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Kanoo Travel strengthens its Saudi operations
Saudi Arabia: November 04, 2010

Saudi Arabia: November 04, 2010 - Kanoo Travel, one of the largest travel management companies in the Middle East, today announced that they are expanding and strengthening their operations in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia by opening ten new offices across country to cater to the boom in petrochemical and infrastructure development projects.

Kanoo Travel is also investing heavily in the latest travel technology and training centers to improve its team's efficiency levels and offer its Saudi customers the best in travel management services.

Speaking on their expansion plans, Mr. Abdullah M. Abo Khamseen, Executive General Manager, Kanoo Travel, says, "Saudi Arabia is a very important market for Kanoo Travel. Over the last few years our business has grown tremendously in the country and we want to ensure that we offer our customers best-in-class professional travel management services using the latest technology with the best customer service. The opening of our new offices across the country is another example of our commitment towards our ever increasing base of customers in the kingdom."

Kanoo Travel offers customers in Saudi Arabia a wide range of services, which include state-of-the-art self booking tools and online travel management solutions for corporate customers, which help them save time and money by automating travel policy and quality control including travel security. Kanoo Travel was also one of the first travel companies in the country to introduce exclusive ladies centres. The company has invested in dedicated training centres in all three regions of Saudi Arabia in order to regularly train its team and associates and improve the quality of service.

Giving an insight into their new initiatives, Mr. Othman Al Ghamdi, General Manager, Kanoo Travel - Saudi Arabia, said, "Our ladies centres in the country were appreciated for their high standards of service and well accepted by our retail and corporate clients. Kanoo Travel encourages local talent, be it male or female to join the travel industry by providing them tools, training and encouragement to be leaders of tomorrow. Our motto is to offer international quality services with a local touch. Kanoo Travel not only offers corporate based packages but has also been creating attractive leisure and holiday packages for local and expatriates living in Saudi."

Apart from offering customers professional corporate travel management solutions, Kanoo Travel also offers emergency travel services, 24 hour coverage, key account management and regional travel solutions to large multinational companies that require a 'single point' travel services solution. The company has dedicated corporate travel service centres, which are equipped with the latest call centre technology and enhanced management information reporting (MIR) capabilities to enhance customer experience.

Kanoo Travel has been able to offer clients the very best in corporate travel management solutions and international coverage through its strengthened partnership with American Express Travel Services.

"Our exclusive partnership with American Express Travel Services is multi-dimensional. Whether as a travel management company or as a multinational corporate customer present in the region, both can benefit from our strength and expertise throughout the Middle East and North Africa. The collective strengths of Kanoo Travel and American Express are unmatched in this region and wider afield. We are pleased to announce that we will continue to invest in our service delivery and steady international growth, offering not only the best travel management solutions to the travel industry, but also to our customers as a whole," concluded Mr. Nabeel Kanoo, Board Director, Kanoo Travel.

In its latest packages, Kanoo Travel is offering adventure travelers an opportunity to book a trip into space. "Traveling to space is an adventure like no other, where the traveler will head up to the edge of the earth's atmosphere and see the world from a different angle. On one side, he will see the endless black vacuum of space and on the other side, he will see the beautiful curvature of the earth. We are happy to among the first to offer our customers this out-of-the-world experience," Mr. Abo Khamseen explains.

Kanoo Travel, through this partnership with STA Travel - the world's biggest travel agency in the youth and student market, is offering discounted air fares and accommodation options to students, teachers and youth in Saudi Arabia. STA Travel's agreements with a large number of the world's best airlines, hotel and adventure tour operators ensure that customers can create bespoke around-the-world and point to point trips, comparable to no other travel agency or tour operator in the area.