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Turkish Airlines honours Kanoo Travel for 2015 performance



Dubai, UAE: Kanoo Travel received a plaque of appreciation during the Annual Travel Agencies Awards and gala dinner event hosted by Turkish Airways to honour travel agents across Dubai for their outstanding support and contribution to the airline’s robust expansion in the Emirate for 2015. 

The event was held at Park Hyatt Dubai on 29th February 2016 where the most successful partners in the travel industry were given recognition and introduced to Exclusive Drive Services of Turkish Airways. It was another year of celebration to the business relationship.

Kanoo Travel was awarded among the top 23 best performing agents in 2015 for being an intrinsic part of the airline’s advancement in the region. Mr. Sunil D’souza, Mr. Aubrey Heldt, Mr. Bhavin Mithani, Mr. Hemant Baheti and Mr. Shaukat Parkar received the plaque of appreciation on behalf of Kanoo Travel.

Over 250 guests graced the special celebration including Mr. Mustafa Levent Bilgen, Turkish Ambassador to the UAE; Mr. Erdem Ozan, Turkish Consul General in Dubai, and senior officials of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority.

Pertaining to the recent award, Mr. Sunil D’souza said, “This honour clearly demonstrates Kanoo Travel’s strength in the travel sector for the quality of services and customer experience that we collectively deliver in this part of the region. This milestone is for everyone who constantly work hard towards success of Kanoo Travel.”
About Kanoo Travel

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.

Today, Kanoo Travel is the largest travel company in the Middle East, with a team of travel specialists, operating a network of over 140 offices in the region, and through a global network of world class travel partners.  Kanoo Travel provides the most comprehensive and specialized services in the travel industry with unmatched quality awards and achievements that guarantees the highest levels of customer satisfaction.

Customers can utilize Kanoo Travel’s direct booking facility which is accessible in all their retail travel shops, online channels and corporate customer portfolios. 

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
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Thursday, 19 November 2015

Kanoo forms joint venture with Singapore's Advanced CAE

Abu Dhabi, UAE: The Kanoo Group of companies (Yusuf Bin Ahmed Kanoo / The Kanoo Group) has joined hands with Advanced CAE from Singapore in a joint venture to expand its production of instrumentation shelters to the GCC. In addition, the new Company will provide servicing of equipment already installed in the field. 

Mr. Mohamed Abdul Latif Kanoo (front row-left) signed the new partnership with Dr. Kar Wong of Advanced CAE, on behalf of Kanoo Group of companies
The new joint venture agreement was officially signed on 1st November 2015 at The Kanoo Group facilities in Abu Dhabi in the presence of Mr. Mohamed Abdul Latif Kanoo, Area Executive of The Kanoo Group; Mr. Bob Curtis, CEO, The Kanoo Group – UAE & Oman, Mr. Freddy Sherman, EGM Business Development and other managers of both the Kanoo Group and Advanced CAE.

The new companies will be based in Abu Dhabi and Saudi Arabia, and will be set up to manufacture instrumentation shelters. These shelters are designed specifically for refineries and petrochemical industry to enable online analysis of products and feed data to the central control systems. 

During the signing ceremony, Advanced CAE represented by Dr. Kar Wong, and Kanoo Group of companies represented by Mr. Mohamed Abdul Latif Kanoo, emphasized the need to place their customers at the centre of the focus of the new joint-venture. 

Kanoo said, “Our new partnership will ensure that we are able to provide a local centre of excellence to support our customers and to provide faster in-field response.

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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