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TUI LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD HOLLY GOES TO HAMED EL CHIATY FOR YEAR 2019


Honoring the outstanding accomplishments in the travel and tourism industry over 40 years’ time span in the Middle East, Hamed El Chiaty the hospitality veteran and founder of Travco Group was recognized by TUI Deutschland and was awarded the exclusive TUI Lifetime Achievement Award for the year 2019. 

The prestigious and distinctive award which is granted to very few people around the globe was presented by TUI Deutschland CEO Marek Andryszak, COO Stefan Baumert and Board Member Mr. David Burling to Mr. Chiaty during a regal ceremony in recognition of his merits and his exceptional contribution to the travel and tourism industry since 1979. 

Prior to receiving the award, a documentary movie about Mr. Chiaty’s expertise, which almost covered all the pillars of the hospitality industry, was broadcasted to all worldwide hospitality top officials’ who attended the ceremony. The documentary covered his lifetime achievements in the field since he was 27 years old where he founded the company with only 4 buses, till he built one of the largest travel and tourism companies in the Middle East and a fully integrated business model. 


Mr. Hamed El Chiaty and his group currently owns 157 hotels, resorts and cruise ships and handles more than 1.3 million tourists annually. 

TUI Lifetime Achievement Award is considered the highest accolade that can be accorded by TUI and is based on lifelong accomplishments and contributions to the tourism industry.