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Kanoo Travel celebrates International Day of Happiness with industry partners

Kanoo Travel celebrates International Day of Happiness with industry partners

Kanoo Travel, together with industry partners, recently hosted a Desert Safari and a Bowling event in Dubai to celebrate the International Day of Happiness which aims to underline the importance of promoting positive values and the spirit of optimism and happiness among its employees and clients.

Aubrey Heldt, General Manager, Kanoo Travel – UAE & Oman said, “With partners including Air France-KLM (Royal Dutch Airlines) and Oman Air, we help ensure that everyone can achieve the common goal of sustainable happiness. Through our planned activities, we underscore human connection, positive outlook, purpose, and gratitude which are important factors towards Happiness."

Kanoo Travel in collaboration with Air France-KLM recently organised the Inter-Department Bowling Tournament to promote happiness amongst employees as well as customers by means of sports through teamwork and camaraderie.

The inaugural sports day welcomed 29 teams from Kanoo Travel and guests from Kanoo divisions, Air France-KLM, and their customers, which was held at the International Bowling Centre in Al Mamzar.

The playoff winners for individual categories were Rajesh Kutty (CRM Team) for Highest Score-Male and Christine Ondangan (Achill Management) for Highest Score-Female; Ryan Tugade (Achill Management) for Highest Strikes-Male and Emma Sison (BCG) Highest Strikes-Female.

The overall winners, by organisation, were awarded to Amex Centurion (Winner), A chill Management (1st Runner Up), and Kanoo Shipping (Marine) (2nd Runner Up).

The Bowling Tournament concluded on a very happy note, with award medals and trophies as well as giveaway tokens presented to the winners and participants respectively.

Similarly, Kanoo Travel together with Oman Air also led a corporate Desert Safari event to celebrate the Happiness Day held at Al Masayaf Camp, which was attended by around 200 representatives from both companies.

The event was a chance for senior executives and employees alike to socialise and explore the exotic nature and beauty of the desert on a sunset while enjoying a wide choice of adventure activities such as dune bashing, camel riding, sandboarding, henna painting and quad biking.

Apart from the thrilling rides, participants were fascinated with various entertainment such as dance performances – the tanoura, fire and belly dancing show, under the stars, while indulging in a BBQ dinner buffet. Others completed the adventure by having a precious memory of the tour through photographs taken wearing traditional Arabic clothing.

Towards the end of the event, two economy-class tickets were awarded to raffle draw winners Asmi Virgo (Landmark Group) and Dyn Cimon (Atlas Copco) – courtesy of Oman Air. All attendees likewise received giveaway tokens from the organisers.

The growing happiness and wellbeing movement in the country is being led by the UAE, with its commitment to becoming the happiest country in the world. With respect to this initiative, the recent UN report has ranked the UAE as the happiest country in the Arab region for the fifth year running.