Alshamel Travel is the fastest growing travel management company in the region with a renowned reputation for providing reliable and premium services in corporate, leisure and military and government travel. We are the only travel management company with fully owned offices across the GCC Countries and Jordan. With more than 300 professionals from 21 different nationalities, we service a diverse client portfolio including Fortune 500 companies, local and international governments and military organizations.
We are a regional partner of Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT), the world’s leading corporate travel management company, and CWTSatoTravel, the world’s largest travel services provider to the U.S. military and government. Together we offer a combined network reaching 150 countries.
Following the launch of Alshamel Travel in Kuwait in 1996, we opened our first office in Dubai, UAE in 2002. Within a few years, expansion moved to Qatar and Bahrain in 2004 followed by Jordan in 2005 and Abu Dhabi in 2006. Our newest branches were opened in Saudi Arabia (Al Khobar) in 2009 and Muscat, Oman in 2010.
Each of these outlets is an IATA approved passenger sales outlet, and therefore is able to make reservations and issue tickets instantly on all airlines including low cost carriers. This ensures speed and on time delivery of travel documents. The outlets act as one stop travel shops offering a range of travel products and services.
While we benefit from the expertise, support and cooperation of our international partners, our focus is on the Gulf Cooperation Council and Middle East countries. Functioning as one entity through our network of regional offices, we excel at servicing clients and partners on a truly regional level. We provide exceptional results derived from extensive local knowledge, highly experienced agents, dedicated program managers and access to cutting edge technology. We continue to pursue a methodical, organic growth strategy through affiliation, network expansion, diversification and optimization.
Alshamel Travel’s annual sales in 2011 exceeded US$ 480 million, making it the largest travel services provider in Kuwait and the 4th largest travel management company in the region, according to Arab Travel News magazine’s 2011 Power List.