openPR Logo
Press release

Kanoo Travel and American Express Middle East offer businesses opportunities to save on travel-related costs

10-10-2012 07:37 PM CET | Tourism, Cars, Traffic

Press release from: Kanoo Travel

/ PR Agency: OAK Consulting FZC
Kanoo Travel and American Express Middle East offer businesses

Manama, Bahrain, October 6, 2012: Kanoo Travel and American Express Middle East today announced the signing of a partnership to offer large and mid-sized companies the American Express® Business Travel Account - an effective and streamlined way to manage corporate travel expenses.

With this partnership, Kanoo Travel, the leading travel management company (TMCs) and pioneer of the travel industry in the GCC, becomes one of the first travel-focused organisations to introduce the American Express Business Travel Account (BTA) in the region, enabling Kanoo clients to consolidate their corporate travel expenses through one centralised account, requiring one single payment. This provides organisations with enhanced visibility, simpler reconciliation processes and reduced paperwork. As a result they benefit from accurate data which enables them to maximum control over expenses, helping them to save time and money.

“As pioneers in the Gulf’s travel industry, our objective is to continue innovating, expanding our scope of services and offering our customers the very latest in travel management solutions. I sincerely hope that our valued customers across all regional, Middle Eastern and Northern African markets will embrace and benefit from the BTA programme, and further build their travel management programme to be more effective, efficient and productive,” said Nabeel Kanoo, Director, Kanoo Travel.

“With a strong portfolio of over a thousand multi-national and local corporate customers in this region, I am confident the Business Travel Account will help companies achieve enhanced management control over their travel expenses as all billing is methodically archived in a centralised database. Reporting can be customised based on various factors including departmental or specific cost centres, which helps stakeholders in monitoring and budgeting cost”, he added.

“American Express is delighted to work with Kanoo Travel, our long-term partner for travel-related products in the region, to offer this innovative solution to their travel clients” said Mazin Khoury, Chief Executive Officer, American Express Middle East. “Managing and coordinating the travel spend of several employees can be a resource-intensive process that adds significant costs to an organisation. Integrated billing solutions like the BTA can facilitate streamlined business travel expense processes that enable greater flexibility and cost control.”

He added: “Companies using the American Express Business Travel Account stand to benefit from savings on process costs related to the reconciliation of travel expenses, as well as from strengthened management control of such costs”.

About American Express Middle East
AMEX (Middle East) B.S.C. (c) - American Express Middle East has been providing reliable, flexible, tailored and rewarding solutions for its Cardmembers, Merchants and Business Partners in the region since 1977. American Express Middle East is owned by Mawarid Investment Limited and American Express and became a joint venture company in 1992.

American Express is the Card for those individuals who value service, unmatched flexibility, access and daily rewards wherever they are in the world. Operating in 16 markets in the Middle East and North Africa region, the company issues dollar currency Credit and Charge Cards: The Centurion® Card, The Platinum Card®, The American Express® Gold Card, The American Express® Card (Green) as well as Company and Corporate Cards. ِAmerican Express Middle East also offers a range of local currency-denominated Credit Cards to give Cardmembers across the region even greater flexibility. American Express Cards are accepted at millions of locations in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide.

For further information, please contact:
Sabine Khalil
PR and Communications Manager
AMEX (Middle East) B.S.C. (c)
Tel: (+973) 17 557739

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 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.

For further information, please visit

Kanoo Travel
Kanoo Building
Bur Dubai
Dubai, UAE

This release was published on openPR.

Permanent link to this press release:

Please set a link in the press area of your homepage to this press release on openPR. openPR disclaims liability for any content contained in this release.

You can edit or delete your press release Kanoo Travel and American Express Middle East offer businesses opportunities to save on travel-related costs here

News-ID: 238795 • Views: 2388

More Releases from Kanoo Travel

Korean Air Restarts Service To Saudi Arabia
Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, October 13, 2012: Kanoo Travel, the largest travel management company in the Middle East, today announced that Korean Air is expanding its network to the Middle East with a direct flight service between Korea and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on 9 November 2012. Korean Air will commence the direct service three times a week, flying from Seoul/Incheon first to Riyadh and then onto Jeddah.
Kanoo Travel and STA Travel Sign New Partnership Agreement
To jointly offer the student and youth community competitive prices on airfares, hotels and holidays Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 1, 2010: Kanoo Travel announced that it is partnering with STA Travel in Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and UAE to capitalise on the expanding student and youth travel market in the region. Through this partnership, STA Travel, the world’s biggest travel agency in the youth and student market, will
Kanoo Travel Launches New India Brochure
Partners with India Tourism Board to offer its customers a wide range of exciting travel and wellness destinations that combine high quality with value for money. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 25th, 2010: Kanoo Travel, the largest travel management company in the Middle East, announced the launch of its new India brochure for its customers in the Middle East. The new brochure includes holiday packages featuring the most popular holiday destinations
Kanoo Travel Appointed GSA for United Airlines
Kanoo Travel to provide reservations, sales and marketing support to United Airlines in Bahrain Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain, May 17, 2010: Kanoo Travel, the largest travel management company in the Middle East, today announced that it has been appointed the GSA (General Sales Agent) contract with United Airlines for the Kingdom of Bahrain. As part of the agreement, Kanoo Travel will provide reservations, sales and marketing support for the airline in

All 5 Releases

More Releases for American

Rise of the American Assassins
"The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence." Genesis 6:11. Welcome to the Rampage Republic. We live in an age that can be defined as a period of violent, uncontrollable behavior. More and more tragedies are erupting as these reckless, destructive episodes of murder continue. The cycle of violence is boiling over in America. Peace, liberty and the pursuit of happiness is being critically undermined
North American Surgical Gowns Market
The North American Surgical Gowns Market report provides in-depth analysis of parent market trends, macro-economic indicators and governing factors along with market attractiveness as per segments. The report also maps the qualitative impact of various market factors on market segments and geographies. The global surgical apparels market is growing at a significant rate due to increasing number of surgeries, and technological advancement in the field. Some of the surgical apparels available
American Solar Announces Excellence Certifications
Two more experts at American Solar, Arizona’s leader in residential solar installation and innovation, have received the NABCEP (North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners) certifications, indicating the very highest level of competence and professionalism in the solar energy industry. To even be considered for the certification, applicants must meet required levels of experience and training in the complex field of photovoltaic energy systems, meet OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health
American Super Bowl Delights
Join in with the Super Bowl action and add some touches from across the pond to your life. Celebrate the highly anticipated annual sporting event with a range of American influenced scrummy pizzas at deliciously different restaurant Fire & Stone. Touch down at one of the five restaurants and experience a delightful American treat on Super Bowl Sunday. Examples from the menu: New York: Mozzarella, tomato sauce, crispy smoked bacon, garlic
An American Hero Remains An American Prisoner
George Martorano remains behind bars without recognition of the lives he has saved and his service to society. He is still denied his right to resentencing. (Philadelphia, July 26, 2011) -- Today, Federal Prisoner George Martorano (ID# 12973004) informed us of a major, potentially lethal incident on a Bureau of Prisons flight from Philadelphia to Oklahoma on his way back to Coleman Federal Prison in Florida. George wrestled a handcuff
Celebrating the Great American Smokeout
A free educational seminar on a guaranteed safe and effective way to stop smoking will be held in Pittsburgh. Come see us in person. Learn the method discussed in Oprah Magazine, on TV and radio. On November 16, 2006, from 6:00PM to 8:00PM a free educational seminar will be held to teach the public about how hypnosis can help people quit smoking. Attendees will learn how to kick