Manama: Kanoo Travel, a fully owned business division of Yusuf bin Ahmed Kanoo Group (YBA Kanoo), has been named Saudi Arabia’s Leading Business Travel Agency in 2020 by the 27th World Travel Awards. Kanoo Travel management were informed about the decision earlier this year and received the award in February 2021.
“For almost a decade our strategy has been focused on corporate clients which allowed us to develop the capabilities and know-how to serve them in the best way possible.” Nabeel Kanoo, President of Kanoo Travel said. “We’ve been operating in Saudi Arabia since the 1950’s and we have successfully managed to build strong and stable relationships with many clients in all cities which makes this award a true reflection of our efforts and hard work especially during the challenging times of a global pandemic.”
World Travel Awards (WTA) has been established in 1993 to acknowledge and reward excellence across all sectors of the tourism industry. Each year, (WTA) covers the globe with a series of regional gala ceremonies staged to celebrate successful businesses in the industry. In 2020 and due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the gala ceremony was replaced with an online event.
Kanoo Travel is the largest 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
About Kanoo Travel:
Kanoo Travel has a workforce comprised of 1,500 experienced, multilingual travel consultants and professionals and has an extensive network of offices spanning the Middle East, North Africa, and Europe. It established a longstanding partnership with American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) that gives it access to one of the world’s largest travel agency networks.
Kanoo Travel’s local knowledge and keen insight into global markets enable it to deliver unparalleled levels of service to customers, which is reflected by the numerous industry awards and recognitions it has received over the years.
About Yusuf bin Ahmed Kanoo Group:
Founded in 1890 in Bahrain by Haji Yusuf Bin Ahmed Kanoo, the YBA Kanoo Group is one of the largest, most iconic, and trusted family-owned conglomerates in the Arabian Gulf. From its early roots in shipping, it has grown to become one of the most diversified businesses in the region and beyond. Operating extensively in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Egypt, Lebanon, and the United Kingdom, it combines traditional values with a global vision, making it a key driver for regional growth and development.
The Group caters to a wide range of sectors and industries, including shipping, logistics, travel, capital investments, real estate, oil & gas, machinery, and power and industrial projects. It also offers a wide range of other retail and commercial services that meet the highest international standards.