November 2009 Travco Group Celebrates its 30th Anniversary Travco Group Concludes its 30th Year with Prestigious Awards Sol Y Mar Riva World Travco Group to Launch to Manage New Hotel Chain New Low Cost Carrier November 2009 EgyptAir Launches Super Star Beyoncè Mobile Portal Services to Perform In line with today’s increasing use of mobile technologies, EgyptAir has launched its mobile portal in Port Ghalib in cooperation with Star Alliance. This globally accessible airline mobile portal now enables EGYPTAIR customers to benefit from the new technology through their mobile phones. EgyptAir, South African Airways and TAP Portugal are the first Star Alliance member carriers to launch their individual mobile portals under the new Common IT Mobile Platform Initiative of Star Alliance. Under this new initiative, each airline has designed their portal to their own specification. Mr. Hussein Massoud, Chairman and CEO of EgyptAir Holding Company stated that “This service is considered a great tool that EgyptAir customers will use, as it offers a lot of information and services to our customer on the Characters of Egypt move.” “The Star Alliance Common IT Mobile Platform is a further example of the advantages provided by a Celebrating Local Tribal Heritage standardized solution within the alliance. With one technological base now in place, more carriers will be Super star Beyoncè is set to perform during the able to offer mobile services, as the integration official opening event, which should take place Under the auspices of the Ministry of Tourism, and in prized camel races, as well as gained knowledge about between airline systems and the mobile portal is on November 6th 2009 at Port Ghalib, Marsa cooperation with Wadi Environmental Science Centre the fauna and flora of the desert, tribal costumes and simple and flexible.” said Jaan Albrecht, CEO Star Alam in the Red Sea. (WESC), and the Egyptian Desert Pioneers Society jewels, and traditional dishes. Alliance. The mobile portal is specifically aimed at (EDPS), the Characters of Egypt Festival’s second round providing information and services to EgyptAir Eng. Ibrahim Saleh, Vice President of Al-Kharafi was held on the 29th till the 31st of October at Fustat One of the festival’s main aims was the development of customers. Group, the owning company of Port Ghalib Wadi El Gemal, located 45 km south of Marsa Alam. a museum celebrating heritage and style of living. Steps The mobile services are being rolled out in various Resort said of the plans: “Beyonce’s decision to in the initiative were already taken last year in the form stages and presently encompass offerings such as perform here at Port Ghalib is great news and The number of tribes that partook in this year’s of exhibits on displays during the event, but this year, flight schedules, real time of EgyptAir flight departures will only add to the resort’s growing reputation festivities was raised to 21, hailing from Siwa, Matruh, this goal was achieved through the photography and arrivals, lounge information, currency converter, as one of the most exciting new holiday Farafra, Aswan, Arish, Nuweiba, St. Catherine, Dahab, exhibition that themed around Egypt’s deserts, which and weather for next five days in the arrival destinations in the Middle East. She will have a Sharm el Sheikh, the Red Sea Mountain Range and boasted some of the finest shots by professionals and destination, baggage tracing and information on fantastic time here - we’re looking forward to Marsa Alam, covering the Western, Eastern and amateurs. destinations. giving her a five star welcome.” Southern deserts, Nile valley, as well as north and south Sinai. A newly- erected museum dedicated to the ships of the These tribes revealed Egypt’s shrouded diversity in a desert, the camels showcased riding apparel, camel “Beyonce and her visiting fans will be spoilt for three-day cultural extravaganza, unprecedented in the wool leather products, as well as camel skeleton in a choice during their stay. region. special window. By day they can relax on the beach or in the Six Senses Spa, or take part in one of the many The festival showcased traditional sciences and arts, Believing that these tribes’ have unique values that was outdoor activities that Marsa Alam is gaining a competitions through age-old games, and provided formed in the unforgiving beauty of the desert, and in strong reputation for providing, from scuba guests with the chance to catch a glimpse of life as it an effort to let the community benefit from theses diving to desert safaris. By night they can exists in the different areas of Egypt’s extensive deserts. values, the Characters festival was founded in order for browse the traditional Egyptian souk or eat and these tribes to communicate with their wider drink in the several bars and restaurants the Attendees had the opportunity to discover desert community, as they have wandered the land since the resort has to offer,” said Mr. Saleh. navigation, shadow reading and camel riding, time of the pharaohs, but they remained forgotten and mountain running, high rope jumping and the highly- misperceived. November 2009 Fairmont Launches Louvre to Return its Second Property Egyptian Antiques in Egypt The French government recently announced that the Louvre museum in Paris will be returning five ancient Fairmont announced the opening of its newest fresco fragments to Egypt within weeks. The properties, Fairmont Nile City, marking its second announcement came two days after the head of property in Egypt. antiquities in Cairo, Dr. Zahi Hawass, said he would cease The 5 star deluxe hotel property features 263 all cooperation with the museum until they were sent sophistically appointed rooms that had the advantage back. Luxor Project Sites Complete of the extensive experience of Hirsch Bedner Associates, the worldwide hospitality interior design leader. The Egyptians say the Louvre bought the Pharaonic steles in 2000 even though it knew they had been stolen The dining experience at Fairmont Nile City is an exotic in the 1980s. They are believed to be from a 3,200-year- Egypt's Secretary General of the Supreme Council of claiming to pinpoint the exact date of construction of one, where one can enjoy Vietnamese and French old tomb of the cleric, Tetaki, in the Valley of the Kings, Antiquities (SCA) Dr. Zahi Hawass and Dr. Samir Farag, the Great Pyramid of Giza. Cuisine at the signature restaurant Saigon Blue, or have near Luxor. Head of the Luxor Supreme Council (LSC), announced The committee will include Dr. Abdel Halim Noureddin, a more laid back ‘California Comfort Food’ meal at Napa the completion of several development projects at Professor of Ancient Egyptian Language at Cairo Grill. The decision to return the disputed fragments came different archaeological sites on Luxor’s western and University, member of the committee previously after the French Culture Minister, Frederic Mitterrand, eastern banks. formed by the Giza Governor, General Sayed Abdel Aziz, Fairmont Nile City invites its guests to feel the vibe and convened a special meeting of a national committee whose claim to fame was specifically dating the keep pulsing and thriving at its two nightspots O Bar empowered to rule on restitution. The committee's Other ongoing projects they both oversee include the construction of the Great Pyramid - thus marking the and Sky Bar that are planned to be opening soon, experts were said to have been satisfied with the restoration of Abul Hagag El-Loxori Mosque, moving date as a national holiday. providing their guests with an elegant amusing evidence presented by the Egyptian authorities the entrance of Luxor temple, the development of the nightlife where night outs are powered by international showing they had been stolen. "Restitution is now a area around Deir el-Baheri Temple (Hatchepsut's Hawass said the committee will release a scientific musicians. matter of weeks away," the culture ministry told the AFP Temple), the restoration of Howard Carter’s rest house report which will be submitted to the Permanent news agency after the meeting, adding that the with a view to turning it into a museum, and the Committee of the SCA for approval. "Determining the As for the business oriented features, the hotel committee had voted unanimously to return the installation of a new lighting system in the Valley of the exact day of building the Great Pyramid is of national comprises 13 meeting rooms including a ballroom with artifacts. Kings. pride and a very important scientific matter which must an outdoor terrace. All meeting rooms are naturally lit The ministry also said the steles had been "acquired in be accurately studied and discussed in order to reach and have spectacular panoramas of the River Nile, with good faith" by the Louvre. Four were purchased from the In a separate development, Hawass announced forming the exact day,” said Hawass. the Pyramids at a distance. Maspero gallery in France in 2000, while the fifth was an archaeological committee composed of acquired at auction in Paris in 2003. archaeologists from the Supreme Council of Antiquities He later sent a letter to the Giza governor asking him not Fairmont Nile City also offers Fairmont Gold too, which is Ancient Egyptian artworks and relics are displayed in (SCA) and Egyptian universities. to declare the 23rd of August as the National Giza a private dedicated area that offers discerning, many of the world's top museums, but in recent years Governorate Day, but the day the Great Pyramid was corporate, and leisure guests the experience of an the Egyptian government has stepped up pressure to They planned to discuss the accuracy of a recent study completed in ancient history. exclusive Oasis in its own secluded area of the hotel. repatriate some of them. November 2009 Travco Group Team man ani E l Torgo M rs. Am Mr. Karim El Chiaty Youssry Mr. Khaled Travco Group Concludes its 30th Year with Prestigious Awards On the occasion of the World Tourism Day, the Nile Cruise Jaz Omar El Khayam, which was received by first low cost carrier, Air Arabia Egypt. The new carrier Egyptian Ministry of Tourism held a festive ceremony Adel Abadeer, operations managers for Travcotels, should commence its operations by the end of 2009, at the Cairo International Conference Center on the and the second for one of its 5-star hotel properties in and will serve Europe, Africa and Asia markets and will 30th of September, 2009 where it awarded Sharm El Sheikh, Jaz Mirabel Beach Resort, which was represent Air Arabia third hub after UAE and Morocco. outstanding performers in the various industry received by Mr. Karim El Chiaty.This is in addition to Jaz segments. And as customary of Travco, it reaped 5 Almaza Beach Resort being awarded as a leading 5- As for Jaz Hotels, Resorts & Cruises, it began with the Mr. Ad prestigious awards for the subsidiary tourism star hotel property in Almaza Bay in Mersa Matruh, and opening of its first city hotel, Iberotel Cairo Hotel & el Aba d ir companies, hotels and cruise divisions. the award was received by the hotel General Manager Casino; followed by Jaz Crystal Resort and Jaz Oriental and the Area Manager of Almaza Bay, Mr. Hany Fouad. Resort in Almaza Bay; and its first venture in Ain In light of its strong presence in the tourism market Sokhna Jaz Little Venice Golf Resort. Travco Group generated the highest tourism revenue With this award Travco Group managed to conclude its with over 1.3 million inbound tourists, qualifying for 30th year with yet another accomplishment bringing The company didn’t stop there, but it extended to the Number One Travel Company in Egypt award for the year to an outstanding closure. Building on its Aswan with Iberotel Aswan; the first phase of its the 13th year in a row, and the award was received by reputation as the leading leisure group in the Middle residential units in Madinat Makadi - Iberotel Makadi Mrs. Amani El Torgoman, general manager and East, Travco Group has raised the bar of achievements Palms; its 18th hotel property in the Red Sea Iberotel director of tourism operations. with its numerous new hotel openings, and major Aquamarine Resort; and Sol Y Mar Dolphin House in acquisitions not only in Egypt but world wide. Marsa Alam. Alpitour Group Egypt, represented by Khaled Youssry, division manager, received the award for occupying With the recent addition of Steigenberger Hotels AG Travcotels, Travco Group’s Nile Cruise company, the 7th position amongst the ten awarded travel to Travco Group, the company has no doubt marked its presence throughout these developments companies – which is a major achievement given that established itself with the largest hotel portfolio with the launch of Jaz Omar El Khayam, which the company has been in business for six years. reaching 146 hotels and resorts in Europe and the immediately proved to be the highlight of the River Jaz Hotels, Resorts & Cruises, the group’s hospitality Middle East. September of this year also witnessed the Nile; followed by Chateau Lafayette, Jaz Minerva, Jaz arm, received three awards; one for its 5-star deluxe signing of a joint venture agreement to launch Egypt’s Legacy, and very soon its all-suite vessel Jaz Esperia. November 2009 Sol Y Mar to Manage Riva World Resort Complex in Sharm El Sheikh As the Majority Shareholder of Steigenberger, Jaz Hotels, Resorts & Cruises has been rapidly Olympic sized heated swimming pools. Travco Group Robustly Expands its Global Platform accelerating the growth of its management group, and has recently announced the addition of three new hotel properties in Nabq, Sharm El Sheikh. This opportunity For those seeking a luxury hotel that is conductive to total exploration, Sol Y Mar Riva Mar is the perfect destination of choice. Accommodation includes 145 During the press conference that took place in that will assist the growth of the company and compliments Jaz Hotels, Resorts & Cruises’ strong and large luxury rooms with balconies overlooking the lake Frankfurt on September 24th, 2009, Mr. Hamed El reinforce its desire to introduce Steigenberger and expanding portfolio as the hotels are designed to meet and sea. Dining out should be a distinctive and Chiaty, Chairman and CEO of Travco Group and Major InterCity Hotel to these markets, as contracts for the diverse needs of its customers. memorable experience at any of the hotel’s five shareholder of Steigenberger AG, alongside the eleven hotels with around 2,400 rooms have already restaurants and bars. Sports enthusiasts will be Management Board of Steigenberger Hotels AG been signed and further hotels are at various stages of The three 5-star hotel properties are set to be managed entertained by the activities the water center provides. identified a number of destinations with significant planning. As for the strategic expansion planned for by Sol Y Mar Hotels and Resorts, and will be added to the growth potential that the new corporate expansion the Steigenberger Hotel Group, the management group’s extensive portfolio under the brand of Sol Y Mar Moreover, one won’t have to visit Las Vegas to live the strategy will be diligently focusing on to introduce the announced that in 2010 and 2011 InterCity Hotel will Riva World. The properties will be named as Sol Y Mar casino experience, as Jackpot Casino will be opening Steigenberger hotel brands to. open in five new locations in Germany; at the Berlin- Riva Club, Sol Y Mar Riva Mar, and Sol Y Mar Riva Beach. soon at Sol Y Mar Riva Mar. Brandenburg Airport and in Bonn, Darmstadt, The take over reflects Travco’s plan to diversify the Mannheim and Ingolstadt. 2011 will also see the Located at about 12 km from Sharm El Sheikh Sol Y Mar Riva Beach is perfectly suitable for business group’s hospitality portfolio and improve its range. opening of two grand hotels of the Steigenberger International Airport, and 20 km from the famous and leisure, and it is just the ideal choice if guests are More Steigenberger Hotels and Resorts and mid- Hotels and Resorts brand; in Leipzig and on the island Naama bay, the hotels enjoy a spectacular view of the looking to keep themselves busy with nothing but range hotels of the InterCity Hotel brand are planned of Usedom. “It is foreseen that this expansion plan will glistening sandy beaches and the sweeping azure of entertainment, as the hotel hosts two cinemas and the in European cities and in the Arab region. They will significant increase the brand awareness for the Red Sea. Grand Galaxy theatre for private concerts, wedding and perfectly complement the existing hotel portfolio of Steigenberger Hotels & Resorts and InterCity Hotel.” conferences, in addition to two conference rooms. the Travco Group, which comprises the brands Jaz, Said Steigenberger’s Chief Executive Officer, Andre Sol Y Mar Riva Club is built around a lazy river and Iberotel and Sol Y Mar. Witschi comprises a total of 287 spacious rooms; most are When it comes to accommodation, guests will be enjoy With this acquisition, Travco Group has entered the equipped with a Jacuzzi and enjoy a spectacular sea beings treated like stars at the hotel’s 280 glamorous business hotel market, particularly in Germany, A further positive effect of the takeover is the view. rooms. Sol Y Mar Riva Beach also provides its guests Austria and Switzerland. “The takeover of the emergence of operative synergies. Opportunities for Sol Y Mar Riva Club includes five restaurants and bars with various facilities such as a Bowling Center with a Steigenberger Hotel Group represents an important these will arise in the areas of Sales, Marketing and E- offering delights from every corner of the culinary lane for children, water center, highly equipped gym, strategic milestone on the expansion course that Commerce, Purchasing, IT and Business Development. world. Other unique features for the young guests are billiards and snooker. Travco Group has been following for so many years. It As the new majority shareholder, Travco Group will the star fish kids club and the children’s playground is a way of reinforcing our international presence in enable the Steigenberger Hotel Group to build on its which will delight them, whilst parents are enjoying Jaz Hotels, Resorts & Cruises is one of the most highly the hotel and a stepping stone into the city hotel robust position and achieve stronger international some freedom to explore the myriad sports and recognized brands in its segment that is evidenced by segment”, said Hamed El Chiaty of his reasons for positioning. The focus will remain on the key activities offered by the hotel. This includes sailing, boat providing its guests with the most consistent hotel acquiring Steigenberger Hotels AG. objectives of its corporate strategy: quality leadership, excursions, paddle boats, water skiing, beach volley, experience. With the new management, its footprint Travco is committed to focusing on lucrative markets increased profitability and expansion. and windsurfing, or they can enjoy a dip at one of the 2 will be spanning all over the sector. November 2009 Jaz Hotels, Resorts & Cruises TUI Nordic Eyes their Receives TUI Environmental Award First Blue Village Exotic Property in Egypt TUI, one of Europe’s largest travel groups, awarded product based on an environment-oriented hotel On the 13th of September 2009, the board of directors Exotic program through. The Blue Village Exotic is a seven Jaz Hotels, Resorts & Cruises the “TUI management, in addition to keeping a keen eye on of TUI Nordic, one of the leading tour operators in family friendly program that includes a wide range of , Environmental Champion Award 2009” in recognition identifying and implementing eco friendly policies, has Europe and part of World of TUI, visited some of Jaz amusing activities for the little ones such as kids club, of their efforts to satisfy essential and organizational lead TUI to recognize it as an evidence of its customers’ Hotels, Resorts & Cruises’ properties in Almaza Bay day- time animation, beach front facilities, and water requirements for ecologically responsible hotel satisfaction and a distinction for it to stand positive Mersa Matruh, Madinat Makadi, Iberotel Aquamarine in sports. management. against its competitors. Hurghada, Madinat Coraya, Jaz Mirabel Resort, Jaz The visit was headed by the CEO of TUI Nordic, Mr. TUI has brought this award to light in order to honor and Belvedere and Iberotel Lido in Sharm El Sheikh. Christian Clemens, in addition to seven other directors. reward the contracted hotels pioneering in The awarded hotel properties are namely; Jaz Makadi The guests were shown around by Mrs. Inas Mohamed, environmentally friendly and future-oriented hotel Star Golf & Spa, Iberotel Makadi Beach, Iberotel Saraya The board of directors was astonished by the properties’ Tourism Division Manager Travco, and Mrs. Reem management. The top 100 hotels with the best score Resort, and Iberotel Oasis and Family Resort in Madinat unsurpassed quality and attention to details, and Makram, Regional Director of Sales & Marketing Jaz points are given the TUI “Environmental Champion Makadi, in addition to Iberotel Samaya Resort, Iberotel viewed it as a golden opportunity for them to expand in Hotels & Resorts. Award”for the year. Lamaya Resort, and Iberotel Coraya Beach Resort in Egypt. Jaz Hotels , Resorts & Cruises’ philosophy of providing a Madinat Coraya. The newly opened Iberotel Aquamarine has won the The 5-star Iberotel Aquamarine is an elegantly recognition of the board members for its family friendly furnished 1001-room mega property, with facilities to atmosphere that qualifies it to be the paradise for adults be enjoyed by all family members. From beach Two Travcotels Cruise Ships and kids, where they can spend family times together enjoying a variety of activities that keep the whole activities, to sports, to culinary delights, to kids’ clubs, and surrounded by the sparkling turquoise water, soft Win the Coveted Recognition of SAGA Holidays family busy and entertained. Aquamarine didn’t only win their attention, but it encouraged them to select it as their first hotel in Egypt to apply the Blue Village sandy beaches, and magnificent reefs – Iberotel Aquamarine is the travelers’ ideal gateway from the crowds where time and luxury are prerequisite. Travcotels’ cruise ships remain the people’s favorites sundeck with swimming pool and pool bar, fitness with their superlative service, salubrious climate, and equipments on deck, gift shop, beauty salon, meeting the splendor of the majestic Nile. Consequently, SAGA’s space, disco, and Jacuzzi. clientele have spoken for themselves and expressed On the other hand, Jaz Omar El Khayam which how memorable and exceptional the journeys were comprises 80 cabins that are furnished with modern while onboard Jaz Royale and Jaz Omar El Khayam. chic interiors promises its customers an indulging SAGA, one of Britain’s largest tour operators, honors the experience that will awaken their senses with the cruise vessels for the excellence of service, and the plethora of sightseeing options that are available in the quality and variety of food that are provided by them, timeless areas of Abu Simbel and Aswan, and will and voted for by SAGA’s customers. pamper their souls through its luxurious facilities. Jaz Royale was awarded“The Nile to The Red Sea”award, Exquisite environs, unmatched service, high quality while Jaz Omar El Khayam was awarded “Voyage sumptuous food, friendliness and warmth of the staff, in through Ancient Egypt” award. addition to the breathtaking scenic beauty and that Jaz Royale which features 50 elegantly furnished cabins alluring ancient Egyptian charm are the ingredients of has added to the Nile a touch of style with the modern Travcotels’ success recipe that lead it to win that equipment and facilities it entails namely; large international recognition as a superior brand of service. 11 November 2009 Travco Group Celebrates its 30th Anniversary Travco Group, the travel company that was largest hotel chains in the region. established in 1979 with only six employees, is now As the story unravels, Travco Group’s 30th anniversary proud at how far it has come, and has an impressive comes along with two significant accomplishments story to tell with over 60 companies and 24,000 that dazzled the industry and conveyed nothing but professionals in 2009. one message – that of a pioneer. Travco’s bespoke During the year 2009/2010, Travco Group will be achievements that are considered to be the industry’s celebrating 30 years of achievements, rewards, latest and most talked about are the acquisition of the recognition and added values to the industry all over German luxury brand Steigenberger Hotels & Resorts the world. and InterCity Hotel, along with the launch of a new low For the past three decades, Travco Group has been cost carrier in Egypt. paving its way in the world’s fastest growing industry and it started its thousand miles journey with a travel Unmatched professionalism, strong insight of the company that now happens to be the industry’s ever international travel trends, and best approaches to expanding tourism and hospitality empire. service have allowed Travco to stand out despite all of the market challenges, and despite the economic Since the story started, Travco Group hasn’t wavered crunch that hit the world. from its performance standards, and has been leaving Thanks to its founder and CEO, Mr. Hamed El Chiaty, Travco Group to Launch New Low Cost Carrier a footprint in every facet of the industry and developing dynamically in the tourism and hospitality sectors with assets exceeding EGP 10 billion. along with the company’s travel partners, whose extensive experience and operational confidence has made Travco Group the industry’s benchmark that After 30 years of acknowledgment and celebrating development of the Egyptian travel and tourism sector Additionally, it is the mother company the continues to add value to the industry with its excellence in the world’s travel and tourism industry, as well as offer a larger base of customer best value for hospitality’s rising star, Jaz Hotels, Resorts & Cruises, innovations, lucrative investments, this in addition to Travco Group continues with its expansions. money air travel. that has been expanding ever so widely, reaching a being the gateway to exceptional travel experiences portfolio of 146 hotels, resorts and cruises in Europe for the most discerning travellers and holiday makers On the 9th of September 2009, Travco Group and Air Air Arabia (PJSC), listed on the Dubai Financial Market, is and the Middle East, making it the company with the all over the world. Arabia announced the signing of a joint venture the Middle East and North Africa’s leading low-cost agreement to launch a new low cost carrier based in Egypt. Air Arabic Egypt will serve Europe, Africa and the Middle East markets and will represent Air Arabia’s third carrier (LCC). Air Arabia commenced operations in October 2003 and currently operates a total fleet of 20 new Airbus A320 Travco Launches Sixth Retail Branch in Cairo hub after UAE and Morocco. aircraft, serving 57 destinations from its hubs in the UAE In another step for reinforcing the expansion plan located in Tanta, followed by the five planned openings The new airline will contribute to the on-going and Morocco. embarked upon since last year, and in response to the in various destinations around Egypt by 2010. customer satisfaction it achieved through its existing footprint in Egypt, Travco Group launched a new branch Customer service has always been the essence of our Top Aviation Commences in New Cairo on the 11th of October 2009. Marking its sixth branch in Cairo, and eleventh in Egypt, the new retail branch will be providing the full range of operations and in turn Travco Group is extending its network to allow its retail outlets to cater closely to its customers allowing for more convenience. Travco’s Full Handling Services for Kolavia Airlines outbound and domestic travel services for its customers. Furthermore, Travco is planning the successful retail strategy and its solid growth enabled it to be highly recognized in the world’s fastest growing Known for being a dynamic aviation services company and reliable services such as representing clients at the upcoming launch of its twelfth branch, which will be industry. with an exceptional performance, Top Aviation, a Travco Civil Aviation Authority, obtaining the necessary traffic Group subsidiary, is once again being prioritized and rights and negotiating airport slots, providing Travco to Participate in the WTM 2009 chosen as one of the best in the market. discounted fuel, catering and filing ATC flights, and its Travco Group will be partaking in the WTM 2009, as a sequence to its previous accomplishments that astonished the fair in the past years, and as an opportunity for it to promote the new ones. On the 11th of October 2009, Top Aviation signed an newest addition to its scoop of services which is a New WTM, the World Travel Market, is one of the leading travel events that take place annually in London, marking agreement with Kolavia Airlines stating that Top department dedicated for business, VIPs, and Private the ideal venue where buyers and sellers from all over the world and from every sector of the industry, meet and jets. Aviation will be handling all the airlines’ flights in Egypt potentially share their products and services. starting from this winter. The operations began with 8 Kolavia Airlines was established in 1993 operating only In 2008, Travco had a strong presence in the WTM through its six individual stands, and it was a fruitful occasion weekly flights from Hurghada and Sharm El Sheikh to regular flights from Surgut, and Kogalym airports to for it to promote new destinations and showcase its services and products. This year, and with the all the new Russian airports in various destinations. towns such as Moscow, Rostove-on-Don, Sochi, and exciting achievements, Travco will be playing a remarkable role in the WTM and adding new values to the Volgorade to name a few, but nowadays it is expanding industry. With many years of expertise, Top Aviation draws from its flights geographically to London, Berlin, Frankfurt, Visit Travco Group at stand ME0420 and the company’s hospitality division at stand GV8650. vast service knowledge to provide safe, superior quality, Kiev, Tel-Aviv, and other towns. 12 13 November 2009 Travia Appointed as GSA for Air Berlin Travia is sill following its steady growth plan and adding full range of services, Travia is able to deliver to its prevalent record, and has recently been appointed by Air Berlin to become its official General Sales Agent in Egypt. Its operations will begin by the 1st of November cost–effective solutions for all its clients. With its experienced and dedicated team, its array of Travco Partakes in 2009, and will be flying Munich, Berlin, and Cologne, with a total of around 25 flights per month. services including liaising with a vast distribution network covering over 500 preferred travel agencies, the Annual Russian Travel dedicated/airline branded presence at the Travia Travel Air Berlin is the second largest carrier in Germany, and in Centre, and access to key corporate travel, leisure & 2008 it received more than 10 awards for quality and retail segments of the Egyptian market. Fair Leisure 2009 services. It guarantees its passengers’ safety through Dubai had a strong presence at the 13th edition of the Cruises will commence handling of the cruise shore regularly updating of its fleet, and now boasts one of Travia has thus emerged as a leading and a dynamic Russian Travel and Tourism Exhibition (Leisure-2009) excursions in Dubai as of January 18th 2010. The the youngest fleets in Europe. airlines’ representation company since it was founded held in Moscow from September 22nd to the 25th as part scheduled weekly cruises in the Arabian Gulf onboard With its enhanced knowledge of the local market and a in 2003. of the efforts of the Dubai Department of Tourism and the five-star cruise liner "Brilliance of the Sea" is planned Commerce Marketing (DTCM) to consolidate Dubai's to be staffed by a Russian-speaking team. position in the Russian and CIS markets. Travco to Establish New Travel Company in Syria DTCM had 39 co-participants drawn from various segments of the emirate's vibrant tourism industry, The product includes flights by Emirates Airlines on the route Moscow-Dubai-Moscow; a week-long stay onboard the ship on all-inclusive basis, accommodation Following the significant success achieved through its Travco Syria will be carefully designed and fitted with including hotels, tour operators and destination at one of Dubai’s hotels, in particular Atlantis, the Palm. Middle East offices in the UAE, Qatar, and Oman, Travco the latest in technological equipment, and will be management companies (DMCs). At the product launch, representatives of Royal Group is currently working on establishing its first new operated and managed by highly experienced and Travco Dubai was represented by Ms Natasha Caribbean Cruises, Emirates Airlines, Atlantis the Palm office in Syria, due to begin operations by November multilingual local staff who are highly qualified with Kryshavich, Director of CIS Market. Travco was awarded Hotel were present. Commenting on the event’s success 2009. long tenure in the field enabling them of with a Diploma for its active participation and support at Ms Natasha stated that Russia remains a Key source understanding and catering well to the needs of the the Leisure 2009 travel fair. market for Travco Dubai and the Leisure 2009 is certainly Travco Travel Syria's first office is set to be located in local market. an event we regularly participate as it’s a renowned Damascus, and will be offering the full range of inbound In the framework of the exhibition on September 23rd, platform to showcase our expertise and corporate and outbound travel services including ticketing, Aside from the Egypt offices, Travco Syria marks the the Dubai delegation took part in launching the new strength. incentive and conference services, event organizing, FIT company’s fifth Middle East office, with more planned tourist product. One of the leading Russian tour travels, and transportation. in the near future to be located in more strategic operators Lanta-Tour Voyage, a close partner of Travco, The inaugural ceremony was attended by 400 tourism Portraying the same external image of all Travco offices, locations around the Middle East. and world-famous cruise line the Royal Caribbean industry professionals and members of the Media.