Press Release

Cozmo Travel launches inter-school football tournament
SHARJAH - February 03, 2016: Cozmo Travel, a member of Air Arabia Group and a leading travel management company in the region, announced the launch of ‘Cozmo Champions Cup’, an annual football championship for school students. This initiative is first-of-its-kind by any travel company in the Northern Emirates region. The tournament is organized in association with Sharjah Sports Council, National Olympic Committee and the UAE Sports for All Committee.

The inaugural edition of the Cozmo Champions Cup will feature teams from a total of 16schools taking part in the event on February 13 at the Wanderers Club in Sharjah. The inter-school football tournament is aimed to pave the way for youth to promote physical activity, sporting talents and aptitudes, while fostering and building a healthier lifestyle at a shape-up phase in their lives.

Commenting on the tournament, Mr. Jamal Abdulnasar, CEO – Cozmo Travel, said, “We are extremely proud to launch ‘Cozmo Champions Cup’ for school students from across the Northern Emirates region. This is one among the CSR initiatives of Cozmo aimed at enhancing the overall development of our future generation by promoting sports as an integral part of a child’s overall development. In future, we are also looking into conducting football matches for universities and corporate entities in the UAE.”

“Our aim is to identify and promote new talents in the field of football. We believe this tournament will attract young talent towards sports activities and create awareness among them to be also focused on an active and healthy lifestyle. It is a unique opportunity for students from all types of schools to engage and share their experiences. In today’s world, sports are equally important as academics for children and hence ‘schools’ became our main choice to begin such an initiative.” he added.

Mr. Saeed Ali Mohd Al Aajil, Director of Social Service at Sharjah Sports Council, said, “Sharjah Sports Council - Government of Sharjah has always encouraged sports activities to develop both physical and mental abilities of the youth. Our strategy is in line with the approach of the country’s forward-thinking leaders, who stress on the importance of sports and extend constant support to sports enthusiasts. We hope this tournament will create new opportunities for students to experience football on a level where they practice leadership, commitment, fair play and teamwork.”

Mr. Abdelrahman Bin Taliah, Managing Director of Cozmo Travel, said “Corporate entities always aim towards sustainable social service, and this was exactly Cozmo's vision when putting together the ‘Cozmo Champions Cup’. Football in the UAE gives young students opportunities not only to have fun, but to demonstrate their talents as well. Our aim is to have this event an ongoing social event bonding students, parents and schools together.”

Ms. Deepa Rajesh, Head of Sales at Cozmo Travel, elaborated, “This is a one-day, seven-a-side format football tournament for school students. A total of 16 schools from Sharjah and Northern Emirates will participate in the tournament this year. This, being the initial phase of the tournament, the teams are set up with students from high school level. We will be expanding this from next year onwards targeting high schools and universities in the respective emirates.”

“We aimto promote the sporting culture by creating awareness among the children on the importance of physical activities to follow a healthy lifestyle. We are keen on promoting and boosting sports activities toa corporate level as well in the coming years. This, in turn, would elevate the employees’ performance, increase their enthusiasm to evolve, excel and innovate. A strong sports culture would have a positive impact on them in terms of productivity and fitness as well as developing team spirit,” she added.

Exciting prizes and certificates will be awarded to both the winning team and participants. Winners of the tournament will be awarded trophies and medals. Separate awards will be presented to top scorer, best player and best goal keeper. All players will be given Participation Certificates.

Taking into consideration the safety of all participating students, the organizers have arranged necessary safety measures adhering to international standards and the criteria set by the UAE authorities. All the players and spectators are covered under insurance from Union Insurance, while a mobile ambulance service is being sponsored by Zulekha Hospital for any medical emergency that would arise at the ground throughout the tournament.

Cozmo Travel increases its presence in UAE with additional branches in prime locations
Cozmo Travel opened two more outlets in prime locations in UAE - Ras Al Khaimah and Dubai. The Ras Al Khaimah branch was inaugurated by H.E. Engr. Skh. Salem Bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Chairman, Department of Civil Aviation, RAK and the Dubai branch was inaugurated by Mr. Adel Abdullah Ali, CEO, Air Arabia Group. Announcing this in a press release, Mr. Jamal Abdul Nazar, CEO - Cozmo Travel said that with the multiplication of branches, it is a feather on our cap. The RAK branch, which has been in operation since 2011, has been refurbished and moved to a larger office location with Air Arabia’s city check-in to enrich customer experience and meet the growing market demand. The branch at Al Ghurair Mall - Dubai is the 22nd branch in UAE and the 60th branch across GCC which is inclusive of the dedicated Air Arabia sales counters/outlets.

“With the opening of the new branches we are once again re-establishing our corporate policy of reaching out to our customers. We strongly believe in the convenience of our customers and this is yet another step towards that. Both the new branches are conveniently located and provide easy access to our customers. The RAK branch is centrally located in Al Rams Road, behind Lulu Centre, Al Nakheel is well equipped to meet the local market requirement,” he added.

“Cozmo Travel, in existence since the year 2010, is a leading regional travel management company specializing in providing total travel management solutions. Headquartered in Sharjah, the footprint of Cozmo Travel covers Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain and soon launching India catering to the needs of individual, corporate and leisure travellers. An IATA accredited travel agency, Cozmo Travel is fully owned by Air Arabia and independently operates and offers all airlines & a whole range of leisure products and services. Within a short span of 5 years, Cozmo Travel has established itself as one of the leading travel agencies in UAE having reasonable presence in GCC & UAE” said Mr. Jamal

H.E Engr. Shk. Salem Bin Sultan Al Qasimi and Mr. Adel Abdullah Ali expressed their happiness after the inauguration. “By expanding their RAK branch, Cozmo Travel has reiterated their commitment to every Emirate in UAE. It also emphasis the importance of this region in the overall expansion plans of Cozmo Travel,” added H.E.Engr. Shk. Salem Bin Sultan Al Qasimi. “Our association with Cozmo Travel is quite strong and we are quite happy to note that Cozmo Travel is making every effort to redefine the role of a travel consultant. UAE has emerged as a leading destination and the market is witnessing a dynamic phase of expansion. Cozmo Travel is highly proactive and well positioned to meet every challenge & demand in the market,” said Mr. Adel. “At Cozmo Travel we are driven by various innovations & technology. We always believe in providing value additions to our customers. We understand that today’s travellers are demanding and their needs are diverse. We are committed to meeting the individual needs of every customer - whether it is customised corporate solutions or just an assistance while planning a personal getaway. We cover the entire gamut of travel related services being a one stop shop for every traveler. In addition to offering our own host of travel management solutions, we are also the GSA for Royal Brunei Airlines in UAE, the fulfillment partner for Air Arabia Holidays and handle the operations for 23 outets of Air Arabia’s ticketing sales shops, including city check-in facilities, in the region,” pointed out Mr. Jamal.

Cozmo Travel to offer UAE Visa Application Services at Wathaa’eq Centre inside Sharjah Main Immigration.
Cozmo Travel, one of the leading travel solution providers in the Middle East known for their global expertise with local knowledge, has opened a UAE tourist and visit visa application counter at Wathaa’eq Centre inside Sharjah main Immigration, Sharjah.

The specialties of Cozmo Travel services include visa application process with less documentation, Quick and hassle-free processing. Being an IATA certified travel agency since 2010, Cozmo Travel holds vast experience and expertise in various services related to UAE visa processing. Cozmo Travel presence at Wathaa’eq Centre inside Sharjah main Immigration would be a blessing for those looking for a prompt and fast service.

A member of Air Arabia Group, Cozmo Travel LLC currently boasts a portfolio of 39 branches in GCC, among which 26 operate out of UAE. In addition to offering its own travel management solutions, Cozmo Travel also handles operation for 24 of Air Arabia’s ticketing sales shops, including city check-in facilities in the region. Company’s website offers facilities to book flights, hotels, global travel packages and UAE inbound tours.

Royal Brunei Airlines Rebranding Journey in Dubai
Royal Brunei Airlines (RB) the national carrier of the Sultanate of Brunei, celebrates 40 years of flying this year. To mark the occasion, in partnership with new General Sales Agent (GSA) – Cozmo Travel. RB has launched its newly refurbished and rebranded office in Dubai at Centurian Star, Deira. Present to launch the office as Guest of Honour was His Excellency Mohd Yusra Hj Mohd Salleh, Brunei’s Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates. Travel agents, business partners and media.

At the same event, RB also formally introduced Cozmo Travel as new GSA for the whole of United Arab Emirates. The new GSA agreement was signed by Mr. Jamal Abdulnazar - CEO, witnessed by Ms. Deepa Rajesh - Head of Sales, both representing Cozmo Travel and Mr. Karam Chand - Chief Commercial & Planning Officer witnessed by Ms. Christina Chua - Head of Sales both representing RB. Under the new agreement, Cozmo will operate an exclusive RB retail outlet in Dubai, together with sale points across each of the other emirates. The team will be lead by Royal Brunei’s Country Manager - Mr. Jalal Sanaurahman.

Mr. Jamal, described the signing as indeed a landmark occasion for Cozmo Travel. ‘This new GSA relationship with RB builds on our existing strong GSA agreement with Air Arabia,” he pointed out. “RB provides scheduled services across Asia, Australia Jeddah (Saudi) and London (UK). In addition, the airline has codeshare agreements allowing passengers to co-ordinate flights for seamless travel to a very wide choice of destinations. Cozmo feels there is a potential to significantly grow RB traffic in Middle East and our team is determined to achieve this and more,” he added.

Commenting on the deal, Mr. Karam Chand said: “Cozmo Travel is already one of the leading names in the travel industry in the Middle East region and is ideally positioned to provide the necessary drive to help RB boost sales. We will work closely with Cozmo’s team of experienced professionals to make RB the preferred choice to the destinations we offer from Dubai International Airport,” he observed.

At the launch event, RB also showcased new heritage inspired uniform which will be proudly worn by all RB’s customer service staff. The warm spectrum of uniform colours ranging from olive to morning sky and fresh mint, together with the new vibrant office layout is all designed to reflect the friendly and welcoming nature of the RB brand.

This is the latest phase of the rebranding process of RB which began with the entry into service of new long aircraft in December 2013. RB is the first airline in the world to provide a seamless Boeing 787 Dreamliner service all the way from London Heathrow via Dubai to Melbourne. For regional short-haul operations, RB is also a customer for next generation A320 NEO aircraft. Currently, RB serves a total of eleven short haul routes across Asia. This includes Ho Chi Minh City, Bali, Manila and Kota Kinabalu - all of which are very popular destinations from Dubai, with easy connections via the recently refurbished Brunei International Airport.

RB first flew to Dubai International Airport in August 1988, and is a long established player in this market with over 26 years of distinguished service to customers in UAE.

UAE Exchange Partners with Cozmo Travel for Collecting Payments
Customers can make their payments at any UAE Exchange counter in the UAE Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, April 14, 2012 --(PR.com)-- UAE Exchange, the leading global remittance and foreign exchange brand, joins hands with Cozmo Travel, a leading travel company in the UAE, to provide a new payment option for their online bookings. Now, Cozmo Travel customers can make their payments and confirm their online bookings at any UAE Exchange counter in the UAE.

“It is a priority for us to partner with those brands, who strive to achieve customer delight,” said Mr. Y. Sudhir Kumar Shetty, COO – Global Operations, UAE Exchange. “We are glad to join hands with Cozmo Travel. This new payment option would certainly benefit the customers of Cozmo Travel, as UAE Exchange has a wide network of branches in the UAE, which can be accessed easily from any point in the country. Our extended branch timings would also add more convenience,” he added.

Jamal Abdul Nazar, General Manager, Cozmo Travel, said, “We are happy to partner with a reputable remittance brand like UAE Exchange. We are sure that this partnership will turn out to be a real value addition for our customers, considering the strong branch network and service quality that UAE Exchange is known for.”

UAE Exchange offers a wide range of services, which meets most of the financial needs of its over 3.5 million customers, worldwide. The range includes Xpress Money, the instant money transfer service with over 135,000 agent locations in more than 125 countries; FLASHremit, the facility for real time account credit; Money2anywhere.com, the convenient online money transfer portal by which money can be sent to any corner of the world in just a few clicks; Smart Pay, the WPS-compliant leading payroll solution; and XPay, the online bill payment service using mobile phone. These popular services and other bill payment facilities have made UAE Exchange a true financial supermarket. UAE Exchange has more than 570 direct offices across 29 countries, which makes it the world’s largest networked, among remittance brands. Its correspondent banking relationship with over 150 global banks adds to it.

Cozmo Travel, under the wings of Air Arabia, was launched in 2010. With an year-on-year growth of over 150%, in the past two years, its services are now available in Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Ajman and Ras Al Khaimah. Cozmo Travel answers various travel needs with services including airline tickets, holiday packages, corporate travel management, visa processing, travel insurance etc. Their services are set to expand in the near furture, covering all the seven emirates of the UAE and the rest of the countries in the GCC.

The event, which announced the partnership, was attended by senior officials of UAE Exchange and Cozmo Travel, along with special invitees and the Media.

Cozmo Travel inaugurates their third branch in Qatar
Cozmo Travel opened their third branch in Qatar. The newly set up branch was inaugurated by Mr. Ehab AbdelFattah Amin, Vice President, Qatar Airways on 1st June. Announcing this in a press release, Mr. Jamal Abdulnazar, CEO -Cozmo Travel said that with the opening of our third branch we have strengthened our presence in Qatar, which is one of the fastest growing travel markets in the region. The inauguration was also attended by Mr. Jamal Abdulnazar, Mr Mohammed Ashraf K M Country Manager Cozmo Travel Qatar and other dignitaries from the travel industry. “We started our operations in Qatar in 2011 when we opened our first branch in B-Ring road, Doha. With the inauguration of our third branch in Qatar, we now have 37 branches in GCC,” he added.

“Qatar is one of our primary markets. The number of passengers flying in and out of Qatar has increased manifold over the past few years. We want to capitalize on the growth that the market is witnessing and our enhanced presence will add to the convenience of our customers. The new branch is centrally located in Al Ittihad Street, Gharaffa and is well equipped to meet the local market requirement,” said Mr Mohammed Ashraf K M.

Within short span of time Cozmo Travel has emerged as one of the preferred travel agents in Qatar providing affordable tickets which enable people to connect with their families as well as enjoy their holidays within their budget. Customers can avail stopover packages to their favorite destinations while travelling to their home countries such as Doha Istanbul Cairo Doha, Doha Honkong Manila Doha, Doha Malaysia India Doha and also the passenger can avail stopover packages in Dubai while travelling to any destinations.

Mr. Ehab AbdelFattah Amin expressed his happiness in being a part of the Cozmo Travel inauguration. “By expanding their Qatar operations, Cozmo Travel has reiterated their commitment to the Qatar market I am happy to note that Cozmo Travel considers Qatar as one of their strategic growth marketsandthe region forms a major part in their overall expansion plans. It is heartening to note that the management team of Cozmo Travel is highly proactive and they take action anticipating the market needs. I can state with conviction that Cozmo Travel is well positioned to meet the changing market dynamics as well as the market demand,” said Mr. Ehab.

“Cozmo Travel, in existence since the year 2010, is a leading regional travel management company specializing in providing total travel management solutions. Headquartered in Sharjah, the footprint of Cozmo Travel covers Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain and soon launching India catering to the needs of individual, corporate and leisure travellers. An IATA accredited travel agency, Cozmo Travel is fully owned by Air Arabia and independently operates and offers all airlines & a whole range of leisure products and services. Within a short span of 5 years, Cozmo Travel has established itself as one of the leading travel agencies in UAE having reasonable presence in GCC & UAE. In addition to offering our own host of travel management solutions, we are also the GSA for Royal Brunei Airlines in UAE, the fulfillment partner for Air Arabia Holidays and handle the operations for 24 outlets of Air Arabia’s ticketing sales shops, including city check-in facilities, in the region,” said Mr. Jamal

Press Release 2010
Sharjah, UAE; May 27, 2010: Cozmo Travel, a UAE-based travel agency providing a wide range of innovative individual and corporate travel solutions, announced today the official launch of its operations. The company, which offers business, leisure, health and religious travel services across the Gulf Cooperation Council states (GCC) and wider Middle East and North Africa region, was launched today under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Abdullah Bin Mohammad Al Thani, Chairman of the Sharjah Department of Civil Aviation.

Cozmo Travel, a one-stop solutions provider, offers a comprehensive range of travel options, including VIP services such as access to its VIP service lounges, valet parking and other exclusive benefits. The company also provides flight bookings, car rental, ocean cruises, corporate solutions and visa processing services for UAE Nationals and residents.

“Cozmo Travel has been launched with a mission to deliver the most memorable travel experiences to regional travellers, backed by our experienced team of professionals and commitment to customer service excellence,” said Jamal Abdulnazar, General Manager, Cozmo Travel. “Our customers can expect an outstanding and consistent level of service and an unbeatable range of innovative products,” he said. “On this milestone day for the company and regional travellers, we would like to express our special gratitude to our honorable guests and partners for their presence and continuous support.”

Based in the UAE, Cozmo Travel main office is located in tower 400, Mina Road Sharjah. The company has also two operational offices in Sharjah’s industrial area 10 and Khan Saeb building.

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