Cairo, Egypt (PressExposure) October 09, 2013 -- On the occasion of the World Tourism Day, the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism held a festive ceremony under the patronage of Minister Hesham Zaazou on the 30th 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.
Travco's relentless efforts to promote Egyptian Tourism have been culminated by the Ministry's "No. 1 Travel Company" award for the 17th year in a row. Travco Travel has generated the highest tourism revenue to the country by attracting more than one million tourists for 2012. The award was received by Mrs. Amani El Torgoman, chief operating officer Travco Group - travel and transportation companies.
Additionally Touring International, another Travco Group subsidiary, received the award for occupying the 9th position amongst the awarded travel companies and the award was presented to Ehab Wanas, Tourism Manager.
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.
On the floating hotels side, an award was presented to the 5-star deluxe Nile Cruise ship, Steigenberger Legacy, and was received by Amin Abdel Moneim, regional manager for Travcotels.
The 17 year award winner Travco Group has permeated every facet of Egypt's tourism industry, with a unique fully integrated business model. Travco Group International Holding umbrella includes the following brands; Travco Travel the flagship destination management company (DMC) of the group handles close to one million tourists annually; their renowned hospitality brands are the luxury hotel brand Jaz, Iberotel, Sol Y Mar Hotels & Resorts and Travcotels Nile cruises. This in addition to its association with the leading German hotel chains, Steigenberger Hotels & Resorts and InterCity Hotel. Travco Properties is Travco's real estate development arm and features two mega developments namely Almaza Bay on Egypt's North Coast and Madinat Makadi on the Red Sea. Travco Transport and Prestige Cars oversee the transportation fleet.