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Kanoo Travel expands its Oman operations
Oman: May 4, 2010

Oman: May 4, 2010 - Kanoo Travel, the largest travel management company in the Middle East, announced that it has expanded its Oman operation by signing a joint venture partnership agreement with Al Sulaimi group of companies.

Speaking about the joint venture partnership, Sunil De Souza, Regional Travel Manger, UAE & Oman said, "Kanoo Travel is pleased to partner with Al Sulaimi Group, a well-known and reputable company, which will further strengthen our presence in the Gulf region. Through this partnership, Kanoo Travel will have the access to global brands, products, systems, technology and proven international expertise to enable us to offer better services than other multi-national agencies in Oman. These features together with our existing global network and support will allow our regional partners such as Al Sulaimi Group to collaborate on larger national, regional and international accounts, which demand the highest standards of global travel management services and regional coverage."

Al Sulaimi Group, which was began operations in 1970, covers a wide range of industries and services including engineering and industrial solutions, construction equipment and consumables, metal fabrication yards, maintenance and repair workshops to name a few. The company is also active in the travel and tourism sector of Oman.

"Oman is one of the world's most developed countries. The top-notch infrastructure in Oman and its tourism spots are among the factors which are attracting international tourists and companies to Oman. Specialised travel agents are in great demand as customer prefers help in planning their holidays. We believe this is where Kanoo Travel can help customers with VIP travel and complicated international travel."

"Kanoo Travel, over the years, has gained the reputation of being the most reliable travel company in the region and a one-stop travel services operator. This venture marks our commitment to our customers in Oman and will cater to the travel needs of residents and businesses in the country. We believe in offering our customers convenience and a high level of customer service whenever they have a travel requirement. We will concentrate in offering customers a complete travel management solution, value for your money, convenience, and 24x7 travel services with the highest levels of customer care," explains Mr. Abdullah M. Abo Khamseen, Executive General Manager, Kanoo Travel.

Kanoo Travel has already appointed Mr. Abdul Kareem as the Travel Manager for its operations in Oman. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Kareem was the Area Manager for Abu Dhabi and Al Ain region at Kanoo Travel. "Mr. Kareem has over 20 years of trade experience, and holds a good track record on special assignments, which has been his key strength. He has been involved in many successful activities in developing new areas of businesses, and quality accreditation for Kanoo Travel, and he has been working with the company for the past 13 years," Mr. D'souza added.

The Kanoo family's involvement in air travel dates back to 1937 when the company provided refueling facilities in Bahrain for Imperial Airways seaplanes in route to India and Australia. Today, Kanoo Travel is the largest travel company in the Middle East, with a team of over 1000 travel professionals, operating in a network of over 180 IATA accredited locations in the region, and through a global network of world class travel partners. With a network of offices in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Oman and Qatar, UK, France, Afghanistan and in Iraq Kanoo Travel offers a unique level of geographical spread to its valued corporate and retail clients.