Sep - Oct 2009
Almaza Bay, the Sparkling Jewel of the Mediterranean
Travco Group Acquires Steigenberger Hotels AG
Iberotel Aquamarine Resort Two New Travcotels’ Cruise Ships
Opens its Doors this Fall Due To Sail This Winter
Sep - Oct 2009
This decision was taken to alleviate the negative effects
the crunch had on the industry, shed the lights on new
Egyptian destinations that are flourishing nowadays,
and to boost the number of inbound flights to these
Mersa Matruh Airport is a vital one, as it’s one of the
most imperative factors behind the importance of the
city, and it efficiently serves the city’s community. It’s
also considered another tool to promote untouched
destinations in Egypt. It was launched in 2006, and by
2008 the airport served 189,064 passengers.
The Supreme Council
of Antiquities Enforces
Use of Audio Systems
Egypt Tourism Optimistic
Despite Economic Crunch Terminal 3
Despite the impact of the global financial turbulence, the rising demand for seats has had the knock on effect
Egypt still presents unexplored potential that poses on Cairo International Airport in 2008, welcoming the
many rewarding opportunities for foreign investors. streams of around 14.4 million passengers, an increase
Tourism Minister Extends
of 14.2 percent year –on year. In order to keep increasing
The prospects of the Egyptian tourism market and its the number of inbound flights, the authorities will
continuous efforts to improve the hospitality sector reduce the taxes of the charter flights, in addition to the Period for Charter Flights’
believing that it is the vein of tourism, has encouraged Cairo International Airport renovation project that has
many investors to undertake many multibillion dollar been allocated at $354.6mn (LE 2bn), while an
luxury tourism projects to renovate and launch more additional $887.4mn (LE 5bn) has been earmarked to
hotel properties in Egypt. improve existing airports over the next five years and a
In consequence to the Egyptian Tourism Authority's’ further $1.06bn (LE 6bn) over the next six years to The unprecedented impacts of the economic crisis
attempts to gather diverse solutions to cushion the construct new airports. accelerated the process of change in the tourism
impact of the crisis, travel agencies, along with their In December 2008, Cairo’s airport opened a new industry, and raised the need for considering
counterparts, are offering value added services that Terminal 3 for both international and domestic traffic alternative solutions including incentives for the travel In order to preserve the antiques and
don’t compromise their returns. These consequent and with a capacity of 11 million passengers a year. The trade to be able to wither the storm. monuments at the Egyptian Museum, the
efforts seem to be meeting the expectations of the terminal building is designed to receive 15 planes at any In order to cope with the impacts of the economic Supreme Council of Antiquities has enforced a
Egyptian Tourism Authority, as tourism still generates given time and can accommodate larger aircraft. A crunch, Mr. Zuhair Garranah, the Egyptian Tourism new rule stating that all tour guides and tourists
an important flow of hard currencies for Egypt with fourth runway and new service facilities, including a Minister, found it necessary to undertake instant – exceeding 5 persons - entering the museum
$10.9 billion in international receipts in 2008, up by 15.9 hotel, business and shopping centers, are currently actions to minimize the prevailing adverse impact of should have a “Walky Talky”. This device will be
percent from 2007. under construction at the airport. the reduced levels of travel. These actions included provided against charge, and entry will not be
launching a program to motivate the operation of permitted without it.
Although the foreign visitor numbers were estimated at In response to the challenges that the tourism sector is more charter flights to Mersa Matruh, Al Alamain, and
12.8 million in 2008, up by 15.4 percent year-on-year, facing, Egypt is undertaking a very aggressive Borg Al–Arab airports. In consequence to the positive The decision was made to ensure the comfort of
which was lower than the growth recorded in the marketing strategy by promoting the destination and effects that the program had on the industry, Mr. the visitors to the museum, and will be effective
previous year, which stood at 22.1 percent, foreign familiarizing of potential visitors with the country’s Zuhair Garranah decided to extend its validity till as of the 1st of November, 2009.
visitors are showing growing interest to visit Egypt, as heritage and culture. 31/10/2009.
Sep - Oct 2009
The research project, subsequently acquired by the ETF
following completion, explores the global financial
strain with over 15,000 interviews in 10 major source
markets and looks deep into how booking and travel
behavior are changing in the short- and mid-term,
giving a great overview of the changes caused by the
crisis in European tourism on a market, segment and
The workshop included active participation from
attendees with their view on implications of the
financial crisis in general, which depicted changes in the
preferences and behavior of the international traveler
including reduced spending, destination shift, changed
timings, and new product preferences, as well as
suggesting and discussing the latest marketing tools,
strategies and tips specific to Egypt, which can be
utilized during current times of crisis.
Interjections throughout the day from Mr. Hisham
Zaazou, First Assistant to the Minister of Tourism and Mr.
Amr El Ezaby Chairman of the Egyptian Tourist
Authority, positively indicate that the ideas and
strategies presented throughout the workshop proved
Egyptian Deserts’ Promotion Procedures to be in line with forecast actions already implemented
and those planned by the Ministry of Tourism and the
Egyptian Tourist Authority (ETA).
Get Accomplished The White Desert
Speaking of the event, Bordas commented “Even
though there is a lot of information about the crisis in
the daily news, usually it lacks two components to
define future-oriented marketing action: First, asking
As part of the Egyptian Tourism Promotion Authority's brochure for deserts and oases, and a map of the the consumer himself and, second, asking for planned
efforts to spread awareness and environmental Western Desert. A database was also created with lists of behavior and looking into the future. This is where our
education of deserts and valleys conservation, it plans protected areas in Egypt, tour operators and research delivers deep insight. The high participation of
to sponsor an event highlighting desert and valley
tourism, and countless natural wonders of Egypt, in line
with its current strategy to promote the desert tourism
international firms specialized in desert tourism, the
most popular eco-lodges, programs on desert activities,
in addition to a comprehensive portfolio of Egypt’s
Federation Organizes the Egyptian tourism companies in this ETF and THR
workshop shows that there was a substantial insight
gap to be closed.”
as a unique and upcoming tourist
T h e E g y p t i a n To u r i s m
popular destination, the White
Consumer Behavior Hosted by ETF Director General Ayman Altaranissi, the
The Egyptian Tourism Promotion
Authority launched its pilot
showcases the Egyptian
A list of desert programs offered
by the most renowned Egyptian
Workshop workshop was attended by over 100 participants from
the tourism public and private sectors including those
from reputed hotel chains and travel agencies.
project at the International desert as one of the most tour operators in desert activities, Under the Auspices of Zuhair Garranah, Egypt’s Minister Throughout the workshop, excitement and enthusiasm
Tourism Fair in Berlin (ITB) last in addition to foreign travel of Tourism, the Egyptian Tourism Federation (ETF) were apparent among the attendees, who expressed
unique, yet undiscovered,
March. It showcased the Egyptian agencies that organize safari trips hosted a full-day workshop on Monday, July 6th 2009, at their pleasure in having the opportunity to exchange
desert as one of the most unique tourism products. to Egypt, and studies about the the Ramsis Hilton Hotel, titled: International Market ideas and share opinions in a constructive and
yet undiscovered tourism competitive markets namely Research: Changes in Consumer Behavior Due to the structured environment and be able to see firsthand
products Egypt can offer guests worldwide. From Tunisia, Morocco and Jordan were created. Crisis. how to progress as an industry as one.
geology, landscape, great sand sea, Red Sea mountains,
cultural highlights, 35 eco-lodges, and monumentalThe committee designed a brand logo to raise Presented by Eulogio Bordas, President and Founder of With the objective of bringing international expertise to
and pre-historic sites on the oases of Kharga, Bahareya,
awareness on desert activities, and in their attempt to THR International Tourism Consultants and Jörn Egypt’s tourism industry, and, playing a vital role in
Siwa, Fayoum and the Eastern Desert. standardize the practice and raise the industry Gieschen, Director at THR, the interactive workshop creating a platform for networking and interaction in all
standards, a stringent code of ethics, code of conduct, centered around a study conducted by the company areas of tourism in Egypt, this event is among a series of
That in addition to the quality services the tour and membership qualifications were carried out and are which focuses on how the implications of the current seminars and workshops organized by the ETF, with
operators do provide with good value for money. to be followed by all the industry professionals financial crisis govern international traveler behavior many more planned for the remainder of the year and
Promotional materials produced included a special operating in that field. and choices. into 2010.
Sep - Oct 2009
Jaz Oriental Resort - Lobby & Reception
No Need to Step Out
The tranquil Almaza Bay is a developed resort that
guarantees that one won’t need to step out of it in
search of leisure, entertainment, recreation or even
shopping, for all will be available and only steps away.
Recreational options will include an 18-hole golf
course, a vast international marina, a water park, a
tennis academy, a shopping mall, a world-class spa
and wellness centre, a horse back-riding track, and a
movie theatre that are currently in the works.
Life at Almaza Bay is full but unhurried. Here, the
perfect morning may start with a dip in the pool or a
quick workout in the fitness room. One can enjoy a
round of golf on the nearby course or take a stroll
through the mall. After picking up the kids from their
horse-back riding lessons, a picnic lunch on the yacht
at the onsite marina is a creative midday option. With
so many different cuisines at one’s disposal, dinner
and a movie will be a perfect end to the day…
Almaza Bay, the Sparkling Jewel of the Mediterranean Exotic Cuisine
Dining at Almaza Bay is a distinctive and memorable
experience, as it brings high quality restaurants that
serve various delicacies.
One can enjoy a meal anytime during the day in any of
Between two witnesses of civilization rises Almaza destination. Additionally a leading UK tour operator is Luxury Accommodation
Almaza Bay’s various restaurants, offering a wide array
Bay, a new sparkling jewel in the Mediterranean due to start operating flights directly to Mersa Matruh Almaza Bay features 5* hotel properties, comprising
of culinary delights, while enjoying spectacular views
introducing a true tranquil destination that hovers early next summer. The flights will be operating more than 870 elegantly furnished rooms and suites
of the gardens or the swimming pools, or relax in the
between the splendor of history and the weekly from Gatwick and Manchester, this in addition that reflect Jaz Hotels, Resorts & Cruises’ commitment
evening and enjoy a tasty beverage served in any of
sophistication of today’s modern life. to other charter flights operating directly to Mersa to a truly serene ambiance and a sense of tranquility.
the hotels' lounges or lobby bars.
Matruh from various European destinations.
Huddled on the soft white sandy beaches of Mersa Almaza Bay’s visitors can enjoy day tours around All rooms are artfully decorated to suit the exclusive
Matruh, Almaza Bay extends on a 5 km stretch of sandy Mersa Matruh for a peak on its historical sites and and distinguished guests, and are equipped with
beach boasting an enticing relaxation experience major attractions including Agiba, El-Abyad, and Ras modern day amenities.
along with an outstanding view of one of the world’s El Hikma beaches, Romil Hiding, in addition to the
most sought after beaches. Ideal for families, friends, Cleopatra Bath, where the famous love story with Jaz Almaza Beach Resort, Jaz Crystal Resort, and Jaz
and businessmen, this full-fledged resort offers all its Anthony began. Oriental Resort are only three of the planned six
guests more than what they could be looking for resorts to be operational in the near future; and all
during their trip. Mersa Matruh’s sites that reminisce Matruh is a mere 250 km from the ancient city of offer various facilities to be enjoyed by all guests and
with anecdotes dating back to the days of Alexander Alexandria which gives guests the choice of day or visitors offering them all they could need within a
the Great, and take you to the lands where the foot overnight trips to the beach-side city. They can make resort – if not more. In October of this year
prints of World War II warriors were engraved, their way through its historical icons namely the construction will be underway for the fourth property
combined with the luxurious facilities offered at Coptic Church, the world famous Library of in Almaza Bay.
Almaza Bay, give one a great sense of culture along Alexandria, Fort of Qaitbey, the down town area and El
with a serene atmosphere. Montazah Palace and gardens, Pompey's Pillar, A Home Away From Home
Mosques and numerous Islamic sites in Alexandria. Now the dream of a home by the beach comes true
Its advantageous location being 38 km from Mersa with Almaza Bay Resort.
Matruh’s International Airport is what makes this After this exhilarating historical tour between
budding all-year-round retreat an exciting and different eras and cities, one can experience real Master-planned by the internationally acclaimed
accessible choice for domestic and international tranquillity as it was meant to be at Almaza Bay, architectural firm, Krause Bohne, Almaza Bay Resort
travelers. Moreover, its proximity to Europe has combining modern day hospitality with the offers its guests and potential residents 3500
encouraged many Italian tour operators to schedule sophistication renowned of the group of hotels, and Mediterranean-styled residential properties with
more than 8 weekly direct flights during the summer indulge in this full fledged holiday retreat which offers aesthetically enticing exteriors, and ranging from
season of 2009 with an increased volume of 4 weekly superb alternatives to the standard beach resort elegant villas and town houses, to studios and
flights in response to the demand on the new living. Jaz Crystal Resort - Pool
Sep - Oct 2009
Travco Group Acquires Steigenberger Hotels AG
Travco Group International Holding S.A.E (Travco the hotel industry, which fully supports our initiated
Group) has completed the strategic acquisition of strategy. The international hotel and travel services of
Steigenberger Hotels AG after three months of Travco enable us to offer our guests a new world of
negotiation. This step further travel destinations.
r e i n f o r c e s T r av c o G r o u p ’ s
strategy of targeted growth and Steigenberger Hotels AG, based
international expansion. In in Frankfurt, employs over 6500
addition to hotels, Nile cruise employees and operates 81
ships and destination hotels in Germany, Austria,
management companies, Switzerland, Italy, the
Travco’s business activities cover Netherlands and Egypt. The
the full tourism value chain with umbrella of the Steigenberger
a unique integrated business Hotel Group covers two
model. individual brands: Steigenberger
“This is a very important
Hotels and Resorts, with 50 four
and five star hotels, and Iberotel Aquamarine Resort
strategic step toward our long-
lasting and continuous course of
growth, which positions us as a
InterCityHotel, which has 31
hotels in the upper mid-range. In
2008, the Steigenberger Hotel
Opens its Doors this Fall
global player in the tourism and Group generated revenues of Jaz Hotels, Resorts & Cruises recently announced that latest facilities, services and amenities as well as the
hospitality industries and allows us to offer an even €494.9m. the long awaited opening of its mega hotel project in “Mercato” shopping complex and a conference centre
greater and more appealing value proposition to our The reason for the surprising sale was the insight that the city of Hurghada, Iberotel Aquamarine, will take accommodating up to 1500 people. Hotel facilities are
customers,” says Hamed El Chiaty, Chairman & Chief Steigenberger was able to expand faster and give the place on the 24th of September 2009, promising its extensive, including wireless internet access, an array of
Executive Officer, and together with his family, owner brands more profile with the backing of an guests an exceptional holiday experience, and bringing excellent restaurants and bars, four swimming pools
of Travco. “In addition to the clear strategic benefits, international investor. Frankfurt will remain the company to a total number of 18 properties in the with two for kids, laundry service and a resident doctor
we will aim at jointly increasing our added-value headquarter of Steigenberger Hotels AG. Any changes Red Sea region, including Hurghada City, Madinat is permanently on-call. Guests can spend their evenings
o f f e r i n g s t h r o u g h a c c e s s i n g n e w g r o w t h in terms of personnel - also concerning the executive Makadi, and Marsa Alam. at the cabarets enjoying the shows or at the hotel’s
opportunities and realizing operative synergies. At a board - are momentarily out of the question. theatre. The hotel provides for the young ones at the
particularly challenging time for the entire tourism The acquisition, makes Travco Group one of the largest Being the hospitality industry’s rising star, Jaz Hotels, kids' club, games rooms and many activities organized
industry, this decisive move strengthens our international operators of diversified group of hotels Resorts & Cruises keeps presenting the world of by a fun loving animation team. Baby sitting services are
leadership claim within the leisure business. Together in Europe and the Middle East with over 142 hotels, hospitality with more and more of its dazzling stars to also available.
we will shape the hotel industry in Europe and the resorts and cruises and 25,000 guest rooms in unique choose from, giving them the opportunity of an Iberotel Aquamarine Resort is for those who want to
Middle East for the years to come”. geographical locations and an upward spiraling unforgettable holiday experience in Egypt’s prime spoil themselves for options combining the prefect
Steigenberger is the stepping-stone of Travco’s expansion plan introducing 14 new projects in the holiday destinations. relaxed, active and the luxurious holiday at once.
worldwide presence, as well as its entry into the city year to come this in addition to further expansions in The 5-star hotel features 1001 comfortable rooms for Located on the southern tip of Hurghada with its own
hotel business, particularly in the German, Austrian Europe, the United States and the Middle East. families, couples and singles, equipped with all the unspoiled private beach, this impressive complex
and Swiss markets, and will further strengthen the features eight restaurants serving Egyptian, Asian, Sea
company’s positioning in the quality segment. The Food, Lebanese, Italian, Grilled and International
most complementary businesses of both companies cuisines, in addition to two bars.
will allow for cross-selling opportunities across the Hurghada attracts many a visitor to its unique diving
brands and further economies of scale. sights and it’s the best place imaginable for those
wanting to learn to dive, which gives guests the
Steigenberger are thrilled to have found a partner who opportunity to explore the aquatic recreation. The city’s
appreciates the long and proud tradition of this warm crystal waters provide a gateway to an ultimate
German Company which was founded by Albert diving or snorkeling experience through a variety of
Steigenberger in 1930. In line with this tradition, underwater specious and reefs. For those who want less
Travco is committed to continue Steigenberger’s plans dynamic activities, they can enjoy the sunny
for the future maintaining the excellent German hotel atmosphere and lucid water by going on a deep- sea
culture. fishing trip, windsurfing, sailing, submarine tours, and
“We want to secure Steigenberger’s future in the long glass-bottom boat excursions that unveil rare vistas of
run. In Travco we have found an experienced partner in the underwater.
Sep - Oct 2009
SAGA Distinguishes Jaz Royale Two New Travcotels’ Cruise Ships
For the Fifth Consecutive Year Due To Sail This Winter
Travcotels’ Jaz Royale was choice for those who desire
recognized by SAGA, Britain’s the superlative holiday
prestigious travel company, experience of memorable
for “Top Tour for Europe” and a holiday making.
“Top Three for the Rivers The 5-star deluxe vessel
Brochure”awards. features two suites with a
living room, and 50 double
For the fifth running year, Jaz cabins located over the upper,
Royale was recognized and main and lower deck levels.
awarded based customers' All rooms are elegantly
responses to holiday surveys furnished and equipped with
for the year. Based on SAGA's the modern amenities.
exclusive high-end clientele Guests can also enjoy an
who express their opinion by unforgettable dining
voting, the certificates are experience at Jaz Royale’s
given in recognition of restaurant which offers an
excellent service, comfort, and exquisite selection of fine
cuisines provided by the dining and sumptuous Jaz Minerva - Cabin
hotels and vessels, in addition cuisine.
to consistently demonstrating Travcotels, Travco Group’s Nile Cruise Company Jaz Legacy encompasses 74 cabins & 02 suites, while Jaz
It is the spontaneity and announced that its prestigious fleet will be welcoming Minerva encompasses 75 cabins & 02 suites - all
high standards of customer warmth the travelers sense in
satisfaction. two new cruise ships. elegantly furnished and equipped with modern
Jaz Royale, along with the furniture and standard amenities.
The renowned Jaz Royale, superior level of service, and Travcotels’ Jaz Legacy and Jaz Minerva, the 5-star deluxe Both Jaz Legacy and Jaz Minerva offer their guests the
which has already established the enthralling environs and vessels are set to sail from Luxor to Aswan in November ultimate cruising experience, inviting them to enjoy
itself in the market as one of serenity of the Nile, that make 2009, promising their passengers a laid back and panoramic views of the Nile while choosing between
Travcotels’ most sought after cruise ships, is the perfect it ideal for an outstanding holiday.
elegant atmosphere that is perfectly suitable for the the leisure facilities that the ship features. These features
active and affluent traveler. These vessels are just the include a large sundeck with a swimming pool and pool
ideal choice for adventure seekers and sun worshippers bar, steam bath, sauna and massage rooms, gift shops,
TTG Nominates Jaz Hotels, Resorts & Cruises who are looking for an exclusive experience. and beauty salons.
for the “Resort Operator of the Year” Thomas Cook UK Awards
As customary of Jaz Hotels, Resorts & Cruises, it
exceeded the expectations of the industry and received
Among 550 entries this year - double the entries of last
year - Jaz Hotels, Resorts & Cruises was short listed Iberotel Club Fanara & Iberotel Fanara Residence
an honorable nomination for TTG “Resort Operator of among the four finalists for the best resort operator this Thomas Cook UK, one of the world’s leading tour clients assessments to Thomas Cook’s satisfaction polls.
The Year”2009. year. operators, has announced its award winners for the year Iberotel Club Fanara and Iberotel Fanara Residence are
of 2008. Iberotel Club Fanara and Iberotel Fanara elegant 4-star hotel properties located in Sharm El
TTG, Travel Trade Gazette, one of the leading tourism Commenting on the nomination, Mr. Peter Grace, Residence are running as one of the travelers’ preferred Sheikh, featuring tastefully decorated guest rooms, and
publications recognizes the best industry performers regional vice president Sales & Marketing UK & Ireland, hotels of the year. highlighting themselves as the ideal places for
through collecting votes that are cast by the readers of said, “We are thrilled to have been short listed for this Thomas Cook recognized Jaz Hotels, Resorts & Cruises’ relaxation and rejuvenation.
the magazine. award, which represents one of the industry’s highest Iberotel Fanara and Iberotel Fanara Residence for the The resorts also offer a wide range of restaurants and
"There are a wealth of innovative and committed travel accolades. It is a huge testament to the commitment outstanding standards of service, unsurpassed quality bars with spectacular views of the Red Sea and the
companies and agents who have plenty to shout about, and hard work of the Jaz Hotels, Resorts & Cruises team of facilities, and the mere accommodation experience stunning sunset.
and as the UK’s leading travel trade newspaper we want in building strong relationships with the trade, and they grant the clients with. The properties' distinction Both are situated on the cliff of Ras Om El Said, with
to give them the credit they deserve on the biggest ensuring the industry is at all times aware of our product has spoken for itself, and was highly recommended breathtaking views of the Red Sea and the national park
night in the travel calendar” said Lucy Huxley, editor of and our customers’needs. We hope for every success on when evaluated by one of the most important scales in of Ras Mohamed, and only minutes away from Naama
TTG. the awards night itself.” the hospitality world, and the award was based on the Bay.
Sep - Oct 2009
Kabo Air Joins Travia’s Airlines Representations Profile Travco Becomes the Official Transportation
Travia, Travco Group’s Airlines Sales Agent, continues extensive marketing, sales and distribution support,
to gain the trust of more and more major international
airlines, and act as the travelers’ entrance gate to a
rewarding world of aviation services.
periodic and ongoing market feedback, identify SPA
agreements, dedicated sales and reservation staff, in
addition to distribution and promotion of leisure
Company for the Football Federation
Kabo Air, the largest private airline in Africa, and the holiday packages and a lot more, had qualified it to Once again, Travco Group’s subsidiaries are proving represented the company to the federation, and
first airline in Nigeria with a strong presence in the serve as a magnet for the tourism and aviation entities Travco’s strong presence in the market, and gaining the provided unparalleled services to the teams,
aviation industry for 25 years, has joined the who want to mange their interest and set up their trust of various sectors. Having the largest fleet of over guaranteeing safety and comfort to all the passengers.
prestigious profile of Travia. operations easily and steadily. 1000 modern vehicles of all sizes and functions, Travco
Being the airlines’ GSA of the Middle East's Leading Travia’s impressive profile of representations include was chosen to become the official transportation Travco Group’s transportation company has provided
Leisure Group, and offering a variety of professional Jetairfly, Tuifly, RBA, Kingfisher, bmi, and Fly Dubai company of the Football Federation. transportation to many international teams including
services such as immediate access to distribution which has recently joined the spectrum of services Genia, Guatemala, Ghana Nigeria, Kenya, and Rwanda,
network covering over 350 preferred travel agencies, that Travia represents. The group’s dedicated, punctual, and professional staff in addition to the youth football tournaments.
Top Aviation Witnesses a Remarkable Growth
Top Aviation, a subsidiary of Travco Group and its crew arrangements, VIP catering, fuelling service, and a
South Asia Travel & Tourism Exchange (SATTE)
The DTCM participated in one of South Asia's largest B2B and has been one of the top source markets for leisure
Aviation Service Company is witnessing a remarkable host of other services in all Egypt Airports and around Travel & Tourism Exhibition - South Asia Travel & Tourism and business visitors. SATTE was a great window to enter
growth, and serving a new sector in the aviation market. the globe. Exchange (SATTE) - from the 24th to 25th of April 2009. this wide ranged market to further increase the inbound
Striving to cater to its clients’ requirements before the Moreover, it obtains necessary traffic rights, negotiates Travco Dubai partook in this event as a co-participant traffic in to the UAE”.
need arises, Top Aviation unveiled the opening of a new airport slots, and caters and files ATC flight plans. with DTCM as another step of developing business in
ground handling department dedicated to VIPs, Private the Asian Market. The participation by DTCM Head Office and its
Jets, and a 24/7 flight watch center equipped with state- Co-participating at SATTE 2009 with DTCM, were representative office in Mumbai is the culmination of an
of-the-art servicing equipment. leading Destination Management Companies and aggressive four-month campaign launched in January
This department was launched to introduce to the Hoteliers from Dubai. 2009. The campaign aimed to promote Dubai as multi-
market a new meaning of exceptional aviation services, faceted year round holiday destination that provides
and prove itself as a competent and efficient operating With a large exhibit size of 121 square meters this year, safety & security for the family in a world class
company. Dubai showcased its potential as an up-market tourist cosmopolitan city.
Top Aviation is not only focussing on its clients’ destination targeting Indian and international travel
satisfaction, but its is also keeping a keen eye on making trade professionals attending the event. DTCM led a strong 14-member high-level delegation
their travel experience a rewarding and long lasting one. which networked with over 600 leading Travel Agents
It also offers them the true meaning of VIP handling Travco Dubai was represented by Waleed Sotouhi, and Tour Operators from across India, offering the
through a variety of services namely, quick execution of business development associate. Commenting on the opportunity to knock on doors with potential
all formalities, hotel bookings, limousines reservations, outcome he said “India is a strategic market for Dubai opportunities to the participants.
Sep - Oct 2009
Travco Dubai Partakes Travco Travel to Cover
in ALTM 2009 for the 3rd Consecutive Year a Larger Sector of the Chinese Market
For the 3rd consecutive year, Travco Dubai partook in operates three representative offices in China”. Travco Travel, Travco Group’s subsidiary company, and should include 900 pax in February 2010, and the second
the third edition of Asia Luxury Travel Market (ALTM), The 138 square meter Dubai Stand at the Shanghai one of the fastest growing travel agencies in the Far one for 500 pax in April 2010.
which was held in Shanghai from June 15th till the 18th, Exhibition Centre was shared by 24 co-participants, Eastern market, is anticipating meeting the growing
under the umbrella of the Dubai Department of Tourism including hotels and hotel apartments, tour operators demand for the MICE business in China, as noted by Mr. Additionally, and along with MS. Iris Du, Travco China’s
and Commerce Marketing (DTCM). and Dubai Naturalization and Residency Department Hossam Shaker, Far East market department head during general manager, Mr. Shaker agreed to participate as a
(DNRD). his visit in July of 2009. judge in a Chinese TV competition consisting of two
Travco Dubai was represented by Mr. Jestine Alfred, episodes about Egypt, where participants competed in
manager of Groups and Incentives, and Ms Iris Du, The UAE and China had signed an Approved Destination Mr. Shaker concluded that the Chinese market has general information about Egypt including its culture,
manager of Travco China. Commenting on the outcome Status (ADS) agreement in 2007 that will facilitate more exhibited an escalating demand for the MICE business – traditions, pyramids building, and belly dancing.
of the event Mr. Alfred stated “the event is a proven flow of tourists out of the world’s most populous especially that provided by Travco Travel’s MICE
platform to showcase our product to a highly targeted country. The number of Chinese guests in Dubai hotel department. Consequently, China’s biggest wholesalers, He took this opportunity to promote Egypt, and offered
audience and the response was very positive. We have establishments recorded a four per cent growth in 2008 namely CYTS, BJ, and CTS- BJ, began to negotiate Travco’s winners various gifts and complementary packages
been to many trade shows, and still find ALTM one of the compared to the previous year. handling two big MICE groups in 2010. The first one presented by Travco Travel.
better shows that best represents luxury lifestyle
American Embassy Testament
products with relevant networking opportunities. The biggest event of its kind in the Asia-Pacific region,
Despite the current economic turbulence we are yet ALTM brings together the world's most-sought after
positive that the luxury tours will remain strong, and it’s destinations, ultra-luxurious accommodation, elite
important to continue to provide new products for this
sector. The support of DTCM has been immense and the
UAE’s presence is very strong as especially DTCM
transportation, and unique travel experiences
showcased for the most-discerning Asian luxury travel
for Immaculate Handling during Obama’s Visit
On the 25th of June 2009, Travco Group received a letter vehicles in the region, with a variety of sizes and models,
Travco Abu Dhabi Office Relocates from the American Embassy in Egypt expressing their allowing visitors to travel in maximum ease and
Always catering to all the needs of its clients, and believing that strong potential gets good results, Abu Dhabi’s gratitude for the company’s professionalism and the comfort. Furthermore, the company prioritizes the
branch has announced its relocation to Le Meridien. distinctive standard of services they provided during clients’ safety through offering preventative
President Obama‘s visit to Egypt. maintenance, and hiring a highly trained punctual team
This relocation was made in order to acquire new surroundings and cope with the strategy of expansion that Travco Group provided the delegation with 35 buses to of drivers.
Travco Group is following to surpass the enormous developments that are happening in the market’s fastest transport them around Cairo's historical sites, Travco Group’s transportation sector’s reliability and
growing industry. These changes are believed to help the staff maintain better relations with their customers supervised by Mr. Mohamed Baramawy, transportation first class service have led it to be recognized
and provide them with the quality of service they deserve. sales manager. internationally, leaving a unique impression where its
Travco Group operates the largest fleet exceeding 1000 services are offered.