July - Aug. 2009
for Jaz Hotels, Resorts & Cruises
Jaz Hotels, Resorts & Cruises
Expands its Portfolio in Marsa Alam
Jaz Hotels, Resorts & Cruises Iberotel to Manage
Launches First Hotel in Aswan Il Mercato Sharm El Sheikh
July - Aug. 2009
four scarabs, 94 beaded necklaces, and 99
fragments of pottery with colored drawings
and long funerary figures.
Minister of Investment Announces
Finalization of Upper Egypt - Red Sea
Minister of investment, Mahmoud Mohieldin,
recently announced that 77% of the works on
the highway connecting between Upper
Egypt and the red Sea are accomplished.
The long highway that is financed by the
Ministry of Investment, and costs
approximately LE 3 billion, will be connecting
the governorates of Sohag, Assiut, and Qena
to the Red sea through Sinai. It is scheduled to
begin operations in September of 2009.
Government Discloses Plans for
New Kingdom Temple Discovered in Sinai Renovating Downtown Cairo
The government began renovating the areas
An archaeological mission sponsored by Egypt’s decorated with images of ancient Egyptian deities, of downtown Cairo, with plans to turn it into
Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA) has discovered
the remains of a large New Kingdom temple in the area
of Tell Hebua in the Sinai.
including Horus, Hathor, Tefnut, Montu, and Renenutet.
The temple also contains images of Thutmose II and
News in Brief an attractive touristic area, in junction with
the completion of a four-floor parking in Al-
Excavators have found inscriptions in the temple dating Early studies of the temple indicate that it was an Repossessing Ancient Artifacts from The government has also undertaken plenty
to the reign of Thutmose II (ca. 1516-1504 BC) through important religious center for Egypt’s eastern border Eton’s Myers Museum
that of Ramsis II (1304-1237 BC). Zahi Hawass, Secretary region. Its walls were brightly painted, and it housed
of procedures to slowdown the traffic
General of the SCA, described the discovery as one of the three limestone purification basins along with a number including closing down a shopping mall, and
most important ever made in the Sinai. It is the largest of chapels. The team found two groups of storehouses Egypt succeeded in repossessing 454 ancient rerouting public transportation in order to
temple known in the region. It is built of mud brick, and consisting of 13 rooms each. These storehouses artifacts that had been removed out of the encourage using them more than private
surrounded by a 4 meter-thick wall. It consists of four probably date to the reigns of kings Seti I (ca. 1314-1304 country for more than 30 years ago. The vehicles; in addition to requesting the
rectangular halls containing a total of 34 columns BC), Ramsis II and Seti II (ca. 1315-1215 BC). Egyptian Authorities stated that the downtown buildings to remove all the
repossessed artifacts include pharaonic encroachments that blemished their
EgyptAir Rewards its Customers pottery and bronze coins.
On April 30th, the Egyptian Chief
Ministry of Tourism Improves Hurghada’s
As the airline continues to enhance and improve its class of service. Archeologist, Zahi Hawass, stated that the
services, EgyptAir launched its loyalty program, When the member enrolls with EgyptAir for the first Security System
pieces have returned to Egypt from the UK’s
EgyptAir Plus, offering its customers a world of time, he receives the classic blue card, and as a special
unlimited rewards. welcome gift, EgyptAir adds 1000 bonus points to his Myers Museum. The Ministry of Tourism will be paying LE 10
EgyptAir plus invites its members to have the benefit of enrollment card. Upon accumulation of 20,000 points, Mr. Husseni Al-Afuni, head of Egypt’s Red Sea million in order to provide all the touristic
a smart card- based loyalty program encompassing a the member is automatically upgraded to the Silver antiquities department, cited that the squares and locations in Hurghada with
wide range of aspects. To become a member, one can Card, and then he earns more points with an additional recovered artifacts were taken out between security cameras. The 24 hour- operating
enroll directly online or through the applications that 20% bonus of points entitled for every flight. After the 1972 and 1988 after UNESCO banned cameras will be hosted by the old Hurghada
are found in EgyptAir’s offices and the travel agents. accumulation of 45,000 points, the member receives the antiquities trafficking in 1970, He also added Police Station, which is scheduled to be
Every time the member travels with EgyptAir on Golden Card, and gaining more points with the that the artifacts included 12 bronze coins, renovated.
international and domestic routes, he will earn points membership of this card allows him to have an
that vary according to the distance traveled and the additional 30% bonus to points entitled for every flight.
July - Aug. 2009
Team Takes Part in Desert Expedition
Obama Visits Egyptian Landmarks Travco Group participated in a 15-day desert expedition where the pharaohs stopped for fresh water refills.
On June 4th 2009, United States President Barack where they spent a few hours admiring the history and in search for Egypt’s primary human beings and their Moreover, they discovered the Black Desert, which is
Obama arrived in Cairo to deliver a keynote address culture of the country. habitat. Using all its resources, Travco along with located to the south of the marine oases according to
about a new US partnership with the Muslim world. The 21other participants including researchers, geologists, and is mostly coated with iron oxides which
speech took place on the campus of Cairo University, archaeologists, and members of the desert tourism gives it its dark color. They also spotted several pyramids
one of the oldest secular institutions of higher learning industry, dug deep into the desert’s thick sands and and sphinx-like monuments, as well as the world’s
in the Arab world. exposed the roots of our ancestors. largest natural engraving museum.
The president's brief stay in Cairo included a visit to the
Sultan Hassan mosque, a 600-year-old center of Islamic Mr. Mohamed Al-Kaisouni, Environment Advisor to the At the end of their expedition, and after reaching the
worship and study. He also toured the Great Pyramids of Minister of Tourism and Supervisor of Desert Tourism, peek of El-Gilf El-Kebir, the team found more
Giza, which he labeled as “awe-inspiring”. Obama stated that the main goal of this expedition is to improve monuments resembling the first Egyptians who
described the tour as the best off the record experience the valleys and pedestrian routes for the tourist convoys reached that point. These monuments included that of
of his presidency so far. by placing benchmarks leading to the areas where one Ahmed Hassanein Pacha, Prince Kamal El-Din Hussein
can find long lost relics dating back to Pharaonic times. who was the first to reach the peak after Ahmed
Travco Group provided transportation to the Travco Group contributed to this expedition by Hassanein Pacha stopped just below it at the valley, and
delegation, including residents and guests, from the providing the desert equipment, qualified guides, and the third belonged to the Egyptian Samir Lama, who just
Maadi and Garden City districts in Cairo, to the Pyramids the required vehicles for these wild terrains. All team recently was the last to summit this magnificent
members were offered extreme safety measures during mountain.
their 15-day trek. The expedition began on the 21st of
Egypt to Launch Awareness Campaigns in India March, where the team was trekking through valleys
and oases including El-Gilf El-Kebir, and archaeologists
described its geographical foot with its sands and hills
To promote Marsa Alam on the Red Sea for the tourist destinations in Egypt, in order to create a as that of the planet Mars.
honeymoon and MICE segments, Egypt Tourism will lasting impression in the minds of Indian travelers.
be launching advertising campaigns in major Indian The trail covered was about 4000 kilometers in almost
metros starting with Delhi and Mumbai soon. When asked about the new destination and travel 500 hours, 300 of which they spent amongst the desert’s
Apart from that, Egypt Tourism will also organize products that Egypt wanted to focus on and promote caves in well-equipped cars used as shelter.The team
Egyptian cultural nights in important Indian cities like in the Indian market, Selim stated that Marsa Alam on was able to unveil more about the lives of the pharaohs'
Bangalore, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Chennai the Red Sea will be promoted as a preferred ancestors, who began their lives on the peek of El-Gilf El-
and Pune in the coming months. This information was destination for the honeymoon segment and MICE Kebir and Owaynat Mountain prior to residing by the
disclosed by Magdi Selim, Director Egyptian Tourist groups. “It’s a virgin destination with lots of leisure and Nile. They made very interesting discoveries such as
office in India. adventure opportunities. Moreover, there are plenty Wadi (valley) Soora, which was renowned for the
Moreover, the tourism department also plans to host of convention and exhibition facilities around this engravings made inside the Sabaheen Cave; in addition
TV channels from India for fashion shoots at important area,” opined Selim. to El-Mestekawy Cave, Wadi Bakht, and Wadi Abu Ballas
July - Aug. 2009
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Massive Expansions for Jaz Hotels, Resorts & Cruises Jaz Little Venice Golf Resort – Superior Room
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Club Jaz Hotels, Resorts & Cruises, the hospitality division of Almaza Bay resort on Egypt’s North Coast with the To be launched this month on the unruffled shores of
Egypt’s number one travel conglomerate, Travco recently introduced Jaz Crystal Resort and Jaz Oriental Marsa Alam, 25 km south of the Marsa Alam Airport, is
Group, is set to undergo the largest expansion plan to Resort - both offering relaxed, elegant, and Moroccan Sol Y Mar Dolphin House, a true sanctuary for those in
date with more than 22 properties in the pipeline, 11 environments. search of a relaxing and unhurried holiday. Sol Y Mar
of which are nearing completion within 2009. Known At Almaza Bay opportunities are aplenty with the Moreen Resort & Spa is the other upcoming resort on
for its sizeable portfolio of 60 hotels, resorts and shopping, sports and entertainment facilities; that in the Southern part of Marsa Alam. The 4-star hotel
cruises, Jaz is currently experiencing a period of addition to the area’s first international Marina and comprises spacious and tastefully furnished superior
unprecedented growth. boardwalk under planning. Almaza Bay is shaping up and family rooms and enjoys its own private beach.
as a prime all-year round destination with the upscale The variety of sporting and kids facilities makes the
The 5-star Iberotel Cairo Hotel & Casino was the first of residential complex under development by Travco resort ideal for families in search of a quiet vacation.
a series of new strategic and key locations the Properties. With an international diving center, this resort will
i Palms – company is exploring. Its strategic location combined attract diving enthusiasts from all over the world.
Iberotel with state-of-the art conference and banquet facilities In Hurghada, the luxury beachfront resort Iberotel
makes this venue ideal for all types of groups and Aquamarine, will soon welcome its guests at the plush There are four upcoming developments in the
events. This prestigious hotel offers various leisure 5-star holiday retreat. Its rooms and suites provide the budding tourist destination, Sharm El Sheikh,
activities including the Casino, the upcoming Spa, and full range of modern day amenities including in-room including the 4-star Sol Y Mar Sharks Bay and Sol Y Mar
the variety of specialty restaurants, to name a few. internet connection. Naama Bay situated in the heart of Naama Bay.
As for Madinat Makadi, the company’s tourist village Designed by the world famous Daniele Morelli, the
The recently unleashed Jaz Little Venice Golf Resort in along the coastline of the Red Sea, it has recently new 5-star hotel, Spa and restaurants complex,
Ain Sokhna is a mere two-hour drive from Cairo. The 5- introduced Iberotel Makadi Palms residences. The Iberotel Mercato, is the next management venture in
star resort consists of well appointed rooms and suites interiors of these apartments and studios are the exciting and dynamic shopping complex Il
overlooking the 9-hole golf course and the tastefully decorated offering a luxurious homey feel. Mercato. For those seeking more serene
picturesque beach. Little Venice provides a full range All residences are juxtaposed with views of the surroundings, there is the 5-star Jaz Bab El Shams
of leisure facilities so guests won’t need to leave in championship golf course and the sea. Residents can resort which is tucked away on the quiet shores of
search of entertainment outside. enjoy the full range of facilities on offer at Madinat Nabq Bay.
The company is boosting its presence in the pristine Makadi. Continued
July - Aug. 2009
Portfolio of Hotels & Resorts:
Jaz Belvedere Sharm El Sheikh 5* 317 Rooms & Suites
Jaz Mirabel Beach Nabq Bay - Sharm El Sheikh 5* 645 Rooms & Suites
Jaz Mirabel Park Nabq Bay - Sharm El Sheikh 5* 196 Rooms & Suites
Jaz Mirabel Club Nabq Bay - Sharm El Sheikh 5* 160 Rooms & Suites
Jaz Little Venice Golf Resort Ain Sokhna 5* 120 Rooms & Suites
Jaz Makadi Star Resort & Spa Madinat Makadi 5* 167 Rooms & Suites
Jaz Makadi Golf Hotel Madinat Makadi Deluxe 73 Rooms & Suites
Jaz Almaza Beach Resort Mersa Matruh 5* 395 Rooms & Suites
Jaz Crystal Resort Mersa Matruh 5* 263 Rooms & Suites
Jaz Oriental Resort Mersa Matruh 5* 212 Rooms & Suites
M/S Chateau Lafayette Suite
Down South is the 5-star Iberotel Aswan which offers this summer. Following the immense success of M/S Iberotel Palace Sharm El Sheikh 5* 254 Rooms & Suites
various meeting and banquet facilities making it the Jaz Omar El Khayam on Lake Nasser, Travcotels Iberotel Lido Sharm El Sheikh Boutique 75 Rooms & Suites
best setting for large scale events. Iberotel Aswan is continues to dazzle its guests with the M/S Jaz Minerva Iberotel Club Fanara Sharm El Sheikh 4* 262 Rooms & Suites
also an ideal honeymoon getaway for those and M/S Jaz Legacy which are of the 5-star deluxe Iberotel Fanara Residence Sharm El Sheikh 4* 116 Rooms & Suites
enchanted by the marvels of ancient Egypt. category; in addition to the M/S Jaz Columbus which is Iberotel Dahabeya Dahab 4* 144 Rooms & Suites
Iberotel Aquamarine Resort Hurghada 5* 1001 Rooms & Suites
With the unprecedented ultra-deluxe 5-star to join the fleet next year. The company has also Iberotel Makadi Beach Madinat Makadi 5* 313 Rooms & Suites
development in the 6th of October area, an eco-resort recently unveiled plans for the M/S Jaz Elite Dahabeya Iberotel Makadi Oasis Club Madinat Makadi 4* 196 Rooms & Suites
on the beautiful Bobales Island in Siwa, the and M/S Jaz Prestige Dahabeya, introducing a new Iberotel Makadi Oasis Resort Madinat Makadi 4* 325 Rooms & Suites
developments in Sahl Hashish and Soma Bay, Jaz concept of exclusivity through its well appointed 8- Iberotel Makadi Palms Madinat Makadi 5* 102 Apts. & Studios
Hotels, Resorts and Cruises is set for a major boom. The cabin yachts for those who appreciate the luxuries of Iberotel Makadi Saraya Resort Madinat Makadi 4* 325 Rooms & Suites
group’s expansions extend to the tropical island of the modern day cruising yet gentler paced and intimate Iberotel Coraya Beach Resort Madinat Coraya - Marsa Alam 5* 364 Rooms & Suites
Maldives where construction of its 7-star surroundings. In consequence to the great success in Iberotel Lamaya Beach Resort Madinat Coraya - Marsa Alam 5* 389 Rooms & Suites
development project will soon be underway on the the niche floating hotels’ segment, the company is Iberotel Samaya Beach Resort Madinat Coraya - Marsa Alam 5* 143 Rooms & Suites
Iberotel Luxor Luxor 4* 185 Rooms & Suites
Baa Atolls’ most pristine Island of Vokkaru. The Nile planning for its second all-suite cruise ship, M/S Jaz Iberotel Aswan Aswan 5* 190 Rooms & Suites
Cruise division is the other area recording growth with Esperia, consisting of 34 elegantly furnished suites Iberotel Cairo Hotel & Casino Cairo 5* 412 Rooms & Suites
the new M/S Château Lafayette to set sail very soon unmatched by any other vessel on the Nile. Iberotel Miramar Al Aqah Beach Resort Fujairah – UAE 5* 321 Rooms & Suites
Portfolio of Nile Cruise Ships:
M/S Jaz Jubilee Luxor - Aswan 5*Deluxe 80 Cabins & Suites Sol Y Mar Sharming Inn Sharm El Sheikh 4* 253 Rooms & Suites
M/S Jaz Regency Luxor - Aswan 5*Deluxe 52 Cabins & Suites Sol Y Mar Shams Suites Sharm El Sheikh 4* 47 Rooms
M/S Jaz Royale Luxor - Aswan 5*Deluxe 52 Cabins & Suites Sol Y Mar Sea Star Taba 4* 171 Rooms & Suites
M/S Jaz Senator Luxor - Aswan 5*Deluxe 17 Suites Sol Y Mar Club Makadi Madinat Makadi 4* 270 Rooms & Suites
M/S Jaz Omar El Khayyam Aswan - Abu Simbel 5*Deluxe 80 Cabins & Suites Sol Y Mar Makadi Marine Madinat Makadi 4* 167 Rooms & Suites
M/S Iberotel Crown Emperor Luxor - Aswan 5*Deluxe 118 Cabins & Suites Sol Y Mar Makadi Sun Madinat Makadi 4* 145 Rooms & Suites
M/S Iberotel Crown Empress Luxor - Aswan 5*Deluxe 128 Cabins & Suites Sol Y Mar Ivory Suites Hurghada 4* 47 Studios & Apts.
M/S Chateau Lafayette Luxor - Aswan 5* 55 Cabins & Suites Sol Y Mar Paradise Beach Safaga 4* 236 Rooms & Suites
M/S Crown Prince Luxor - Aswan 5*Deluxe 80 Cabins & Suites Sol Y Mar Abu Dabbab Marsa Alam 4* 256 Rooms & Suites
M/S Crown Jewel Luxor - Aswan 5*Deluxe 80 Cabins & Suites Sol Y Mar Dolphin House Marsa Alam 4* 200 Rooms & Suites
M/S Helio Luxor - Aswan 5* 50 Cabins & Suites Sol Y Mar Dar El Madina Madinat Makadi 4* 139 Rooms & Suites
M/S Imperial Luxor - Aswan 5*Deluxe 50 Cabins & Suites Sol Y Mar Dolphin House Madinat Makadi - Marsa Alam 5* 200 Rooms & Suites
M/S Lady Sophia Luxor - Aswan 5*Deluxe 70 Cabins & Suites Sol Y Mar Solaya Madinat Coraya - Marsa Alam 4* 209 Rooms & Suites
M/S Nile Empress Luxor - Aswan 5* 29 Cabins & Suites Sol Y Mar Pioneers Al Kharga Oasis 4* 102 Rooms & Suites
M/S Nile Monarch Luxor - Aswan 5* 45 Cabins & Suites Sol Y Mar Mut Inn Al Dakhla Oasis 4* 21 Rooms
M/S Regina Luxor - Aswan 5* 60 Cabins & Suites
M/S Regent Luxor - Aswan 5*Deluxe 80 Cabins & Suites Planned Openings:
M/S Tania Aswan - Abu Simbel 4* 28 Cabins & Suites Sol Y Mar Sharks Bay Oct 09 Sharm El Sheikh 4* 138 Rooms & Suites
Sol Y Mar Naama Bay Oct 09 Sharm El Sheikh 4* 200 Rooms & Suites
Planned Openings: Iberotel Il Mercato Jan 10 Sharm El Sheikh 4* 260 Rooms & Suites
M/S Jaz Elite Dahabeya Winter 09/10 Luxor - Aswan 5*Deluxe 8 Cabins Jaz Royal Taba TBA Taba 5* 180 Rooms & Suites
M/S Jaz Legacy Winter 09/10 Luxor - Aswan 5*Deluxe 76 Cabins & Suites Jaz Bab El Shams TBA Sharm El Sheikh 5* 600 Rooms & Suites
M/S Jaz Minerva Winter 09/10 Luxor - Aswan 5*Deluxe 77 Cabins & Suites Boubalis TBA Siwa TBA 120 Rooms & Suites
M/S Jaz Prestige Dahabeya Winter 09/10 Luxor - Aswan 5*Deluxe 8 Cabins Sahl Hashish TBA Sahl Hashish 5* 301 Rooms & Suites
M/S Jaz Esperia Winter 10 Luxor - Aswan 5*Deluxe 40 Suites Soma Bay TBA Soma Bay TBA 1400 Rooms & Suites
July - Aug. 2009
New Additions to
the Hotel Portfolio in Marsa Alam
Sol Y Mar Dolphin House is Jaz Hotels, Resorts & Cruises’ as “Dolphin House”. This name came about because a
latest addition in Marsa Alam, adding to its existing large number of spinner dolphins have made it their
properties an even more enjoyable experience for those
who seek quiet and relaxing holidays.
The 4-star hotel features 200 well-appointed and
home. The half-moon shaped reef is also famous for the
beauty of its underwater caves and its shallow waters
are accessible for novice and advanced divers as well as
Iberotel to Manage Il Mercato Sharm El Sheikh
On May 19th 2005, Mr. Hamed El Chiaty, Chairman and Sharm El Sheikh, as well as visitors, an enchanting
distinctive guest rooms, equipped with a host of those who simply enjoy snorkeling. CEO Travco Group, concluded a new management shopping experience away from the city’s chaos.
standard amenities to ensure guests a pleasant stay. Sol agreement of Iberotel Il Mercato Sharm El Sheikh. The With 276 spacious and differently furnished guest
Y Mar Dolphin House enjoys a captivating seamless property is due to start operations by January 2010. rooms, the hotel will surely offer an unforgettable
fusion of modern amenities and a passion for The signing ceremony took place at the Travco Group experience. Special facilities in the hotel include a very
uncompromising service that combine to offer guests headquarters in Sheikh Zayed, and was attended by large spa with a sauna, massage room, Jacuzzi, and a
an indulgent experience in serene settings. Tewfik El Kady, regional director of managed hotels, Mr. fitness centre; and four luxurious swimming pools
As for leisure activities, one can enjoy a dip in one of the Effat Fawzy, Mr. Mosad Selim, Mr. Ahmed Selim, and Mr. located around the hotel.
three swimming pools, including one just for kids, as Mamdouh Selim owners of Il Mercato Sharm El Sheikh. Dining options are multiple, with four different
well as shops and animation programs with live music; restaurants offering different cuisines, including the
and as for entertainment in the evenings there is the Iberotel Il Mercato is anticipated to be an exclusive five main one which could seat up to 500 people at once.
disco and bar. Guests can also explore the hotel’s other star hotel located in Hadabet Um El Seed – the centre of The hotel caters to all MICE groups regardless of their
sports facilities such as water polo, beach volley ball and Il Mercato Promenade, which is home to some of the size with its two well equipped meeting rooms and the
a variety of water sports including surfing, snorkeling biggest international brands, offering residents of large conference room available.
and parasailing, table tennis and darts, aerobics classes,
health spa with sauna, Jacuzzi, steam room, gym,
billiards, and air hockey tables.
Cristal Awards Eleven
As for the dining options, Sol Y Mar Dolphin House offers
guests delicious recipes at any one of its two
restaurants, serving international and Mediterranean
Jaz Hotels, Resorts & Cruises
dishes. In May of 2009, eleven of Jaz Hotels, Resorts & Cruises and Iberotel Samaya Resort in Marsa Alam, Sol Y Mar
As the name suggests, the Sol Y Mar Dolphin House is an were classified as the World’s Club Makadi Resort, Sol Y Mar
ideal destination for dolphin enthusiasts and scuba Safest Hotels by Check Safety Jaz Hotels, Resorts & Cruises were Makadi Marine, and Sol Y Mar
divers as well as those in search of a relaxing holiday. First, and were handed the
Cristal Awards. Cristal Awards
classified as the World’s Safest Makadi Sun in Madinat Makadi,
It is ideally situated 35 km south of the city of Marsa Iberotel Lido, Iberotel Palace,
Alam, and a short walk away from a glorious beach on are an acknowledgement for Hotels by Check Safety First Jaz Belvedere, and Jaz Mirabel
the magnificent Red Sea Coastline. It is also closely hotels that are consistently Beach in Sharm El Sheikh, Sol Y
located to one of the most popular dive sites off the achieving exceptional levels of health and safety. Mar Sea Star in Taba, and Jaz Almaza Beach Resort in
coast of Marsa Alam - Samadi Reef, which is also known The awarded hotels are Iberotel Coraya Beach Resort Mersa Matruh.
July - Aug. 2009
Jaz Hotels, Resorts & Cruises
Launches First Hotel in Aswan
In a city famous for its splendor, rises the new Iberotel
Aswan, completely furnished with a combination of
luxury and an aroma of history. Iberotel Aswan will be
courts, a fully equipped health club and gym with
sauna, Jacuzzi, steam rooms and massage parlors, a
sundeck terrace, and a bowling alley, as well as an
receiving its guests on the 1st of July, 2009. in–house cinema, and a theater in which nightly
Iberotel Aswan is considered to be an experience
beyond mere accommodation through its 190 spacious
Cabaret and music performances are presented by its
lively animation team. Young ones weren’t forgotten as
well appointed guest rooms that are divided into royal Iberotel Aswan provides them with their own
suites, deluxe chalets, superior chalets, and royal villas.
freshwater swimming pool and kids’ club to entertain
them everyday with various activities and games. Baby
Iberotel Makadi Palms
All rooms are equipped with deluxe amenities, and cots are available on request and babysitting services Travco Group announced the official launch of Iberotel
propose a serene and peaceful view of the Nile. can be provided at an extra charge. Makadi Palms; its real estate development project in
Providing exclusive meetings and conference facilities Madinat Makadi, Hurghada. The first phase of the
including VIP salons, Iberotel Aswan knows exactly Gifted with such marvelous location enjoying unique Iberotel Makadi Palms comprises 102 units and is standards as renowned by Iberotel.
what business men may require to smoothly run their view of the Nile, Iberotel Aswan offers honeymooners located in the tranquil locality of Madinat Mak adi The residences provide a magnificent view of the
corporate events. the idyllic romantic gateway, where they can tempt surrounding the picturesque Golf Course. resort’s 18-hole championship golf course offering golf
Additionally, Iberotel Aswan enjoys a variety of leisure their imagination to envision the glorious times of a fans a premium experience whether during a game, or
facilities namely; heated swimming pool, floodlit tennis once by-gone era. All apartments transform one to the true spirit of luxury, while relaxing in one’s terrace.
with its fully furnished contemporary interiors, ultimate
Iberotel Makadi Beach security facilities, and the highest in service and quality Managed by the company’s flagship hospitality brand,
Iberotel, all owners are entitled to exceptional terms of
service, warm hospitality, and superb leisure facilities.
Ranks Among Top Ten Worldwide Resorts Iberotel Makadi Palms is designed for those who
appreciate quiet and calm surroundings, with unique
According to recent polls made by several travel Sarojin Thailand, Four Seasons Bali, and Kurhaus Binz locations, exclusive designs, and a variety of leisure
websites including Tripadvisor and HolidayCheck, Rugen. activities available at the resort to ensure their holiday
Iberotel Makadi Beach in Madinat Makadi was ranked Iberotel Makadi Beach is one of the company’s award at Makadi is unmatched by any other.
among top ten beach hotels around the world. winning hotels. In 2007, the hotel reaped a TUI
The hotels were awarded based on the ratings of Environment Champion Award, a TUI ECO Resort Moreover, Iberotel Makadi Palms witnessed one of
travelers who had previously visited the nominated Award, and SGS Certificate, in addition to receiving the Egypt’s most talked about events, where celebrity star
hotels, and whose reviews exceeded 15 million guest ISO 14001. As for 2008, Iberotel Makadi Beach also Melanie Brown and husband Stephan Belafonte
surveys. The other nine hotels in order of ranking were received the TUI Environment Champion, Gulet renewed their vows among their close friends and
Jumairah Beach Hotel Dubai, Rheeti Rah Maldives, Austria – 100 Best Hotels, TUI Holly, TUI ECO Resort family, and referred to the resort as “their home away
Gran Hotel Residencia Gran Canaria, Coca Island Award, and the HolidayCheck Award in the first place from home”, especially after purchasing their first
Maldives, Le Touessrok Mauritius, Datai Malaysia, amongst only five hotels in Egypt. property in Egypt.
July - Aug. 2009
Travco Dubai Receives
“Outstanding Achievement Award” Travco Dubai Presents
The annual awarding ceremony of Jebel Ali
International Hotels took place this year onboard its
through our common goals in support of maintaining
the UAE’s prime position in the global tourism map.
Top Producer Awards
Express, Russia, and TUITravel UK.
very own luxury cruise vessel “Bateaux Dubai”on
April 27th 2009. The event was a gathering of all major
DMCs, trade partners, and tour operators.
Certainly Jebel Ali Hotels has been preferred among our
partners, and we confidently promote its properties for
their consistence of quality and supreme service
to International Partners The gathering included many high profile trade visitors,
Travco Dubai has yet again been recognized with an standards delivered to our valued clients” . travel partners and the distinguished figures of the
accolade for its outstanding achievement. The award From the luxurious 5-star Jebel Ali Golf Resort & Spa, On the sidelines of the Arabian Travel Market (ATM 09), Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing that
was received by Mr. Osama Bushra, chief operating comprising both the Jebel Ali Hotel and Palm Tree Court Travco Dubai hosted an event to award its valued has been the back bone of Travco’s success. The event
officer Travco Dubai. & Spa, to the exquisite 4-star Hatta Fort Hotel mountain partners in appreciation of their unwavering loyalty andwas an opportunity to express appreciation to all trade
Commenting on this achievement, Mr. Bushra said “our retreat, the group offers a choice from an inspiring steadfastly growth. partners that contributed to the success of Travco
corporate relations extend a long way back, and we selection of unique properties and venues that emulate Despite the economical Dubai.
have certainly nurtured this mutual relationship the world’s high-end resorts. slowdown, corporate partners and
their mutual support have always
An opportunity to
The Travco team lead by Mr.
Travco Takes Part in the IMEX 2009 kept the business moving forward,
which has been quite an
achievement in comparison to
express our appreciation
to all trade partners that
Osama Bushra, chief operating
officer Travco Dubai, Ms Jyoti
Panchmatia, general manager,
Travco Group participated in the 10th edition of the IMEX competitors who are battling to Ms Aysha Omar, director of
overcome the impact of the world
contributed to the success
in Frankfurt, from the 26th till the 28th of May, and business development, Mr.
showcased its forthcoming hotel projects which seem to wide economic slowdown. of Travco Dubai Waleed Sotouhi, business
be leading the wave of expansions. The group’s development associate, and Mr.
hospitality arm, Jaz Resorts, Hotels & Cruises has recently Travco Dubai’s participation at the Mohammed Fiala, sales and
added, and continues to add more hotel properties in all ATM was under the umbrella of the Department of marketing manager, were welcoming their guests to
prime destinations in Egypt. Madinat Makadi’s Tourism and Commerce Marketing with three this glamorous gathering.
championship golf course was also showcased after its dedicated booths reflecting its usual strong presence Mr. Bushra commented “it was certainly a great
successful launch in October 2008. According to Mr. and its renowned expertise in the region. opportunity to show our gratitude to our international
Samer Samir, division manager MICE and Shore partners which has moreover encouraged them and
Excursions Travco Travel, the demand this year was On May 6th 2009, the awards were presented by Mr. made them feel greatly important in the role they play.
leaning toward historical and cultural tourism in Egypt, Osama Bushra to the top producers namely; FTI, Certainly our relations represent much more than this
and especially to Luxor and Nile Cruises, and that the flow Germany Pyramise, Greece, Lanta Tour, Russia, and this is yet another sign of appreciation towards the
of visitors to the Travco booth was much higher this year. Mostravel, Russia, Designer Tours, Brazil, Russian support we have mutually moved on with.”