Travco Group

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Our Approach


The past four decades since inception have been a well accomplished journey for the group. The group built on its core expertise and a network of reliable partners to become the Middle East's leading travel, tourism, hospitality and real-estate group.
Preserving this tradition, Travco adopts an innovative approach to business and constantly seeks out virgin destinations, transforming them into major tourist hotspots. Adding value to the otherwise overlooked markets and growing them into the hub of tourist activities has always been the group's core strategy, and it will remain so as the group progresses into the future.

TRAVCO GROUP HISTORY


  1. Travco Travel

    Establishment of Travco Travel Company of Egypt.

  2. Travco Transport

    Acquisition of first 4 mini buses in the Travco Transport fleet.

  3. Airline ticketing

    Inauguration of the first IATA airlines sales branch and commencement of the airline ticketing business section.

  4. service branches

    Opening of service branches in Luxor and Aswan

  5. Nile cruise

    Establishment of the Nile cruise management company and the building of the Company first Nile cruise ship

  6. Fully integrated tourism

    Installation of the fully integrated tourism and accounting solution of the company.

  7. TUI acquires 50% shares of travel company

    Sales of 50% of incoming Agency to TUI

    Formation of a new joint venture hotel company with TUI and acquisition of the first hotel

  8. Intercontinental Sharm El Sheikh

    Completion of the first hotel in Sharm El Sheikh (Intercontinental Sharm El Sheikh).



  9. Madinat Makadi Resort

    The conception of Madinat Makadi Resort and completion of the first five stars hotel in 10 months "Makadi Beach".

    Travco U.A.E.

    Formation of the first Travel Company outside Egypt in Dubai U.A.E.

  10. Tui in hotel portfolio

    Sales of 50% of hotel portfolio to TUI.

  11. Travco Air

    Establishment of airline company "Travco Air".

  12. Top Aviation

    Establishment of Top Aviation.

  13. First 128 cabin cruise ship

    The launch of the first 128 cabin cruise ship, the largest on the Nile.

    Travco and Alpitour

    Joint venture travel company established between Travco and Alpitour Italy (Italy's largest Tour Operator).

    Almaza Resort

    Establishment of Almaza Resort Complex and land bank.

  14. First 128 cabin cruise ship

    The launch of the first 128 cabin cruise ship, the largest on the Nile.

    Travco and Alpitour

    Joint venture travel company established between Travco and Alpitour Italy (Italy's largest Tour Operator).

    Almaza Resort

    Establishment of Almaza Resort Complex and land bank.

  15. JAZ

    Creation and introduction of the JAZ Brand.

    Almaza Beach Resort

    Inauguration of the first hotel in the North Coast.

  16. JAZ

    Creation and introduction of the JAZ Brand.

    Almaza Beach Resort

    Inauguration of the first hotel in the North Coast.

  17. Travco Center office building in Sheikh Zayed.

    Inauguration of the Travco Center office building in Sheikh Zayed.

    Iberotel Miramar Al Aqah

    Inauguration of the first hotel in U.A.E. "Iberotel Miramar Al Aqah".

  18. Travco Center office building in Sheikh Zayed.

    Inauguration of the Travco Center office building in Sheikh Zayed.

    Iberotel Miramar Al Aqah

    Inauguration of the first hotel in U.A.E. "Iberotel Miramar Al Aqah".

  19. Omar El Khayam

    Inauguration of the first of a new class of deluxe cruise ships on Lake Nasser, M/S Omar El Khayam.

    Egyptian charter air carrier

    Signed an MOU for a joint venture to create an Egyptian low cost and charter air carrier to be operational by 2009.

    Golf course in Madinat Makadi

    The opening of the 18-hole championship golf course in the group's own Madinat Makadi.

  20. Omar El Khayam

    Inauguration of the first of a new class of deluxe cruise ships on Lake Nasser, M/S Omar El Khayam.

    Egyptian charter air carrier

    Signed an MOU for a joint venture to create an Egyptian low cost and charter air carrier to be operational by 2009.

    Golf course in Madinat Makadi

    The opening of the 18-hole championship golf course in the group's own Madinat Makadi.

  21. Steigenberger Hotels AG adds 79 international hotels.

    Chairman Hamed El Chiaty’s association with Steigenberger Hotels AG adds 79 international hotels to the existing portfolio of managed hotels.

    Iberotel Makadi Palms

    Introduction of the Iberotel Makadi Palms, the first phase of the residential development in Madinat Makadi.

    Air Arabia Egypt

    Establishment of Air Arabia Egypt.

  22. Formation of Travco Jordan.

    Formation of Travco Jordan.

    Iberotel in Dubai

    Iberotel manages its first hotel property in Dubai.

    Air Arabia flights

    Air Arabia Egypt receives AOC and inaugurates flights.

  23. Formation of Travco Jordan.

    Formation of Travco Jordan.

    Iberotel in Dubai

    Iberotel manages its first hotel property in Dubai.

    Air Arabia flights

    Air Arabia Egypt receives AOC and inaugurates flights.

  24. The opening of Jaz Oriental Club

    The opening of Jaz Oriental Club, the fourth 5* hotel in Almaza Bay, Marsa Matruh.

    Makadi Water World

    The opening of Makadi Water World the largest Aqua Park in Egypt featuring 88 splash points.

  25. The opening of Jaz Oriental Club

    The opening of Jaz Oriental Club, the fourth 5* hotel in Almaza Bay, Marsa Matruh.

    Makadi Water World

    The opening of Makadi Water World the largest Aqua Park in Egypt featuring 88 splash points.

  26. Jaz hotel expansion

    The opening of Jaz Bluemarine, 5* hotel in Hurghada.

    Renovation projects

    Significant renovation projects at each of Jaz Belvedere, Iberotel Palace & Iberotel Club Fanara in Sharm El Sheikh, Iberotel Makadi Oasis Resort in Madinat Makadi, Iberotel Coraya Beach Resort, Iberotel Lamaya Resort & Sol Y Mar Solaya in Madinat Coraya.

    Jaz Makadi Saraya Palms

    The opening of Jaz Makadi Saraya Palms, the 5* hotel in Madinat Makadi, Hurghada.

  27. Jaz hotel expansion

    The opening of Jaz Bluemarine, 5* hotel in Hurghada.

    Renovation projects

    Significant renovation projects at each of Jaz Belvedere, Iberotel Palace & Iberotel Club Fanara in Sharm El Sheikh, Iberotel Makadi Oasis Resort in Madinat Makadi, Iberotel Coraya Beach Resort, Iberotel Lamaya Resort & Sol Y Mar Solaya in Madinat Coraya.

    Jaz Makadi Saraya Palms

    The opening of Jaz Makadi Saraya Palms, the 5* hotel in Madinat Makadi, Hurghada.

  28. Jaz Almazino

    The opening of Jaz Almazino, 5* hotel in Almaza Bay, Marsa Matrouh

  29. Travco Properties

    The opening of Jaz Makadina, 5* hotel in Madinat Makadi, Hurghada

    Phase 1 launch of Travco Properties real estate development project, Sonata

  30. Jaz Aquaviva

    The opening of Jaz Aquaviva, the 14th 5* hotel in Madinat Makadi, Hurghada

    Phase 2 launch of Travco Properties real estate development project, Sonata


  31. Steigenberger El Tahrir

    Steigenberger El Tahrir Opens its doors to its guests in October.

  32. Travco Group International ranks #1

    Travco Group International ranks #1, Best Travel Company for the 21st Consecutive Year.

    The signing of 3 management contract for hotels in Tunisia under the Jaz Collection and another.

    Steigenberger Alcazar opens in Sharm El Sheikh’s secluded Nabq Bay in June.

  33. Madinat Makadi Resort

    The conception of Madinat Makadi Resort and completion of the first five stars hotel in 10 months "Makadi Beach".

    Travco U.A.E.

    Formation of the first Travel Company outside Egypt in Dubai U.A.E.

  34. First 128 cabin cruise ship

    The launch of the first 128 cabin cruise ship, the largest on the Nile.

    Travco and Alpitour

    Joint venture travel company established between Travco and Alpitour Italy (Italy's largest Tour Operator).

    Almaza Resort

    Establishment of Almaza Resort Complex and land bank.

  35. Omar El Khayam

    Inauguration of the first of a new class of deluxe cruise ships on Lake Nasser, M/S Omar El Khayam.

    Egyptian charter air carrier

    Signed an MOU for a joint venture to create an Egyptian low cost and charter air carrier to be operational by 2009.

    Golf course in Madinat Makadi

    The opening of the 18-hole championship golf course in the group's own Madinat Makadi.

  36. Steigenberger Hotels AG adds 79 international hotels.

    Chairman Hamed El Chiaty’s association with Steigenberger Hotels AG adds 79 international hotels to the existing portfolio of managed hotels.

    Iberotel Makadi Palms

    Introduction of the Iberotel Makadi Palms, the first phase of the residential development in Madinat Makadi.

    Air Arabia Egypt

    Establishment of Air Arabia Egypt.

  37. Steigenberger Hotels AG adds 79 international hotels.

    Chairman Hamed El Chiaty’s association with Steigenberger Hotels AG adds 79 international hotels to the existing portfolio of managed hotels.

    Iberotel Makadi Palms

    Introduction of the Iberotel Makadi Palms, the first phase of the residential development in Madinat Makadi.

    Air Arabia Egypt

    Establishment of Air Arabia Egypt.

  38. Formation of Travco Jordan.

    Formation of Travco Jordan.

    Iberotel in Dubai

    Iberotel manages its first hotel property in Dubai.

    Air Arabia flights

    Air Arabia Egypt receives AOC and inaugurates flights.

  39. Jaz hotel expansion

    The opening of Jaz Bluemarine, 5* hotel in Hurghada.

    Renovation projects

    Significant renovation projects at each of Jaz Belvedere, Iberotel Palace & Iberotel Club Fanara in Sharm El Sheikh, Iberotel Makadi Oasis Resort in Madinat Makadi, Iberotel Coraya Beach Resort, Iberotel Lamaya Resort & Sol Y Mar Solaya in Madinat Coraya.

    Jaz Makadi Saraya Palms

    The opening of Jaz Makadi Saraya Palms, the 5* hotel in Madinat Makadi, Hurghada.