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Dubai, UAE, United Arab Emirates, 2010/08/01 - To jointly offer the student and youth community competitive prices on airfares, hotels and holidays.
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 have a wider presence in the Middle East and will be able to offer exclusive products and competitive prices on airfares, hotels and holidays.
STA Travel’s agreements with a large number of the world’s best airlines, hotel and adventure tour operators will also ensure that customers can create bespoke around-the-world and point to point trips, comparable to no other travel agency or tour operator in the area.
Mark Moss, General Manager Global Partners for STA Travel says: “Kanoo Travel is the market leader in the Middle East and we are very excited about this new partnership which we are confident will be a great success, delivering new products and travel opportunities to students and young people in the region.”
Roland Bunge, General Manager, Commercial for Kanoo Travel adds: “We know that our Kanoo Travel offices in the region are already excited about this new venture and we are looking forward to providing a great service and value adds to the student and youth travel segment in the Middle East.”
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 (kanootravel.com) 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.
About STA Travel
STA Travel is a global travel specialist with over 30 years experience advising students and young people on holidays and adventures abroad. They offer a unique range of flights, accommodation, tours and expeditions in over 60 countries and have over 400 branches worldwide.