Kanoo Travel, American Express sign key deal
Manama, October 6, 2012
Bahrain-based Kanoo Travel and American Express Middle East have signed a partnership deal to offer large and mid-sized companies the American Express Business Travel Account (BTA) - an effective and streamlined way to manage corporate travel expenses.
With this partnership, Kanoo Travel becomes one of the first travel-focused organisations to introduce the BTA in the region, enabling its clients to consolidate their corporate travel expenses through one centralised account, requiring one single payment.
This provides organisations with enhanced visibility, simpler reconciliation processes and reduced paperwork. As a result they benefit from accurate data which enables them to maximum control over expenses, helping them to save time and money.
"As pioneers in the Gulf's travel industry, our objective is to continue innovating, expanding our scope of services and offering our customers the latest in travel management solutions. I hope our customers will embrace and benefit from the BTA programme, and further build their travel management programme to be more effective, efficient and productive," said Kanoo Travel director Nabeel Kanoo.
"With a strong portfolio of more than 1,000 corporate customers in the region, I am confident the BTA will help companies achieve enhanced management control over their travel expenses as all billing is methodically archived in a centralised database.
"Reporting can be customised based on various factors including departmental or specific cost centres, which helps stakeholders in monitoring and budgeting cost," he added.
"American Express is delighted to work with Kanoo Travel to offer this innovative solution to their travel clients," said American Express Middle East chief executive Mazin Khoury.
"Managing and co-ordinating the travel spend of several employees can be a resource-intensive process that adds significant costs to an organisation. Integrated billing solutions like the BTA can facilitate streamlined business travel expense processes that enable greater flexibility and cost control." – TradeArabia News Service