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Biography of the Chairman

Hamed El Chiaty

Chairman of Travco Group International Holding, founded Travco Travel Company of Egypt in 1979 and expanded its operations to the fully integrated tourism conglomerate that it is today.

In 2006, El Chiaty was accredited by the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism for his pioneering role in promoting tourism in the country and especially for introducing the North Coast to the Egyptian Tourism Map.

El Chiaty held numerous prominent positions in various influential tourism related associations like board membership of the Egyptian Hotels' Association, and the Supreme Council for Tourism. This in addition to being supervisory board member of TUI AG, the leading tourism group in Europe.

Under the leadership of Chairman Hamed El Chiaty, Travco Group grew to become the Middle East's Leading Leisure Group operating through its integrated group of companies operating in the tourism, hospitality and aviation sectors, with assets exceeding EGP 25 billion.

Chairman of more than 36 companies operating in the hospitality, travel & tourism and real estate sectors specialized tourism and hospitality companies in the Middle East:

  • Hotel Companies boasting the Middle East’s largest and most dynamic portfolio of 50 hotels & resorts that are between owned and managed, and 22 Nile cruises.


  • Travel companies including Egypt’s Number One incoming agency and the 20-time winner of the Ministry of Tourism’s Award of Excellence. The travel offices network extends regionally to the GCC where it operates in 4 different countries.


  • Transportation companies featuring the largest tourist transportation fleet exceeding 700 vehicles in the Middle East


  • Property Development & Real Estate Company that manages a total land bank exceeding 12 million sq. meters of resort developments in the North Coast, the Red Sea and multiple new land plots that are under various stages of planning and development

In the travel sector, Travco Travel has been recognized as the number one travel company in Egypt for 20 consecutive years, for generating the highest number of inbound tourists exceeding one million annually

Travco's hospitality arm, Jaz Collection, owns and manages the largest portfolio of hotels and Nile Cruises in the Middle East, with a portfolio of 50, 4-star and 5-star hotel properties under the flagship brands Jaz at the Beach, Iberotel and Sol Y Mar, and the largest fleet on the Nile with 20 5-star and 5-star deluxe cruise ships

More of Travco Group's travel and tourism services include ground transportation, where the company owns and operates the Middle East's largest fleet of coaches which includes approximately 720 different sized vehicles catering to all requirements.

Travco Group has also excelled in the aviation industry with its ground handling services, ticketing offices throughout Egypt, host of airline representations.

El Chiaty vision steered the group’s expansion in the Middle East where it has branched out its tourism operations in 4 countries, namely the UAE, Oman, Qatar and Jordan.

Additionally, El Chiaty is also an active member of the American and German and Italian Chambers of Industry and Commerce.