Travco Reaps No. 1 Award for the 16th Year Running
Friday, September 28, 2012

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On the occasion of the World Tourism Day, the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism held a festive ceremony under the patronage of Minister Hesham Zaazou at the Azhar Park on the 27th of September where outstanding performers in the various industry segments were awarded. The Travco Group companies were the honorees of prestigious awards in recognition of several of its tourism, hotel and cruise establishments.

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Travco?s relentless efforts to promote Egyptian Tourism have been culminated by the Ministry?s ?No. 1 Travel Company? award for the 16th year in a row. Travco Travel has generated the highest tourism revenue to the country by attracting more than one million tourists for 2011. The award was received by Mrs. Amani El Torgoman, CEO Travco group of travel and transport companies.

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Additionally Touring International, another Travco Group subsidiary, received the award for occupying the 8th position amongst the awarded travel companies and the award was presented to Ehab Wanas, Tourism Manager.

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Another award of excellence was presented to Amgad El Gendy, General Manager Travco Transport and Limousine companies in recognition for the company?s stringent safety measures and its consistently reliable service across its fleet.

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On the hospitality side, Jaz Hotels, Resorts & Cruises, Travco Group?s hospitality arm, received two awards; one for Iberotel hotels in the Red Sea for their environmental consciousness and the leadership and innovation in their sustainability approach. Another was presented to the 5-star deluxe Nile Cruise ship, Jaz Minerva, and was received by Adel Abadeer, operations manager for Travcotels.

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Commenting on the awards, Hamed El Chiaty, Chairman Travco Group International Holding says, ?It is always a great honor to be able to contribute to the Egyptian economy in any way possible.? He adds, ?Egypt is a wonderful destination where tourists can enjoy its diverse tourist product and warm hospitality all year long and I feel there is plenty to be done to see this destination a leading getaway. It is this conviction that makes one more adamant to tap all opportunities that would unleash the undiscovered treasures of Egypt to the world.??

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El Chiaty elaborates, ?I solemnly believe that as we see more positive signals of the industry recuperating, time is now best to continue with investments and to invite foreign investments to bolster our presence in the international travel market.? It is for that reason that the company continues with its planned expansions, injecting the much needed investments to the economy hoping to catalyze its recovery. Travco Group continues to carve its niche in the international tourism and hospitality industry with the largest and ever expanding portfolio in excess of 150 hotels, resorts and cruises in Europe and the Middle East with various more in the works.

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