Travco Group Provides Transportation to the DRV Congress

Travco Group’s upscale portfolio of products and services isn’t only gaining the trust of its customers, but the industry too, as it was selected by the DRV Annual Congress organizers to provide the event’s participants with transportation.

German Journalists Promote Egypt

Sol Y Mar Dar El Madina was selected by a team of German journalists to host their visit to Egypt, and the visit was designed to promote Marsa Alam as one of Egypt’s hot spots.



Madinat Makadi Celebrates Christmas

On the 24th of December 2009, Iberotel Makadi Beach invited its guests to celebrate Christmas in a unique way, inviting all its guests to a Parade that was organized in Iberotel Makadi Beach.

TUI Distinguishes Iberotel Makadi Saraya Resort

Once again, Iberotel Makadi Saraya Resort was recognized by TUI, and ranked among the best 100 TUI Umwelt Champion awarded hotels.

Seven TUI Holly Awards Handed Out to Travco Group

Travco Group is constantly affirming its leadership to the industry through the various recognitions it receives from international prestigious organizations.

Travco Acquires a Strong Presence at the WTM 2009

As an ever expanding tourism empire that offers nothing to the industry but upscale products and service, Travco enjoyed a sparkling presence at the WTM 2009 with a big delegation manning its stands in various sections of the show, headed by Mr. Hamed El Chiaty, Chairman and CEO of the group.

Iberotel Miramar Al Aqah Beach Resort Acquires Awards at the Middle East Junior Chef Competition

Travco is consistently leading the way into diverse sectors of the industry with numerous merit and awards being presented to accolade these efforts. The Group’s first property in the UAE being Iberotel Miramar has nonetheless mimicked the group’s continued sense of competitiveness by achieving the highest number of awards in the east coast region during the Middle East Junior Competition 2009.

Madinat Makadi Partakes in the IGTM 2009

For the first time, Madinat Makadi Golf Resort participated in the IGTM 2009 that was held in Malaga, Spain, from the 16th to the 19th of November 2009.

TUI’s Board of Directors Visit Egypt to Promote Business

Mr. Hamed El Chiaty, CEO and Chairman of Travco Group, invited members from TUI board of directors to visit Egypt. The visit was designed to promote business, work on business initiatives, and explore new business opportunities, in addition to visiting Jaz Hotels, Resorts & Cruises’ properties in Sharm El Sheikh and Hurghada.

Iberotel Cairo Hotel & Casino Wins the Best Entrée Appetizer Award

Iberotel Cairo Hotel & Casino ranked among the winners in the culinary competition that took place in City Stars on the 20th of October 2009.

Jaz Minerva Embarks on its Inaugural Sailing this Winter

Jaz Minerva and Jaz Legacy, the latest additions to Jaz Hotels, Resorts & Cruises’ high scale Nile Cruises, will be embarking on their inaugural sailing this winter, inviting their passengers to warm up among the enchanting mystique of the river Nile.



Sensimar Makadi Hotel Begins Operations Under New Brand

On the 1st of November 2009, Jaz Hotels, Resorts and Cruises announced the completion of the full renovation process of the property formerly known as Sol Y Mar Makadi Marine, in time for the opening under its new brand, Sensimar Makadi Hotel. Praises Jaz Hotels, Resorts & Cruises’ Quality

In September 2009, Jaz Hotels, Resorts & Cruises won another certification that guarantees the superb services offered by its properties.

Thomson Holidays Grants Jaz Hotels, Resorts & Cruises Six Gold Awards

Jaz Hotels, Resorts & Cruises is consistently gaining the industry’s attention through its distinctive collection of upscale hotel properties of which six were awarded the Gold Awards by Thomson Holidays.

Sol Y Mar Sharks Bay Opens Its Doors

Sol Y Mar Sharks Bay started welcoming its guests on the 18th of November 2009, marking the company’s 11th property in Sharm El Sheikh. Positioned only five minutes away from Sharm El Sheikh International Airport, Sol Y Mar Sharks Bay enjoys natural beauty that is blessed with all-year round sunshine.



Travia Appointed As GSA for Air Berlin

Travia is sill following its steady growth plan and adding 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 2009, and will be flying Munich, Berlin, and Cologne, with a total of around 25 flights per month.

Top Aviation Commences Full Handling Services for Kolavia Airlines

Known for being a dynamic aviation services company with an exceptional performance, Top Aviation, a Travco Group subsidiary, is once again being prioritized and chosen as one of the best in the market.



TUI Nordic Eyes Their First Blue Village Exotic Property in Egypt

On the 13th of September 2009, the board of directors of TUI Nordic, one of the leading tour operators in Europe and part of World of TUI, visited some of Jaz Hotels, Resorts & Cruises’ properties in Almaza Bay Mersa Matruh, Madinat Makadi, Iberotel Aquamarine in Hurghada, Madinat Coraya, Jaz Mirabel Resort, Jaz Belvedere and Iberotel Lido in Sharm El Sheikh.

Two Travcotels’ Cruise Ships Win the Coveted Recognition of SAGA Holidays

Travcotels’ cruise ships remain the people’s favorites with their superlative service, salubrious climate, and the splendor of the majestic Nile. Consequently, SAGA’s clientele have spoken for themselves and expressed how memorable and exceptional the journeys were while onboard Jaz Royale and Jaz Omar El Khayam.

Two Travcotels’ Cruise Ships Win the Coveted Recognition of SAGA Holidays

Travcotels’ cruise ships remain the people’s favorites with their superlative service, salubrious climate, and the splendor of the majestic Nile. Consequently, SAGA’s clientele have spoken for themselves and expressed how memorable and exceptional the journeys were while onboard Jaz Royale and Jaz Omar El Khayam.

Two Travcotels’ Cruise Ships Win the Coveted Recognition of SAGA Holidays

Travcotels’ cruise ships remain the people’s favorites with their superlative service, salubrious climate, and the splendor of the majestic Nile. Consequently, SAGA’s clientele have spoken for themselves and expressed how memorable and exceptional the journeys were while onboard Jaz Royale and Jaz Omar El Khayam.

Jaz Hotels, Resorts & Cruises Receives TUI Environmental Award

TUI, one of Europe’s largest travel groups, awarded seven Jaz Hotels, Resorts & Cruises the “TUI Environmental Champion Award 2009”, in recognition of their efforts to satisfy essential and organizational requirements for ecologically responsible hotel management.

Sol Y Mar to Manage Riva World Hotel Complex in Sharm EL Sheikh

Jaz Hotels, Resorts & Cruises has been rapidly 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 compliments Jaz Hotels, Resorts & Cruises’ strong and expanding portfolio as the hotels are designed to meet the diverse needs of its customers.



Travco Group Concludes its 30th Anniversary with Prestigious Awards

On the occasion of the World Tourism Day, the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism held a festive ceremony at the Cairo International Conference Center on the 30th of September, 2009 where it awarded outstanding performers in the various industry segments.

Steigenberger Hotel Group is set for Further Growth

Hamed El Chiaty, Chairman and CEO of the Travco Group, together with the Management Board of Steigenberger Hotels AG, announced today at a press conference in Frankfurt am Main, that the long-term strengthening of the market and competitive position of the Steigenberger Hotel Group is one of their main aims, and particular focus will be given to the international expansion of the brands Steigenberger Hotels and Resorts and InterCityHotel.

Travco Group and Air Arabia to launch new low cost carrier in Egypt

Travco Group, the Middle East’s largest travel and hospitality group, and Air Arabia, the first and largest low-cost carrier (LCC) in the Middle East and North Africa, announced today the signing of a joint venture agreement to launch a new low cost carrier based in Egypt.
\r\nThe new carrier will serve Europe, Africa and Asia markets and will represent Air Arabia's third hub after the UAE and Morocco.

Travco Becomes the Official Transportation Company for the Football Federation

Once again, Travco Group’s subsidiaries are proving Travco’s strong presence in the market, and gaining the trust of various sectors. Having the largest fleet of over 1000 modern vehicles of all sizes and functions, Travco was chosen to become the official transportation company of the Football Federation.

Travco Travel To Cover A Large Sector Of the Chinese Market

Travco Travel, Travco Group’s subsidiary company, and one of the fastest growing travel agencies in the Fat Eastern market, is anticipating meeting the growing demand for the MICE business in China, as noted by Mr. Hossam Shaker, Far East market department head during his visit in July of 2009.

Thomas Cook UK Awards Iberotel Club Fanara and Iberotel Fanara Residence

Thomas Cook UK, one of the world’s leading tour operators, has announced its award winners for the year of 2008. Iberotel Club Fanara and Iberotel Fanara Residence are running as one of the travelers’ preferred hotels of the year.



TTG Nominates Jaz Hotels, Resorts & Cruises for the “Resort Operator of the Year”

As customary of Jaz Hotels, Resorts & Cruises, it exceeded the expectations of the industry and received an honorable nomination for TTG “Resort Operator of The Year” 2009.

SAGA Distinguishes Jaz Royale for the Fifth Consecutive Year

Travcotels’ Jaz Royale was recognized by SAGA, Britain’s prestigious travel company, for “Top Tour for Europe”, and a “Top Three for the Rivers Brochure” awards.



Travco Group International Holding Associates with the German Hotel Company Steigenberger Hotels AG

Hamed El Chiaty, Chairman and CEO of TRAVCO GROUP INTERNATIONAL HOLDING S.A.E (TRAVCO GROUP), the Egypt based leading travel group, has strategically completed the strategic association with STEIGENBERGER HOTELS AG. This step further reinforces the GROUP’S strategy of targeted growth and international expansion. In addition to hotels, Nile cruise ships and destination management companies, TRAVCO’s business activities cover the full tourism value chain with a unique integrated business model.

Two New Travcotels Cruise Ships Due To Sail This Winter

Travcotels, Travco Group’s Nile Cruise Company announced that its prestigious fleet will be welcoming two new cruise ships.

Travco Partakes in the IMEX 2009

Travco Group participated in the 10th edition of the IMEX taking place in Frankfurt, Germany from the 26th till the 28th of May, and showcased its forthcoming hotel projects which seem to be leading the wave of expansions.

Madinat Makadi Introduces Iberotel Makadi Palms

Travco Group announced the official launch of Iberotel Makadi Palms; its real estate development project in Madinat Makadi, Hurghada. The first phase of the Iberotel Makadi Palms comprises 102 units and is located in the tranquil locality of Madinat Makadi surrounding the picturesque Golf Course.

Jaz Hotels, Resorts & Cruises Launches First Hotel in Aswan

In a city famous for its splendor, rises the new Iberotel Aswan, completely furnished with a combination of luxury and an aroma of history. Iberotel Aswan will be receiving its guests on the 1st of July, 2009.

Cristal Awards Eleven Jaz Hotels, Resorts & Cruises

In May of 2009, eleven of Jaz Hotels, Resorts & Cruises were classified as the World’s Safest Hotels by Check Safety First, and were handed the Cristal Awards. Cristal Awards are an acknowledgement for hotels that are consistently achieving exceptional levels of health and safety.



Iberotel to Manage Il Mercato Sharm El Sheikh

On May 19th 2009, Mr. Hamed El Chiaty, Chairman and CEO Travco Group, concluded a new management agreement of Iberotel Il Mercato Sharm El Sheikh. The property is due to start operations by January 2010.

New Additions to the Hotel Portfolio in Marsa Alam

Sol Y Mar Dolphin House is Jaz Hotels, Resorts & Cruises’ latest addition in Marsa Alam, adding to its existing properties an even more enjoyable experience for those who seek quiet and relaxing holidays.

Massive Expansions for Jaz Hotels, Resorts & Cruises

The fastest growing hospitality group Jaz Hotels, Resorts & Cruises, bolster their worldwide presence with a unique and diversified portfolio.

Hamed El Chiaty Appointed as Member of Supreme Council of Tourism

On the 26th of March 2009, Mr. Hamed El Chiaty, Chairman and CEO Travco Group, was appointed as a member of the Supreme Council for Tourism.





AquaCoraya Launches in Madinat Coraya

Madinat Coraya, Travco Group’s holiday destination in Marsa Alam, witnessed the launch of its new aqua park – AquaCoraya - in March of 2009.

Jaz Oriental Resort Welcomes its Guests

On the 1st of July 2009, Jaz Hotels, Resorts & Cruises annonced the opening of Jaz Oriental Resort, marking its third hotel property in Almaza Bay.



Travco Partakes in te BIT 2009

\r\nBIT 2009, Italy's largest tourist exhibition combining both Italian tourist products and the international supply, kicked off at Fiera Milano exhibition center in Milano from the 19th to the 22nd of February, marking the unique forum for the tourism sector's buyers and
\r\nsellers to meet and share their thoughts.

Expedia Awards Jaz Hotels & Resorts as Egypt's Most Competitive Hotels

On February 10th 2009 the world's leading online travel provider, Expedia, held its annual summit during which and for the first time it recognized the outstanding performers throughout its network of suppliers in Egypt. Jaz Hotels & Resorts was awarded as Egypt's Most Competitive Hotel.

Jaz Little Venice Golf Resort Opens its Doors

On the 12th of June, 2009, Jaz Little Venice Golf Resort, the company's first management venture in Ain Sokhna, announced that it will be opening its doors to its guests , welcoming them to a new concept of luxury unmatched by other hospitality venues in the area.

Travco Occupies Number One Position with EgyptAir

On March 23rd 2009, EgyptAir hosted a celebratory event in recognition of travel companies that generated the most sales throughout the year, and the event awards ceremony was attended by numerous travel companies in Egypt.

Almaza Bay Introduces its Second Hotel Property - Jaz Crystal Resort

Stretched out along the crystal clear turquoise beach of Mersa Matruh is Jaz Hotels, Resorts and Cruises' new hotel property - Jaz Crystal Resort.

Cristal Food Service Accredits Sol Y Mar Club Makadi

On the 12th of March 2009, Sol Y Mar Club Makadi was accredited by Cristal Hygiene Risk Management for the control of hygiene and food safety risks.

Jaz Hotels, Resorts & Cruises Receives Four Gulet Hotelo Awards

Jaz Hotels, Resorts & Cruises one of Egypt's pioneers in the hospitality sector, has attracted the attention of Austria's leading tour operator, Gulet Touristik. From 700 resorts in Egypt and with only 9 awarded ones, The Company was highly distinguished that it has reaped four of them.

Travco Receives Third Amadeus Award

Rewarding their top customers in recognition of their continued support, Amadeus, a global leader in technology and distribution solutions for the travel and tourism industry, held a festive ceremony on February 22nd at the Fairmont Towers.

Travco Participates in the L'TUR Reise Market for the 10th Year

On 24th of January Travco Group took part at The L'TUR Reise Market, the annual trade forum organized by L'TUR in Baden, Germany. Suppliers came from around the world to attend the fair with quite a strong presence from 279 exhibitors taking part in the fair, and amongst them Travco promoted Egypt as an affordable destination.

Iberotel Aquamarine Resort To Open This Fall

Jaz Hotels, Resorts & Cruises recently announced that the long awaited opening of its first mega hotel project in the city of Hurghada, Iberotel Aquamarine, will take place on the 26th of September 2009, promising its guests an exceptional holiday experience, and bringing the company to a total number of 12 properties in the Red Sea region.



Iberotel Cairo Hotel & Casino Begins Operations

As of the 5th of January 2009, Jaz Hotels & Resorts began managing its first hotel property in Cairo, previously known as Le Passage. Being one of Egypt's hospitality pioneers known to add elegance and exclusivity to its resorts located in over 35 prime beach destinations, Jaz Hotels & Resorts has also branched out into city hotels with its first venue in Egypt's nascent heart - Cairo.

Jaz Hotels, Resorts & Cruises Adds Sol Y Mar Sharks Bay to its Portfolio

Sol Y Mar Sharks Bay, the latest addition managed by Jaz Hotels & Resorts, marks the company's 13th property in Sharm El Sheikh, and is scheduled to begin operation by Spring of 2009. Sol Y Mar Sharks Bay is nestled 10 minutes away from Sharm El Sheikh International Airport

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