Bahrain: +973 1757 8200
Saudi Arabia:+9663 835 6000
UAE:+9714 393 1900
Interim Executive General Manager
Our Travel division has been consistently recognised for its premium solutions and service excellence through regional industry awards.
Kanoo Travel was launched in the late 1930s, mirroring the rise of Bahrain’s aviation industry.
The first IATA member agency in the GCC, it has since grown to become the largest travel company in the Middle East, offering the most comprehensive and sophisticated solutions in the industry.
Today it boasts a team of over 900 travel specialists across the region, operating a network of 70 IATA locations. It has established world-class partnerships in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the UAE, Qatar, Oman, Egypt, Lebanon and the United Kingdom. YBA Kanoo’s Travel division specialises in corporate travel, Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Events (MICE), leisure & holiday travel, airline representation and marine travel. It has been consistently recognised for its premium solutions and service excellence, winning many regional industry awards.
Kanoo Travel represents American Express (the largest Travel Management Company in the world) in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia, with which it has a master franchise agreement covering the Levant, North Africa, the GCC, Iraq, and the CIS countries.
In 1997 it became the first travel company to receive an ISO certification in the Middle East region.
Corporate Travel Services
Kanoo Travel manages and develops innovative solutions to deliver superior corporate travel management services, ensuring that companies get maximum value for their corporate travel budgets.
Kanoo Travel supports multinational corporations wishing to optimise their corporate travel needs on a regional/global scale. Working with global partners American Express Travel Services, it helps clients reduce travel costs by implementing customised programmes catering to the unique requirements of each client.
Leisure Travel Services
Kanoo Travel also offers a comprehensive range of holiday products and services spanning all types of holidays, from family fun and relaxation to honeymoon and adventure packages. Customers are exposed to an exciting choice of holiday packages and destinations with the best value travel, accommodation and other related services.
Airline GSA Services
The General Sales Agent (GSA) division of Kanoo Travel provides a range of services to support the distribution, sales and marketing activities of over 30 principal international carriers.
The Airline Affairs division is specifically tailored to complement individual airline requirements, and is supported by a multilingual team of highly trained and experienced staff. It provides airline principals the 'legal entity' to establish a commercial presence and the right to trade. This includes market distribution, financial set-up, licensing, hassle-free sponsorship, search and assistance with office or retail space, and full employee resourcing services like recruitment, payroll and accommodations.
Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Events (MICE)
Kanoo Travel's MICE divisions are located in KSA, UAE and Bahrain, where teams of specialised staff assist with customers' MICE requirements internationally. The team is comprised of dedicated, well-travelled and experienced managers, a product and research team that keeps abreast of new trends, venues and destinations, fares specialists and a creative and design team that manage all graphic design and customised documentation.
Kanoo Travel works closely with select professional destination management companies and hotels in planning and executing MICE trips. These organisations possess extensive local knowledge, expertise and resources, specialising in the design and implementation of events, activities, tours, transportation and programme logistics as per customer requirements.
Marine Travel Services
Kanoo Marine Travel is a specialised business division of Kanoo Travel. The group’s shipping and port agency background gives Kanoo Marine Travel a first-hand understanding of the requirements of seamen travel in today's busy and demanding industry.
With associate global partners and superior technology tools, Kanoo Marine Travel is able to meet the global needs of its shipping clients, providing one-way refundable and changeable airfares to move ship crews, marine contractors and offshore oil rig workers to and from their homes and to their vessels, anywhere across the globe.
Country Manager – Bahrain
Phone: +973 17220693
General Manager – UAE, Oman & Qatar
Phone: 009714 4082502 / 009714 4082505
General Manager – KSA & Bahrain
Phone: +966 13 8491898
Country Manager – Qatar
Phone: +974 44410777
Country Manager – Oman
Phone: +968 24819370