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					                                                                 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
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                                                                                                                                                                                                       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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            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.

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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.

				
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